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Re: Soap Box Build - Team Gravity Calamity

Postby Ferg » Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:04 pm

Great videos Brian! Thanks for posting. :)

The stiff limbs and tiredness have ebbed now and looking back it was a lot of fun. The build was a bit all consuming but most important was the fun in competition. Great to have multiple teams from SE, the banter and inter team support, was testament to why this place is magic.

Thanks for everyone's support on the day, and particularly those who picked up G when he flipped the cart. I think Woody said he put his back out getting him going again. :)

Now I've just got to find a place to put this bloody great cart so we can pull it out again and look at some modification before entering again next year. :thumbsup
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Re: Soap Box Build - Team Gravity Calamity

Postby campbell » Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:06 pm

Great stuff Brian, thanks for capturing!
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Re: Soap Box Build - Team Gravity Calamity

Postby Ferg » Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:02 pm

William at Fennel Media kindly provided his footage of the crash. This makes it look much worse as far as rolling over. In case it isn't obvious, the cart weights A LOT. :shock:


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Re: Soap Box Build - Team Gravity Calamity

Postby JohnStewart » Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:53 pm

Great feature in today's Daily Record about the Royal Deeside Speed Festival. This includes a great video of still shots from event, featuring many of the hillclimb cars, static displays (just the ones outside the castle) and the soap box derby. Several of the photos also appear in print in a double page spread in the Road Record motoring supplement. Those with photos featured in print might want to nip out and buy a copy :)

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/lifestyle/ ... ng-8709866

If you want to read the whole Road Record supplement, there is an online version here:

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/special-fe ... rd-3539670

Simply click on the top edition (North East), and then use the arrows to scroll through to pages 32 and 33
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Re: Soap Box Build - Team Gravity Calamity

Postby mwmackenzie » Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:52 pm

That's pretty much the line I was taking through the chicane at KH reverse lol :roll: Glad he was OK to carry on like a champ! Oh and great Kart Dad! :thumbsup
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Re: Soap Box Build - Team Ecurious Ecosse

Postby Ferg » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:43 am

Team Gravity is dead, long live Team Ecurious Ecosse.

So a year has past already, where does the time go!

This year the RDSF theme is classic racers and as such we're having a team name change to something fitting. :-D

Time is short this year, we're moving house 2 days before the event. We set out to make this a family outing and the kids love it so we're going to leave a house full of boxes and come to race at Royal Deeside. With limited time we're keeping to some necessary mods identified last year and a bit more time on body work. Grandpa and boy wonder are going to get their card board construction skills frothing over some summer holiday days. :thumbsup

Chassis worked well last year and was robust ;-). But the steering was far too twitchy and the brakes weren't up to scratch. We sourced the brakes last minute and on inspection the pads are almost plastic. With time limitation we're going to find some sticky brake blocks and see if that helps. We have only got calliper brakes so they will never be amazing. Jealous of the v brakes on Campbells new setup.

The mods to the steering are already underway. We have had to massively lengthen the steering arms. The available lock is now reduced but we had too much to start with.
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Theme wise we had played with a few ideas including Porsche 917 and JagXKSS but both were a bit ambitious. More to come on that later.
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Re: Soap Box Build - Team Ecurious Ecosse

Postby campbell » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:39 pm

Our brakes aren't yet assembled so who knows! Steering may have to remain foot-operated due to own time constraints and lack of engineering skillz but we'll see after our hols...

Great progress, Ferg.

Can't recall our team name for this year (!) but I think Team James Player Special will just about sum it all up :-)
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Re: Soap Box Build - Team Ecurious Ecosse

Postby Ferg » Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:07 pm

campbell wrote: think Team James Player Special will just about sum it all up :-)


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Re: Soap Box Build - Team Ecurious Ecosse

Postby Ferg » Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:37 pm

Can you tell what it is yet!?

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Making some good use of left over insulation for creating shapes and then will clad in cardboard. Not the most robust but time is tight.
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Re: Soap Box Build - Team Ecurious Ecosse

Postby campbell » Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:23 pm

Lotus 23?
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Re: Soap Box Build - Team Ecurious Ecosse

Postby tut » Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:59 am

Bugatti Veyron?

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Re: Soap Box Build - Team Ecurious Ecosse

Postby anthonyyule » Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:55 pm

It's Brilliant :D
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