Mousetrap Vehicle C

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

Postby cypressfalls Robert » January 3rd, 2010, 11:51 am

Yup that's the mousetrap.
Still, is that allowed? I mean, the rules do say one or two unmodified mousetraps.
i only have to bend it slightly and it's really unoticable, just try bending a little at a time, no more than 1-3 mm

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

Postby ktrujillo52 » January 3rd, 2010, 12:44 pm

Wait so the mousetrap vehicle does not have to go all the way back to the starting line? What if it only goes like 3 meters back? Sounds unfair.

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

Postby rockhound » January 3rd, 2010, 2:49 pm

Wait so the mousetrap vehicle does not have to go all the way back to the starting line? What if it only goes like 3 meters back? Sounds unfair.
It doesn't have to go back at all, but if it does not reverse you will get a bad score.

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

Postby ktrujillo52 » January 3rd, 2010, 4:08 pm

Yeah isn't that automatic tier 4? But what if it only goes back a few meters?

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

Postby rockhound » January 3rd, 2010, 4:10 pm

Yeah isn't that automatic tier 4? But what if it only goes back a few meters?
Tier 2, but that is still not good.

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

Postby ktrujillo52 » January 3rd, 2010, 4:10 pm

So you get penalized if it doesn't go all the way back

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

Postby rockhound » January 3rd, 2010, 4:15 pm

Yeah isn't that automatic tier 4? But what if it only goes back a few meters?
Tier 2, but that is still not good.
In response to your first question:
I meant it is Tier 2 not Tier 4, which still hurts your chances.

In response to your second question:
It just has to back up a noticable amount to be Tier 1.

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

Postby ktrujillo52 » January 3rd, 2010, 4:19 pm

It just has to back up a noticable amount to be Tier 1.

That was what I was wondering, thank you.

As for the tier thing, I got confused because the last people who built our mousetrap were tier 4, but I guess they had a building violation in there.

Man, I sure wish I had a copy of the rules. Well that's probably the only good thing about school starting tomorrow, that I will be able to get one...

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

Postby Pleiades » January 3rd, 2010, 6:19 pm

3.f means that the distance between the two axles has to be between 30.0cm and 34.0cm, correct? It seems to be outlined clearly, yet I keep questioning it.

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

Postby penclspinner » January 3rd, 2010, 9:51 pm

3.f means that the distance between the two axles has to be between 30.0cm and 34.0cm, correct? It seems to be outlined clearly, yet I keep questioning it.
Yes, you are correct


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