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Running Mousetrap Vehicle

Post by ESBoi123 » January 27th, 2020, 1:53 pm

Hello!

I am running an invitational and I was generally wondering how wide/long the hallway needs to be for the event.

Also, any other helpful tips and information would be appreciated.

Thanks!
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Re: Running Mousetrap Vehicle

Post by knightmoves » January 28th, 2020, 7:40 am

ESBoi123 wrote:
January 27th, 2020, 1:53 pm
Hello!

I am running an invitational and I was generally wondering how wide/long the hallway needs to be for the event.

Also, any other helpful tips and information would be appreciated.

Thanks!
The target distance must be between 9 and 12 m. The hall should be significantly longer than the target distance so you can measure overshoots without having them stop at a wall. Similarly, you should have plenty of width so cars that don't go straight don't get "helped" by the wall. Ideal is a space marked out on the floor of something like a gym or assembly hall. Narrow corridors are bad because they funnel poorly-steered cars towards the target.

That said, if you have a corridor that's 3-4m wide, it's probably not too horrible to use it.

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