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by Oddzilla
Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Misc parts for sale! No more derby's to run! :(
Replies: 0
Views: 9864

Misc parts for sale! No more derby's to run! :(

Pinewood derby tools and wheels for sale. Most of it is brand new and never used. All items purchased from from Derby Worx. If you have a pinewood derby coming up and in need of some tools, these will come in very handy! My son is not in Scouts anymore so I never ended up using most of these tools. ...
by Oddzilla
Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Basic starter template for new scouts and parents
Replies: 47
Views: 10310

Re: Basic starter template for new scouts and parents

But are they magnetic?

Our council checks all the axles at weigh-in with a magnet for the Grand Championship races.
by Oddzilla
Thu May 16, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Council
Replies: 17
Views: 2553

Re: Council

We had similiar issues with my sons car. Our Pack rules were much mroe restrictive than district and council. For the most part, it was anything goes as long as it wasn't more than 5 ounces. Canted, rail riders, super smooth wheels, extended wheelbases. 2 cars even had one of the front wheels in the...
by Oddzilla
Wed May 01, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Cutting your own pine blocks?
Replies: 31
Views: 3452

Re: Cutting your own pine blocks?

This is true, but for the majority of scouts and parents out there (especially new to the scouts) these things aren't even known or are thought of to be issues. While everyone with experiece would prefer a perfectly cut block, not everyone has those requirements or thinks about those requirements. I...
by Oddzilla
Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:05 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Cutting your own pine blocks?
Replies: 31
Views: 3452

Re: Cutting your own pine blocks?

A local pack in our area takes some steps to ensure that aftermarket blocks and pre-cut, pre-drilled bodies can't be used. They had a branding iron made up with their pack information on it. When they get the car kits, they brand the bottom (and top if scouts want to drill their own axle holes) of t...
by Oddzilla
Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Basic starter template for new scouts and parents
Replies: 47
Views: 10310

Re: Basic starter template for new scouts and parents

heh, I honestly did not notice I put titanium instead of tungsten. Yes, yes... Tungsten... :D :D Well, he made it to the grand championship for our council. He ended up taking second in rank for Webelos I and was edged out of first place by .0004 by another car if you can believe it. But, in the fin...
by Oddzilla
Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Basic starter template for new scouts and parents
Replies: 47
Views: 10310

Re: Basic starter template for new scouts and parents

Well, he came in 8th overall. Top 3 were all extended wheelbase with tungsten weights. The physics just wasn't on my sons cars side with a stock setup.

He did good, though. Had fun, took it like a boss was proud of himself.

That's all I can hope for.

:D
by Oddzilla
Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Basic starter template for new scouts and parents
Replies: 47
Views: 10310

Re: Basic starter template for new scouts and parents

Again, lightning in a bottle! My son made it to Districts this year for the first time and even though he first said he didn't want to go, we still signed him up. Just got back from the rank races and his car took 1st place in each of his races AND he at first got the track record for his rank and e...
by Oddzilla
Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: 6 oz car? May need some suggestions...
Replies: 2
Views: 718

Re: 6 oz car? May need some suggestions...

Just got the rules. It is 5 oz. Thought that was odd for a cub scout derby. :D

So no worries now. Onto the build! Well, info. It's all through email so we'll see how well the little guy does on it.
by Oddzilla
Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:36 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: 6 oz car? May need some suggestions...
Replies: 2
Views: 718

6 oz car? May need some suggestions...

A friend of mine asked for some help coming up with ideas for her sons car. From what she was telling me, her pack is allowing a 6 oz car this year for their derby. I'm having her confirm by getting the rules, but if in fact that is true, I'm not sure how to weight a car with an extra ounce to maxim...
by Oddzilla
Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Mid America
Replies: 163
Views: 15793

Re: Mid America

You can mail cars out for this? Sweet!
by Oddzilla
Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Swiss Army Knife Car
Replies: 21
Views: 4094

Re: Swiss Army Knife Car

That is truly creative! :D
by Oddzilla
Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: drathbun and son race results for 2013 Pack derby
Replies: 15
Views: 2654

Re: drathbun and son race results for 2013 Pack derby

http://www.momentsoflight.com/blog/gallery/2013_01_derby/DGR_9225.JPG The underneath side of my outlaw car, showing the tungsten weight placement. There were 28 cubes in front of the rear axle and 26 cubs in back. There is a tiny bit of lead tape added during check-in time to bring it up to exactly...
by Oddzilla
Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Pack Champion!
Replies: 4
Views: 759

Re: Pack Champion!

Awesome!
by Oddzilla
Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Our first 2 cars
Replies: 10
Views: 1981

Re: Our first 2 cars

Those are sweet!