Go-Kart Pioneering Camp (Apr 2010)
On our previous Pioneering Camp we came across an old car tyre in the woods.
That got us thinking, what could we make with wheels…
To read the News article here.
First things first, get a fire lit.
A perfect way to end the evening.
A regular camp job – collecting more firewood.
Building the go-kart.
Ready for their maiden voyage, or should that be test flight?
Brakes off, but not quite as fast as expected ;-(
Mark II – Spot the difference?
Mark II – Picking up speed.
Mark II – Veering a little to the right?
Mark II - Nicely parked, but perhaps a little steering would help?
Mark III – Redesign in progress.
Mark III Steering
Mark III - Now with steering.
Mark III Ready
Mark III - Ready to fly !!
Steve’s last charge?
Steve gets up some speed.
Once we had settled on Mark III, there was no stopping the Scouts.
Up to speed
Using the track was the best way to get some speed up.
Braking was achieved by steering off the track and into the field.
Emily gets her 10 Nights Away badge for having camped outdoors for 10 nights.
Kira and George get their Pioneer badge for taking part in pioneering projects.
Sam receives his Promise Challenge badge, having recently completed all of the requirements.