Friday, March 13, 2009

Race Day

Race day was held on Wednesday, March the 11th during first period in the foyer. I think that it was an overall great experience. This balloon car was a fresh project, nothing like the usual posters and skits we get in our classes!

Everyone came with the cars that they had built over the past month, and everyone wanted their car to go the fastest. For some im sure it went over what they thought it would, and unfortunately for some the car didn't go quite as far as they would have liked it to.

I am actually very happy with my car. I actually rebuilt the whole thing the night before, so that it would be neater looking, and possibly even better working (which came true, it didn't really turn by itself this time). My car went over the 5 metre mark both times! Though trial 2 had my car go further, I think it was because I used a different balloon. Overall I'm pretty happy with the results!

I would like to congratulate Ludwig and Jesse for getting the farthest distance. That sure was impressive!

I'd like to thank everyone, including Mr. P for making this project one of the funnest yet!

Race day was a success!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Final Thoughts Before Race Day

So race day is quickly approaching and i'm sure everyone is making the last minute arrangements to their car needed in order to succeed in the race.

My car has been coming along quite well, I somewhat fixed the wheels so that they are more sturdy. Now only a little bit of preparation has to be done so that the car moves in a straight line!
I'm thinking of possibly tweaking the front so that it's more aerodynamic.

As for how it moves, the car has no trouble moving a far distance. If only I had a proper way of measuring. Only sometimes does the car slightly curve.

After going through some of your blog entries, it seems like your cars can go quite a distance! Looks like I have some competition!!
Personally I think my car will do pretty good against all of yours, I just really hope that it doesn't mess up last minute causing it to turn during the race!!

Thanks for reading, and good luck to everyone on race day!! It'll be great!