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by Speedster
Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:48 am
Forum: CO2 Powered
Topic: A look back when jet-powered co2 cars were new.
Replies: 6
Views: 4946

Re: A look back when jet-powered co2 cars were new.

Thank you, Whoda. You took me back in time. I had one of those. I ran it down my parents driveway. Luckily I never hit anybody with it.
by Speedster
Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:36 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Nevada Day 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1863

Re: Nevada Day 2012

That's quite a day. The Z car is fascinating. I don't see where he has enough room for a proper amount of weight in the correct place. Would you happen to have a copy of the rules?
by Speedster
Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:25 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Nevada Day 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1863

Re: Nevada Day 2012

BEAUTIFUL CARS !!!!
What is Nevada Day? Who won the race?
by Speedster
Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:36 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Air Power
Replies: 35
Views: 9979

Re: Air Power

I have a propellor powered car using the electronics from the Losi Mini-T RC car. Everything is available for the Losi Mini-T. It can be upgraded from 4 - AA batteries to brushless motors and Lipo batteries. My propellor car and wheel driven cars use the 7.2V Nickel Metal Hydride batteries. Since so...
by Speedster
Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Pinewood Derby Rules
Replies: 60
Views: 17510

Re: Pinewood Derby Rules

Thank you, and also for all the posts you led me too.
by Speedster
Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:54 am
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Pinewood Derby Rules
Replies: 60
Views: 17510

Re: Pinewood Derby Rules

Would you care to share it? Perhaps in a new post. I just finished a new car and have a time on it. I'd like to see if I can pick up some time with your technique.
by Speedster
Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:11 am
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Pinewood Derby Rules
Replies: 60
Views: 17510

Re: Pinewood Derby Rules

"but at speed would lift one wheel"
Is this something you are able to achieve intentionally?
by Speedster
Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Request for Analysis of Proposed Wheel Base Rule Change
Replies: 90
Views: 14793

Re: Request for Analysis of Proposed Wheel Base Rule Change

I'm holding a car I did not build. It has 12-1/4" cubes behind the rear axle and 12 cubes in front of the rear axle. The last 2 1/8" of the car is 1/4" thick and the rest of the car is less than 1/4". I do not know how much a single cube weighs but I think about .168 oz because the gentleman likes t...
by Speedster
Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:17 am
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Request for Analysis of Proposed Wheel Base Rule Change
Replies: 90
Views: 14793

Re: Request for Analysis of Proposed Wheel Base Rule Change

Someone using tungsten is probably going to go all the way with purchased wheels and axles, expensive graphite, expensive oils, and anything else they can buy to give them a speed edge. I think the rule will not affect the outcome of the race. The same scout is going to win. Since you already allow ...
by Speedster
Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: List of all speed modifications in regards to rules creation
Replies: 32
Views: 11465

Re: List of all speed modifications in regards to rules crea

I can build a rail rider that would pass inspection with the DFW having Positive camber and toe-in and rears with negative camber. I can't do it with a clear conscience. I don't bring it up in any of my lectures in the Commodore Perry District. I can see some young scout getting disqualified and say...
by Speedster
Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:42 am
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: List of all speed modifications in regards to rules creation
Replies: 32
Views: 11465

Re: List of all speed modifications in regards to rules crea

I need to change the topic a bit to answer your question. All cars run each lane of a 4 lane Best track and their times are recorded which is, of course, elapsed time. The 8 fastest cars move to a 4 lane Freedom track, race each lane twice, and are scored by a point system. A car came apart on the B...
by Speedster
Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Pinewood Derby Rules
Replies: 60
Views: 17510

Re: Pinewood Derby Rules

Your last line says it all, FS. Certain rules help the expert builder because he knows what to do and hurts the very ones they are meant to help. We'll do the best we can. Thanks for posting the rules with the pictures. That was very clever.
by Speedster
Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Pinewood Derby Rules
Replies: 60
Views: 17510

Re: Pinewood Derby Rules

I'm at a disadvantage. I'm sort of hated by the District Executive. Graphite and 4 on the floor came in 2 years ago when the aluminum tracks were brought in. The lady that use to run the derby became very ill and a whole new crew took over. The new crew did the graphite and 4 on the floor. I don't l...
by Speedster
Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Pinewood Derby Rules
Replies: 60
Views: 17510

Re: Pinewood Derby Rules

OK Darin, I know you're kidding on a couple of those. Alcohol will clean the wheels and the inspectors are looking for a flagrant violation on angled wheels. I didn't know the inspectors personally last race but they seemed like really nice guys. Your last one is a concern. We have 2 aluminum tracks...
by Speedster
Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Pinewood Derby Rules
Replies: 60
Views: 17510

Re: Pinewood Derby Rules

I tried to copy the rules word for word. Where did I miss a "not"?