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Impulse G3 Race System

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Description

Get the green light with the Impulse G3 Race System. Redesigned to be more economical, it still delivers excellent performance, stability, and durability to CO2 dragster and other racing activities. Here’s what it brings to the track:

  • State-of-the-art electronics
  • Easy transition from floor to track
  • Durable construction
  • Christmas tree lights to signal the launch – these lights have been reprogrammed with a random sequence to maintain a level playing field for students both experienced and new to model racing.

Surface-mounted electronics – built with 100 percent automated assembly – bring higher quality and consistent performance to the table. The start and finish gates can take a beating with their high-density polyethylene (HDPE) construction. Plus, moving them from the track to the included floor racing setup is as easy as pulling out eight pins. And our launch pods are not just well-adjusted – their vertical range fits almost any CO2 car – but also have more mass for extra stability.

The Impulse G3 offers versatility with two race modes:

Auto Launch Mode – Launch the cars simultaneously with the press of a single button. Pressing the button activates the Christmas tree lights on the start gate and then launches the cars. As the cars cross the finish line, flashing lights indicate the winner. The start gate displays both race times.

Manual Launch Mode – Students can launch their cars independently by using two remote thumb triggers. The Christmas tree lights direct students as they fire their cars off the line. Again, the winner is indicated with flashing lights as the race times are displayed. In this mode, the start gate also displays both racers’ reaction times! Both reaction and race times are accurately displayed to the nearest 0.001 second.

Requires a screwdriver for assembly; floor racing requires duct tape – neither are included. Elevated track sold separately.

Details

Type: Tools and Equipment/Launching and Testing Grades: 6-12
SKU: W38023

Safety

  • California Proposition 65 Warning:

    WARNING: This product contains one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, and other reproductive harm.

What You'll Get

  • Start gate
  • Finish gate
  • 4 gate supports
  • 8 steel pull pins
  • 8 gate support screws
  • Spool of monofilament line
  • 2 launch pods
  • 2 launch triggers (one red and one black)
  • 2 finish detector pigtails
  • Power supply
  • 2 deceleration towels
  • Junction box
  • Data cable (6')
  • Modular cable (100')
  • 2 black line anchors
  • Start board with hook-and-loop fastener

Learning Values

Science
  • Acceleration
  • Newton's third law
  • Data collection and analysis
Technology
  • Data collection
  • Testing/evaluation
  • Tools
Engineering
  • Iterative design
  • Data analysis and predictions
  • Timing circuits
Math
  • Aerodynamic computations
  • Calculating speed
  • Measurement (time and distance)

Specifications

  • Tools and Materials Required: Screwdriver and duct tape

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