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Racing Chair

How can I make a racing chair. I've seen some with car seats and some with out car seats. I'm looking for some one that can show me or link me some where to make a racing chair. I got a chair just looking to make everything else. If I make the chair I'll make put it up on Instructables. 

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without using a suspension system how to overcome the rolling of a gokart vehicle?

As per the gokart rule there is a specific weight limit mentioned..adding suspension springs in each wheel will amount to extra weight of vehilcle...our team has deceided not to use suspension system and at the same time we need to avoid rolling of body.

Question by GSK-KCT  


Communication system for Race Car

I am part of a low-budget auto racing team that competes in a series called ChumpCar.  We recently bought some two-way radios and are looking to get the car wired for them and also the helmets wired. I have been looking at a number of racing supply web sites for the parts and am astonished at some of the prices. I am wondering if there is money to be saved by making these ourselves?  And, if so, where should I start? Here are some of the parts: http://ped-products.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product;_id=31 http://ped-products.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product;_id=23 http://ped-products.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product;_id=46 Here is an article that shows how the mic kit is installed: http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/articles/wiring-helmet-radio/ Thanks in advance, Evan

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FAST electric cars.....

Would you believe, electric cars that are winning against their gas guzzling cousins? ...drag racers are enabling small electric vehicles to beat gasoline-powered Corvettes and VipersCharles J. Murray, Senior Technical Editor -- Design News, May 25, 2009Drag racing Electric Cars

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Racing Game Physics

I've been designing a physics engine for a racing game for a long time now (months? years?) and I think that I've finally got almost everything figured out. The one thing that I don't know about is traction. So far my best guess for a formula is T = X + (Y * S)Where T is the stabilizing force on the car, S is the amount of slippage, and X and Y are two of the car's stats (probably measured in G's). This formula would be applied to each tire separately to account for the suspension.NOTE: The thing that might not be obvious here is that the car doesn't slip at all as long as X isn't exceeded.What do you think of this?

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what exactly is an adjustable speed drive and how to select one to make DC motor run with it ???

A mechatronics racing toy car that runs with variable speed .

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Tyre table

Hello I have an idea surrounding a racing car tyre which i was given for nothing, as a racing car fan i though this was brilliant. However after the novelty was worn off i came to the conclusion that i have nothing to do with it. I have came up with a use after about a year of it sitting at my parents house, i want to create a table based within this tire, the most basic thing i am wishing for this is a circle of glass to act as a table top, however this idea has developed and i would like to have this top removable if possible where there is another plate of glass on which i could put things, the final evolution would be for this table to light up also, preferable with its own power supply but if this is not possible then mains powered would be no problem. another option i was thingin is if the top of the table was able to be pushed down to turn off/on the light. If anyone has any suggestions of materials and/or components that i could use this would be a great help as i am stuck at the moment. I am unaware of even the typer of glass to use! LOL Many Thanks in advance for any help i receive Matt

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any racing games for integrated 256 vga?

Give me some good list of car games ..plzzzzz..

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Need help choosing steel... Race Car Project

Hey guys, I'm starting a new race car project and I need some help choosing to correct guage steel for the frame, suspension arms, etc..  I was thinking I'd use 11 guage all the way around because its strong and easy to weld Inputs? Suggestions? Comments? Thanks 

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How to make a racing car from cardboard boxes for an adult?

I am going as a F1 racing driver for a fancy dress cylce race!  I need to make a F1 car from cardboard boxes.  I can make the helmet from papier mache and will use a boiler suit for the outfit. I just need help with the car.  Since I'll be on a bike I need to be able to move enough to cycle! Now theres a challenge for you! Many thanks Palmfrond

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who can make a racing car which can go 30 km(min)

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Forza Motorsport 2 Mods! (UNCOMMON MOD HERE!)

