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Old 04-24-2004, 11:14 AM   #16
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So, should I buy an RC10L2, RC10L3, RC10BLAH?? Someone help me select the best chassis for my project, please!

The robot has a lot of circuitry it has to carry.



Here's a video ... this is during a slow test run. The car is much faster now and pushes the front so badly that it slows down instead of making the turn... this is why I wanted 4wd and suspension...

http://homepage.mac.com/jschrier/ee192/MVI_5546.AVI

The goal is to follow the wire autonomously
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Old 04-24-2004, 11:37 AM   #17
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that pic is the best use for a bolink i haVE EVER SEEN...
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Old 04-24-2004, 11:37 AM   #18
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wow Very off topic but it's a really cool project!!!!
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Old 04-24-2004, 02:59 PM   #19
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So guys,

given this current BOLINK chassis (no suspension), and the fact that I now own a TC3 chassis (full suspension), what do you think I should do? The Bolink really chatters around and is pushing in the turns. We have no real way to reduce this however because it's a POS Bolink with no suspension! THIS is why I've been asking these questions. We think suspension will help us in the turns so the car won't push so hard. At least then, we could dial in more weight over the front wheels so they hook up better.

Our main concern is not acceleration or braking, it's cornering prowess. We plan to run the car at a constant speed around the curves.

I could purchase a pan car chassis RC10LC2? and transplant all the electronics. I'm willing to do it if it will really be that much lighter than my TC3 chassis.

We'll be racing on carpet. Where should I buy tires?

Basically the rules permit a 1/10th scale RC car chassis, with a maximum width of 14 inches. I have considered buying the 200mm TC3 mods but would like feedback from you guys first.

THANKS!
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Old 04-24-2004, 03:13 PM   #20
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Here's a better video
http://homepage.mac.com/jschrier/ee192/MVI_5547.AVI

thanks guys!
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Old 04-24-2004, 03:15 PM   #21
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bolinks sprots are entry level cars... in the proper hands it could be as fast... but a good real competition pan car would be much better... the bolink should have suspension.. they all had front springs and a crappy center spring...


first off what kind of class do u run??? is it like a run what u brung class??? ive never heard of running different kinds of cars together with others...
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Old 04-24-2004, 03:17 PM   #22
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i couldnt see a very good pic of your link it was wat tiny.. do u have a larger pic of what bolik u have?
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Hey KGB guy

It's a run what you brung RC autonomous robot contest.

The Bolink chassis we are using is something called the Bolink 2000 sport or Bolink 2000 pro. Not sure.

It has TINY springs up front. The springs are so small, you can't even fit a pen through their axis.

There is no rear suspension and the ass of the car chatters like crazy.

When we push, I think the differential spins and makes this nasty grinding sound. The front wheels simply go forward and the car is no longer turning.

So yes, Run what you bring WHATEVER scale chassis, must be NO WIDER than 14" from edge to edge (of wheels).

[EDIT: DOES NOT HAVE TO BE 1/10th SCALE, just less than 14" wide]

Thanks for your help

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This is the cleanest picture i've got

The majority of the speed is found by using sophisticated programming, but my team was hoping to use some good 'ol fashioned racing philosophy (ie. The shittiest driver in the FASTEST car can still do OK)...

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Quote:
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Our main concern is not acceleration or braking, it's cornering prowess. We plan to run the car at a constant speed around the curves.

THANKS!
You should convert your TC3 into a drifter
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ok... in your first post it seemed u meant this as a all out racing class. not a special class... ive never seen anything like this.. its kinda cool..

im guessing with all of the stuff u need to put on the car a pan would work best... u can get better springs for the front of the bolink to.. they have small ones.. race pan cars have larger colored springs... also on the old sprot chassis like the pone pictured did have a center spring in the t plate rear setup.. u can pull it out an try to find a stiffer one...(it should have one)

and you problem in the turns it the rear pod is swinging side to side to fast... u need to try to find a way to slow it down.

u can make a bolink car run ok but it will never handle super good,.. they wree a car designed for beginers class.. and the class only allowed u to run that car...

u can prolly find a few old rc10l original green fiberglass cars one ebay really cheap... just go in the rc section.. then use search words like pan pancar, oval, carpet ect..
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here is one i found

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...188661025&rd=1

this next one has a way cheap buy it now [rice

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...189757716&rd=1
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hey burbs,

nope the car we have has NO rear suspension and a really crappy front "suspension" composed of a spring on each wheel. The steering is done with crappy clothes hanger sorta deals... see the pic...

Thanks for the advice. I'm sooo pissed that I have a TC3 that I bought last week and spent a good amt of time putting together. I guess I will have to sell it on E-bay for a loss

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why not just use the tc3 in regular racing class.. it is a great sedan.....

as for no rear suspension they must have changed it on the sport models.. all of the old sports i had many years ago had a cheapo spring in the rear.... it was inside a gofy thing on the t plate....anyhoo good luck in your searchj
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here is some links u may be able to make supin like this

this link shows the older bolink with the rear shocks

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...189710211&rd=1


the next one isnt a close up.. but if u look on the plate between the battery slots u will see a white post... that post used to have a sprinf in it.. that is what i was thinking yours had on it.. i did not know they changed it

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...189310246&rd=1
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