Autonomous Car Wars Power restriction

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Autonomous Car Wars Power restriction

Post by wcoon » Wed May 17, 2017 8:55 am

Last year we were restricted to 1440W, is there a similar restriction this year?

Also, for the killswitch does a big red button suffice, or do we need a remote killswitch again?



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Re: Autonomous Car Wars Power restriction

Post by jessejay356 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:29 pm

since no one else has responded, I'll take a guess at it...

The 1440W restriction was due to the connection with Power Racing Series, which is their limit. So, if the rules don't specifically state it, I'm sure you should be fine with more. That being said, don't go too crazy.. I doubt the winners will be going super fast, so tons of power might not be to your advantage.

The remote kill switch last year was because most vehicles were not occupied. This year they all will be, so a big red button the passenger can access is probably good enough. Make sure the passenger cannot fall out! It's a DQ for that heat if they do... and dangerous!


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