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No child’s play: Remote-controlled cars burn rubber at racing event in city

COIMBATORE: Unlike the fondness remote-controlled cars you purchase from fancy retail outlets, the ones built through engineering scholars for a remote-controlled automobile racing event in the town on Friday had no glossy body to cover the interior combustion engines, covered in grease and mud.
Ten groups from engineering schools throughout Tamil Nadu, who participated in the Nitro RC Racingorganized as a part of Yugaman annual inter-college techno cultural festival of Kumaraguru College of Technology, had spent up to Rs 1lakh every to make the cars.

“Most of the cars have been designed and built through the students. The event was performed to test the mechanical talents and skill of the future engineers,” stated Okay Akilan, student president of the Mechanical department of the varsity.

To check the stability of the cars, the participants needed to complete 3 rounds of 250m races, full of hurdles.

The event gave an opportunity to be told the concepts of mechanics and develop talents higher than a lecture room, stated S Sri Ranganthan, a member of the team from the College of Engineering, Guindy. “It took us one-and-a-half years to build the automobile. But, we spotted several mistakes and are operating on to mend them,” he instructed TOI. “We had spent Rs 1lakh to procure the interior portions. We will need more cash to improve it. We hope to take action with the prize amount.”

U Aravind Kumar from Sri Krishna College of Technology stated his team adjustments the design of their automobile in accordance with the terrain the place the competition is held.

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