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Old 25 January 2009, 12:50   #11
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Brilliant - manage 88% with my first go

it ain't pretty but not bad - might do better if I slowed down a bit............
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Old 25 January 2009, 13:32   #12
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Old 25 January 2009, 15:31   #13
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What a crap game

I built a couple of prototypes that worked well enough so spent about 30 mins of my life with the kids thinking and designing a monster mover (1.5 man and kid hrs build time) started the game and dropped the coconuts and half the coconuts dissapeared and the game took me to the shredder at the end. When I tried to edit my truck the design had gone

Perhaps it couldn't cope with 100%

I'm off to drive 6" nails though my toes now, much more rewarding
You think that games frustrating .....you should try finding what landrover used as a datum on wheel hubs!
The only conclusion i came to so far is that non of it is machined to within 10 thou of concentric
the only bit of the hubs that runs true is the wheel bearings, so the hub will have to be machined on taper roller bearings!
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Well I've wasted yet more time on this game (I can't believe how addictive it is) and have perfected two types of vehicals that transfer all the Coconuts from one end to the other without spilling any.

One is a sphere with an inverted funnel that keeps all the contence from falling out and the other involves a ball that rolls down and blocks the hole the coconuts have entered.

I've completed this run as fast as possible and still not acheived more than 65%

Now I know how some of those contestance feel on Scrap Heap Challenge.
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Old 25 January 2009, 17:57   #15
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Old 29 January 2009, 19:31   #17
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Cheat!

How'd you do it in 14 seconds?
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Old 29 January 2009, 20:05   #18
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Bigger the wheel, the faster it goes. I did it in 14 seconds a couple of times but didn't manage to keep all the coconuts in. The hardest bit is getting it into the shredder as the best designs barely fit in there.
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Well I had the biggest posible wheels and couldn't do it in under 45 secs
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Well I had the biggest posible wheels and couldn't do it in under 45 secs
Andy - I'm with you. It takes me 9 secs to leave the start grid! Even with one giant wheel (completely ignoring coconuts) it takes me over 1min. I wonder if it is linked to processor speed?
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