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electric barstool land speed record is over 53 mph

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by Palpatine, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. Palpatine

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    #1 Palpatine, Oct 7, 2009
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    Scary fast stuff, the electric barstool land speed record is over 53 mph now!

    Electric Barstool Land Speed Record

    Here are the competition specs...

    Bar Stool rules

    COMPETITION BAR STOOL SPECIFICATIONS
    1. Must be constructed from a REAL BAR STOOL
    2. 12 Volt DC Maximum Power (limited to ONE battery only)
    3. MOTORS - Optional (limited to ONE single 12 volt motor)
    4. STEERING - Required (keep it simple but safe)
    5. BRAKES - Required, single-hand operated, external hand brake okay.
    6. BODYWORK and FAIRINGS - Optional at builder discretion. There are TWO class records available. STREAMLINER class will have enclosed wheels and tires. LAKESTER class will have open wheels and tires. Other bodywork allowed in LAKESTER class.
    7. TIRES - (4 required) Either pneumatic implement type tires and wheels or solid rubber tires and wheels. 10" MAXIMUM height.
    NO BILLET ALLOY TIRES ALLOWED.
    8. 30" MINIMUM seat height.
    9. 23" MAXIMUM overall wheel track width measured to outside of tires. In streamlined class bodywork can exceed this measurement. Minimum wheel track width 18" measured to outside of tires. The wheels must be arranged in a rectangular configuration.
    10. 21" MAXIMUM wheelbase.
    11. Competitors must wear full face helmet, gloves, long pants and jacket to cover arms. NO SHORTS AND TEE SHIRTS ALLOWED.
    12. No Gearbox, or Mechanical Shifting Device.
    13. Rider MUST sit on the seat. (Your Butt must be on the Seat!)
    14. All riders in the Bar Stool Class must be age 18 or older to participate.
     
  2. DavidDymaxion

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    You were as fast as that barstool James, you beat me to posting the link!

     
  3. Palpatine

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    Sorry to post your info. I saw it come through the NEDRA email group and thought the Tesla crowd would like it.

    I didn't know you were posting here also.
     
  4. DavidDymaxion

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    No, quite the reverse, that was a compliment! Please post the link to any group you think would be interested.
     

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