CO2 Car Design

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In my technical education class, we are now building CO2 cars from blocks of wood. We're making the person with the best time the class champ, so my car only needs to survive for one race. I'm thinking of making my car the smallest it can possibly be, and a wire frame, kind of like a dune buggy. Does this sound like a good idea?

posted by  frawiltho

see intro forum, it might work to get youre question answered

posted by  mazda6man

^ is correct.

posted by  Satty101

Your idea sounds OK to me, but, you will want to go for areodynamics as well...

Also, make sure that the wheels are in balance, in round, moving freely, and correctly aligned. It also helps to lubricate them with some graphite paste (if allowed) It'll reduce the friction in the wheels and the axles. Thats all i can think of right now... I'll edit this post if i can think of anything else

(and yes, do what they say too. You might get more help :laughing: )

posted by  Bubba

in science we r making co 2 cars i would like to no what type of body mite be the fastest and the best, and mayb some tips to make it go fatser because we are having a contest

posted by  lilnikki24711

Read that first and do as it says.

posted by  Satty101

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