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Doc Fizzix Double Trouble


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  • Model: 11-1718
  • 1 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Doc Fizzix

Turbo charged with two mousetraps for the twice the power and twice the fun
    this is the Double Trouble Mousetrap Powered Racer Kit from Doc Fizzix.

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 40 to 80 meters (131 to 262 feet) Twin mousetrap design for twice the power Can be assembled in less than 30 minutes for most first time builders

INCLUDES: Two Pre-Drilled Balsa Wood Side Rails (18" x 1-1/2") One Balsa Wood Top Deck (12" x 3") Two Brass Tubing Axles (6x3/16") One Brass Tubing Lever Arm (12" x 1/8") Four DVD Wheels Eight Rubber DVD/CD Spacers Four Metal Thrust Washers Two Victor Brand Mousetraps One Zip Lock Axle Hook One 36" long piece of Kevlar String 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.

This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 25 March, 2012.