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by Gtdhw
Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: District results...
Replies: 4
Views: 1113

District results...

After 4 years of not placing higher than 3rd in our District race, I found DerbyTalk. After finding DerbyTalk, and all of the great folks, advice, & info, we managed the 1 2 sweep this year!! The best part was running the previous 4 year, 1st & 2nd sweeper, in the first race, and beating him! This w...
by Gtdhw
Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Lightnin's Simple Alignment Test
Replies: 9
Views: 1749

Re: Lightnin's Simple Alignment Test

Speedster wrote:I install the DFW and measure the height with a caliper. Remove the DFW and set the car height the same.

This is how we plan on doing our new district build in the next couple of nights, for our first try using this method.

Excellent info.
by Gtdhw
Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Our Pack Race Re-cap. The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly....
Replies: 8
Views: 1431

Re: Our Pack Race Re-cap. The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly....

Thinking about it a little more, I think the only thing that might have helped is if you would have stopped the racing earlier and called the kid out when he was throwing the stuff on the track. Then I would have likely shut down the open racing as soon as they would not stay in line. Sounds like y...
by Gtdhw
Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Confirmation of Rail Riding setup
Replies: 15
Views: 2367

Re: Confirmation of Rail Riding setup

Congratulations! Sweet looking car too!
by Gtdhw
Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Our Pack Race Re-cap. The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly....
Replies: 8
Views: 1431

Re: Our Pack Race Re-cap. The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly....

Aside from the racing, this how the rest of the evening went... Race is scheduled to be held from 6pm-8:30pm, with car registration starting at 5:30pm. In addition to the pwd race, it was decided that it would be a good idea to also hold the Blue & Gold banquet, at the same venue/time. Didn't sound ...
by Gtdhw
Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: reuse axles or wheels?
Replies: 5
Views: 924

Re: reuse axles or wheels?

Our cars stay 100% complete and get displayed. No reason really, but race ready at any time.
by Gtdhw
Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Our Pack Race Re-cap. The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly....
Replies: 8
Views: 1431

Re: Our Pack Race Re-cap. The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly....

Thanks! There were only two cars who had issues making it down the track. One was way too heavy behind the rear wheels, and ended up having to be run backwards to compete, the other was built for looks (he got there, just slow). All of the cars in the pics above, made it to the finish line with no i...
by Gtdhw
Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:24 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Our Pack Race Re-cap. The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly....
Replies: 8
Views: 1431

Our Pack Race Re-cap. The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly....

Going to break this up into two parts. Racing results, then....the rest to follow (most fubar scouting event that I've ever attended), lol. *Timing system refused to work (again this year), so it was tigers/wolves racing together with a run in each lane, the same with bears/webelos. Then run off's o...
by Gtdhw
Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:47 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: RACE DAY!!
Replies: 0
Views: 8309

RACE DAY!!

Time to kick off the 2016 racing season! :eager:

We are weighted, lubed, and ready to see if we learned anything this year! Our pack race is tonight...

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by Gtdhw
Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Thanks all, District results
Replies: 34
Views: 3632

Re: Thanks all, District results

Screw that guy, as he's a complete [censored]. As I've said before, and say every year, "A 100% Scout built car is just as sad as a 100% Dad built car". IMO, anyone who thinks different, has no concept of what the pwd is all about. A Dad knows his Scouts abilities and short-comings. With that info, ...
by Gtdhw
Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Shop ideas
Replies: 16
Views: 5335

Re: Shop ideas

You all are high tech, lol.

My biggest issue was getting the pieces loose, then mixed up. Came up with this out of frustration, a few sets of axles back. Been a game changer for me, lol.

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by Gtdhw
Sun Mar 13, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: First attempt at a ladder chassis...
Replies: 20
Views: 3277

Re: First attempt at a ladder chassis...

Wheels & axle prep up next....I know I could've been more "main-stream", but I just couldn't shake having some "show" in it as well, lol. Hopefully I found a good medium! http://i63.tinypic.com/16k12xf.jpg http://i65.tinypic.com/2lkz0og.jpg http://i66.tinypic.com/2cp9ggk.jpg http://i63.tinypic.com/s...
by Gtdhw
Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:04 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: First attempt at a ladder chassis...
Replies: 20
Views: 3277

Re: First attempt at a ladder chassis...

Ok, so for now, I put the stock wheelbase on the back burner, and this is attempt #2. Front weight pocket is still made tight for 2 rows, but early testing showed that the "extra" weight will need to be in the next pocket forward to get a 15g DFW weight (12g if all weight stays in the rear pockets)....
by Gtdhw
Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Straight running car
Replies: 15
Views: 2035

Re: Straight running car

Agreed on both Stan. This was just a first step since it was all sitting there in front of me at the moment. Next try, will be with a 4 wheel car and weighted. Probably with the ladder car that I'm attempting to build, once the weights come in.
by Gtdhw
Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Straight running car
Replies: 15
Views: 2035

Re: Straight running car

IF we were allowed to run bent axles, this is how we would've set up our straight runner (minus the steer) for our center-less track. Pay no attention to the car, lol. It has box fresh axles and wheels, as this was just an exercise to personally see the effect of negative front cant/straight rear wh...