Post all your Forza Motorsport 2 mods here! How to do my mod is a secret. Some of my car's specs: HP: 623,529 Torque: 614,934 ft-lbs Top Speed: 435453 MPH Downforce: 3455 lbs Boost Pressure: 432.87 PSI

Topic by Tom1795xx  



Slot car racing - controlling the cars wirelessly

Guys, I and my two boys have a Tomy AFX slot car racing system that we set up and play. We have a load of track so we can set up a long, winding track. The downside though, is that as the speed controllers are connected by a wire, when one of the cars comes off, you have to go over to put it back on the track and one of two things happen; 1) you have to drop the controller, go over to the point where the car comes off, then run back (Me) or 2) run over to where the car has come off, forgetting that the controler is still connected to the track and pull the track apart (the boys) If there was a way of making the controllers wireless, it would be brilliant. It would mean you could stand where you want and not have to waste as much time when recovering your car. As i see it, I would need four independent transmitters, of one channel each. That's about the limit of my knowledge of the wireless bit! The cars get about 22 volts, although clearly the current is not massive. The current controllers are basically a rheastat with a trigger connected to the wiper that contacts the coiled resistive wire. Any of you clever guys out there know of a relativeley cheap and simple way of making this wireless?

Topic by lesthegringo  


The Great Egg Race Returns!

Brits of a certain age will remember The Great Egg Race - teams of ingenious chaps using the contents of a typical shed or kitchen to solve a problem of which they have no prior notice, kind of a cardigan-wearing precursor to Scrapheap Challenge (aka Junkyard Wars). At the same time, an international egg-mobile contest was going on; teams and individuals competing to make vehicles to carry a 70g egg as far as possible, powered only by a single, small elastic band.  For American readers, it's a similar idea to a mouse-trap car. Well, it's back! Firstly, there's a digitised archive of shows from the Early eighties (the years when I was in secondary education!) available online here (sorry, I don't know if they are available to US viewers, but maybe you can find it YouTube?). In addition, Auntie Beeb is bringing it back, or at least, it's spirit, in the form of a new Wallace and Gromit show, with animated inventions, instructions for making your own gadgets (some familiar to us here, like a vibrobot, others more unusual, like a Magnus-effect car (I'm really curious about that one!). Keep an eye on this show, folks, and on the hands-on page - it could be a great source of inspiration for new Makers, and your own Instructables.

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Pics of my ZipZap

Here are some pics of my SMOKIN HOT ZipZap!!!!!!!! (sorry about the somewhat blurry pics, my camera is old)

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Hand-Car Regatta and Exposition of Mechanical and Artistic Wonders!!

The Hand-Car Regatta blends art and science into one gigantic experience of moving parts, sounds and people. The Hand-Car Regatta supports art as an experience by taking art out of the gallery, into a public space and incorporating science, math and human ingenuity. This free, all day event includes live music, public art, kinetic sculpture and local food and drink. The Hand-Car Regatta takes place on the railroad tracks and around Depot Park in Santa Rosa’s historic Railroad Square. Please contact Dr. Erasmus P. Kitty from the link at www.handcarregatta.com September 28, 2008 Santa Rosa, Ca

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Wacky Races - for real! (where I was Thursday)

I got up early, spent a long time traveling, and fried in the sun to see a whole load of cars (at Goodwood). Here are some pictures. (They're all built around car-chassis and run) L

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A knex car to build, anyone? Answered

I want an idea on what car I should build, can anyone give me a decent idea? Im open to almost any idea...

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How do I fix my Nitro car rc tank?

My RC tank has a 1 inch crack were the fuel line attaches.  It leaks faster than the engine can demand it.  I can't seem to fix it i've tried 3 things like: taking a soldering iron and running it over the crack didn't work, Hot glue over crack-didn't work, teflon tape around it the kind with the adhesive on it.  All of those things the Nitro fuel de-solved it in about 10 hours. I am running 20% nitro.  I have already ordered a new tank on eBay. it's just I need it fixed by friday for a race.  The new gas tank hasn't been shipped yet it is coming from Pennsylvania I live in Utah also shipped USPS parcel post please help!! if there is a product out there or any thing that will work. Thanks

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Calculate and Display Reaction Time/Elapsed Time

