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hook the ignitor(electrical) to the brushes, pull the trigger a bit and ZOOOMMM
maybeee i will try this one day when i get very very bored (probbably in summer holidays) i got bored at half term and mate a "super trolley" with my friends..... il do some pics and put them on here
basicly its a shopping trolley basket with a scooter tied on the front and a paper round trolley on the back
 

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In coversation with the likes of Jim Brown - Mr. Slot Tech, it was the general opinion that a "normal" drag slot car would be off down the track as soon as it sniffed some amps whereas the rocket motor would have to ignite and create thrust - still extremely quick, but maybe not as quick as an electric motor. It will have to be proven or disproven possibly nearer the summer months


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P.S. don't build a drag car from Lego bricks and either make sure the motor is plugged up at the front end, or hasn't got an ejection charge
 

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QUOTE (compound_goose @ 17 Mar 2004, 20:48)wellllll, thats the whole point mini....... anyway i was thinking of an old f1 with a firework strapped to it



Sounds like jackass
 

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Why do I keep thinking about a TV show I saw a while ago that was all about urban legends and included one where a guy mounted a Jato solid fuel rocket to a '67 Chevy...

Full story here
 

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ejection charge.... could do some interesting things to the windscreen from the car when it blows
if i do this i will video the whole thing. as for the car, ive got an old mini clubman thats never going on the track again, thanks to a brilliant job on my part with boiling water but if i can get the body back on the damn thing then mach1 here i come......
now to the depths of my bedroom to find parts of crapped out car. i think ive gon a bit
 

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Compound, you can edit you're posts to count for mistakes or things you missed out. It saves you having to make double posts


Back on topic, the most sensible way to do this would probably be air powered. Have a trigger set off by the electrical charge that releases compressed gas, propelling the car forwards.
 

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What does a slot track have running through it? Electricity. How do you ignite a model rocket motor? With electricity. A direct short melts the igniter and boom off you go. Pretty simple. No extra circuits to design. Admittedly, being showered with water is a better option than being burnt, but in either case a dose of common sense applies. You wouldn't want to stand behind a water powered car any more than you would a rocket powered one


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First, I said the whole Jato thing was an "urban legend" which means a hoax. Right?


Second, how do you get the rocket-powered slot car to navigate the first turn?


Third, why is there air?
 

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Who said anything about negotiating turns?
I automatically assumed a drag car.

Why is there air? I don't know, but it's a damn useful substance don't you think?


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