Catterline Cartie Construction Rules

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1.  Disclaimer

1. No expressed or implied warranty of safety shall result from publication of or compliance with this specification.

2. This specification is not a guarantee against injury or death to a participant, spectator or official.

2.  Dimensions

1. Cartie must not exceed 220lb in weight (not including the driver).

2. There are no limits to the size and width of the cartie, but the competitors' attention is drawn to the rules regarding the construction of the course (Competition Rule 8), and in particular the minimum width of the course.

3.  Wheels

1. Cartie must be designed to have at least four load bearing wheels. Each wheel must support at least 10% and no more than 50% of the cartie's unladen weight.

4.  Driving Position

1. The driver must be seated and forward facing.

5.  Design

1. Cartie must not have any parts to aid speed, for example (but not limited to) catapults, elastic bands, pedals, hamsters, motors, propellers, jet engines, balloons, pigeons, warp drives, teleporters, springs, KERS or anything else like that. It's not complicated. It's just a free wheel gravity powered cartie.

2. Cartie must not have any smoke or fire devices fitted.

3. Cartie must have an effective steering system. There must not be excessive free play, nor any characteristic tending to promote instability.

4. Cartie must have an effective braking system. The brakes must be capable of holding the vehicle on a dry horizontal road surface, when laden with driver and ballast, against a horizontal load of 500 Newtons (approx 51KgF). Brakes should be graduated and apply equally to both sides of the cartie.

5. Cartie must have a towing eye or similar point at the front where the brake test line can be attached.

6. It must not be possible for any part of the driver's body to become trapped in moving parts of the cartie (i.e. wheels, steering assembly, etc).

7. Cartie must have no loose parts or sharp edges.

6.  Scrutineering

1. Carties will be scrutineered two weeks before the event. Carties that pass may not then be substantially modified. Carties that fail may only make required changes. Modified carties will be required to pass a further inspection before they are permitted to take part in the time trial. Carties from teams that are based far far away from Catterline may request alternative scrutineering arrangements. Such requests will be negotiated on an individual basis and will be accommodated if at all possible.

2. Cartie must, in the opinion of the scrutineers, be safe, soundly made and robust enough to compete up to 3 times. It must not pose an unreasonable threat to the driver, other team members, event officials, members or the public, any property or animals in the vicinity, the environment or world political stability.

3. Carties that the scrutineers believe to be safe and fit to take part but which do not meet all of the construction criteria may, at the scrutineers' discretion, be allowed to take part. Such carties will only be eligible for the non-race prize(s).

4. The scrutineers' decision is final.

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