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by 10range
Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: How much can they do
Replies: 6
Views: 1060

Re: How much can they do

Any thoughts from those of you who have experience building cars with kids this age? MaxV's pamphlet includes an excellent summary of age-appropriate building activity. It originates from Randy Worcester of "The Ultimate Pinewood Derby Site" fame ( now defunct ). There are related topics on DT; thi...
by 10range
Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:19 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: How much can they do
Replies: 6
Views: 1060

How much can they do

Our church has been running an Awana Grand Prix for the last five years but for me this year will be different because my son will be racing for the first time. This is his first year in Cubbies and will turn 4 in April. With this being his first year racing his own car my question becomes, how much...
by 10range
Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: Planning, Preps & Running the Race
Topic: How to determine proper age group
Replies: 3
Views: 1323

Re: How to determine proper age group

Thanks for the thoughts. At this point an open class really is not an option. We do a separate adult race a moth before the kids race so we can get the kids excited about their race. The kids race is this Sunday and I was just informed of this today. Two options immediately come to mind: 1. Assign i...
by 10range
Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Planning, Preps & Running the Race
Topic: How to determine proper age group
Replies: 3
Views: 1323

How to determine proper age group

I need some wisdom and advice from you guys on how to handle a grouping. :scratching: This year for our Awanan Race, we will be running 3 age groups of cars. We give the awards for speed and design out by age range. We have one family this year that decided to only build one car but they have three ...
by 10range
Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: What is most challenging PWD project you have yet to start?
Replies: 15
Views: 2980

Re: What is most challenging PWD project you have yet to sta

I have built a few cars that were hollow inside but shaped on the outside. This year I built a version of Lightning McQueen using the technique. I start off by doing all the shaping and getting the car to final form. Then I cut a thin slice off the top and bottom, cut out the interior with a scroll ...
by 10range
Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Our Council Rules - Pretty Loose?
Replies: 6
Views: 842

Re: Our Council Rules - Pretty Loose?

10.The car must be freewheeling, with no starting devices Wording things this way can be dangerous. I built a fan powered car a couple of years ago that met all of the size and weight measurements that technically could be considered legal. It was free wheeling, although I could see how a fan could...
by 10range
Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Weight distribution
Replies: 7
Views: 1200

Re: Weight distribution

All good thoughts. When I started weighing this thing I had visions of it popping a wheely at the transition :thinking: I don't have too high of hopes for speed on this thing since it is more about the design, although I won't complain if it is too fast. I am not sure if I will have time to test and...
by 10range
Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Weight distribution
Replies: 7
Views: 1200

Re: Weight distribution

Yes the com I measured was after the lead was added.

Moving the wheels is not an option. I just measured and the back is moved just under 1/2 inch forward.
by 10range
Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Weight distribution
Replies: 7
Views: 1200

Re: Weight distribution

Had a bit more time to play around with it tonight. Car without any lead weighs 3.2 oz. With this I have 1.35 oz on the front and 1.8 oz rear. With lead added as far back as possible to bring it to 5 oz I measure 1.25 oz on the front and 3.75 rear. This means that I am actually counter balancing the...
by 10range
Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Weight distribution
Replies: 7
Views: 1200

Weight distribution

Looking for a bit of advice on weight distribution. This year was the first year that my son has been old enough to race/"help" build a car for our Awana race. Most of his help has been watching me as I use tools and me talking with him about how to be safe around them (he is only 2 1/2 but already ...
by 10range
Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Air Power
Replies: 35
Views: 9323

Re: Air Power

I built this car for fun to see what it could do. It ended up weighing in at 4.7 oz and will fit in all the standard gauges. I ended up using a 7.4 volt Lipo battery but at some point I plan to play around with capacitors to bump that voltage up some. I ran out of time so the wheels and axles have n...
by 10range
Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Scheduling Methods
Topic: Awana Grand Prix Format
Replies: 16
Views: 6290

Re: Awana Grand Prix Format

Just a quick update and thank you to everyone. Our kids race was held on February 16th. We had 41 clubbers participate and all went very smoothly. It only took us 43 minutes to run 41 races. We had an adult up by the starting line that was responsible for getting the cars for the next heat set up in...
by 10range
Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: Software
Topic: GPRM Computer Specs
Replies: 4
Views: 1375

Re: GPRM Computer Specs

Just wanted to post a quick update. We ran our adult race yesterday afternoon and it was so smooth using GPRM. We had 16 adults competing. We ran 16 heat races and then took the top 8 cars based on average time. It took us 19 minutes to run the 16 heats. Things that I noticed were; There was less do...
by 10range
Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Driver Photo Orientation
Replies: 3
Views: 1558

Driver Photo Orientation

I am wondering if there is a way to change the driver photo from portrait to landscape orientation? We are planning to display photos of the car rather than the builder. I adjusted the dimensions of the photo but this did not change how the picture was displayed. Is it possible to change this?
by 10range
Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:21 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Dropping races
Replies: 5
Views: 1596

Re: Dropping races

Thanks for the feedback. My ultimate goal is to manage the race and time well enough that we can avoid having to worry about running fewer races than we plan so any tips that help us accomplish this are even better! During the race the children are sitting either with the leaders of their age group ...