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Buggy Humor and War Stories - Page 5 - Buggy Alumni Association

Buggy Humor and War Stories

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BuggyBob
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Re: Buggy Humor and War Stories

Postby BuggyBob » Sat May 01, 2010 2:12 am

Over the years I've heard stories that some buggy organizations have actually done full size wind tunnel tests on buggies - such as at Boeing or Grumman. Is this true?
* "I love the smell of solvents at Free Roll. It smells like......victory".
* "I'm loosing my mind, but I don't seem to miss it much."

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BuggyBob
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Re: Buggy Humor and War Stories

Postby BuggyBob » Sat May 01, 2010 2:25 am

One snafu I was personally responsible for involved a 4-wheeler using Soap Box Derby wheels:
I had fabricated covers for the wheels, within which were heating coils. When prepping the buggy in the tent, you merely plugged it in and kept the wheels slowly turning. Then you carry buggy to the starting line, still plugged in, and a few seconds before the start, unplug it. The problem was the covers didn't fit right and the vibration loosened the heating coils, which got tangled in the wheels. What a mess.
* "I love the smell of solvents at Free Roll. It smells like......victory".
* "I'm loosing my mind, but I don't seem to miss it much."

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Jmohin
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Re: Buggy Humor and War Stories

Postby Jmohin » Sat May 01, 2010 3:22 am


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Re: Buggy Humor and War Stories

Postby penguin » Sat May 01, 2010 5:11 am


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Re: Buggy Humor and War Stories

Postby BuggyBob » Sat May 01, 2010 8:53 am

Back to humor......
The following is from an alumnus from one of the independent teams, who is now back home in India writing software, and organized a charter of a jet of ex-Buggy people to fly to Pittsburgh from New Dehli, to see The Races this year.
Here they are waving goodbye on the way to the Dehli airport. But they didn't make it, as the train's bearings melted.
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* "I love the smell of solvents at Free Roll. It smells like......victory".
* "I'm loosing my mind, but I don't seem to miss it much."

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Re: Buggy Humor and War Stories

Postby BuggyBob » Mon May 03, 2010 9:20 am

BUGGY RACES IN ASIA - HILL 1

Note differences (East vs. West):

* Pull rather than push
* 2-wheelers are permitted
* Use of pneumatics
* Poor crash protection
* Extensive use of carbon fiber
* Limited aerodynamics
* Several (small) backup drivers

The pusher (puller) in the lead is Rick Shaw, Mech E, 2008

Note propane tank on side of road at left.

Comment: how do they do exchanges?
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* "I love the smell of solvents at Free Roll. It smells like......victory".
* "I'm loosing my mind, but I don't seem to miss it much."

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Re: Buggy Humor and War Stories

Postby Carleton » Mon May 03, 2010 10:39 am


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Re: Buggy Humor and War Stories

Postby spagsRulz » Mon May 03, 2010 11:48 am


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Re: Buggy Humor and War Stories

Postby Carleton » Mon May 03, 2010 3:59 pm


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Re: Buggy Humor and War Stories

Postby Jmohin » Mon May 03, 2010 7:48 pm

My macbook gets hot enough to ignite some of the flammables "no one would keep in their truck"


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