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by redshift
Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: Construction Workshops
Topic: Summer Camp
Replies: 8
Views: 3776

Re: Summer Camp

Thanks for all the help. I will have some helpers, but they will not be knowledgeable in pinewood derby. I have many tools but would like to keep it simple as possible... I am not sure what I am getting into and do not want to get in to far over my head. What are some good kid safe weighting options...
by redshift
Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: Construction Workshops
Topic: Summer Camp
Replies: 8
Views: 3776

Summer Camp

Hi, I have been asked to do a camp for a local school. I would like to do derby cars as I have a track to use. It will be a week long camp and I will have children k-5 for 3 hours each day. All construction will be done at the school. I was wondering about car kits, I have only use BSA kits, are the...
by redshift
Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:14 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Tungsten Putty
Replies: 2
Views: 1359

Re: Tungsten Putty

Same thing happened to me, the last I order this year was just as you described. It was unusable in my opinion and I just reused the older putty from our past cars. I emailed the vendor and he say it varied from batch to batch. I wonder if this is the way it is now or we just got a bad batch?
Ryan
by redshift
Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:02 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: How do you figure out MPH's?
Replies: 15
Views: 7441

Re: How do you figure out MPH's?

Here is a kit to build a radar "gun" http://www.ramseyelectronics.com/cgi-bi ... on&key=SG7

Thought it might be of interest.
by redshift
Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:14 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Rail Riding Ramblings
Replies: 9
Views: 1719

Re: Rail Riding Ramblings

It has been my understanding that you do not want the lift wheel to touch the rail as it would consume energy while spinning up. If it starts out spinning with the others, it might not make as big an impact. I have never test this though, just assumed it would be slower.
by redshift
Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:39 am
Forum: Scheduling Methods
Topic: I need a derby bailout
Replies: 12
Views: 6828

Re: I need a derby bailout

I want to thank Stan and Randy for helping get ready for our race. It went...ok. I used the Stan's advice and did three rounds to get the top seven and three more rounds for the finals. I could not have done it with out much help from the other people there. It appeared hectic to me, but I think the...
by redshift
Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: Scheduling Methods
Topic: I need a derby bailout
Replies: 12
Views: 6828

Re: I need a derby bailout

Thanks for the quick response. It looks like two rounds with twenty car give everyone four times down the track. Do you think this well be sufficient to reduce ties? In the past we have only give out pack awards, I was going to do the same.
by redshift
Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: Scheduling Methods
Topic: I need a derby bailout
Replies: 12
Views: 6828

Re: I need a derby bailout

I am not sure if the timer has an computer interface or not. I will have to assume the it does not.
by redshift
Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: Scheduling Methods
Topic: I need a derby bailout
Replies: 12
Views: 6828

I need a derby bailout

Hi, I have just been put in charge of running our pack derby tomorrow night. I have never run a derby, but we won the district the last two years, so I guess I appear most qualified. Any support is greatly appreciated. Things I know, We will have a two lane track(I think) that has a light over each ...
by redshift
Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Soap Box Derby Forum
Replies: 1
Views: 4476

Soap Box Derby Forum

Hi,
I setup a Soap Box Derby Forum at http://www.soapboxderbyforum.com
I hope you will stop in and check it out. I welcome any comments on how to improve the site.
Thanks
Ryan
by redshift
Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:13 pm
Forum: Tracks
Topic: Best Track setup
Replies: 0
Views: 2100

Best Track setup

I know I saw a post somewhere that had tips on setting up a Best Track, but I can't find it now. I think they where using a laser level. Can anyone give me any tips or point me in the right direction?
Thanks
P
by redshift
Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:54 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Q-tip shaft diameters
Replies: 31
Views: 9140

Re: Q-tip shaft diameters

What type of fit am I looking for with a q-tip?

Never mind I read the lecture and it is describe well there....My bad. :roll:
Thanks
by redshift
Tue Apr 15, 2008 5:39 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: 1st & 2nd @ District, 1st in Open!
Replies: 7
Views: 2737

Re: 1st & 2nd @ District, 1st in Open!

That is great to here about you win(s)! Now that you got the district going, you should see if you can pull a council race together. :D
by redshift
Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:30 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: 2.2g Wheel Advantage
Replies: 12
Views: 3405

2.2g Wheel Advantage

Does anyone have a guestimation of the advantage, in time, that 2.2 gram wheels can give you over the stock 3.6g wheels. Just looking for an idea.
Thanks
P.
by redshift
Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: block/body Flatness
Replies: 5
Views: 1218

Re: block/body Flatness

Thanks for the reply.Yes,your assumption is correct, I have been using the pro-body tool to drill my holes.