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Lego E-formula competition idea

What kind of a competition would you like to see?  

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  1. 1. What kind of a competition would you like to see?

    • Purist competition with no third party party parts, Power Functions only, limited amount of drive motors (2XL, 3L, 4M)
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    • Purist competition with no third party party parts, Power Functions only, no drive motor limits
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    • Purist competition with no third party party parts, any Lego motors allowed no drive motor limits
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    • S-brick allowed, no other third party party parts, Power Functions only, limited amount of drive motors (2XL, 3L, 4M)
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    • S-brick allowed, no other third party party parts, Power Functions only, no drive motor limits
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    • S-brick allowed, no other third party party parts, any Lego motors allowed no drive motor limits
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    • Buwizz and S-brick allowed, no other third party party parts, Power Functions only, limited amount of drive motors (2XL, 3L, 4M)
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    • Buwizz and S-brick allowed, no other third party party parts, Power Functions only, no drive motor limits
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    • Buwizz and S-brick allowed, no other third party party parts, any Lego motors allowed no drive motor limits
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    • Two additional functions besides drving and steering are allowed (this will limit the amount of PF channels)
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    • Two additional functions besides drving and steering are not allowed
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    • Models should be limited by scale or size
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    • Models should be limited by minimum weight
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    • There should be size or weight limits
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    • A bare chassis is ok for me
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    • Models should have some minimum paneling
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    • There should be a system of points in place in order to reward good looking models
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    • Track should be straight and flat
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    • Track should be full of turns
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    • Track should have some ascends and descends
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    • Track should have some slight bumps and obstacles
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    • Track should have all of the above
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    • All models should have the same pre-built chassis
      1
    • Models should be at least 75% technic
      7
    • I want to join a competition event and race with others on the track (multiple racers at once)
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    • I want to set up a predetermined track at home, record the model and post results online
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39 minutes ago, LXF said:

Is there any restriction regarding car type? (open wheel F1 style, LeMans, normal car...)

I think that as long as it's a race car, then it should be fine. 

24 minutes ago, Zero (Zblj) said:

But I would like all the competitors to build in a simillar scale if possible...

I agree, smaller models will have better performance :wink:.

22 minutes ago, Myers Lego Technic said:

What about different groups based on tires? 

Maybe a "62 mm and below", a "62 mm to 81.6" and an "81.6 mm and above" group. 

Too confusing, better to just have one group.

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1 hour ago, mocbuild101 said:

I think that as long as it's a race car, then it should be fine. 

My race car definition may not be the same as yours:laugh:

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Technically it's quite a competitive car , maybe not a F1 , but NOS rocks:devil_laugh:

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11 hours ago, LXF said:

My race car definition may not be the same as yours:laugh:

-- photo --

Technically it's quite a competitive car , maybe not a F1 , but NOS rocks:devil_laugh:

It still looks like it should go fast, so I think you could make it like that :grin:.

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Ok i'm done, what where those rules again? ;D

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Just now, Marxpek said:

Ok i'm done, what where those rules again? ;D

Well, until the poll works, I think they are this:

On 01/06/2017 at 11:43 PM, Zero (Zblj) said:

Okay, how about this way guys.

Keep it PF only with Sbricks allowed.

And in order to keep all models in same scale, maximum wheel size should be 62,4 mm?

Everythign else, amount of motors, battery boxes, etc is as you wish.

So, I don't think that your car should be allowed :sceptic:.

Especially not with 4 buggy motors and 2 RC units!!! 

 

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22 hours ago, Marxpek said:

Ok i'm done, what where those rules again? ;D

*Caughs*

 

 

...but in all seriousness lets keep it PF only please:wink:

Edited by Milan
Removed quoted image from few post back.

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Hihi, it was a joke of course, currently making a topic for my new thingy, and i can tell you: 25 km/h is easily beaten by this ;)

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Just now, Marxpek said:

Hihi, it was a joke of course, currently making a topic for my new thingy, and i can tell you: 25 km/h is easily beaten by this ;)

Why not try 3:1 gearing :laugh:.

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Just now, Marxpek said:

Hihi, it was a joke of course

Well now I know that, I can say that it's a great car!

Also @Zero (Zblj), you might want to remove the image from your quote before any moderators find it :laugh:.

Edited by mocbuild101

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What's the minimum sized wheel we can use? I only have M motors. Unless I do some crazy stuff like direct hub powered wheels, which kinda ruins the fun of designing and building the chassis, I wouldn't have the resources to build and compete. If there was a micro class, using 43.2mm rims, I think that'd be rather helpful. 

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3 hours ago, Lego Dino 500 said:

What's the minimum sized wheel we can use? I only have M motors. Unless I do some crazy stuff like direct hub powered wheels, which kinda ruins the fun of designing and building the chassis, I wouldn't have the resources to build and compete. If there was a micro class, using 43.2mm rims, I think that'd be rather helpful. 

Don't know, but I don't mind small cars :sweet:. (as long as they aren't extremely tiny!)

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One of my prototypes is 43.2 :) and m-motors are underestimated, if done properly they give good perfomance :thumbup:

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Dont know why you would need rubber bands, but okay.

What about using Buwizz in normal mode, you guys think that would be OK too?

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Just now, Zero (Zblj) said:

What about using Buwizz in normal mode, you guys think that would be OK too?

i don't think that's fair, since it will give the car a better power to weight ratio, with the built in battery.

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I would like BuWizz to be allowed , plus normal mode is still lower than 9v... (7.2v)

The question I have is: can I use a 9v battery pack ( foil between contacts trick) ? 

Edited by LXF

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Just now, LXF said:

( foil between contacts trick)

this is a shunted battery box...

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Just now, Marxpek said:

this is a shunted battery box...

no, you place foil between contacts of the adapter cable to make the receiver able to be powered by a 9v battery box ( 9v-c1 and 0v-c2)

pfcon.jpg 

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Just now, LXF said:

no, you place foil between contacts of the adapter cable to make the receiver able to be powered by a 9v battery box ( 9v-c1 and 0v-c2)

Owh i'm sorry i thought you meant the contacts within the 9v battery box.

I wasn't aware of this and i am interested in it, however this doesn't sound like a Lego solution, you want to use a 9v block battery for weight reduction? 

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9 hours ago, Epic Technic said:

I'm assuming that 3rd party rubber bands are allowed right?

Yes, there is no difference between rubber bands.

8 hours ago, Marxpek said:

 

8 hours ago, Zero (Zblj) said:

What about using Buwizz in normal mode, you guys think that would be OK too?

i don't think that's fair, since it will give the car a better power to weight ratio, with the built in battery.

I agree, partly because some people could cheat when they make their video.

 

7 hours ago, LXF said:

The question I have is: can I use a 9v battery pack ( foil between contacts trick) ?

That's not really a Lego solution, and anyway - it wouldn't last for very long with a 9v battery.

Edited by mocbuild101

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9 hours ago, Zero (Zblj) said:

What about using Buwizz in normal mode, you guys think that would be OK too?

No, having the battery and receiver makes it way lighter and more compact, giving it a much biggger advantage.

8 hours ago, LXF said:

The question I have is: can I use a 9v battery pack ( foil between contacts trick) ? 

No, as ZBLJ said, let's keep it power functions.

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