Radio Controlled Model Cars - Combat & Obstacle Course.
A simple - but not easy - obstacle course for radio controlled model cars and in the
style of "Battle Zone Robots" cars ARE allowed to engage in combat with one another.




   




The model cars are available for Public Events.


The service is an event entertainment hired or sponsored to attend an event.




Please scroll down web page to see 'Hire Charge' information.



If interested in having the radio controlled model cars at an event, please contact the service.
E-mail:  AmazingFuncars@aol.com
also   info@amazingfuncars.co.uk
or
Tel:  01444 - 244701.
If no human reply, leave your name, number and best time to contact you.
You can ring any day of the week up until 9 PM.




Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/AmazingFuncars-1336161713119852/




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Vehicles in action

Small Arena - Six car set-up:





    Large Arena - Ten car set-up:                     Not something you see every day:

  

Click play to see video.
The cars getting to feel the force from a Shadow Trooper
(https://www.facebook.com/loantroopers or http://loantroopers.co.uk/)









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Main area of operation is in the Mid-Sussex area of West Sussex.
Burgess Hill, Hassocks, Hurstpierpoint, Cuckfield, Haywards Heath and Lindfield.
Location is about ten miles north of Brighton in the South of England.






ALREADY BOOKED DATES:
Once an event is booked, the date (and location if public event) will be listed here.
Currently there is only one arena available, so when a date is gone it's gone.


If there are no currently booked event dates, click the
'Previous Event Locations for One Year Back' button to see what types of events used the cars.



"Pending......" indicates a date is awaiting final confirmation from organiser.


















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= NO BOOKED PUBLIC EVENTS AT THIS TIME =


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HIRE OPTIONS AVAILABLE:
[ Winter 2017 - Spring 2018 ]


Charges displayed are for events within the normal ten mile operational area of the service.
Guide radius "Henfield, Staplefield, Scayne's Hill, Cooksbridge, Stanmer, Patcham, Fulking".
A travel charge would apply to other locations for the additional complete distance travelled.









BIRTHDAY PARTY:


88 (for One Hour of use)


The service's operator will be with arena. However, because of current child safety regulations,
there must be at least one adult, parent or guardian at or in sight of the cars arena at all times.
That person must not be connected in any way to the Amazing Funcars Service.




SET-UP LOCATIONS CAN BE:
Local Hall, Lounge, Sunroom, Garage or
large pre-existing rain protected covered position outside.


Detailed Overview Plan image for - SIX CAR - arena set is shown lower down page.






INSIDE building:
Service will arrive about forty-five minutes before and needs half-hour after event to clear.


Space for equipment set-up INSIDE building:
5.2 by 3.85 metres minimum must be ready before service arrives.
You need to allow for onlookers and a starting space of 6.2 by 4.85 metres is advised.





Free on-site parking must be available for the time required for service to attend an event.
YOU HAVE TO TELL THE SERVICE BEFORE HIRE DATE, if parking and walking distance
from service vehicle to arena set-up location is more than 15 metres.


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SCHOOL - PUBLIC EVENT:


No upfront fee. An 80% - 20% split of any income pays for the hire.


The usual charge for 'Pay to Play' is 2 for five minutes. But schools can ask for that to be 1 per go.

If free use is required, then the normal hourly hire fee has to be paid by event organiser or
a sponsor that the event organiser has asked to cover the hire of the radio controlled cars.

There is no set limit for event duration, but five hours is a usual maximum.



SET-UP LOCATIONS CAN BE:
Hall, Class Room, Outside On Grass or
large pre-existing rain protected covered position outside if on solid ground.


Detailed Overview Plan image for - SIX CAR - arena set is shown lower down page.






INSIDE building:
Service will arrive about forty-five minutes before and needs half-hour after event to clear.


Space for equipment set-up INSIDE building:
5.2 by 3.85 metres minimum must be ready before service arrives.
You need to allow for onlookers and a starting space of 6.2 by 4.85 metres is advised.






If set-up OUTSIDE ON GRASS using services shelter:
Service will arrive about an hour and a half before event and needs an hour after event to clear.


Space for equipment set-up OUTSIDE ON GRASS:
Minimum area for shelter is 8 by 6 metres and a height clearance of not less than 4 metres.
The at arena the service's vehicle is parked within the eight by six metre footprint.





Free on-site parking must be available for the time required for service to attend an event.
YOU HAVE TO TELL THE SERVICE BEFORE HIRE DATE, if parking and walking distance
from service vehicle to arena set-up location is more than 15 metres.


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PUBLIC EVENT - SIX CAR SET:


1.0 hour   = 100.

1.5 hours = 144.

2.0 hours = 188.

2.5 hours = 232.

3.0 hours = 276.

3.5 hours = 320.

