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re: Design Technology Project

Scottish Carties Comments - October 1, 2014 - 14:00

In reply to Design Technology Project:

I know David Ackroyd, who is the guy who runs Formula Gravity, has been out of the country for a while so has been quite hard to contact. Might be worth trying again. The FG kits are also marketed by Technology Supplies Ltd.

There is Sejkora in the Czech Republic making carties too.

We ran a survey last year asking what sort of price people would be willing to pay for a racer, but I think all that really showed is that most people actually prefer to build their own and are not prepared to pay very much for a ready made racer. Either that or they have a totally unrealistic expectation on how much a racer would cost to build.

Why not post your question on our facebook page - you might get some useful feedback there.

 

 

Thanks for the help, I've

Scottish Carties Comments - October 1, 2014 - 10:27

In reply to Design Technology Project:

Thanks for the help, I've been trying to contact Formula Gravity but with no response. I'm being pushed quite tight for a deadline and need some client input. Do you know anyone who could provide sales information on any similar products, or any sort of price range my product should fit into along with any feedback on the idea as a whole and what would need to be done to make it feasible.

The GoodGuys Aqua Tour 2014, Day 6 - Hot Rod Magazine (blog)

"soapox racing uk" on Google - October 1, 2014 - 02:51

The GoodGuys Aqua Tour 2014, Day 6
Hot Rod Magazine (blog)
If it's racing related, it's in here, from ultra rare engines to significant race cars, Indy cars, a ton of dirt sprint cars and midgets, land speed racing cars, and a mockup of Indy's Gasoline Alley garages from the glory days. There is a special room ...

Neosho Fall Festival this weekend!! - KOAM-TV

"soapox racing uk" on Google - September 30, 2014 - 18:39

Neosho Fall Festival this weekend!!
KOAM-TV
One of the more popular activities returning this year is the coaster car race (think soapbox derby) on Saturday, Oct. 4. Last year's coaster car event included many entries, and the races were fun to watch! Coaster cars are like unpowered go-carts and ...

A day at the Toilet Races, Baltimore's scatalogical soapbox derby - Ars Technica

"soapox racing uk" on Google - September 28, 2014 - 20:08

A day at the Toilet Races, Baltimore's scatalogical soapbox derby
Ars Technica
Baltimore recently celebrated the bicentennial of "The Star Spangled Banner," the poem that became the United States's national anthem when set to the tune of a drinking song. But one big party a month is not nearly enough for Charm City, so last ...

Derby, Fall Fest Packed Full of Fun - EllwoodCity.org

"soapox racing uk" on Google - September 23, 2014 - 18:29

Derby, Fall Fest Packed Full of Fun
EllwoodCity.org
So far there are 32 participants in the soapbox derby-style race including 25 stock car, four super stock cars, and three vintage cars. According to derby event organizer Earla Marshall, who is working ... “These races were big things.” For some of the ...

Gallery: It's the wacky races as residents do battle in the soap box derby in ... - East Anglian Daily Times

"soapox racing uk" on Google - September 23, 2014 - 18:23

Gallery: It's the wacky races as residents do battle in the soap box derby in ...
East Anglian Daily Times
Around 25 competitors took part in the fifth annual Chediston Down Hill Soapbox Derby on Sunday. The thrilling event was held at Herne Hill Farm and Tom Wells took the top honours after clocking an unbeaten 29.75secs in his Lambi Bighorn II. Jo Wareham ...

Billycart Derby brings the spark back to Port Kembla - Illawarra Mercury

"soapox racing uk" on Google - September 20, 2014 - 06:59

Billycart Derby brings the spark back to Port Kembla
Illawarra Mercury
The race took a hiatus in the 1980s but was revived in 2012. It now attracts competitors from around Australia. In a nod to tradition, there is the soapbox car event, children's divisions, adults, super carts and, for the brave, the street luge. Race ...

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Billycart Derby brings the spark back to Port Kembla - Illawarra Mercury

"soapox racing uk" on Google - September 20, 2014 - 06:59

Billycart Derby brings the spark back to Port Kembla
Illawarra Mercury
The race took a hiatus in the 1980s but was revived in 2012. It now attracts competitors from around Australia. In a nod to tradition, there is the soapbox car event, children's divisions, adults, super carts and, for the brave, the street luge. Race ...

Ivins City celebrates history, new turn to solar power - St. George Daily Spectrum

"soapox racing uk" on Google - September 20, 2014 - 04:52

Ivins City celebrates history, new turn to solar power
St. George Daily Spectrum
... and a variety of entertainment, games and presentations with a water theme. At 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., the Ivins Historical Society will sponsor a “dam tour” discussing the city's irrigation history and at noon, soapbox derby races will take place down ...

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Billycart Derby brings the spark back to Port Kembla - Illawarra Mercury

"soapox racing uk" on Google - September 19, 2014 - 12:39

Billycart Derby brings the spark back to Port Kembla
Illawarra Mercury
The race took a hiatus in the 1980s but was revived in 2012. It now attracts competitors from around Australia. In a nod to tradition, there is the soapbox car event, children's divisions, adults, super carts and, for the brave, the street luge. Race ...

