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Not sure whether this should be under cars or model engineer, probably under computing but we don′t have a section for that. So here it is my first play with a PicAxe controller and a servo based robot.
Racing in Braintree at MD Model club.
One of the first "Computer" cars??
The Radio Controlled Car Racing 'bug' hit me after a visit to a motor show at Brentwood with a friend. There was a demonstration that day of the racing model cars and after returning home with the obligatory armful of leaflets started work on my prospective sponsor - 'dad'.
The engine was started and the roar of it was not so much heard as felt rumbling through my body. Reving wildly we then crawled to the start line.
I recently accompanied my husband and 2 young children to the Museum of British Road Transport in Coventry. First of all I should mention that it is well signposted and easy to find. The entrance is free. It's also a great experience. Looking at how cars looked like before modern changes made me appreciate how things have improved, specially when you put into consideration that people drove those models without seatbelts or airbags.
The materials were chosen to suite the part and the construction method. The frame was constructed first from beech. All of the other parts were bolted to this with 12BA nuts and bolts.