Robots and Dinosaurs Holiday-Inspired Rocket Powered Drag Racing Championship

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Well last weekend was the RnD Christmas party and the RADHIRPDRC!

We had a good sized and enthusiastic turnout, with some really awesome and original designs. Everyone had 2-3 cars each, some serious, some not-so-serious. The best time of the day was 0.686 seconds with a half dozen cars clocking in below 0.75. Over the 18m track that’s fairly impressive!
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First place of the day was given to Scott’s Ground effect sled, which picked up of the ground and glided almost perfectly!
Honourable mentions go to John ‘Madox’ for his 3d-printed monster (at first I thought he had installed booster rockets!), Frank for his beautifully detailed printed sled  Rudolph-1, Ada for her deadly ‘Mr Squiggle’ inspired spear and Max for having the most Christmas cheer :)
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Some impressive photography by Scott - This is my rather fragile laser-cut sled speeding towards it’s death.
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Here is a video compilation of some of the action from Madox and more pictures are on the RnD Flickr group 
Of course, being a Christmas party at the end of the day we all had pavlova. Unfortunately quite a few had left by this point and 7 of us had to eat the pavlova that claims it serves 20.
We did OK.
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Until next time, Happy Hacking!