Description:Just one of the secrets to building a record-setting long-distance mousetrap racer is gearing. With mousetrap powered vehicles the gearing can be controlled by changing the length of the mousetrap's lever arm and/or by changing the size of the drive wheel. Longer lever arms allow for more string to be pulled from the drive axle and translate into a greater pulling distance. The down side to using a long lever arm is that long lever arms tend to bending under the large force of the mousetrap's spring causing the system to loose energy at the start of the run. The Super-Long Lever Arm set will build a super strong lever arm that is guaranteed not to bend at the start of the run so that your vehicle can maximize its energy output into maximum distance. This is a 10-pack of long lever arms, order as many sets as you need for your next large group activity.
- will not bend
- cut to any length
How it works:Two long balsa rails are glued together to form a "T" bar, the "T" bar is attached to the mousetrap's existing lever arm using a brass coupler. A string is tied to the other end of the lever arm using a second coupler. The shape of the lever arm gives it incredible strength so that it will not bend even under high loads. This long lever arm kit is designed to build a 36-inch lever arm that can easily be cut to any length in order to fit any size mousetrap project.
Bulk Order Specials:Bulk order special items are bundled together in one package in order to eliminate the packaging cost when retail type packaging is not necessary.
Includes the following:
- 20x 9-inch balsa sides
- 30x 18-inch balsa sides
- 10x 72-inches of Kevlar string
- Step-by-step plans with performance tips and tricks
- Super glue
Weight : 1.0 oz.
*Kits require assembly, actual results will vary, glue and tools not included.
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