Soapbox Racers

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Re: Soapbox Racers

Post by peterwaller » Tue May 05, 2015 7:51 am

I put 4 tack welds on each rear wheel and that seems to work OK so just need to adjust the brakes and we can test it out agai.
The Aylesbury event is 21st June.
I have orderd some 1mm polycarb sheet for body panels but they are more decrotive than structual and I am trying to create a rollover bar af some kind in a material I can fabricate by hand.
I agree wuth Dave ( did I just say that ) it would be good to see you back with the robots.

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Re: Soapbox Racers

Post by earthwormjim » Tue May 05, 2015 11:00 am

Aww. Thanks Guys.

I am riveting 1.5 mm Aluminium sheet for paneling, as It is easy to bend round corners.
As I now don't have any time restraints, I think I might take it easy and try some push rod suspension!
I bought some tubing for a roll over bar, but have yet to find a good enough method of bending it, filling it with sand and whacking it against a tree only works to a point! :)
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Re: Soapbox Racers

Post by limpet » Wed May 06, 2015 9:11 am

Its something I`ve wanted to build for a long while, Hinckley now has an annual soap box race down the main street.
This year it is July 5th.
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Re: Soapbox Racers

Post by peterwaller » Fri May 22, 2015 6:46 pm

Just about getting the soapbox finished, apart from a few decorative issues, that’s been about 6 weeks without anything robot related and I am starting to get withdrawal symptoms.
Just in time to get ready for the Wales event I should have a new car by then.
Spent a couple of months going round gararges with a trusty tape measure to make sure there is room for the arena.

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Re: Soapbox Racers

Post by Occashokka » Fri May 22, 2015 6:52 pm

peterwaller wrote:
Spent a couple of months going round gararges with a trusty tape measure to make sure there is room for the arena.
Now that's what I call dedication lol
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Re: Soapbox Racers

Post by Rapidrory » Fri May 22, 2015 6:52 pm

Hehe, boot space was a big concern when getting my new car over Christmas; had to be able to cart my army of robots around without being too much of a squeeze!
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Re: Soapbox Racers

Post by peterwaller » Fri May 22, 2015 7:58 pm

When the salesman got to the bit where you can remove the backseats I was reaching for my chequebook.
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Post by EpicentrE » Fri May 22, 2015 9:05 pm

New Peterena coming? :D
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Re: Soapbox Racers

Post by peterwaller » Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:29 pm

Here is the just about completed Soapbox Racer just needs some decals.
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Re: Soapbox Racers

Post by earthwormjim » Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:33 pm

Wow, Peter.
That looks really nice.
Have you had a go in it?
What material is it coated with? Looks interesting?
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