4.0 hours = 364.

4.5 hours = 408.

5.0 hours = 452.

Additional Half-Hours can be added to original booked time once at event.
However, five hours is the maximum event use time.


The service cannot be sub-hired to another party. If it is, ALL parties will be invoiced
for the services usual hire charge plus the hire charge made by anyone sub-hiring.




The usual charge for 'Pay to Play' is 2 for five minutes. The event organiser has to collect money.
If there is no 'Pay to Play', then the services will allow free use of the cars.

The normal hourly hire fee has to be paid by event organiser or a sponsor
that the event organiser has asked to cover the hire of the radio controlled cars.



SET-UP LOCATIONS CAN BE:
Hall, Room, Outside On Grass or
large pre-existing rain protected covered position outside if on solid ground.


Detailed Overview Plan image for - SIX CAR - arena set is shown lower down page.






INSIDE building:
Service will arrive about forty-five minutes before and needs half-hour after event to clear.


Space for equipment set-up INSIDE building:
5.2 by 3.85 metres minimum must be ready before service arrives.
You need to allow for onlookers and a starting space of 6.2 by 4.85 metres is advised.






If set-up OUTSIDE ON GRASS using services shelter:
Service will arrive about an hour and a half before event and needs an hour after event to clear.


Space for equipment set-up OUTSIDE ON GRASS:
Minimum area for shelter is 8 by 6 metres and a height clearance of not less than 4 metres.
The at arena the service's vehicle is parked within the eight by six metre footprint.





Free on-site at arena parking must be available for duration of an event.
YOU HAVE TO TELL THE SERVICE BEFORE HIRE DATE, if parking and walking distance
from service vehicle to arena set-up location is more than 15 metres.


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PUBLIC EVENT - TEN CAR SET:


1.0 hour   = 148.

1.5 hours = 192.

2.0 hours = 236.

2.5 hours = 280.

3.0 hours = 324.

3.5 hours = 368.

4.0 hours = 412.

4.5 hours = 456.

5.0 hours = 500.

Additional Half-Hours can be added to original booked time once at event.
However, five hours is the maximum event use time.


The service cannot be sub-hired to another party. If it is, ALL parties will be invoiced
for the services usual hire charge plus the hire charge made by anyone sub-hiring.




The usual charge for 'Pay to Play' is 2 for five minutes. The event organiser has to collect money.
If there is no 'Pay to Play', then the services will allow free use of the cars.

The normal hourly hire fee has to be paid by event organiser or a sponsor
that the event organiser has asked to cover the hire of the radio controlled cars.



SET-UP LOCATIONS CAN BE:
Hall, Room, Outside On Grass or
large pre-existing rain protected covered position outside if on solid ground.


Detailed Overview Plan image for - TEN CAR - arena set is shown lower down page.






INSIDE building:
Service will arrive about two hours before event and needs an hour and a half after event to clear.


Space for equipment set-up INSIDE building:
5.2 by 3.85 metres minimum must be ready before service arrives.
You need to allow for onlookers and a starting space of 6.2 by 4.85 metres is advised.






If set-up OUTSIDE ON GRASS:
Service will arrive about two hours before event and needs an hour and a half after event to clear.


Space for equipment set-up OUTSIDE ON GRASS:
Organisers pre-existing weather protected shelter big enough for arena and those using the cars.
You need to allow for onlookers.
The at arena the service's vehicle is parked near to the shelter location.





Free on-site at arena parking must be available for duration of an event.
YOU HAVE TO TELL THE SERVICE BEFORE HIRE DATE, if parking and walking distance
from service vehicle to arena set-up location is more than 15 metres.


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HOW TO REQUEST THE CARS FOR EVENT:


BOOK:
If interested in having the radio controlled models at an event, please contact the service.
E-mail: AmazingFuncars@aol.com or Tel: 01444 - 244701. You can ring any day of the week up until 9 PM.




Book in advance. The service will accept bookings months in advance, if you know an actual date.
A date maybe available when looking at this website one day and the date gone by the next day.




Please email service a request to hire the radio controlled cars as a written record,
even if you have indicated over the telephone you wish to use the cars.

When sending information, do include the date and time of event.
Indicate the hire option you want to use from the list above.
Add any information you think the service may need to know.




Once the service has the event information, date and time,
you will be contacted to confirm if cars are available for the event.
For Public Events:
Sight of the usual required documents is sent as part of the service's email confirmation
and printed copies will arrive with equipment, the printed copies may be kept if required.

Depending on hire option requested. You will be sent an invoice by e-mail for payment.

Payment for hire can be made using a cheque or on-line.
A booking is only booked once a payment has been accepted by the bank,
generally banks take up to a week to clear personal cheques.










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COMBAT ARENA:


Example images of arena set-up.



