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Re: Cubmobile starting ramp

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 4:11 pm
by pwdarchitect
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Take your choice. Personallt the 30 degree initial angle is faster for takeoffs than the other one. Either will work fine though using 2" square steel tubing as supports. You might want to also consider placing a board or rolled angle along the edge to keep the cars from rolling off the side.

Steel is going to get heavy so you will need to get some kind of devise to move this around. Palet Jack? See if someone in your pack has availability of one.

Jim

Re: Cubmobile starting ramp

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 4:52 pm
by Smell of pine
Thank you

Re: Cubmobile starting ramp

Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 8:45 pm
by Smell of pine
Okay, here is a teaser for the ramps that I am building;

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I will post more at a later point :) .

Re: Cubmobile starting ramp

Posted: Fri May 12, 2006 1:32 pm
by Smell of pine
Wow, it's been quiet for a while now.

I hope to complete the ramps this weekend. I was hoping for last weekend, but I ran into a couple issues. Anyway, I will post some pictures when complete.

I will also post some pics of the race day events.

Re: Cubmobile starting ramp

Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 5:52 pm
by Smell of pine
Here are a few pictures of our completed ramps. Our race was yesterday, and I feel it was a success.

I do have more pictures if anyone is interested.
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Here is a picture of the latch for the starting gate I fabbed;
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Re: Cubmobile starting ramp

Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 6:52 pm
by sporty
very nice ramps,

what was the length of the track ?

Sporty

Re: Cubmobile starting ramp

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:13 am
by Smell of pine
We originally set it up for 150', but tested a couple cars and they stopped before the finish. We shortened the track to about 120'. Times ranged from 8-14 seconds.

Re: Cubmobile starting ramp

Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 2:08 pm
by sporty
here is picture of our ramps


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These ramps were made by someone in Freeport il, and donated to Pur pack.

Sporty