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by 19sawickin
January 4th, 2018, 12:09 pm
Forum: Mousetrap Vehicle C
Topic: Mousetrap Vehicle C
Replies: 602
Views: 113538

Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

One other thing, I noticed everyone on here has said to use fishing wire for the string. Is there any reason to prefer this over regular thread or some sort of reinforced quilting thread? I was having some issues where it seemed like my fishing line was stretching a tiny bit, thereby changing the n...
by 19sawickin
January 1st, 2018, 3:46 pm
Forum: Mousetrap Vehicle C
Topic: Mousetrap Vehicle C
Replies: 602
Views: 113538

Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

Is there anything in the rules that disallows our rod from hitting the ground when the vehicle stops? Our rod is a flexible metal so when our car brakes the rod keeps bending and hits the ground but bounces back up. This doesn't actually affect the run of the vehicle in any way, but the proctor at N...
by 19sawickin
December 30th, 2017, 3:25 pm
Forum: Mousetrap Vehicle C
Topic: Mousetrap Vehicle C
Replies: 602
Views: 113538

Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

How are people dealing with their mousetraps losing power over time? Is that a thing that people have been experiencing or only me? I'm just using the generic wooden ones with the red arrow thing painted on it, not the easy set ones. How often do you recommend changing out the mousetraps?
by 19sawickin
December 16th, 2017, 8:00 pm
Forum: 2018 Invitationals
Topic: Islip Invitational 2017 (LISO Invitational)
Replies: 36
Views: 9988

Re: Islip Invitational 2017 (LISO Invitational)

Based on the fact that they had very few placements in the single digits, I'd venture to say that Rustin did not bring their A team. If this isn't the case, I'm curious to see how they would improve throughout the season. But I'm probably right.
by 19sawickin
December 9th, 2017, 8:19 pm
Forum: 2018 Regionals & States
Topic: Ohio 2018
Replies: 206
Views: 43857

Re: Ohio 2018

Per Twitter, Mason took 1st and 2nd. Anyone have the rest of the scores? Wait which invite? I presume Sylvania-Northview Div B results: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1kn59wu6qbRYeXXU5_YRYiu8mzJSyjPM7QbLblj_U0eI Div C Results: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1DKo0oS9sg-ZYjypKTCy4CbcY...
by 19sawickin
December 3rd, 2017, 7:54 am
Forum: Mousetrap Vehicle C
Topic: Mousetrap Vehicle C
Replies: 602
Views: 113538

Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

How have people been overcoming having the string wrapping back around the axle once it runs out of string and the car is rolling on momentum? Have people just used so much string/such a long dowel rod/big wheels that the string never runs out before the braking mechanism engages at the target line?...
by 19sawickin
November 15th, 2017, 8:46 pm
Forum: Mousetrap Vehicle C
Topic: Mousetrap Vehicle C
Replies: 602
Views: 113538

Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

How do you recommend attaching the wheels to the axle? Don’t know the technical linguo, but I basically had these two plastic things sandwiching the CD and the axle could slide in. However, it’s not really secure. This was from a kit by the way.
by 19sawickin
November 9th, 2017, 1:54 pm
Forum: 2018 Regionals & States
Topic: Ohio 2018
Replies: 206
Views: 43857

Re: Ohio 2018

Has Ohio been trying to standardize their invitational/regional/state tournaments to more closely match the nationals schedule? I ask because PA has affirmed their commitment to doing just that this year, and Northview's schedule almost perfectly matches the PA State Tournament's preliminary schedu...
by 19sawickin
November 8th, 2017, 4:35 pm
Forum: 2018 Regionals & States
Topic: Ohio 2018
Replies: 206
Views: 43857

Re: Ohio 2018

Has Ohio been trying to standardize their invitational/regional/state tournaments to more closely match the nationals schedule? I ask because PA has affirmed their commitment to doing just that this year, and Northview's schedule almost perfectly matches the PA State Tournament's preliminary schedul...
by 19sawickin
May 2nd, 2017, 2:52 pm
Forum: 2017 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Pennsylvania 2017
Replies: 399
Views: 79026

Re: Pennsylvania 2017

I've edited the score sheet so that the scores are lined up with their corresponding school, and at the top of each column are acronyms for each event. Until they hopefully update the score sheet for a finalized version, I did this so everybody can have an easier time reading and understanding the ...

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