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by Speedster
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Testing your car on a guided track,when racing on a lane track
Replies: 41
Views: 2077

Re: Testing your car on a guided track,when racing on a lane track

MJ, I'm not following your last post. A raised wheel should never touch anything. Only the Dfw should ever touch the guide strip. Depending on what your rules allow, it might be wise to build a Hershey bar car, set the balance point 1/2" in front of the rear axle slot, and do a Super job on axles an...
by Speedster
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Testing your car on a guided track,when racing on a lane track
Replies: 41
Views: 2077

Re: Testing your car on a rail track,when racing on a lane track

Up in the top right corner it says "Search". I would keep searching, using different worded questions, to see what different racers have to say. Those tracks are not very popular but if you find one expert you'll be way ahead of the game.
Best Wishes.
by Speedster
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Track material vs. track length vs. speed
Replies: 12
Views: 2555

Re: Track material vs. track length vs. speed

Gramps, You can probably get in this years Mid America race and you're going to find out what it will do. I'm sure they have a scout class for the car and also an Adult class so it can be run somewhere following your rules. Don't change anything on the car. You can mail it in and watch the race on y...
by Speedster
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Homemade track
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: Homemade track

Lots and lots of variables. If you have a District race and they score with Elapsed time, you will then know what the fastest car ran. You'll also know what your car ran. If it turns out you have the fastest car, you're on the right track. If you give us the details of the car you are racing we migh...
by Speedster
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Degree of Wheel Cant
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Re: Degree of Wheel Cant

If rules allow the 2.5 degree cant on the rear wheels is probably the best. I suspect at 2.5 degrees the angle keeps the wheel on the nail head. Our Cub Scout rules will not allow us to do that so I'm forced to bring the cant back to 1.5 degrees where the wheel appears to be sitting closer to straig...
by Speedster
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: BSA Derby Track across America
Replies: 7
Views: 568

Re: BSA Derby Track across America

Stopping them would be easy.
The Atlantic Ocean.
by Speedster
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: BSA Derby Track across America
Replies: 7
Views: 568

Re: BSA Derby Track across America

It was Fun to see Folks have a Great Sense of Humor. I liked the pictures.
by Speedster
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Best placement for 3/8" lead wire weights
Replies: 15
Views: 1225

Re: Best placement for 3/8" lead wire weights

Congratulations. I know you and your team helped a lot of scouts.
by Speedster
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: BSA Derby Track across America
Replies: 7
Views: 568

Re: BSA Derby Track across America

Thank You. Yes, that would be the one.
by Speedster
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: BSA Derby Track across America
Replies: 7
Views: 568

BSA Derby Track across America

GOOD ONE !!!!
It's Great to see they are getting it started on April 1st. My team has got ours started. It will be a "Hershey Bar" type design. We are using 2" x 4' x 14' planks.
We wish everyone who is attempting this the Very, Very Best.
Team Speedster
by Speedster
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Best placement for 3/8" lead wire weights
Replies: 15
Views: 1225

Re: Best placement for 3/8" lead wire weights

Hi, VK,
How did the workshop go?
by Speedster
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Brand new to forum and pinewood derby
Replies: 15
Views: 1155

Re: Brand new to forum and pinewood derby

Sloroller, please allow me to share my story with you. In 1996 I was given 2 beautiful, 2 lane, professionally built wood tracks that had the guide strips with a 4" center to center. I equipped them with Microwizard timers. They served us well. A few years ago I bought a 2 lane Best track. The Best ...
by Speedster
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Design Judging Article
Replies: 7
Views: 996

Re: Design Judging Article

The Commodore Perry District is never going to get rid of the Design category and I only brought it up once. The leaders were complaining about losing so much money on the District Race I simply offered a suggestion. They weren't impressed with my suggestion and they've never complained about losing...
by Speedster
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Brand new to forum and pinewood derby
Replies: 15
Views: 1155

Re: Brand new to forum and pinewood derby

That looks really nice. It might be an illusion but the lanes look like they are not on 3 1/2" centers which is very common. If you get a 3 lane timer from Microwizard they will tell you how to measure the track so they can build an accurate timer. If you put a timer on only one lane they probably w...
by Speedster
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Design Judging Article
Replies: 7
Views: 996

Re: Design Judging Article

I agree it's a Good Read. I'm curious to hear what others think about a car that is automatically disqualified at the start because it is "too good". Or, if you win 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place for speed you are automatically out of the Design category. Truthfully, I like the District in our Erie council ...