Question regarding the pre-loaded energy

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Question regarding the pre-loaded energy

Post by vweers » October 7th, 2019, 7:01 pm

In reference to the mousetrap vehicle, can the drive string be pre-wrapped around the drive axle? I'm wondering if that violates the 3.b construction parameter (no pre-loaded energy devices that provide kinetic energy for propulsion).

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Re: Question regarding the pre-loaded energy

Post by builder83 » October 8th, 2019, 4:57 am

vweers wrote:
October 7th, 2019, 7:01 pm
In reference to the mousetrap vehicle, can the drive string be pre-wrapped around the drive axle? I'm wondering if that violates the 3.b construction parameter (no pre-loaded energy devices that provide kinetic energy for propulsion).

Just clarifying -

Thanks.
I would think thats ok. I wind my drive string attached to the drive arm, but your team wraps the string and then connects it to the drive arm last correct? Just wrapping the string would provide no kinetic energy.

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Re: Question regarding the pre-loaded energy

Post by cool hand luke » October 8th, 2019, 5:44 am

can you rephrase your question? I'm not seeing how wrapping a string could provide energy.

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