I got my son an Auto World Pro Racing Dragstrip for Christmas.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3SNzDs_NJI  Great fun out of the box with the starting tree that alerts false starts and  identifies the winner at the end of the track.  It does this with electric eyes in the track for each lane that see when a car passes over it.  Like I said, great fun, but we would like to see 1) the driver's reaction time - the time it takes from the time the light turns green to the time the car moves across the eye at the start - and 2) the elapsed time - the time the car moves across the eye at the start to the time the car crosses the finish. Ideally, this would be displayed for each lane until reset.  Total elapsed time and MPH are typically displayed in real life... http://atthedragstrip.com/dragstrip101 I believe this can be accomplished using the existing components in the Auto World kit and an Arduino.  The following instructables could prove useful... https://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Controlled-Finish-Line/?ALLSTEPS https://www.instructables.com/id/After-Dinner-Reaction-Time-Tester/?ALLSTEPS https://www.instructables.com/id/Reaction-Timer/?ALLSTEPS I am open to all... better ideas, off the shelf solutions, delivered product, or help developing solution.  This is something I think I could do with step by step instruction but not something I would attempt on my own.  I know just enough to get me in trouble.

Topic by imn2u2  


Mini v Porsche?

Will it happen? It did, but because they cars are racing in opposite directions, you don't know which one wins until the end.

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MIT Unveils 90 mph Solar Racer

A solar-powered car that can go 90 mph? Sweet!MIT's latest solar race car might look like a funky Ikea table with a hump, but don't laugh. It'll do 90 mph and is packed with technology that may end up in the hybrids and EVs the rest of us will soon be driving.The university's Solar Electric Vehicle Team, the oldest such team in the country, unveiled the $243,000 carbon-fiber racer dubbed Eleanor on Friday and is shaking the car down to prepare for its inaugural race later this year."It drives beautifully," said George Hansel, a freshman physics major at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a member of the team. "It's fun to drive and quite a spectacle."Eleanor is slated to compete in the tenth World Solar Challenge, a seven-day race across nearly 2,000 miles of Australian outback. Link

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How can I build a brake (not cantilever type) quickly and simply for a soapbox car?

There's a derby goin on. I need to make a brake for my car. I don't know very clearly how.

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how do you repair a variety of bust or breaks to your car on race day?

How would you repair a variety of bust or breaks to a car?

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My other cars a Jet !

I just wanted to say SOMEONE HAS TO MAKE ONE OF THESE :DAt first glance, this looks like a very well-to-do neighbourhood. One in which Formula One racing cars, private jets, speedboats and the kind of equipment that any fledgling rock band would be proud of are left lying around in the garage.In fact, these utterly realistic images are printed on plastic sheets which are stuck on garage doors - the latest craze for home owners who want to not so much keep up with, as totally freak out, the Joneses.The weather and fire-resistant prints are designed to disguise that boring, flaky, greying metalwork. Held in place by industrial strength Velcro, they are easy to change and virtually indestructible.Source

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Wanted: Calculate and Display Reaction Time/Elapsed Time

I got my son an Auto World Pro Racing Dragstrip for Christmas. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3SNzDs_NJI  Great fun out of the box with the starting tree that alerts false starts and  identifies the winner at the end of the track.  It does this with electric eyes in the track for each lane that see when a car passes over it.  Like I said, great fun, but we would like to see 1) the driver's reaction time - the time it takes from the time the light turns green to the time the car moves across the eye at the start - and 2) the elapsed time - the time the car moves across the eye at the start to the time the car crosses the finish. Ideally, this would be displayed for each lane until reset.  Total elapsed time and MPH are typically displayed in real life... http://atthedragstrip.com/dragstrip101 I believe this can be accomplished using the existing components in the Auto World kit and an Arduino.  The following instructables could prove useful... https://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Controlled-Finish-Line/?ALLSTEPS https://www.instructables.com/id/After-Dinner-Reaction-Time-Tester/?ALLSTEPS https://www.instructables.com/id/Reaction-Timer/?ALLSTEPS I am open to all... better ideas, off the shelf solutions, delivered product, or help developing solution.  This is something I think I could do with step by step instruction but not something I would attempt on my own. I know just enough to get me in trouble.

