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Mousetrap Vehicle B

Posted: August 14th, 2012, 11:00 pm
by Jim_R

Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Posted: September 20th, 2012, 9:30 am
by retired1
Question: you can use two mousetraps, but you cannot modify the trigger. So, how can you hit both triggers at the same time with a pencil in the vertical position. Food for thought.

Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Posted: September 20th, 2012, 9:37 am
by twototwenty
I believe that you would want to attach the triggers together so that the mousetraps spring in unison no matter what...granted, I have not seen the rules for this event and it has been three years since I thought much of it, but I think that's correct.

Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Posted: September 20th, 2012, 4:21 pm
by iwonder
In the past we just tied the two mousetraps together and one trigger was able to hold both springs, so just don't set one of them and it should be fine.

Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Posted: September 20th, 2012, 6:28 pm
by retired1
Initial thought was it would initially give a lopsided pull, but it might not be too bad. A big plus is not having to try to latch both traps. My thumb only recently recovered from a snap last spring.

Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Posted: September 20th, 2012, 7:56 pm
by iwonder
Actually, if you only use on rod for the string, it couldn't possibly be lopsided, now could it? ;)

Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Posted: September 25th, 2012, 2:39 pm
by retired1
It could be for a short period of time as one side will pull further ahead of the secured side, even tho they are soldered together and have a joint kill bar extension.

Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Posted: September 25th, 2012, 8:32 pm
by hebblethwaite
Do you guys have any advice on how to make a mouse trap go further and faster besides make it lighter.

Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Posted: September 26th, 2012, 3:42 am
by Gemma W
Do you guys have any advice on how to make a mouse trap go further and faster besides make it lighter.
Have you tried looking at the wiki? There is a lot of information to be found there.

Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Posted: September 29th, 2012, 2:31 pm
by illusionist