Mousetrap Vehicle B

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby bearasauras » December 30th, 2012, 2:36 pm

What problem are you having?

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby Beastybob12345 » December 31st, 2012, 11:08 am

Are Tomcat brand mousetraps the ones with the yellow cheese that you activate from the side? I though you can only activate it vertically?
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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby Daniel1224 » January 31st, 2013, 2:04 pm

Has anyone been to competition yet? I went to invitationals a few weeks ago, and the target point was centered on the track. Will it always be in the center, or can it be placed further left or right at competition?

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby bibblybo » February 2nd, 2013, 9:39 pm

Has anyone been to competition yet? I went to invitationals a few weeks ago, and the target point was centered on the track. Will it always be in the center, or can it be placed further left or right at competit
It is always centered. The people who did the event for us last year had a problem with that at regional competition, but when they went to the state competition, they had it figured out.

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby sjg8700 » February 2nd, 2013, 10:16 pm

This years car requires activating a trigger to start. Isn't that the plastic bait plate? Or is it something not already part of the trap?

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby A Person » February 3rd, 2013, 5:23 am

This years car requires activating a trigger to start. Isn't that the plastic bait plate? Or is it something not already part of the trap?
You need to have a pencil hit the part that a you would put cheese on.
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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby Beastybob12345 » February 3rd, 2013, 12:45 pm

This years car requires activating a trigger to start. Isn't that the plastic bait plate? Or is it something not already part of the trap?
You need to have a pencil hit the part that a you would put cheese on.
And you have to activate vertically.
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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby The Big Theory » February 5th, 2013, 12:19 pm

What kind of mousetraps work best for this event, I need to have help on what kind of mousetrap has most force and will go the farthest but of course stopping at the designated area.
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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby jingletek » February 5th, 2013, 9:38 pm

What kind of mousetraps work best for this event, I need to have help on what kind of mousetrap has most force and will go the farthest but of course stopping at the designated area.
well, you can't rely on the mousetrap itself to have exactly the right amount of power of course
Though i think any kind of mousetrap would be fine, I use victor and find it good, so maybe you could use that. And you don't need the trap to have the most power. I've found that it generally has enough force, though if you want to be sure you can use two mousetraps
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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby The Big Theory » February 7th, 2013, 10:11 am

Yeah i've been reading that different positions on the chassis would make the car go faster or slower. But i'm trying to make it so that it's easy to arm and send off and the Victor's for me take a little too long to arm, but thanks for the suggestion anyway!
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