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by masterhat
April 11th, 2011, 9:27 pm
Forum: 2011 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Illinois C Poll
Replies: 13
Views: 1737

Re: Illinois C Poll

I think IMSA could surprise a lot of people! New Trier is a shoe in for the state championship. But I don't think anyone can rule out Adlai! I think it's definitely down to those three :) But anything can happen at state so who knows! I take it then that you go to stevenson, and you really shouldn'...
by masterhat
January 11th, 2011, 5:58 pm
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Mousetrap Vehicle C
Replies: 441
Views: 48781

Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

You could use wood glue to keep the bearings in place. You might be able to find something similar online if you search for "bearing housings". I tried searching on Google as you indicate, but I think I'm too clumsy. Could you post a link? You're right, I can't find anything that looks exactly like...
by masterhat
December 7th, 2010, 5:46 pm
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Mousetrap Vehicle C
Replies: 441
Views: 48781

Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

Have you checked out http://scioly.org/wiki/Mousetrap_Vehicl ... 010_Design ?

It's pretty helpful and can be easily modified for this year's rules.
by masterhat
November 1st, 2010, 9:24 pm
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Mousetrap Vehicle C
Replies: 441
Views: 48781

Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

so im assuming that the lightest car would be the best one possible, right? (but does that mean the smallest one is the best?)
Not necessarily. A light car might not have enough traction and could skid.
by masterhat
October 1st, 2010, 2:04 pm
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Mousetrap Vehicle C
Replies: 441
Views: 48781

Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

Take a look at this . I'm not too sure one the idea of having using string as a brake especially for this event. String never will spool exactly as you want it to, even if you have threads to guide the string as it transitions from on axel to the next there in a large uncertainty if that will happe...
by masterhat
September 9th, 2010, 5:02 pm
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Mousetrap Vehicle C
Replies: 441
Views: 48781

Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

packer-backer91 wrote: The the floor can make a big difference, to overcome this for state I went as far to find the slope of all of the gym floor [NOT fun], so if anyone ever wanted to know the direction a ball would roll at Michigan States IM West main gym I could tell you with a good degree of c...
by masterhat
August 31st, 2010, 1:29 pm
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Mousetrap Vehicle C
Replies: 441
Views: 48781

Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

@starpug

Feel free to do that especially if you think that it will keep the formatting of the wiki more consistent.
by masterhat
August 31st, 2010, 11:58 am
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Mousetrap Vehicle C
Replies: 441
Views: 48781

Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

Hey guys, I just posted a really long article in the Mousetrap Vehicle wiki entitled "A Design from 2009-2010". Check it out and tell me what you think I should improve on. I don't know how this compares to this year's rules but it should give you all a good start. I don't know how to add pictures ...
by masterhat
August 30th, 2010, 9:02 pm
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Mousetrap Vehicle C
Replies: 441
Views: 48781

Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

Hey guys, I just posted a really long article in the Mousetrap Vehicle wiki entitled "A Design from 2009-2010". Check it out and tell me what you think I should improve on. I don't know how this compares to this year's rules but it should give you all a good start. I don't know how to add pictures t...
by masterhat
August 27th, 2010, 5:34 pm
Forum: Helicopters C
Topic: Designs and Kits
Replies: 117
Views: 29032

Re: Designs and Kits

I seem to think that the Parlor Copter kit sold here: http://www.a2zcorp.us/store/Category.as ... er+Powered is a pretty good design. Might have to modify it though for size requirements in the rules.

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