Topic by imn2u2  


RC car ¨tuning¨

So I have an RC car and so does my friend and whenever we race them he always wins so I was thinking of maybe tuning it a bit (you know add an extra battery or something) so how can I tell how much voltage my circuit board and motor can take. The car itself uses a 12v battery and is fully digital (you can go slowly or quickly and you can turn only a bit or all the way, you know what i mean) I can provide some photos of the circuit board if that helps, just ask.I know that RC cars are a bit childish but when Im older I want a job involving cars so thats a good place to get started =]

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modular arcade cabinet idea?

Hey guys, For all you gamers and arcade fan out there. I got a chalenge for you. Can you think of a good way to make a modular arcade cabinet that would let you play with joystiq controler AND racing wheel with little as possible change to make. So a mix between a racing cabinet and a regular arcade cabinet. Show me what you can think of :)!

Topic by Zoukiny  


A week in a proper car.

I've been driving Womble for exactly a week now, and some things have occurred to me. I thought I'd share them, in no particular order.I enjoy driving again.Because I'm driving, not steering. No power steering, no servo brakes, I am in touch with what the car is doing every second I'm driving. I do something, and I get instant feedback. I'm suddenly redeveloping all the good driving habits I used to have - looking further ahead and watching traffic more, correct hand-position on the wheel, feeding the wheel through my hands as I turn, slowing with gears before brakes.It's a cliche, but it's seat-of-the-pants driving.I drove Kitewife's Focus a couple of days ago, it was a disaster! Taps the brakes, do an emergency stop - steer with two fingers, weave all over the road. There's no feedback, nothing to tell me by feel exactly how much braking I'm doing, or how fast the wheels are turning. I had to look at the dials to check the speed and watch the revs before changing gear.Modern cars, I have decided, are only one step short of video games.Maybe that's part of the reason for the rise in roadrage?There's no need to take pride or care, because the car does it all for you. Spend enough money, and the only thing that will kill you is if you drive at a tree. Even that may not be possible with radar-triggered brakes soon to become more common.If you have abdicated all responsibility for your safety to a mindless mechanism, who do you blame if something goes wrong? Where do you direct your anger? The only target left is the other driver.I seem to have joined a sub-culture.I'm not the only driver of a proper Mini in my area. I pass two or three every day. Amongst others, I've seen a white one, striped pink, with a bubbly blonde driving. I've seen a 70s Traveller in immaculate condition. Several jobbing Minis, in every-day-driving state, and a Mini wedged full of teenage lads, fully kitted out for racing, roll-cage and all.Every single one of them waved, flashed their lights or otherwise said "hello" as we passed. I have never seen drivers of other kinds of car do that. It's pretty good, getting a friendly wave from a stranger. It lifts your day, puts a smile on your face.It's like we share a happy secret. Minis attract comment more than cars that cost fifty times as much.If people see a Ferrari in the car park, they might nudge each other and make admiring comments, but if they see a Mini, they come over, say hello. On Saturday, a huge hairy rocker, returning to his big Japanese family car, children in tow, left his children in his car, and came over for a chat about the surprisingly roomy interior of my Mini, and an idle chat about the type of engine (single-point injection, if you're wondering).People might wish they could afford a supercar, but they are genuinely jealous of people who actually own a proper Mini.Everybody has a Mini in their closet.I'm not really a petrol head, and I don't work with petrol heads, but suddenly everybody wants to talk about cars. They all seem to have had an adventure in a Mini, their own or a friend's. Half of them regret having sold their Mini years ago.OK, so the old Minis don't meet modern safety rules. They're slow, utterly lacking in luxuries (my heater has two settings - on or off), but if somebody started building them new, using the original molds for the panels and frames (they still exist), and charged five or six thousand pounds a pop, they would make an absolute fortune.

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Remote Control K'Nex Car

Hello, K'Nexing community! It's been roughly three years since I last posted anything on Instructables. Anywho, I've finally gotten the motivation to create something out of K'nex, and also combine it with my favorite hobby of hobby-grade remote control cars.  This car that's featured would be a brushed, but also fast on-road cruiser. Features/Notations of vehicle: Powered by: 12T or 15T Brushed motor ESC: Old ESC from ECX Torment, or Traxxas Slash ESC RX/TX: Team Associated combo Servo: Team Associated servo Solid Rear Axle Power Source: 2S LiPo More details and pictures will be added over time, and hopefully it won't take another three years. XD I've also included a couple of pictures of my current RC cars.

