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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Post by r00ki316 » February 3rd, 2012, 5:31 pm

I'm supervising this event and am curious as to the exact intent of the Center Line Bonus wording for purposes of scoring.
My gut instinct tells me the qualification should be based on the entire duration of the run but the text seems to indicate otherwise:

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"A Center Line Bonus of -20.0 points is awarded if ... while the vehicle travels between the start and finish line as determined by the Measurement point."

So is this saying that if a vehicle veers such that the Center Line is no longer between the vehicle's track after the measurement point has passed the finish line, it still receives the bonus?

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Post by Builder9 » February 4th, 2012, 9:02 am

Are there any size limitations or requirements for the mousetrap cars? I let someone borrow my rules sheet and I haven't gotten it back yet. Thanks :?:

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Post by chalker » February 4th, 2012, 12:36 pm

r00ki316 wrote: So is this saying that if a vehicle veers such that the Center Line is no longer between the vehicle's track after the measurement point has passed the finish line, it still receives the bonus?
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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Post by chalker » February 4th, 2012, 12:37 pm

Builder9 wrote:Are there any size limitations or requirements for the mousetrap cars? I let someone borrow my rules sheet and I haven't gotten it back yet. Thanks :?:

yes <1m long and <.35m wide

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Post by Builder9 » February 4th, 2012, 7:46 pm

chalker wrote:
Builder9 wrote:Are there any size limitations or requirements for the mousetrap cars? I let someone borrow my rules sheet and I haven't gotten it back yet. Thanks :?:

yes <1m long and <.35m wide
Thanks for your reply, I see it now on the scoring sheet.

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Post by mousetrapfury » February 5th, 2012, 12:02 pm

Hey what would be the best way to keep the chasis and wheels from sliding around :?:

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Post by mousetrapfury » February 5th, 2012, 12:03 pm

Please help me :cry: thank you if you reply :mrgreen:

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Post by SirBobo » February 5th, 2012, 5:54 pm

Do you mean your axle is moving around?
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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Post by chalker » February 5th, 2012, 9:36 pm

mousetrapfury wrote:Hey what would be the best way to keep the chasis and wheels from sliding around :?:

Without more of a description of your problem, it's hard for anyone to help you. That said, I suspect what you need are some sort of bearings to hold the axles to the chassis.

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Post by Wongio123 » February 6th, 2012, 6:36 pm

Are you allowed to have two mousetraps this year or just one

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