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GodSpeed

 “If everything seems to be in control, you are not going fast enough.” – Mario Andretti

Whoa! All I see of that car is the huge cloud of dust left in its wake. Who doesn't love an exhilarating day at a Grand Prix? That inevitable rush of adrenaline, the palpable excitement in the air, the spine-tingling suspense keeping you at the edge of your seat… Experience all this and more at GodSpeed – the event for racing aficionados. All you have to do is get your IC engine powered Radio Controlled buggy on the multi terrain track and set your racing spirit ablaze. If you are fast enough, the day and the grand prize could be yours!

  • 4 members per team.
  • They can be from different institutions.
  • Only pre registered teams can participate.
  • Register your team here
 
1. The machine must be designed so as to fit inside a box of dimensions 700mm X500mm X500mm at any point of time during the race. However, the external device used to control the machine is not bound by this size constraint.
2. The machine must be necessarily controlled by a wireless remote control mechanism throughout the race. 
3. The machine must not be constructed out of Lego parts or any other ready-made assembly kits other than the parts mentioned below. Readily available chassis layouts are also not allowed. Any team that is found using a machine with a ready-made chassis will be disqualified.
4. Maximum piston displacement allowed is 3.5 cc (i.e., Participants are free to use 2.5 cc or 3 cc or any other IC engine of lower capacity).
5. There is no restriction on the type of IC engine (either glow or diesel cycle engine) but the engine must have throttle control.
6. The percentage of nitro methane should not exceed 20% by volume in the fuel.
7. Parts that are to be fabricated by the participants:
  •  The chassis
  •  Suspensions system
  •  Steering mechanism
  •  Platform/casing for the electronics, engines and fuel tank
8. Parts which can be directly procured from the market:
  • Gear box assembly, Differentials (if used)
  • Suspension springs, Shock absorbers
  •  Drive-line and rods
  • Tyres and wheels
  • Clutch system
  • Brake system
  • Engine
  • Carburetor
  • Servo Motors
9. The machine must have an on-board power supply (not exceeding 12V) to provide power to any mechanism requiring electric power.
10. Note that participants are required to bring 2 remote controls of differrent frequencies or a dual-frequency remote control.
11. Readymade wheels are allowed.
12. The participants are advised to use proper air filters as dirt might cause serious problems to the engine.
 
 
 

 

  • The race track will be a dirt track with left & right turns, hairpin bends, S-shaped curves and some bumps and puddles.
  • Two machines will race on a single lane track at a time.
  • Participants are advised to use proper suspension for their machines to endure the bumps.
  • Number of laps to be performed in each round will be notified soon along with track specification.
  • Details about the track will be updated soon.
  • A lap is deemed to be completed when the machine completes the entire track & comes back to the starting point.
  • The track will have check points at regular intervals. If a machine tumbles, or halts, or goes off the arena at any point on the track, one of the participants is allowed to lift it up and place it at the nearest checkpoint behind that point. The time shall still be running in the meantime.
  •  If any of the machines starts off before the flag is waved, the counter would be restarted and the machines will get a second chance. However, if any machine starts off before the waving of flag for a second time, it will be disqualified. No re-match will be held for the second time.
  • Team members are not permitted to touch either their machines or those of their opponents once the race begins (unless there is need to lift the machine as stated in seventh point). The penalty for doing so is disqualification.
  • Teams are not allowed to purposefully damage the machine of the opponent's team. If found doing so on track (while racing), the concerned team will be disqualified. Execution of this rule will be subjective and relies completely on judges' discretion.
  • Participants are required to use a remote control of frequency of band spectrum 72 or 27 MHz (i.e. of the form 72.xxxx MHz or 27.xxxx MHz where xxxx can be any number which is available in the market).
  • The above rules are to ensure that there is no frequency clash during the competition. But participants are allowed to use any other kind of remotes other than the ones mentioned above. In that case, the participants have to ensure that there is no frequency clash of their remote with remotes of other participants. For example you can bring remotes which has more than 4 channels.

Participants have to submit a portfolio of their machine, consisting of a written abstract and photos of the working model (of various parts – steering, suspension, and chassis particularly) before the competition. This portfolio will be used to shortlist teams for the competition. Only short listed teams will be eligible to participate in God Speed Kurukshetra 2010.

The written abstract should be prepared on the following lines:

  • The steering mechanism, suspension mechanism, braking mechanism and the chassis layout should be explained in detail, along with proper diagrams. These have to be fabricated by participants themselves (excluding shock absorbers and springs in suspension mechanism). Readymade kits are not allowed. Picture(s) showing all the three should be attached.
  • Photographs of empty chassis have to be attached. The chassis has to be built by the participants themselves. If participants have already proceeded building their chassis, they are requested to take photographs of their machine in current state. These photographs are required for verifying that the machine has been indigenously built.
  • Description of any unique/ advantageous mechanism used.
  • The specifications of ALL the components used, including engine, suspension springs, remote controller etc have to be mentioned.
  • This abstract can be attached as a PDF file or a CD can be prepared; or the abstract can be submitted on paper. The CD and the papers have to be couriered in a single envelope to the postal address of Kurukshetra:
  • You can email the portfolio at : godspeed@kurukshetra.org.in This will make sure at least the abstract part of your portfolio reaches us before the deadline.
  • An email will be sent to the team leader confirming the reception of the entry.
  • Each team is allowed to make one submission only. In case of multiple submissions, the last submission before the deadline will only be used for judging purposes.
  • Kurukshetra 2010 is not responsible for any postal/courier delays, so participants are encouraged to send their entries well in advance to ensure receipt before the last date.
  • The teams might have 2 laps practice before every round of the game. The number of practice slots will be limited (due to time constraints).The teams will get to use the track only during that time of their practice slot. Any requests for using the track at any other time will not be entertained.
  • Any team that is not ready at the time specified will be eliminated from the competition automatically.
  • There will also be an evaluation of the machines for other prizes such as most innovative design, best fabrication etc at a time and date specified in the schedule which will be put up at a later stage. Any team that does not turn up at the specified time will not be considered for these prizes.
  • The teams must adhere to the spirit of healthy competition. The teams must not damage the opponent's machine in any way. Judges reserve the right to disqualify any team indulging in misbehavior.
  • The name of your machine may be displayed on the machine.
  • Judges decision shall be treated as final and binding on all.
  • The organizers reserve the rights to change any or all of the above rules as they deem fit. Change in rules, if any will be highlighted on the website and notified to the registered participants.
  • The last date for the submission of abstracts is December 20th.

 

 

G.N.Sriram : +91 99529 43622

 

Or email to : godspeed@kurukshetra.org.in 

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