• Question: im making a fan buggy at school (it run by a motor which is attached to a fan)it very good but it wont move the fan does work but it just doesnt move .is there any way to make the motor run faster? thank u i wish u could both win

    Asked by taku11 to Mike, Suze on 23 Jun 2011.
    • Photo: Suze Kundu

      Suze Kundu answered on 23 Jun 2011:

      Hi Taku!

      Have you made the buggy as small and as light as possible?

      Maybe you cound attach two fans to the motor in parallel, or boost the battery power?

      Or how about changing the grip on your buggy’s tyres, as maybe they are too grippy, or not grippy enough?

      Is the buggy fairly streamlined, or bulky?

      Maybe you could spread the weight of the buggy over a wider area over the wheels?

      I’m not great at these things, as it’s all mechanics! Let me know if any of these ideas have worked though, and I’ll keep thinking! Let us know if you get it moving.