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by Speedster
Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:11 am
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Pinewood Derby Rules
Replies: 60
Views: 16553

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: 13741

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: 13741

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: 11035

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: 11035

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: 16553

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: 16553

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: 16553

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: 16553

Re: Pinewood Derby Rules

I tried to copy the rules word for word. Where did I miss a "not"?
by Speedster
Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:17 am
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: List of all speed modifications in regards to rules creation
Replies: 32
Views: 11035

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

My apologies. The rule actually reads: ALL FOUR wheels must make contact with the track at all times. Unfortunately, I cannot address anything with the rules committee because it is headed by the District Executive. My Big mouth got me in trouble with him 3 years ago and he doesn't speak to me. I do...
by Speedster
Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:51 am
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Pinewood Derby Rules
Replies: 60
Views: 16553

Pinewood Derby Rules

2012 Commodore Perry District Official Pinewood Derby Car Rules All cars must be made this Scouting year, and be made from the Official Cub Scout Pinewood Derby Kit !! ONLY BSA STORE BOUGHT CARS ARE ELIGIBLE. NO TARGET STORE CARS. 1. Length: Overall car length shall not exceed 7 inches 2. Width: Ove...
by Speedster
Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:26 am
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: List of all speed modifications in regards to rules creation
Replies: 32
Views: 11035

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

Mr. Rukkian, I actually use to feel exactly like you. I can't seem to make up my mind. I really dislike our latest new rule, "all four wheels must turn" but since everyone has to do it I'll have to live with it. Perhaps racing in our district is not as bad as I think. It certainly is challenging. I'...
by Speedster
Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:00 am
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: List of all speed modifications in regards to rules creation
Replies: 32
Views: 11035

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

I was able to help the young man, FS. He made it to our District race. I quote Sporty (or at least come close) "It's easier to tune an extended wheelbase car". When rules allow an extended wheelbase the playing field is no longer level. At his request, I have sent a copy of our rules to red2cwm for ...
by Speedster
Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: List of all speed modifications in regards to rules creation
Replies: 32
Views: 11035

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

I respectfully disagree. If it's not for the boys. For you it's easy. For the Grandmother I met on Woodville Road, Toledo, Ohio, raising her Grandson by herself, no tools and no one to help her, it's not only hard, it's impossible. Of all the Districts in the Erie Council, none of them allow an exte...
by Speedster
Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:25 am
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: List of all speed modifications in regards to rules creation
Replies: 32
Views: 11035

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

YIKES !!!! I see trouble on the horizon. I'm beginning to love our Super Restrictive rules. "Axles MUST be inserted into the pre-made slots only. The axles and slots must be entirely visible". When I cut off the back and move it to the front the measurement from front of car to rear axle slot become...