They call that the “storm” model. It’s a bit tricky to get it set up properly. If you follow the directions and string the axle through the holes you should be able to get enough friction to hold it in a raised position. The black cross pieces will be about ” above the field surface. As the setup instructions say it’s an “unstable” model and doesn’t take much to spring it and send the wheel rolling.

 

Also, as someone else mentioned there are two changes to the models that were made after the field mats were printed. These are both called out in the setup instructions but you have to pay attention. They affect the Ice Sheet and the Flood Gate. The field setup instructions tell you how to handle this.

 

Glenn in Ashburn

 

From: First Lego League Discussion [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Sonya Shaver
Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2008 10:18 AM
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Subject: [VADCFLL-L] test levees

 

Good morning more experienced coaches!

I have a question about the "test levees" mission model.  We built it and thought maybe we had put it together wrong, but have checked and double checked, and it's right.  But it is very temperamental.  The flexible black pieces, that go between the connectors, don't seem bent the way they do in the picture.  My question is, should I try to mold them a bit to be curved in that direction?  And any suggestions for making it work better?

Thanks!

Sonya in Harrisonburg

 

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