Port Kembla Billycart Derby races in change - Illawarra Mercury

"soapox racing uk" on Google - September 19, 2014 - 12:39

Port Kembla Billycart Derby races in change
Illawarra Mercury
The race took a hiatus in the 1980s but was revived in 2012. It now attracts competitors from around Australia. In a nod to tradition, there is the soapbox car event, children's divisions, adults, super carts and, for the brave, the street luge. Race ...

and more »

WES FRANKLIN: Neosho Fall Festival two days this year! - Neosho Daily News

"soapox racing uk" on Google - September 19, 2014 - 04:20

WES FRANKLIN: Neosho Fall Festival two days this year!
Neosho Daily News
One of the more popular activities returning this year is the coaster car race (think soapbox derby) on Saturday, Oct. 4. Last year's coaster car event included many entries, and the races were fun to watch! Neosho used to hold these types of races all ...

WES FRANKLIN: Neosho Fall Festival two days this year! - Neosho Daily News

"soapox racing uk" on Google - September 19, 2014 - 04:20

WES FRANKLIN: Neosho Fall Festival two days this year!
Neosho Daily News
One of the more popular activities returning this year is the coaster car race (think soapbox derby) on Saturday, Oct. 4. Last year's coaster car event included many entries, and the races were fun to watch! Neosho used to hold these types of races all ...

re: Design Technology Project

Scottish Carties Comments - September 18, 2014 - 13:41

In reply to Design Technology Project:

Hello and welcome to the SCA forum.

The best place for you to start would be Formula Gravity, who have built a kit specifically designed for schools and colleges.

Many races use their own specifications and there are often subtle differences. However, if you use the spec' here you won't go far wrong.

To get you started there are notes on steering and brakes here - have a reead of them and let me know if you have any specific questions.

As for testing and evaluation - Formula Gravity would probably be the best bet again for the South East of England.

Hope you find this useful. Please do get in touch if there's anything else we can do.

Design Technology Project

SCA Recent Comments - September 18, 2014 - 12:37

For my Design Technology project at A2 I aim to design and make a self assembly gravity racer aimed at users aged 16 and over who are new to soapbox racing and lack the techincal expertise to build a racer from scratch. To progress in this project I need contact with client and users. As such I have a few questions:

If you know of any companies who sell any similar products who I could talk to to find out sales information and unit costs and profit margins.

If you have any information as to any specifications that the racer must follow that would be extremely helpful

Any guidance as to how the best way to set up steering and braking systems would be great as well

I will also need somewhere I can test my product once complete and an expert user who would be willing to test and evaluate my product, preferably in South-East England but I could potentially go anywhere within 4 hours of Lndon.

Any help any of you could provide would be much appreciated 

Design Technology Project

Scottish Carties - September 18, 2014 - 12:37

For my Design Technology project at A2 I aim to design and make a self assembly gravity racer aimed at users aged 16 and over who are new to soapbox racing and lack the techincal expertise to build a racer from scratch. To progress in this project I need contact with client and users. As such I have a few questions:

If you know of any companies who sell any similar products who I could talk to to find out sales information and unit costs and profit margins.

If you have any information as to any specifications that the racer must follow that would be extremely helpful

Any guidance as to how the best way to set up steering and braking systems would be great as well

I will also need somewhere I can test my product once complete and an expert user who would be willing to test and evaluate my product, preferably in South-East England but I could potentially go anywhere within 4 hours of Lndon.

Any help any of you could provide would be much appreciated 

Gravity Games seek to spark STEM skills - NeighborNewspapers.com

"soapox racing uk" on Google - September 17, 2014 - 17:48

Gravity Games seek to spark STEM skills
NeighborNewspapers.com
Google and Georgia Tech have chosen Douglasville to host the first Georgia Gravity Games soapbox derby event Oct. 25. Spokesperson Jaillene Hunter said the ... “The Gravity Games Soapbox Race is an educational, hands-on activity designed to get young ...

Gravity Games seek to spark STEM skills - NeighborNewspapers.com

"soapox racing uk" on Google - September 17, 2014 - 17:48

Gravity Games seek to spark STEM skills
NeighborNewspapers.com
Google and Georgia Tech have chosen Douglasville to host the first Georgia Gravity Games soapbox derby event Oct. 25. Spokesperson Jaillene Hunter said the ... “The Gravity Games Soapbox Race is an educational, hands-on activity designed to get young ...

Gravity Games seek to spark STEM skills - NeighborNewspapers.com

"soapox racing uk" on Google - September 17, 2014 - 17:48

Gravity Games seek to spark STEM skills
NeighborNewspapers.com
Google and Georgia Tech have chosen Douglasville to host the first Georgia Gravity Games soapbox derby event Oct. 25. Spokesperson Jaillene Hunter said the ... “The Gravity Games Soapbox Race is an educational, hands-on activity designed to get young ...