This year, we again used our "Pinewood Derby photo box" at the Pack 242 and Four Peaks District Pinewood Derbies. The photos of (almost) all the entered cars are at:
Pack 242: http://www.richardcmoeur.com/242pwd2015.html
Four Peaks District: http://www.richardcmoeur.com/4pdpwd2015.html
Here are pictures of the photo box in action (that's Ken, our incoming Cubmaster, taking the pictures, since I was busy running the event).
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How'd your adult car lose to that ice cream sundae, though? Also, are those stick-on tire weights you're using for ballast? I saw some at Harbor Freight and was mulling them as an option for inexpensive, easy-to-add weight.
Questions:do you take photos at check in or at the race?
Do you put the photos on the screen for the audience to see?
How much time does it add to check-in?
I actually wasn't planning on building a car this year, up until one of the boys in the den (Aaron) showed me the scrap piece from the initial cut on his car. I looked at it and thought: "That looks like a car - but how would one weight it (cheaply)?" About an hour later, "Taildragger" was born - it doesn't actually pop wheelies going down the track, but it certainly comes close. Yes, those are lead stick-on tire weights (about 3 oz total) on the back - I shortened the car enough to keep it within 7". I consider this another one of my "object lesson" cars that I can use to teach the boys by showing an extreme example of a possible performance disadvantage - last year I built "Lil' Bug", a 5 oz car as nearly short as can be made with 1.18" wheels, to show the disadvantage of a short wheelbase.