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R/C Pedal Car

Noooooo! Not into the road!
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Many kids master the art of pedaling before they develop a healthy respect for danger. It's not always possible to chase them down before they careen into a screen door, glass panel or into the path of a bus.

I propose a simple fail-safe R/C brake that would prevent Jr from getting too far (outside radio range) and would instantly stop him/her in moments of parental terror.

The transmitter would probably be on a belt clip with a rip-cord type switch.

FloridaManatee, Jul 05 2003


       I imagine this would not be a locking-type brake. Nothing like stopping junior after he has a chance to drive into the exact centre of the road, and then forcing him to stay there till you get him.
Cedar Park, Jul 05 2003

       If it is used as a wireless fence it will be automatic. The brakes engage before they go into the road. +
Shz, Jul 05 2003

       Yes, I like the wireless fence method too. +
sartep, Jul 05 2003

       Wireless fence... don't these normally employ mild electric shocks?
FloridaManatee, Jul 05 2003

po, Jul 05 2003

       [FM] - On dog collars that’s true. I’m suggesting that the transmitter be in a fixed position (with adjustable wattage) while retaining your emergency rip-cord belt attachment. No zapping - only stopping.   

       As described, your child’s range of motion is limited by your proximity to them. If you’re standing closer to the street, they can pedal into the street. Chasing them will increase their potential distance. Pulling the cord once they have done so leads to [Cedar Park]’s scenario.   

       I think the main transmitter should be stationary, maybe a clip on for railings or something.
Shz, Jul 05 2003

       //Wireless fence... don't these normally employ mild electric shocks?//
You say that like it's a bad thing.
thumbwax, Jul 05 2003

       and you say that like saying that is a bad thing is a bad thing.
bristolz, Jul 05 2003

       and you say... oh never mind.
RayfordSteele, Jul 05 2003


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