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RC Car/truck Lap Timing

I would like to know what people would suggest as to what hardware to use to try to make a wireless RC timing system, Single car use at first but might scale up to race standards? The currently available hardware costs a lot, and is usually to dear for a home user! What it needs is a wireless transpoder in the car/truck (maybe rfid/bluetooth) that when it passes a certain location it updates the time on a counter (usb/bluetooth to laptop/phone, or arduiono based???) Any ideas??? William (Slim19198)

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How can I make a top body for a soapbox car without spending too much? Answered

There's a soapbox derby in July and I wanna make a car. Plywood floorboard is no problem but I don't know about 3D shapes. Any suggestions on something a kid (12) could make? Add other suggestions if you want.

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so i need some help building a soapbox derby racer with small petrol engine compatability ? Answered

Okay my cousin runs a back alley street racing competition and i've been test driving some of the racers for off road and my cousin wants me to enter but his car got smashed up pretty bad and we can't repare it so in need to build one  

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Any advice on a replacement wireless remote for TAMIYA RARE XB MERCEDES BENZ CLK-DTM 2000 RC RACE CAR?

I am trying to purchase a replacement for my RC vehicle (TAMIYA RARE XB MERCEDES BENZ CLK-DTM 2000 RC RACE CAR). I wouldnt want to just purchase one from amazon as i dont know if it will work or not. Can i get a suggestion if there is a cheap one that could work and cost not above $50. Thanks

Question by ThlamaU  


R/C Drift car from scratch?

Hi Everyone! I happen to just have bought a very cheap and very disfunctional R/C Drift car. I am now thinking of either making one from scratch or modifying my present one. If you're an rc enthusiast, arduino programmer, electronics hobbyist, or just someone who happen to have some spare parts that you don't need that I may need, feel free to say something. My present Drift car is ,btw, a Flash and dash Race tin. It has two sets of wheels, one for drifting, and the other for racing. I am unsatisfied with this because it always swings its back like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR8wg24AyJI  Look in 0:32 to 0:34. Its bad enough that I don't know how to drift. Please feel free to comment ,suggest, or give a tip so I can mod my present one or make another one with variable speed and turn. My present one doesn't allow this.

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Can i make my car stereo a AUX only setup?

I have a purpose built street legal race car with all the stereo gear (Wire, speakers, etc) still installed but missing a head unit. I'd like to just add an aux imput to the current wiring instead of buying a head unit. Is there some product that allows me to do this? What do i need to know? Thanks

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How much should the capacitors capacitance be for my race track, car project? Answered

Hi im doing a project for my brother for christmas. Its a Drag race track thing, I have it all planned. Buuuuuuut for the cars I am using a capacitor, and a motor rated for around 6volts. WHAT should the capacitor's capacitance be?  A high capacitance or a low one?  I have a charging spot on the track to charge the capacitor, and then the energy stored in the capacitor powers the motor for long enough time to make it to the end.(Which is only 3 feet). Note:I found a small car that does just that but the motor doesnt work and the capacitor doesnt show the capacitance on it and I used my multimeter but it said DisC. I will post a picture of it later if it even helps. :(   

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Hi. Does anyone know how to put some automatic gears into a remote control race car? details below. Any help great. Tnx Answered

Model: Cars 2 Lightning McQueen Turbo Racer Type: Remote Control Wheel Drive: 2 rear wheels  No. of wheels: 4

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anyone know how to make a self propelled "toy car" with out batteries or motors because i need it for tech class? Answered

I need this info for a tech class one day project we're build and raceing cars out of a set amount of materials and it needs to be self proppelling also anything on making it aerodynamic would be appreciated.

