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Doc Fizzix Basic Kit II Mousetrap Racer
 
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LXTCZ8
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NOTES FROM OUR TECH DEPARTMENT
        Designed for both speed and distance, this is the Basic Kit II
                Mousetrap Powered Racer Kit from Doc Fizzix.
        The Basic Kit II has all the features of the Basic Kit but adds
              adjustable steering and reduced friction bushings.

FEATURES: Easy-to-wind and snag-free string release system eliminates tangles and snags for increased performance Pre-cut and drilled balsa wood frame Uses lightweight low inertia DVD/CD layers for wheels Travels distances from 35 to 65 meters (82 to 147 feet) Reduced friction bushings increase the model's efficiency Adjustable steering allows the model to travel in complete circles of almost any radius (can also be set to travel in a straight line) Can be assembled in less than 30 minutes for most first time builders

INCLUDES: Two Long Pre-Drilled Balsa Wood Side Rails (15-1/2" x 1-1/2") Two Short Pre-Drilled Balsa Wood Side Rails (2-1/2" x 1-1/2") One Long Balsa Wood Deck Top (7" x 3") One Short Balsa Wood Deck Top (2-1/2" x 3") One Balsa Wood Swivel Support (1-1/2" x 2-1/2") One Brass Tubing Lever Arm (12" x 1/8") Two Brass Tube Axles (6" x 3/16") Eight Rubber DVD/CD Spacers Four DVD Wheels Four Metal Thrust Washers One Zip Lock Axle Hook One 36" long piece of Kevlar String One Victor Brand Mouse Trap One Plastic Bolt and Nut One Top Secret Construction Guide and Performance Tips Sheet

REQUIRES: CA Glue and Needle Nose Pliers

SPECS: Length: 21" (533mm) Width: 6" (152mm) Lever Arm Length: 12" (305mm)

COMMENTS: What is a mousetrap powered car and how does it work? A mousetrap-powered racer is a vehicle that is powered by the energy of a wound up mousetrap's string. The most basic design is a follows One end of a string is tied to the tip of a lever arm that is attached to the mousetrap's "snapper arm". The other end of the string has a loop that is designed to catch a hook attached to a drive axle. Once the loop is placed over the axle hook, the string is wound around the drive axle by turning the wheels in the oposite direction to the vehicle's intended motion. As the string is wound around the axle, the snapper's lever arm is pulled closer to the drive axle causing the mousetrap's spring to wind up & store energy. When the drive wheels are released, the string is pulled off the drive axle by the mousetrap causing the wheels to rotate. kpm11/07/2007

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6917 WEST 59TH ST
CHICAGO, IL 60638

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