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Maglift pinewood derby car #1

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Project by SpeedBuggy posted 09-19-2010 07:23 PM 3140 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is my first car using magnetic repulsion as a suspension. I used ceramic magnets and there realy floaty if thats a real word. Kind of like Luke Skywalker’s Land Speeder. The frontend was a little too heavy so I started holowing it out and came threw the hood a little. So call it a happy accident and had to put the engin in there.

-- Louis F. ( SpeedBuggy ) Reno NV





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#1 posted 09-22-2010 08:14 AM

Very cool!!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#2 posted 09-25-2010 04:37 AM

Have you tried adding working lights? I want to try this on my next car and then a siren in an ambulance… Got any hints?

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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#3 posted 09-25-2010 07:21 AM

I have made a few with lights. I think they sell a kit at ( http://pinepro.com/products_parts.shtml ) . It’s a bit large for my needs but it could work. I thought there was a sound unit there too but not any more.You could also find a toy car at a dollor store and use the parts.

-- Louis F. ( SpeedBuggy ) Reno NV

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#4 posted 09-25-2010 02:58 PM

I love lookin’ through your cars!
I got the idea after fixing one of my grandchildrens toy plane with lights and sound. I’m copying the NASCAR pattern in one of the books on Pine Derby. I am also really interested in the works of the magnetic shocks you talk about. Can you share some more or send diagrams or ref for that, too. Or is that the same site?

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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