Soapbox racer

Discussion in 'Other projects' started by PaulJL, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. OnTheRoadAgain

    OnTheRoadAgain Active Member

    Any photo / video updates yet.
     
  2. PaulJL

    PaulJL Well-Known Member

    Not yet. Been busy with work and clearing the ManFacility so I can have more room to do the bodywork
     
  3. PaulJL

    PaulJL Well-Known Member

    Well we didn't get selected for the redbull race :(
     
  4. Panky

    Panky Administrator Staff Member

    Bummer:( Don't they appreciate innovation?
     
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  5. OnTheRoadAgain

    OnTheRoadAgain Active Member

    No way... The engineering too clever for them?
     
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  6. PaulJL

    PaulJL Well-Known Member

    Yeah!
     
  7. PaulJL

    PaulJL Well-Known Member

    Posted another application today for the Humber bridge race in July.
     
  8. PaulJL

    PaulJL Well-Known Member

    Got accepted for hull and York so that's 3 events in 3 months :)
     
  9. bazzateer

    bazzateer Well-Known Member

    This threads lacks something............................................................................oh yeah - PICS!
     
  10. PaulJL

    PaulJL Well-Known Member

    Just been working on body mountings, tricky due to the lean mechanisms
     
  11. PaulJL

    PaulJL Well-Known Member

    Finished the body mountings and mocked up the main body with cardboard.
     

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  12. Panky

    Panky Administrator Staff Member

    Will the finished article be made from the shower enclosure sheets?
     
  13. PaulJL

    PaulJL Well-Known Member

    Hope so. Cardboard is a bit flimsy
     
  14. PaulJL

    PaulJL Well-Known Member

    Just need to devise a front towing eye bracket now. Thinking of using the front wheel spindle as a mount
     
  15. renaultvation

    renaultvation Well-Known Member

    Having started to watch the Red Bull soapbox series due to this thread (thank you Paul), I have learnt that the bodywork should be designed to fly off in all directions when the soapbox goes over the ramp (it also seems to be popular design feature to lose a wheel at this point too)!
     
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  16. PaulJL

    PaulJL Well-Known Member

    Good observation there. You are pretty accurate lol
     
  17. PaulJL

    PaulJL Well-Known Member

    I spent a couple of hours last night trying to make a nose cone from an old traffic cone... It looks crap so no pics
     
  18. CommerVanDan

    CommerVanDan Member

    Oooh I might have to come watch the Humber Bridge race :p
    I've always wanted to enter but don't think anyone is brave (Or stupid?) enough to join me haha :D
     
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  19. PaulJL

    PaulJL Well-Known Member

    Todays jobs were to make up the floor panels and start the plastic bodywork.. That stuff didn't like being bent! Its currently strapped, bungeed, clamped and cable tied into place to help it bend easier.
     
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  20. PaulJL

    PaulJL Well-Known Member

    Floor panels in, should stop a leg dropping out...
     

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