Question by cryptex    |  last reply


Hybrid electric vehicals, batteries going serial or parallel

Can I wire 7000 lithium ion battery cells (about 75kwh) in parallel, and then use a lightweight bike engine hooked to a DC generator and connected in series to the batteries to boost voltage? Are there any flows in this design concept, for use in a hybrid race vehicle to increase the longevity of the batteries?I am trying to develop a race track car which is hybrid, thus utilizing electric motors immense torque.We build original race cars with common petrol engines but now I’m seriously thinking of developing a next generation race car. I know batteries don’t last long in high drain situations and thus any race car I sell will need a battery replacement after a race season. I’m sure this will be bad for business. Thus this is why I’m thinking of ideas to prolong the battery life by reducing current drainage. That’s why I want to have an engine generator with its sole purpose is just to boost voltage, and about 20,000ah worth of batteries connected in parallel so I reduce current demand per battery cell to well under 1C. Giving a Tesla p100d as an example I would require about 1200 amps and 400 volts to produce 480kw of power. If wire all 7000 battery cells in parallel to produce the same amount of current then each cell will need to provide about 0.18amps that’s very low to sustain longevity of the batteries. The generator is then connected in series to help boost the system voltage to 400vIn extrem simple terms, (the batteries provide the current, and the engine generator provides the voltage)I hope you understand why I’m looking at it this way. I know it might not be the most efficient way, but is it a practical doable way? Thanks

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PC USB steering wheel 180 degrees 1080?

I've got a GEMBIRD STR-SHOCKFORCE-M Multi Interface steering wheel which I bought new about a month ago. It is pretty much "you get what you pay for" as far as it goes, and its not nearly as good (nor did I expect it to be) as, lets say a G27. Now, I have never used a G27 but I saw some videos, and it seems that it can do a full turn, while this one only does 90 degrees to each side - 180 in total. I'd like to modify it somehow so it can be rotated 1080 degrees like in a real car, or atleast somewhat more than 180. I found it useful in some racing games where turning needed to be quick and sharp, but in some simulation games it just jerked the ingame steering wheel like it were out of cardboard and ultimately I end up parked inside a wall or on top of a tree.(adjusting the steering wheel AND ingame sensitivity setting to lowest didn't help) If anyone needs pictures I'll post them later today.

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Green and sexy car show

The Morgan LIFE car will get it's first UK airing at the Eden Project next weekend.The Morgan LIFE car, probably the sexiest green car in existence is a fuel cell-powered electricsports car built by Morgan Motor Company and startup efficient transport company RiverSimple. Research and development is by QinetiQ, Linde, Cranfield University and backed by BERR. This is its first UK outing.Four stacks of fuel cells convert the hydrogen fuel into electricity to run a super efficient motor generator attached to each wheel. Energy recovered in braking is stored in ultra capacitors rather than batteries, and end to end the performance is estimated to be equivalent to a 150mpg petrol engine. With a top speed of 85mph, 0-60 in less than 7 seconds and a 250 mile range, the mix of technology has been packaged by Morgan to add yet another unique twist to the project. Using only the best and lightest materials, aluminium, wood and leather, the Morgan DNA is clearly visible, adding a new dimension into an environmentally sensitive concept.And Lotus will be showcasing their most powerful Exige yet:The Lotus Exige 270E Tri-fuel is the most powerful version of the Lotus Exige ever, and it runs on any mixture of gasoline, bioethanol and methanol. It is the latest research vehicle from Lotus Engineering, the consultancy division of Group Lotus plc.Emerging technologies will allow alcohol fuels such as methanol, already a proven internal combustion fuel, to be made synthetically from CO2 extracted from the atmosphere. A fuel derived renewably from atmospheric CO2 would be a key piece of the jigsaw allowing society to transfer to sustainable, renewable, carbon-neutral internal combustion.Lotus Engineering is researching the use of sustainable synthetic alcohols as future fuels for introduction within 15 - 20 years.The Exige 270E Tri-fuel is part of Lotus' research into the complex combustion and calibration processes for powering vehicles on mixtures of alcohol fuels and gasoline, which will be important for a successful transition from today's fuels. Its flex-fuel technology gives a practical route to the introduction of sustainable synthetic fuels. Using an alcohol sensor in the fuel system and the advanced Lotus engine management system, the Exige 270E Tri-fuel runs on any mixture of gasoline, bioethanol and methanol. This is all happening at the Eden Project in Cornwall, one of the UK's flagship environmental projects, with some of the world's largest biodomes built into an old claypit.All the major manufacturers will be flaunting their newest, greenest models including Ford, Peugeot, Citroën, Fiat, Volkswagen, SEAT, Honda, Axon, Lotus, Saab and Morgan. Vectrix's electric motorcycle will also be on show, and the hydrogen-powered Morgan LIFE car will make its first public appearance (in the UK).There will also be exhibitors demonstrating how to maintain and even insure your car in a greener way. One stand will feature a driving simulator that they claim can teach you to drive in such a way that your carbon emissions are cut by 15%, there will be a pedal-car race track for the kids, and a Grow Your Own car trail around the rainforest.We visited last Summer, and can recommend it to anybody. If your not aiming for a specific event, go on a Tuesday (it's quieter) and check opening times - opening times on some days are several hours longer than others.Eden Project