The combat arena is fully enclosed so the cars cannot escape.
The floor of the arena is made of woven nylon and under that is
an 9 mm thick soft foam underlay attached to a ground sheet.



SMALL ARENA - SIX CAR SET - CLASS ROOM SIZE:

Small Arena    Small Arena






LARGE ARENA FOR TEN CAR SET:


Arena Inside 3.7 by 2.8     Arena Inside 3.7 by 2.8



Arena in the dance/drama studio at a school.                                 Can be placed in a corner or next to a wall.






The lower section of arena is woven nylon to allow operators to see action right up to the side wall and
a tall fine plastic mesh surrounds the arena to hinder anyone trying to reach into and touch the cars.
The zone at end is for attendant, chair and transmitter table.










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INSIDE LOCATION:

(arena position must be as level as possible)

It is possible to make some adjustment, such as non-use of one or two sides which could be near a wall.
This can allow the set-up to fit into a slightly smaller space.





Overview Plan for - SIX CAR - arena set:



Arena Plan View Set-Up Zones




####  SMALL ARENA - INSIDE USE REQUIREMENTS  ####


The service needs at least thirty-five minutes before an event for unload & assemble and up to
thirty-five minutes after to dismantle & remove equipment, this is included in the hire charge.


YOU HAVE TO TELL THE SERVICE BEFORE HIRE DATE
if parking and walking distance from service vehicle
to arena set-up location is more than 15 metres.


Also. There should be a parking and remain position available for duration of event,
as near to a building entrance where the final arena position will be located.







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Overview Plan for - TEN CAR - arena set:
TEN CAR ONLY FOR USE INSIDE BUILDING OR PRE-EXISTING LARGE MARQUEE



Arena Plan View Set-Up Zones




####  LARGE ARENA - INSIDE USE REQUIREMENTS  ####


The service needs at least one and a half hours before an event for unload & assemble and up to
one hour and a quarter after to dismantle & remove equipment, this is included in the hire charge.


YOU HAVE TO TELL THE SERVICE BEFORE HIRE DATE
if parking and walking distance from service vehicle
to arena set-up location is more than 15 metres.


Also. There should be a parking and remain position available for duration of event,
as near to a building entrance where the final arena position will be located.

The requirement to be as close as possible to the set-up point is due to the fact the combined
weight of the arena set-up for inside use is OVER 100 KG in weight and it all has to be moved.









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OUTSIDE LOCATION:

Example image only, actual arena set-up maybe different.
(arena position must be as level as possible)


Small Arena Shelter Set Up



The photograph above shows shelter with sides which can be fitted for weather conditions.


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If an event organiser already has a ready to use all weather outdoor shelter or covered area
which is big enough to contain the radio controlled model car's arena and all expected guests,
that is fine and the equipment will be set up in that location.

Please inform the service before the event if you will have a sufficiently sized shelter in place on the day.




The arena shelter is used for outdoor events, even in summer to help
protect model cars and operators from the sun and any passing bad weather.
The preferred set-up location is grass, to be able to anchor the shelter.
Side sheets are placed if necessary on a sun or rain side of the shelter, to protect cars and operators.
If wind speed is too high for safe use of the shelter,
the cars CANNOT be used unless there is an inside option for set-up.





The "FRONT" as such for the shelter is one of the shorter sides, it can however be positioned with either the longer
or shorter side facing towards the view of the general public or to fit the position in a layout at an event.



Actual arena shelter size Long Side 4.5 metres by Short Side 3.0 metres by height 3.4 metres,
plus anchor points which add an additional 3 metres to long and short sides.
The minimum space required, including service vehicle parking, is Long Side 8 metres by Short Side 6 metres





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####  OUTSIDE USE REQUIREMENTS  ####


Minimum area for shelter is 8 by 6 metres and a height clearance of not less than 4 metres.
The at arena the service's vehicle is parked within the eight by six metre footprint.

OUTSIDE EVENT
The service needs at least two hours before an event for unload & assemble and up to
two hours after to dismantle & remove equipment, this is included in the hire charge.
If the needed set-up and remove times are not possible,
then a period within the event's running time could be used so that the before use set-up
happens near to event opening and pack away was completed before event closed.


Charges cover the 'At Service Vehicle' location, unload/assemble/dismantle/remove or to
and from an arena position within 15 metres of parked service vehicle on a level access route.
Normally on fields, at arena parking and remain for duration of event is required.

The requirement to be at the set-up point is due to the fact the combined
weight of the arena set-up is OVER 100 KG in weight.











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Shown here: Example vehicle set.
tenCarSet1.jpg

Each Vehicle Size (Approximate):
Inches: 9.5 long by 8 wide by 4.5 high.
      Centimetres: 24.5 long by 19.5 wide by 11.25 high.










