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Offline Deko

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Rocker cover racers
« on: March 31, 2012, 10:53:39 AM »
Hi Folks
            Last year someone told me about rocker cover racing, wich is a daft way of using old engine rocker covers. So, being rather daft myself  :loco: i gave it a go and won, and yes there were others there,so not bad for a first attempt. Now in order to drum up a bit of real competition i thought some of you guys that live close to south Cheshire might be persuaded to have a go this year. :poke:
There are a few rules (about four i think), but the basic idea is to stick four wheels on a rocker cover,decorate in as daft a fashion as you can think of, and away you go.  :scratch: No motive power is allowed just gravity on a track about 30ft long with a ramp at one end to get things rolling.  I would post some photos on here if i knew how, but when i read how to on another thread!! :jaw: something about stick your pics in a bucket, stir in a load of silicone valley computer shorthand (being polite here), and bingo all is revealed.  If anyone is that interested i have managed to post some pics on www.model-engineer.co.uk under the name Magpie, and if you need any more info please send me a PM.

Cheers Dek  :thumbup:        :nrocks: :ddb: :ddb: :ddb: :ddb: :ddb:

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Re: Rocker cover racers
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2012, 12:00:35 PM »
Deko

To make it a bit easier for folks to find here are a couple of links.

This link goes to the thread on rocker cover racing.
http://www.model-engineer.co.uk/forums/postings.asp?th=66952

This link goes to the picture album on rocker cover racing.
http://www.model-engineer.co.uk/albums/member_albums.asp?c=52325

Also, Google "rocker cover racing" and you will find out more about rocker cover racing than you wanted to know.

Have fun with this and thanks Deko for starting this thread.

Cheers  :beer:

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Re: Rocker cover racers
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2012, 02:05:55 PM »
Thanks for that Don,  :thumbup: you are obviously a lot more computer savy than i am.  :bow:   It allways makes me feel good when i have to ask  the grandchildren how to do things on the damded thing  :doh:

Cheers  Dek

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Re: Rocker cover racers
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2012, 08:45:02 PM »
Very cook Dek  :headbang:


I like the tin man one best  :borg:



When I get back into the workshop I will have to concider making one out of my second cossie rocker cover.... Are you allowed 16v turbo cam cover racers? :scratch:



We will have to work on you getting videos on here too!  :D




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Re: Rocker cover racers
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2012, 12:37:15 PM »
Hi Ralph
           "TIN" man indeed. As if i could afford TIN. His name is Rollover and he is made from best quality brass, ally, stainless,and any other nice bits of scrap i could find. I have no doubt that when you are introduced to him, he will shout at you for calling him "tin one"  :lol: :lol: :lol:  Any rocker cover will do as long as it fits the rules----Max Length76cm-Width 22cm-Hight 25.5cm-Weight 4.6kg. There are a few more rules but they are the main ones. So you can spend a bit of recovery time thinking how to make yours :poke:.

My grub is ready so PM to come,  Cheers  Dek. :coffee:

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Re: Rocker cover racers
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2012, 07:54:07 PM »
Well he looked like a tin man :ddb:

There are too many rules here....


I'd have to purchase the rocker cover!




We shall see....




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Re: Rocker cover racers
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2012, 03:26:02 PM »
Are 4x4 rocker covers allowed I have a Land Rover one   :D

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Re: Rocker cover racers
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2012, 05:11:11 PM »
Hi Graz
           If it's no bigger than the sizes shown in my last post, it's OK. Only other rule is Wheels should have non metallic tyres,be no bigger than 6" dia.,and not extend beyond the front of the cover.  This is how big it should be------> :clap: or is that a fish of some sort. :palm:

Cheers Dek.      :nrocks: :ddb: :ddb: :ddb:

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Re: Rocker cover racers
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2012, 02:16:10 PM »
Hi folks
           Just been told i can post pics strait from my computer, and do'nt have to put them in a bucket first :palm: Well here goes a try.
If you folk are interested i can show more pics of the robots workings. That is the only one that does anything other than roll down the track.  Also for anyone interested ,there are two race meets comming up in September, both in south Cheshire.

Cheers  Derek

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Re: Rocker cover racers
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2012, 04:09:17 PM »
Well I can tell everyone that they do want to see and hear the robot  :borg: :borg: :borg: :borg: :borg: :borg: :borg:


It's awesome!

We need a video...... Soon as!



Give us the dates Dek, I might be able to get to one of them date dependant?




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Re: Rocker cover racers
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2012, 01:48:01 PM »
A quick link to the video of the robot racer....





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Re: Rocker cover racers
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2012, 04:39:06 PM »
Many thanks to Ralph for showing me how to put the vid on here, allthough i doubt i will remember how if i have to do it again!! :palm:
Realy enjoyed your visit Ralph, next time we may be able to spend more time in the workshop looking for goodies going spare. :thumbup:

Cheers Dek.        :ddb: :ddb: :ddb:

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Re: Rocker cover racers
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2012, 07:25:51 PM »
Was just a rapid visit eh Dek!?

You'll get it.... You can't break the 'puter trying to upload a youtube vid' honest  :thumbup: 



Now... Just to work out what was going on when trying to get the link to woirk??? What did you do Don?

I just couldn't get it to work??  :scratch:






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Re: Rocker cover racers
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2012, 08:39:53 PM »
Was just a rapid visit eh Dek!?

You'll get it.... You can't break the 'puter trying to upload a youtube vid' honest  :thumbup: 



Now... Just to work out what was going on when trying to get the link to woirk??? What did you do Don?

I just couldn't get it to work??  :scratch:






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I don't recall exactly what I had to do to get it to work. I do know that I pulled a few hairs out before I got it. First I get hold of the file name for the video and put it in the browser to make sure that it will actually play at u-tube. I have a post hidden away that I try the file out in before I release it to the masses. Basically I just compare the file name with some video's that are known to work and play around until it works. Strangely what works on one forum may not work on another forum. I hope that's as clear as mud now Ralph. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Rocker cover racers
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2012, 03:56:46 AM »
Hi Chaps!

If I haven't got the youtube code. (Cos, it's not my vid). I right click on the playing video and, " Copy embed html".

Click on youtube icon, above.........youtube][/youtube

Paste into icon.......  youtube]<iframe width="640" height="360" src="
" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>[/youtube

Delete all before and after the youtube code.......   

     



And, it works. Mostly........  :thumbup:

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Re: Rocker cover racers
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2012, 09:10:44 AM »
Awesome!! Not!  :doh:


What happened to just copy and paste of the address like it always used to do?


Something is a foot... or at least close to 300mm!  :scratch:





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Re: Rocker cover racers
« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2012, 10:47:58 AM »
Something is a foot... or at least close to 300mm!  :scratch:

25.4 metric inches IIRC? Something like that  :palm:

Anyhoo - the problem is youtube has bought the domain "youtu.be" (i.e. youtu, in belgium) and are using it for short tags. And the "youtube" plugin for SMF doesn't  understand those shorter links. So you get #invalid youtube link# instead of an embedded video.

I should probably have a go at fixing it, given it's the sort of thing I'm supposed to be able to do for my day job...  :loco:
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Re: Rocker cover racers
« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2012, 07:39:25 PM »
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I should probably have a go at fixing it, given it's the sort of thing I'm supposed to be able to do for my day job...  :loco:

Well..... ?  :poke:


 :lol:



25.4 metric inches!  :smart:




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