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whta color should an engine be for the thomas flyer? Answered

I have a model Thomas flyer, its an old car that went on a big race, what color should the engine b? its blue right now, but im not sure

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Can i include logo pictures in my ible?

I was reading through the tech contest rules and saw this. My question is can i include picture such as this one in my ible if its entered in a contest? Also i my most current ible is a race car and all race cars have to be sponsored. so i was going to but hobbyking decals on it but I am not sure if doing so will disqualify me from the contests? Entries must not contain anything that is or may be: protected by copyright, trademark, patents, utility models, design patents or other proprietary right without the express prior written consent of the owner of such right.

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1000mph car to be powered by rubber and hair-dye.

The largest rocket fired in the UK for two decades will be lit soon, in the race to produce a land-vehicle capable of 1000mph. It will burn a mixture of solid propellant (HTPB, or hydroxyl-terminated polybutadiene, a kind of rubber) and liquid oxidiser (high-test peroxide, HTP, a highly concentrated form of hair-bleach) for 20 seconds. The Bloodhound SSC will also be powered by a jet engine from a Typhoon fighter. In the 20 second burn, the rocket will need fed with a tonne of HTP, so the pump is being powered by a Cosworth Formula 1 engine, which will become the only piston-engine running in a car at supersonic speed.  The team are planning to give the engine a major power-boost by feeding the supersonic airstream into the engine without slowing it to the usual operating speeds. The huge engineering challenges are being used to inspire students through the UK's STEM programme.

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xbox 360

Im stuck on need or speed most wanted on xbox 360 ive picked like the worst car and dont have enough money too put all the parts onto it so i cant win any races any help anyone!!!

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Is there a quiz program to answer with yes or no that is compatible with a arduino uno.

I have a question about a project for school with a arduino uno. I have one arduino uno and 4 servo motors and 2 LCD displays, and some jumpwires (male and female) What i want to create is a race course made out of wood and i want to use the motors as levers. You can play this game with 2 players and the purpose of the whole game is to reach the finish earlier than your apponent. To this game i want to add educational quistions with yes or no as a answer. When a guestion is answered right the levers should open. If you answer a question wrong the levers should stay closed. I also want to make sure that if the player reaches the finish some LED lights blink. Is there a quiz program that i can use or could you help me make my own quiz program ? could you help me. Kind regards, Nassinho.

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How to Destroy 4700 Brand New Cars

As someone who feels that given enough time I can fix anything, this is one of those stories that really pains me. In 2006, a car freighter transporting 4,700 new cars from Japan to the US listed to its side as the crew was adjusting the ship's ballast. The ship leaned over to approximately 60 degrees, but was eventually righted in an operation that cost the life of one of the team members. Wired has the best coverage of how the ship was saved: High Tech Cowboys of the Deep Seas: The Race to Save the Cougar Ace. Having saved the cars, Mazda was now faced with the dilemma of what to do with them. Turning down options to donate, or in some cases even sell, the cars to fire extrication trainers, auto repair schools, or even Hollywood for stunts, Mazda has decided to carefully render each part inoperable -- cutting all four wheels in half, for example! -- shred the cars, and recycle the steal -- probably into new cars. They even created a purpose-built machine to detonate all six airbags at once. Be amazed and a little disgusted all at the same time by checking out the Wall Street Journal's coverage A Crushing Issue: How to Destroy Brand-New Cars and video:

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