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by billbillb
Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Colored Wheels - ??
Replies: 1
Views: 504

Colored Wheels - ??

Does anybody know if there are any sources for the new colored wheels that have been modified for high performance ?
by billbillb
Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:43 pm
Forum: Space Derby
Topic: Space Derby Autowinder Sources needed
Replies: 17
Views: 26838

Re: Space Derby Autowinder Sources needed

We ended up using the following: More Flying + less winding = more fun! An efficient labor-saver for all our "Just-for-Fun" models. Electric Winder operates on 2 AA batteries. Resettable counter lets you count winds, so you know exactly when to stop winding. Ideal for Ready-to-Fly kits, Build'N'Fly,...
by billbillb
Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:41 pm
Forum: Space Derby
Topic: Binder Winder plans are now available to purchase on ebay.
Replies: 5
Views: 12642

Re: Binder Winder plans are now available to purchase on eba

I do not have the binder winder plans. I was looking for them myself and could not find them. We ended up using the following: More Flying + less winding = more fun! An efficient labor-saver for all our "Just-for-Fun" models. Electric Winder operates on 2 AA batteries. Resettable counter lets you co...
by billbillb
Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:23 pm
Forum: Space Derby
Topic: Binder Winder plans are now available to purchase on ebay.
Replies: 5
Views: 12642

Re: Binder Winder plans are now available to purchase on eba

I would like to get the pland for the binder winder ? Please email me at trainbb@aol.com with the infomation.
Thanks
by billbillb
Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:32 pm
Forum: Raingutter Regatta
Topic: PVC Gutter Experience needed
Replies: 12
Views: 11080

PVC Gutter Experience needed

We are having our first raingutter this year and I would like to get some feedback from the Derby Talk world on how to best set these up to minimize problems. I have seen pictures of these set up on tables. Also I have seen them with a wood structure on the bottom and sides along the entire length o...
by billbillb
Wed Mar 07, 2007 12:59 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Axle Source Needed..
Replies: 3
Views: 1391

Axle Source Needed..

Does anybody have a good source for custom axles that are already polished and ready to use "right out of the box" ?
by billbillb
Wed Mar 07, 2007 12:36 pm
Forum: Space Derby
Topic: Fins & Hanger
Replies: 10
Views: 13807

Re: Fins & Hanger

I can speak from personal experience that I think fins are definitely needed if you end up building a very thin (walled) lightweight rocket. We sanded down both the interior and exterior of the rocket and it ended up being slightly more than 1/8 th inch thick all around. To keep the weight down, we ...
by billbillb
Wed Mar 07, 2007 6:52 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Race Management Software
Replies: 9
Views: 6432

Race Management Software

I am in the process of looking into buying a race management software package for our pack. We already have a 4 lane wooden Piantedosi track with a Micro Wizard Fast Track timer finish lane that displays the actual elapsed time. I am looking at Grand Prix Race manager, Derby master, and Race View. A...
by billbillb
Tue Oct 03, 2006 1:35 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Inexpensive Trophies source needed
Replies: 2
Views: 2055

Inexpensive Trophies source needed

Does anybody know of a source for inexpensive trophies for a budget challenged pack ? Mail order or Internet ?....we could even assemble them ourselves.
by billbillb
Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:27 pm
Forum: Cool Websites
Topic: Has anybody heard of NEBSRA ??? You will really laugh !!
Replies: 3
Views: 6349

Has anybody heard of NEBSRA ??? You will really laugh !!

I recently found this site while whick seaching for double elimination rules... http://www.nebsra.org/winners.htm NEBSRA = New England Belt Sander Racing Association... And some people thought we were a little bit different and had too much time on our hands ! I wonder if "This Old House" is a spons...
by billbillb
Thu Aug 31, 2006 2:52 pm
Forum: Raingutter Regatta
Topic: Wind Power - Younger Scouts vs. Older Scouts
Replies: 4
Views: 6532

Re: Wind Power - Younger Scouts vs. Older Scouts

Thanks for the reply. I like the idea of racing only within the ranks.
by billbillb
Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:36 pm
Forum: Raingutter Regatta
Topic: Wind Power - Younger Scouts vs. Older Scouts
Replies: 4
Views: 6532

Wind Power - Younger Scouts vs. Older Scouts

Has anyone figured out a way to help "equalize" the advantage(more lung capacity) the older scouts have when they are in the race for the pack championship ? Maybe use straws ?? In our past regattas, the den races have been fine, but when it somes to the Pack championship, the older kids appear to h...
by billbillb
Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:29 pm
Forum: Space Derby
Topic: Space Derby Finish Line Judging
Replies: 3
Views: 5786

Space Derby Finish Line Judging

Does anyone have any suggestions to help with finish line judging ? Does anyone make an electronic device to determine the winners like what is available for the pinewood derby tracks ? Thanks.
by billbillb
Wed Mar 08, 2006 6:26 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Debth of axle slots
Replies: 8
Views: 2672

Re: Debth of axle slots

From what I have read and been told, the deeper the axle slot the better. This will "lower" the whole car especially the center of gravity or center of mass. Just be sure not to lower it too much, it still needs to clear the center track guide. I think the min clearence standard rule is 3/8 of inch,...
by billbillb
Mon Mar 06, 2006 6:03 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Weight placement - from the top or from below ??
Replies: 13
Views: 5415

Re: Weight placement - from the top or from below ??

Terry,

Thanks for the help. Please expand on what you mean by "get the weight as far below the axle center-line plane as possible" ?

Thanks