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Question regarding the pre-loaded energy

Posted: October 7th, 2019, 7:01 pm
by vweers
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.

Re: Question regarding the pre-loaded energy

Posted: October 8th, 2019, 4:57 am
by builder83
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.

Re: Question regarding the pre-loaded energy

Posted: October 8th, 2019, 5:44 am
by cool hand luke
can you rephrase your question? I'm not seeing how wrapping a string could provide energy.