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 My A-levle tech project manufacture is finnaly complete, and after considering all your veiws and contributions, i managed to acheive all my goals for this project and i am hoping that you will all be able to give me some feedback of what you think.
feel free to make any requests for different images as i have over 300 taken throguht this project.
thanks again, Sean 
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Hi Sean, great you got your

Hi Sean, great you got your project finished. Well done.Have you tried it on a hill yet and....does it steer?. Looking at it I d have thought it wouldnt but would be really pleased to be told it steers fine.I would have to review my opinions of what works and what doesnt. Why not post a video of a run? Hope you get a good grade. Rick
Rick (not verified) | April 3, 2012 - 10:17
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A-level review

Hi Sean,

Your build looks not to bad, althought your steering method is evading me. any better pictures.

Your seet needs to be taller with the belts running through it other wise the good belts you have will not work properly. As is the belts will be trying to fold you backwards, never good for your back.



keep ir rubber side down


roo4 | April 4, 2012 - 12:18

the steering was massivly

the steering was massivly modifed at the end of the project deadline, as i had the pivot points mounted behind the wheels, but now i have changed it so that the pivots are mounted to the side of the axles.

 the steering system is quite a simple one, with the forks being mounted to the chassise via a sleeve and pin with it bolted down, the forks are then joined by a support beam, and then steered by levers mounted at the neds of the forks, with the brakes applied to the levers. 

seanjagger | April 4, 2012 - 21:06
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Have you done a test run

Have you done a test run yet? What is it like to drive? My guess is it's quite a handful to steer and I'd advise you to keep to low speeds to start off with and gradually get faster as you learn how it handles. And don't forget to wear a helmet, gloves, etc.

Are you planning to race it anywhere? Check out our map of UK soapbox races to find your nearest one.

scottishcarties | April 6, 2012 - 09:02


have tested it down the lane opostite our hous, a fast, steep road with lots of good bends that is rarely used by other vehicles barring the odd tractor etc.. 

admittadly fitting the car without susspension is something i have come to regret a bit, but the steering is very accurate and precise and the ride is suprisingly very smooth.

 can get some good speed out of it aswell, very addictive and fun :D 

seanjagger | April 6, 2012 - 18:36


Some in-car shots for those of you wanting to see more details of the sterring setup



seanjagger | April 10, 2012 - 14:49

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