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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

Postby mrsteven » April 18th, 2011, 6:33 pm

ya if you just go there before impound (or if not impound before you go) and bring tape/measuring tape and set up a track on the same surface. test so you know. thats what i always do, and ive never had a problem
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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

Postby illusionist » April 19th, 2011, 7:02 am

I might be able to do that. But as you can see by my sig, I have a lot of impounds, and a Wind Power test nice and early in the morning. I'm not sure how much time I'll have, but i'll try for it. Thanks.
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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

Postby mrsteven » April 19th, 2011, 9:06 am

I might be able to do that. But as you can see by my sig, I have a lot of impounds, and a Wind Power test nice and early in the morning. I'm not sure how much time I'll have, but i'll try for it. Thanks.
Trust me, I had all those impounds plus mission possible and help with the protein model.
There is time lol
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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

Postby ophiophagus » April 19th, 2011, 9:10 am

Well, there is no impound for mousetrap vehicle, so you can test/practice until its your time to actually run it for points.
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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

Postby illusionist » April 19th, 2011, 10:12 am

Are you sure about that? I'll have to ask coach if there is a change about the impound, like there was at regionals. Btw, cool sig ophiophagus.
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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

Postby mrsteven » April 19th, 2011, 10:54 am

Rules say no impound but IL state required impounding of all building events and materials at U of I competition
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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

Postby ophiophagus » April 19th, 2011, 11:21 am

I know there will be no impound for this event in Michigan because in addition to the rules explicitly stating that, you can look at this. There is an impound time for all building events but not for mousetrap vehicle.
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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

Postby Draylon Fogg » April 19th, 2011, 12:46 pm

it really depends on who is running the event because the rules say that this is an impound but every event we did had no impound
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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

Postby illusionist » April 19th, 2011, 1:38 pm

it really depends on who is running the event because the rules say that this is an impound but every event we did had no impound
Actually, the national rules say that there is NO IMPOUND for mousetrap. I really wish they would keep it consistent for future events...
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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

Postby ChrisYim » April 19th, 2011, 3:42 pm

what was the braking system? I'm just curious as to how it could have been a violation...
so it was a simple anchor-like design. as the mousetrap bar goes down, the hammer/anchor goes down and stops the vehicle...
but i feel so stupid, i dont see how i missed the rule stating "no part of mtv may touch the ground at any time except wheels and drive strings.."
(i also partly blame the regional people for not catching the construction violation)

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

Postby illusionist » April 19th, 2011, 4:19 pm

Oh okay, honestly though, don't you think it would have been easier just to go with the wingnut system? ;)
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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

Postby mrsteven » April 19th, 2011, 6:13 pm

Oh okay, honestly though, don't you think it would have been easier just to go with the wingnut system? ;)
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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

Postby bwy » April 20th, 2011, 3:34 pm

what was the braking system? I'm just curious as to how it could have been a violation...
so it was a simple anchor-like design. as the mousetrap bar goes down, the hammer/anchor goes down and stops the vehicle...
but i feel so stupid, i dont see how i missed the rule stating "no part of mtv may touch the ground at any time except wheels and drive strings.."
(i also partly blame the regional people for not catching the construction violation)
haha that's a lot of extra weight to carry

on a side note, troy's vehicle has been violating this rule (though not, of course, in the same way) for the past 2 years.
anyone going to nationals? do me a favor and look at their vehicle and bust them for me-- their lever bar thing always hits the ground because the front wheels are too small. that shouldn't be allowed since the only things that can touch the ground are the wheels and drive strings.
i wish the event supervisor would read the rules really carefully...

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

Postby illusionist » April 20th, 2011, 3:41 pm

I agree, someone who will be at nationals should say something about it. It isn't fair if they get that advantage, even if it is a minor rule...
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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

Postby bearasauras » April 20th, 2011, 3:56 pm

Yah I sure hope that the event sups would follow the rules as they're written in the manuals. Otherwise, it wouldn't be fair.


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