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by DerbyAddict
Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Car Plans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 18854

Re: Car Plans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BSA now has a book out full of designs, I have not purchased it or seen inside of it, but here is a link from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Pinewood-Derby-Designs-Patterns-Thorne/dp/0756632625/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1195068004&sr=1-1 The gentleman who wrote this book, Troy Thorne, is a Scou...
by DerbyAddict
Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:30 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Opportunity to provide Pinewood Derby to troops in Iraq
Replies: 12
Views: 6639

Re: Opportunity to provide Pinewood Derby to troops in Iraq

Greetings from Central Florida - GoBubbaGo asked me to post after our committee meeting. Just wanted to let you guys know that the Scouts and parents of Pack 241 of Deltona, Florida want our troops and the children in Iraq to have a Super-Good Pinewood Derby. We will be donating $250 toward the succ...
by DerbyAddict
Tue Mar 06, 2007 6:26 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Thank you all! Everlasting First Time Experience!
Replies: 8
Views: 2504

Re: Thank you all! Everlasting First Time Experience!

When we arrived the informed us the Father/Son derby was just for fun and they let my son enter both cars. But before check in another little guy we came with dropped his car and lost the axle. I offered him one from our 2nd car, but they found the axle. Thats what it's all about! Having fun and he...
by DerbyAddict
Wed Feb 28, 2007 6:19 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Showing Axle tips on a drilled car?
Replies: 4
Views: 3866

Re: Showing Axle tips on a drilled car?

festiva91 wrote:A dremel tool with the reddish stone pointy bit cuts to the axle tips pretty easily.
WOW! I thought I was the only one who used names like that for the Dremel bits....
by DerbyAddict
Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:58 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Derby in Iraq - pics
Replies: 28
Views: 13877

Re: Derby in Iraq - pics

Thanks Bubba, keep us informed as to when we can help support. I got some funds from my Pack and I will ask at my Church's Mens group also.
by DerbyAddict
Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:54 pm
Forum: Planning, Preps & Running the Race
Topic: Friday night test and tune...
Replies: 6
Views: 4514

Re: Friday night test and tune...

Not only did I convince the other leaders to have the test & tune, we are also having 2 workshops in March for the boys !! All the boys should have the right to have some derby fun and this should help those out that may not be able to get the help they need. Take Care, Lucky 13 Outstanding!! :clap...
by DerbyAddict
Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: Tracks
Topic: Church to borrow the Pack track for derby race
Replies: 8
Views: 3608

Re: Church to borrow the Pack track for derby race

We are going to do this for the first time this year. We are helping a Pack that is just starting out. One or more "approved / knowledgeable" people present, esp. for assembly / disassembly. Expected behavioral rules for participants (i.e. no kids jumping back and forth across track, etc.). Very imp...
by DerbyAddict
Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Bill's latest Patch Tuesday and GPRM
Replies: 1
Views: 2449

Bill's latest Patch Tuesday and GPRM

Randy, Any word on problems/issues with Bill's latest patches for XP Pro SP2 from this last Patch Tuesday (2/13/2007)? I know my company has had some issues with different programs and the patches. We had to roll back some machines to pre-patch. Just wondering, it seems this latest round is not play...
by DerbyAddict
Sat Feb 17, 2007 6:57 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Coriolis effect?
Replies: 41
Views: 14700

Re: Coriolis effect?

Has anyone measured or computed the Coriolis effect on a PWD car's path? Would it be enough to affect one's decision on which wheel to lift? Would the orientation of the track be a factor? Read this one as the first thing after waking up. All I have to say is: :lol: and :clap: Thank you Stan
by DerbyAddict
Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:09 am
Forum: Planning, Preps & Running the Race
Topic: District race open to the first 100 boys that sign up?
Replies: 10
Views: 4677

Re: District race open to the first 100 boys that sign up?

Why change what you have done in the past? Seems like a fair way to do it. Unless you can open the race to more racers it does not seem to make sense to change. Absolutely agree. We invite all boys to the District race. The original idea really seems to be going backwards. The point is to make the ...
by DerbyAddict
Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:54 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: A "True" Cubmaster Car
Replies: 8
Views: 3865

Re: A "True" Cubmaster Car

Judging from his reaction he was both surprised and honored to receive the car. I know I would be honored if I recieved that kind of memory. You did a great thing, something that will last the rest of his life, I'm sure. Might even be something his grandkids will see and want to get involved with S...
by DerbyAddict
Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:02 pm
Forum: Tracks
Topic: How to trick out a track?
Replies: 9
Views: 4771

Re: How to trick out a track?

PWD, Does the foam dampening help with more consistent times? I understand why you put it there, but does it have any benefit? We did this also with felt pads. We just ordered the upgrade from 3ln to 4ln and Steve is now including a foam pad on the start gate. I don't know if it helped with more co...
by DerbyAddict
Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:47 am
Forum: Tracks
Topic: How to tell if you have a "Slow" Lane
Replies: 16
Views: 11805

Re: How to tell if you have a "Slow" Lane

I knew I shouldn't have gotten into this thread.... Now my head is starting to leak.




Must... find... more..... duct..... tape.........
by DerbyAddict
Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:18 am
Forum: Software
Topic: GPRM rocks!
Replies: 5
Views: 3679

Re: GPRM rocks!

Yes we have a four lane. Last year we did 18 races per boy with 27 boys on a 3 lane track. 162 heats. We did it in well under 3 hours. We had a 45 second turnaround time (pin drop to pin drop). It keeps the boys moving. Even with a 1 minute turnaround your looking at just 3 hours for 30 boys (180 he...
by DerbyAddict
Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:15 pm
Forum: Tracks
Topic: Track Fairness
Replies: 5
Views: 3175

Re: How to tell if you have a "Slow" Lane

I would be more curious to see the differences from one lane to another for a single car. Or the average difference for say the top 10 cars. I would be curious about a single car stats also. Taking the top 10 car averages, while impressive, really just tells us that their average times were close. ...