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Remote Control Jumps challenge
Were not asking you to jump blindfolded on a motorbike over 23 double decker buses but how far can you jump by remote control?
Levels of difficulty:
Level 1 - Build a ramp that a remote control car can jump over Level 2 - As level 1, and the car will jump 0.5m Level 3 - As level 1, and the car turns over as it jumps
Equipment: KNEX set, plus a rugged remote control car, and a flat space to test it on.
Approach: How can you make a ramp for the car to jump from? What shape will it be? How steep? Will the surface be fairly smooth to run on? For level 2, how can you improve your design so that the car will jump 0.5m? Can you make the surface of the ramp smoother? What is the best angle? How long a run-up should you take? For level 3, how can you make the car turn over as it jumps? Do you need to change your ramp, or your run-up, or both?