Vex Drift Car

  1. 6 months ago

    tomohaha3

    12 Feb 2018 Sacramento, CA 94260A
    Edited 6 months ago by tomohaha3

    I'm trying to replicate an RC drift car using Vex parts for a project. I was wondering if anyone would like to throw out any ideas...

    What's a good e-braking (handbraking) mechanism?
    Which wheels are appropriate to use?
    What's something I can't make using Vex parts?

  2. Dromeda

    12 Feb 2018 A place Who needs a number right?

    @tomohaha3 I'm trying to replicate an RC drift car using Vex parts for a project. I was wondering if anyone would like to throw out any ideas...

    What's a good e-braking (handbraking) mechanism?
    Which wheels are appropriate to use?
    What's something I can't make using Vex parts?

    I'd use omnis on the back and traction wheels on the front.

  3. [SPR] JP

    12 Feb 2018 Texas PANDA

    @tomohaha3 I'm trying to replicate an RC drift car using Vex parts for a project. I was wondering if anyone would like to throw out any ideas...

    What's a good e-braking (handbraking) mechanism?
    Which wheels are appropriate to use?
    What's something I can't make using Vex parts?

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  4. Easton

    12 Feb 2018 GA, USA 1958A

    @tomohaha3 I'm trying to replicate an RC drift car using Vex parts for a project. I was wondering if anyone would like to throw out any ideas...

    What's a good e-braking (handbraking) mechanism?
    Which wheels are appropriate to use?
    What's something I can't make using Vex parts?

    handbraking = when you're going forward and setting motors to a negative value

  5. [SPR] JP

    12 Feb 2018 Texas PANDA

    @Easton handbraking = when you're going forward and setting motors to a negative value

    Very bad for motors

  6. so is braking really hard, its just less than reversing.

  7. tomohaha3

    12 Feb 2018 Sacramento, CA 94260A

    I've heard that sending sudden negative values to motors can possibly blow out the Motor Controller 29s.

    I've been looking all over the internet for ideas on brakes, but not a lot of people have actually attempted making a car-like machine.

  8. Easton

    12 Feb 2018 GA, USA 1958A

    @tomohaha3 I've heard that sending sudden negative values to motors can possibly blow out the Motor Controller 29s.

    Never happened to me but maybe its possible.

    @tomohaha3 I've been looking all over the internet for ideas on brakes, but not a lot of people have actually attempted making a car-like machine.

    Just make a brake where a piston pushes a piece of metal against the wheels or something

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    12 Feb 2018
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  10. optic

    12 Feb 2018 New Zealand 41598A

    just have a rack and pinon extend into the floor to brake :P

  11. ₁₉₆₁Ayush

    12 Feb 2018 SFHS, Cumming, Georgia ₁₉₆₁

    Just make a linear slide to touch the floor when extended.

  12. optic

    12 Feb 2018 New Zealand 41598A

    yea

  13. it would probably be better to stop the wheel rather than the floor that way the floor isnt damaged, but you would be better stopping power if you touched the floor.

  14. briancole

    12 Feb 2018 Utah 4270C

    Has anybody else besides me just thought that it might be best to just brake with a clamp that clamps the wheel like on a normal car?

  15. U can use 4 inch omnis on all 4 wheels and use sprockets to gear up to whatever ratio you would like and I would recommend using high speed internals, otherwise don't gear up and just use turbo gearing

  16. tomohaha3

    13 Feb 2018 Sacramento, CA 94260A

    @briancole Has anybody else besides me just thought that it might be best to just brake with a clamp that clamps the wheel like on a normal car?

    I was actually thinking of something like pressing a second, stationary wheel up against the moving one, sort of like a clutch.

  17. paleach

    13 Feb 2018 Worcester Mass 2442c

    Pneumatic handbrake...

  18. ZachDaChampion

    13 Feb 2018 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 77788J

    Stick a screw in between the spokes?

  19. GitRekdSkrub

    14 Feb 2018 meme city 8381B

    Make a giant engine with at least 12 motors in it with one HS output shaft. put it on the front and let that shaft run to the rear and somehow get it to a HS driveshaft to make it RWD. The drifter I made one time had the big 5" wheels because they spun the best on tile. Tilt steering is a must. A handbrake button would be a button on the controller that sets the values to - 10 ish

  20. Cmills1352

    14 Feb 2018 Hazel Green, Alabama 8685Y

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