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2.4 GHz Radio Control Handset.
eightCarSet1.jpg
Each controller has it's own timer to allow the vehicle it is operating to run for a specific time.
This is very useful for public events, as the operated vehicle will stop moving after the set time.










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When Model Vehicles Are In Operation:


The radio controlled models are only for use within a covered area to protect from rain.
A covered area is the services shelter, an event's weatherproof marquee or an indoors location.
If the service was not told to bring the shelter and none of the other options are available,
the service will NOT allow the radio controlled models to be used.










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Use and Age Group:


Any age can use the vehicles if able to operate the radio control transmitters.
However, in reality, a child under seven years may not have the hand eye co-ordination needed.



If service is hired by any group or organisation that falls under the current 'Safeguarding Act'
they must provide an approved person, who is not connected to the service, to be on site.


At private events there should always be a parent or guardian at the cars arena to
supervise children. The services attendant is only there to look after the model vehicles.










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VEHICLE POWER SUPPLY:


Vehicles are battery powered and have a limited battery charge run time based on use.


During long events.
It maybe necessary to stop use of a vehicle to do a battery/vehicle swap.




SPECIAL HIRE CONDITION FOR HOT WEATHER:
It is possible on very hot days where the cars arena area temperature exceeds 29C that the cars
internal overheat protection will activate and the use of the cars will need to stop for a short while.










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SERVICES INSURANCE COVER:


The service has five million pound Public Liability and ten million pound Employers Liability cover.


In the case of public events the employers liability is in place for those who
are assigned to help look after the radio controlled vehicles operation.


Sight of the usual required documents is sent as part of first e-mail contact with event organiser
and printed copies will arrive with equipment, the printed copies may be kept if required.










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Conditions Other:


Free on-site parking must be available for the service vehicle. If vehicle needs to be parked
away from the arena location, you must inform the service as charges will be applied.



On-site washing and toilet facility should be available for use by the services attendant.
You must inform the service if such a facility is not available and where the nearest one is.



Any indicated assembly/dismantle time is only that time if uninterrupted.
If the attendant has to keep stopping to answer questions, the times can increase to a point
where you miss your 'Use Time' start time. However, the end of use time will still be that booked.





Hire Charge Conditions:


There MUST be free parking available for the service and the parking location needs to be near to where
the arena set up is to be used. YOU MUST inform the service before the event if there is need to move
equipment any distance. If moving has to be done there is a charge and a lot of additional time for
set-up and removal will likely be required.

^Forming part of the overall first hour hire fee there is an equipment preparation fee of 60.
This fee is NOT refundable if the equipment arrives at the event but is then not possible
to use if that reason for that non-use is due to the event organiser not complying with
requirements shown on this web page. If the event is outside and the organiser indicated
there was a weather proof covered area large enough to contain the model cars arena set-up and
guests, but not actually having such a location available, is a failure to comply with requirements.

Once equipment is in place and operations start, no refunds of any kind are payable. See * below.

An additional "Use Time" charge to stay at event once first hour has passed
can be in half or full hour slots. However, the maximum "Use Time" for any event is six hours.

^^If any additional part of a first half-hour is requested, a WHOLE HALF-HOUR fee will be charged.

^^^A WHOLE HOUR will be charged for any additional part of a last half of an hour within a full hour.

The hire fee covers the event time wanted for use of the model vehicles and any other information
included on this web page will form part of any condition of hire.
It is best to print this web page for your record of content.

Remember.
In addition to any time needed to move equipment to and from service vehicle.
There must be access to event at least two hours before event time to set up,
and up to two hours after to dismantle equipment. Example... Event time 14:00 to 16:00,
requires access from 12:00 to 18:00 minimum.










*Refund Condition:


An event must not be dependent upon the appearance of the model vehicles
or the ability to use them at time of event.


If the service is unable to arrive at event, then a full refund is made of any fee paid.
Reasons for non-arrival can be as simple as a traffic jam during Bank Holiday days, or anything
outside the control of the service. If a situation occurs where the operation of the radio
controlled cars has to be terminated early for technical reason, then a part-refund is available
for what would have been the remaining "Use Time".

Refunds in general can only be made if a fee was actually paid in the first place to have
the service appear at an event and indicated refunds will be the normal and only redress.










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Domain address: AmazingFuncars.co.uk

General e-mail address: AmazingFuncars@aol.com

Owner of service: Mr. Martin Ratcliffe



Contact Telephone Number: 01444 244701.
If no human reply, leave your name, number and best time to contact you.
You may ring service up to 9 PM any day of the week.


(Web page updated 09 December 2017 at 14:00 GMT)



The service was previously available as BattleZoneRobots.co.uk
operating from 1997 onwards










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