Mousetrap Vehicle B

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby _HenryHscioly_ » December 27th, 2012, 7:06 pm

I don't know which mousetraps would work best but I bought 4 packs of Victor's metal pedal snap trap and tested them.
At the edge of the hammer, about 4.45cm, lifted about 1/8" up, my kitchen scaled showed mostly from 300-400grams, one was 270, and another 500g.
and pulled all the way back, average of about 1200grams.

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby retired1 » December 28th, 2012, 11:59 am

I used a digital fish scale and had results from 1lb to 1lb 6 oz out of the same pack.
I do not like the metal trip. The plastic ones are easier (safer) to use (by me).
I checked several vector, tomcat and d-con. results were similar in range, so check what you buy.
NOTE--The more you use, exercise or play with the trap, the weaker it gets. Use poor ones first and save good ones for contests is my thought.

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby Beastybob12345 » December 28th, 2012, 2:09 pm

I used a digital fish scale and had results from 1lb to 1lb 6 oz out of the same pack.
I do not like the metal trip. The plastic ones are easier (safer) to use (by me).
I checked several vector, tomcat and d-con. results were similar in range, so check what you buy.
NOTE--The more you use, exercise or play with the trap, the weaker it gets. Use poor ones first and save good ones for contests is my thought.
That's a good idea. ;)
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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby ckssv07 » December 29th, 2012, 6:17 pm

What would you guys deem as a good score.

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby mousetrapfury » December 30th, 2012, 12:42 pm

me and my partner have been having problems with our sighting device and we were just wondering if you could help us
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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby bearasauras » December 30th, 2012, 2:36 pm

What problem are you having?

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby Beastybob12345 » December 31st, 2012, 11:08 am

Are Tomcat brand mousetraps the ones with the yellow cheese that you activate from the side? I though you can only activate it vertically?
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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby Daniel1224 » January 31st, 2013, 2:04 pm

Has anyone been to competition yet? I went to invitationals a few weeks ago, and the target point was centered on the track. Will it always be in the center, or can it be placed further left or right at competition?

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby bibblybo » February 2nd, 2013, 9:39 pm

Has anyone been to competition yet? I went to invitationals a few weeks ago, and the target point was centered on the track. Will it always be in the center, or can it be placed further left or right at competit
It is always centered. The people who did the event for us last year had a problem with that at regional competition, but when they went to the state competition, they had it figured out.

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby sjg8700 » February 2nd, 2013, 10:16 pm

This years car requires activating a trigger to start. Isn't that the plastic bait plate? Or is it something not already part of the trap?


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