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by iflytii
Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: 1 of 4 painted
Replies: 9
Views: 1783

Re: 1 of 4 painted

Wow! Those look fantastic!!!
by iflytii
Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Axle prep...
Replies: 15
Views: 2389

Re: Axle prep...

Gtdhw, I think those might be a little off. These numbers are what I found when researching: American Standard (Grit) - Mesh - Micron 100,000 - 0-0.5 - 1/4 60,000 - 0-1 - 1/2 14,000 - 0-2 - 1 13,000 - 1-2 - 1.5 9,000 - 2-3 - 2.5 8,000 - 2-4 - 3 5,000 - 2-6 - 4 4,500 - 4-6 - 5 2,800 - 5-10 - 7 1,800 ...
by iflytii
Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: 2016 line up
Replies: 15
Views: 2475

Re: 2016 line up

Congratulations on the results! That's awesome the cars ran so close to each other too! .0007
by iflytii
Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Axle prep...
Replies: 15
Views: 2389

Re: Axle prep...

I've found up to 2500 pretty easy local at auto parts stores, 3000 in a few places. I ended up ordering some finer paper from Amazon Variety pack of traditional wet/dry paper - 3000, 5000, 7000: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00SD1A0J4?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00 I also pic...
by iflytii
Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: First build (in 40 years) - The Batmobile
Replies: 20
Views: 3447

Re: First build (in 40 years) - The Batmobile

The Batmobile cars look amazing iflytii! Happy to here that your fenders worked out okay! Thanks! We were sweating it a little on the fenders but they ended up working great. Cool boxes. Good luck! And all other things being equal, more weight in the rear (.5 oz) will win every time. Scrollsawer I ...
by iflytii
Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Fender Notch's.
Replies: 11
Views: 1784

Re: Fender Notch's.

We ran our cars at the test night last night and didn't have any issues with the fenders rubbing. Here is a photo of the under side: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v521/iflytii/Pinewood%20Derby%202016/Weights%20Compared_zpsc5ltwdar.jpg Probably could have just gotten away with either notching or ...
by iflytii
Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Axle prep...
Replies: 15
Views: 2389

Re: Axle prep...

What a great resource! Thanks for posting this! Our rules state you can remove material defects and sand/polish but we can not materially change the shape of either the wheels or axles. So we filed ours square, but I sure like that angled head... Are you using water in your sanding steps, or a chemi...
by iflytii
Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: New Logo - Need Feedback
Replies: 15
Views: 3216

Re: New Logo - Need Feedback

New logo looks good!
by iflytii
Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: First build (in 40 years) - The Batmobile
Replies: 20
Views: 3447

Re: First build (in 40 years) - The Batmobile

Those are two very cool Batmobiles! Love the 'black matte' vinyl car. Looking good...Can't wait to see how they'll do! Keep us posted! Scrollsawer Thanks! I have to hold my head in shame as Lucas' car beat mine at the practice test and tune tonight... :-P Got me by about a 1/2 a car length, which I...
by iflytii
Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: 3D Printed Mustang
Replies: 12
Views: 2508

Re: 3D Printed Mustang

Pretty cool. However, it just isn't the same as working the wood to build a car. It's very cool. And it's the technology that will revolutionize customized production. Anyone ever shove a pine block into a 5-axis CNC machine? I have a 3-axis machine I made that we considered briefly using for the b...
by iflytii
Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: First build (in 40 years) - The Batmobile
Replies: 20
Views: 3447

Re: First build (in 40 years) - The Batmobile

Looking good. I agree that shiny black can be pretty cool by itself! Thanks! Ended up leaving them black as we simply ran out of time to feel good about trying to shoot the chrome and get the cars stickered up. Lesson learned with paint choices. Never thought I'd see a Pinewood Derby car relaxing i...
by iflytii
Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Fender Notch's.
Replies: 11
Views: 1784

Re: Fender Notch's.

We haven't run ours yet so I'm interested in this too! We notched them about 1/8 flush out from the bottom,and then tapered them the rest of the way. Just using the ol' calibrated eye ball it looks like the first thing that will touch will be the wheel, but as stated this has not been on a track yet...
by iflytii
Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: 2016 line up
Replies: 15
Views: 2475

Re: 2016 line up

Nice lineup of cars! That blacktip is pretty darn cool!
by iflytii
Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: First build (in 40 years) - The Batmobile
Replies: 20
Views: 3447

Re: First build (in 40 years) - The Batmobile

Both cars are black but I grossly underestimated the time it takes Testers enamel to dry! Lucas' car will be fine but I don't think I'll be able to do the final chrome finish on mine, which is fine because the black looks pretty good IMO. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v521/iflytii/Pinewood%20Der...
by iflytii
Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: PWD box
Replies: 7
Views: 1331

Re: PWD box

That's a nice setup! My son and I started a box for slot cars and were thinking of doing the same for the PWD cars. Our time of occupying the kitchen/breakfast bar is coming to an end and we need to become more mobile. :-D