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by psycaz
Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:23 am
Forum: Derby Products and Services
Topic: Looking for a track in PA
Replies: 5
Views: 1875

Re: Looking for a track in PA

Welcome back Murph. Great to see you around again. Hope all is going great for you and the family.
by psycaz
Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: Derby Products and Services
Topic: Want to help..
Replies: 6
Views: 3302

Re: Want to help..

I went to look at the go find me page and it's been deleted...
by psycaz
Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Pinewood Derby World Championship
Replies: 33
Views: 8628

Re: Pinewood Derby World Championship

Randy, I've experienced the same thing. My sons second year in scouts, his best friend was forced to severely damaged their car as back then we had the no axle cant rule. Axle got bent after it was checked in but before the races started. The glue they had put on hardened that way. The car should ha...
by psycaz
Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:56 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Pinewood Derby World Championship
Replies: 33
Views: 8628

Re: Pinewood Derby World Championship

NYCracer, Good luck with your event. Sounds like fun. One question on the bent/canted axle rule. How do you currently enforce this? It's been my experience that using those slots, it's almost impossible to insert axles straight. We've had parents crack the wood putting axles in or have them go in on...
by psycaz
Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:08 am
Forum: Derby Products and Services
Topic: 93SRG axles back in stock at DerbyEvolution
Replies: 0
Views: 9934

93SRG axles back in stock at DerbyEvolution

Steve from DerbyEvolution wanted everyone to know he just received his latest shipment of the 93SRG axles. He's been out of stock for a bit but they're in now and ready to go.
by psycaz
Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: No Weight Allowed???
Replies: 26
Views: 5271

Re: No Weight Allowed???

I like the idea of using heavier woods and decorate with those.

Maybe a psuedo plank and child's name out of a much denser wood cut out and sitting on top?
by psycaz
Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: No Weight Allowed???
Replies: 26
Views: 5271

Re: No Weight Allowed???

The decoration aspect is the key. Call the car "Loose Change" and use coinage if allowed. If no decorations, find the heaviest kit you can. Cut it in two. First piece is a 1/4" slab to build the actual car out of. Drill your holes, everything. SEAL it very good with clear coat. Take the remainder an...
by psycaz
Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: 1 gram wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 2290

Re: 1 gram wheels

If you're talking the cnc/lathed BSA wheels, the only part of the wheel that may it may not be cut is the bore. All the other points of concern are cut by the various vendors. Derby Worx does ream the bores on their 1 gram BSA wheel, to .098 I believe. Who's are the best? I can't say anymore. I quit...
by psycaz
Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:53 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Tapering the nail head
Replies: 5
Views: 1882

Re: Tapering the nail head

I'll second the fact of flattening heads of axles using the axle press. I've done it, seen many a parent at our workshops do it too. Watched patents use the non beveled side and really flatten them. Don't get me started on the whole things of the DW tools being sold in the scout shops but using them...
by psycaz
Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:19 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Setup for Wood track at Districts??
Replies: 13
Views: 2812

Re: Setup for Wood track at Districts??

Try touching base with xanthrum, aka Greg Dawes. He runs the Mid America race out in Omaha. He might be able to steer you in a good direction locally.
by psycaz
Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: .37 oz block too light?
Replies: 15
Views: 3012

Re: .37 oz block too light?

As long as the body has enough strength, the lighter the better. It lets you put the weight where you want it.
by psycaz
Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Axles
Replies: 9
Views: 2333

Re: Axles

Pm Derby Evolution. He has them. They're listed on his website. Packages of 10. If you want more, I'm sure he'll be able to help you out.
by psycaz
Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:17 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Wotamalo District 2014 just went to [junk]...
Replies: 31
Views: 5638

Re: Wotamalo District 2014 just went to [junk]...

Usually this kind if change reflects a couple of possibilities. One is that they are concerned about a noticable drop in registrations and fear they aren't going to have a large enough turnout to cover costs. Second, on top of the first, there may be some thought that the scouts who didn't do well i...
by psycaz
Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:54 pm
Forum: Derby Products and Services
Topic: Performance Tracking Software
Replies: 35
Views: 7532

Re: Performance Tracking Software

Ability to record and analyze multiple timing sensors.
by psycaz
Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Wheel Bore Waxes
Replies: 8
Views: 3200

Re: Wheel Bore Waxes

Topspin, it's probably turtle wax bought by the gallon and sold for $10 per oz. ;) Noskills. PS I have no idea what it is but I bought some Red Red and I like my results this year. I am too much a a scientist to say much more than this bit of anecdotal evidence. I don't have the luxury of conductin...