terence.tan wrote:i think that rule 3h just means that some parts of the device cant fall off, so if the dowel is still moving with the device it should be fine.
Thats what I was hoping. Im trying to find something that outlaws shifting the dowel after starting, and aside from the fact that it is not completely in the spirit of the event, I'm drawing a blank. This would make the event trivial, you would just need to retrofit a winning car from last year with 3 gears and a long enough rack atached to the dowel. You could have the teeth of the rack cut off after 10cm so the gears push it out on the way forward, but not on the way back.