Northampton College Gravity Racer

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Hi everyone,

I would like to introduce ourselves we are new to the gravity car racing, and have found this site very useful. This our first year and we are now finishing off our car, the car was built on our college course and has been designed by students and built by students, we hope to enter our first race at the Belchford Downhill Challenge, please check us out on facebook, https://www.facebook.com/NorthamptonCollegeGravityRacing any feedback would be great as this is our first try! If you like the car please like our page and leave any feedback/comments that will help.

Thanks Steven

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Hi Steven,

Welcome to scottishcarties.org.uk - really glad you found the site useful. If you have any suggestions for things we can add or improve please let me know.

Your cartie looks very slick and I think it'll be very fast. Looking at the pictures, ground clearance might be a issue, and there doesn't seem to be any tow points.

Also - several races allow push starts, so you might want to think about where your pushers will push.

scottishcarties | May 24, 2012 - 09:09

Hi, thanks for the points,

Hi, thanks for the points, we are in the workshop today, so straught after lunch we can work on the tow eye points, the ground clearance can be ajusted to suit. Thanks Steven
Anonymous (not verified) | May 24, 2012 - 11:28

Gravity Racer

Hi, thanks for your feedback, we have started working on the tow eyes, we hope with the suspension that we can adjust it to the course, we are in the process of building and testing the degree of adjustment we will have, hopefully it will be enough, but until the tests. We have tested the back fin and that has enough reinforcement to take a good push, the only problem is the amount of people that will be able to push on it.

 Thanks Steven

NorthamptonCollege | May 25, 2012 - 11:37

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