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by chesspupil
Fri Feb 08, 2008 2:47 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
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Re: 2008 Grand Prix Results

Looking forward to fully commenting here on some of these... I do like them for the most part.... If you have offical answers great, if you have your opinion that is great too! Early check in - Is the Car inpounded to stop last minute weight addtions Did you need to address: Car repairs and the time...
by chesspupil
Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:13 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
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Re: 2008 Grand Prix Results

Sounds like a huge event.


May I have a link to the rules for your Awana program... or could you post them. I would like to see about adopting them.
by chesspupil
Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:10 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
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Re: The Pull of a District Derby

I just hope the rules are well understood by all, and that in the event of a question or disagreement, that ALL know who to go to for an official, binding answer. A pack's rules should be identical all the way to .... whatever level there needs to be... And maybe a modified category and a super modi...
by chesspupil
Mon Feb 04, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Forum Suggestion: Subtopics, IPB upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 2526

Re: Forum Suggestion: Subtopics, IPB upgrade

under a new forum upgrade, searches would be easier IMO.


I have seen such work well elsewhere... it was just an idea....



Such as Videos.... subbed


Movies

Television

Music

Etc...
by chesspupil
Mon Feb 04, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Branded Blocks
Replies: 8
Views: 5595

Re: Branded Blocks

They are clueless. I tried to get a copy of their rules last year and no one knew nothing. Last year was my first year and it turns out they didn't hold a district race. It is my understanding from talking to older scout's parents that in previous years there was a pack that bought their track to t...
by chesspupil
Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:03 am
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: How to detect after market Nickel plated axles
Replies: 17
Views: 8922

Re: How to detect after market Nickel plated axles

I would suggest direct comparison with an unmounted polished axle. Still, the polish used could be blamed... As for boys coloring axles, I would think the rules not covering an issue implies they ALLOW and issue... As for inspection holes, why would it be illegal to grind the points down in the fron...
by chesspupil
Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:48 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Forum Suggestion: Subtopics, IPB upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 2526

Forum Suggestion: Subtopics, IPB upgrade

I have been a member of over a hundred forums in the past 10 years... most of which I not stayed active in.... I would say there are 5 that I visit weekly and 10 more that I visit bi-monthly and another 10 after that semi-annually. I am curious if a sub forum topic of Car Construction has been consi...
by chesspupil
Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: 2008 Pack winner- Arrow Car
Replies: 10
Views: 3036

Re: 2008 Pack winner- Arrow Car

I am curious if the fin were weight, vise balsa, that the added height of the of the weight would have resulted in an even faster car. (PE would have had more Potential Energy)
by chesspupil
Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:38 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Rail Riding on an Old Standard Awana track +
Replies: 11
Views: 2071

Re: Rail Riding on an Old Standard Awana track +

what is COM in the above post?

What do you use to evenly lighten the wheels?
by chesspupil
Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: Construction Workshops
Topic: Replacing Molten Lead with Bismuth?
Replies: 12
Views: 9926

Re: Replacing Molten Lead with Bismuth?

Bismuth is also diamagnetic... repelled by magnetism. The reason you will not find it cheap either. Still, the uneducated may cry foul if they knew this. And if your track has any iron parts esp magnetized, you might notice a slight time difference. From Wikipedia: Bismuth: Density (near r.t.) 9.78 ...
by chesspupil
Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: Construction Workshops
Topic: My Workshop and Stations (pictures)
Replies: 13
Views: 12312

Re: My Workshop and Stations (pictures)

I would think a belt sander would be a too big a pinch hazzard to risk. Also, with even say a 120 grit belt sander, the amount of bite from the sander would be a touchy situation for soft pine.
by chesspupil
Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:51 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Screaming Mimi
Replies: 40
Views: 16147

Re: Screaming Mimi

A balsa wood airplace that has a wind up prop and Rubber band might do the trick if the Gate Master is cool with dropping the gate a second or 2 after you let go.

For Adults I don't see why not
by chesspupil
Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:46 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: If last night is an indication..
Replies: 20
Views: 2597

Re: If last night is an indication..

Get on the internet and search too. There are a few sites that leak out enough info that you won't need the books, besides, this forum is like a book that gives back answers!
by chesspupil
Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:42 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Rail Riding on an Old Standard Awana track +
Replies: 11
Views: 2071

Re: Rail Riding on an Old Standard Awana track +

I loosely asked about the rules and simply was referred back to them. Getting involved in volunteering with the event is a fair way to get a look at the track before racing. You would likely need to be a church member to do so. Your race experience needs to be voiced if you wish to have a chance to ...
by chesspupil
Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:18 pm
Forum: Gospel Message Time
Topic: Badly Botched Awana Grand Prix
Replies: 4
Views: 8431

Re: Badly Botched Awana Grand Prix

This is perhaps not my place, but this is a repeat topic and I feel needs to be deleted or moved ( not in this topic)