Mousetrap Vehicle B

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Mousetrap Vehicle B

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby retired1 » September 20th, 2012, 9:30 am

Question: you can use two mousetraps, but you cannot modify the trigger. So, how can you hit both triggers at the same time with a pencil in the vertical position. Food for thought.

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby twototwenty » September 20th, 2012, 9:37 am

I believe that you would want to attach the triggers together so that the mousetraps spring in unison no matter what...granted, I have not seen the rules for this event and it has been three years since I thought much of it, but I think that's correct.

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby iwonder » September 20th, 2012, 4:21 pm

In the past we just tied the two mousetraps together and one trigger was able to hold both springs, so just don't set one of them and it should be fine.

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby retired1 » September 20th, 2012, 6:28 pm

Initial thought was it would initially give a lopsided pull, but it might not be too bad. A big plus is not having to try to latch both traps. My thumb only recently recovered from a snap last spring.

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby iwonder » September 20th, 2012, 7:56 pm

Actually, if you only use on rod for the string, it couldn't possibly be lopsided, now could it? ;)
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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby retired1 » September 25th, 2012, 2:39 pm

It could be for a short period of time as one side will pull further ahead of the secured side, even tho they are soldered together and have a joint kill bar extension.

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby hebblethwaite » September 25th, 2012, 8:32 pm

Do you guys have any advice on how to make a mouse trap go further and faster besides make it lighter.

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby Gemma W » September 26th, 2012, 3:42 am

Do you guys have any advice on how to make a mouse trap go further and faster besides make it lighter.
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Postby illusionist » September 29th, 2012, 2:31 pm

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