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by MaxV
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Derby Products and Services
Topic: New Products and Special Offers from Maximum Velocity
Replies: 0
Views: 182

New Products and Special Offers from Maximum Velocity

It's September, and time to smell the pine again. That's right, it's pinewood derby time. We at Maximum Velocity are pleased to introduce our new pinewood derby products. You can see all of our new products by clicking on this link: New Products Here are a few highlights: http://www.maximum-velocity...
by MaxV
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Electronic starters
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Re: Electronic starters

I use a starter from newdirections.ws (the Judge, John Shreffler). He has versions for most tracks, and they are well under $200.
by MaxV
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: MaxV wheels and oil
Replies: 6
Views: 350

Re: MaxV wheels and oil

You can use either Krytox 100 or NyOil with the MV Wheels/axles, but it is really easy to overdo it with NyOil. But in any case, make sure that oil is not running down the side of the wheels, or you will really foul up the track. Just one drop is all that is needed.
by MaxV
Tue May 09, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Derby Products and Services
Topic: Pinewood Derby Inventory Clearance Event - May 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 506

Pinewood Derby Inventory Clearance Event - May 2017

Now that the 2016-17 Pinewood Derby season is coming to a close, Maximum Velocity is offering you an opportunity to prepare for the next racing season with great deals on many products including tungsten, discount blocks and kits, and a 10 percent discount on all purchases. Specifically, we are offe...
by MaxV
Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Lasers as better finish-line emitters?
Replies: 3
Views: 450

Re: Lasers as better finish-line emitters?

There are emitters and collectors that are tuned, so that ambient light has little to no effect. John Shreffler at http://www.newdirections.ws/judge.html uses these in his Judge timer. He also has a version that can be used in direct sunlight. Maybe John can chime in with some additional information.
by MaxV
Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How to build a car to epically fail?
Replies: 12
Views: 1084

Re: How to build a car to epically fail?

I built a car once for our leader. I took a large washer that just fit inside the rear wheels. I cut the washer in half with a hacksaw, then glued a half washer into each of the rear wheels. Other than that the car was normal. When it went down the track, it would go "Whoop, whoop, whoop ..." as the...
by MaxV
Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Derby Products and Services
Topic: Micro Tungsten Cylinders from Maximum Velocity
Replies: 0
Views: 439

Micro Tungsten Cylinders from Maximum Velocity

We made a special purchase of Micro Tungsten Cylinders, and we are offering them at a very low price. At $2.95 per ounces, it is the least expensive tungsten on the market today. http://www.maximum-velocity.com/pics/15046.jpg You can find them here: http://www.maximum-velocity.com/pinewood_derby_wei...
by MaxV
Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Best timer for single lane test track
Replies: 6
Views: 5610

Re: Best timer for single lane test track

I once had a single lane Judge time from http://www.newdirections.ws. It worked quite well. Talk to John Shrefler at NewDirections.
by MaxV
Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: Planning, Preps & Running the Race
Topic: Footprint for a 32' Freedom Track?
Replies: 2
Views: 5129

Re: Footprint for a 32' Freedom Track?

Mine measures 33 feet. However, you do need 3 additional feet at the front to allow for staging (this area we restrict from foot traffic), and then a large buffer at the other end for foot traffic, and possible a video camera.
by MaxV
Tue May 10, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Derby Products and Services
Topic: Maximum Velocity Inventory Clearance Event - May 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 11362

Maximum Velocity Inventory Clearance Event - May 2016

Just to let you know Maximum Velocity is having an Inventory Clearance Sale. Specifically, we are offering clearance pricing on: - Tungsten, including one ounce of tungsten for 1 cent (one per order, only 100 available), - Discount slotted blocks, - Formula One car kit, - Wheels Flares and Paint Ste...
by MaxV
Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Construction Workshops
Topic: Maximum Velocity 5460 wheel and axle experts
Replies: 4
Views: 7822

Re: Maximum Velocity 5460 wheel and axle experts

The key is to insert the axle straight. From an installation viewpoint, whether the axle is blunt or pointed makes no difference. Blunt tips do not cause the wood to crack, in fact pointed axles are more prone to this as the axle is swollen right above the chisel point. I recommend: 1. Keep paint ou...
by MaxV
Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Selecting abrasive type(s)
Replies: 3
Views: 935

Re: Selecting abrasive type(s)

I concur that you need Micromesh MX for polishing steel. However, if you are only polishing the zinc coating, then regular Micromesh works - zinc is much softer than steel. This would be the case for axles that do not have flaws that have to be filed offer. So official BSA officials need the Microme...
by MaxV
Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Maximum Theoretical Weight
Replies: 9
Views: 3125

Re: Maximum Theoretical Weight

Although I have not ran a test on this, from feed back I have received, around 10-12 ounces seems to be a point at which additional weight does not help, given standard wheels/axles (no bearings or similar). I'm sure the track length would also be a factor (shorter track less weight, longer track mo...
by MaxV
Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Mass-Producing Lead Weights for Scout Use?
Replies: 34
Views: 3801

Re: Mass-Producing Lead Weights for Scout Use?

These canopies are molded using tungsten canopies, so they are the same size:

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by MaxV
Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:50 am
Forum: Derby Products and Services
Topic: Pinewood Derby Product Updates from Maximum Velocity
Replies: 0
Views: 9467

Pinewood Derby Product Updates from Maximum Velocity

It was a hot summer, but finally the weather is cooling down. That means it is time to tell you about our hot new pinewood derby products. You can see all of our new products by clicking on this link: http://www.maximum-velocity.com/newproducts.htm Here are a few highlights: http://www.maximum-veloc...