Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Apparently, 5m wasn't the real aim, it was 3m. That's okay though because we built our car for distance. Distance is what we got alright. The first trial with the 12 inch balloon went about 15 meters and change. Our second trial with a different balloon, larger than the 12 inch balloon, carried the car passed 17m. Finally, just for kicks, we asked good ol' Aaron if we could borrow his HUGE balloon. Let's just say the Libermann record or 22m doesn't exist anymore. Our balloon car -- powered by Aaron's balloon -- travelled 28 meters*. The car went down the stairs, flipped upside down while continuing to roll, the down the next set of stairs where it flipped right side up and continued on it's merry way. Hence the reason for the asterisk, the stairs also helped us break the FLCHS distance record, which by the way could/would never be defeated because the balloon car race shall be discontinued. Good job to everyone on thier cars we had fun seeing what everyone else had done, and how they worked. It was fun and thanks Aaron and the stairs!