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by NissanNut
Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: Space Derby
Topic: Glycerin/soap Soaked Rubber Bands? Not so sure.
Replies: 2
Views: 7023

Re: Glycerin/soap Soaked Rubber Bands? Not so sure.

My pack has always soaked new rubber bands in that soap mix. We wind to 100 turns. Never tried dry.

How many wind ups are you doing?
by NissanNut
Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: Space Derby
Topic: Rocket winders
Replies: 4
Views: 5657

Re: Rocket winders

I think I will make another winder and sell this one. I have an idea for a 4 rocket version. 1 belt. :D Next year the track will be all electronically timed. Here is the finish line box. similar to the car box I made. Just need to order another kit. http://nissannut.com/space_derby/finish_line.JPG I...
by NissanNut
Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: Space Derby
Topic: Rocket winders
Replies: 4
Views: 5657

Re: Rocket winders

Well the winder worked awesome. Cut race day down to 4.5 hours. Other den leaders state that is a new record. Normally that battery winder or hand drill winder was used. Now I just need to add the grand prix timing system to it. manual entry created to many issues in GP race manger. Too many ties. I...
by NissanNut
Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: Space Derby
Topic: Rocket winders
Replies: 4
Views: 5657

Re: Rocket winders

Well the one I made ended up working perfect after some late night tweaking!!!!!!!!

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by NissanNut
Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: Space Derby
Topic: Timing ideas
Replies: 0
Views: 2628

Timing ideas

How do you use the timing system at the finish line?

I guess I need to mount the Transistors horizontally instead of vertical.

Anyone have pix of there setup?

We have the Fasttrack 4 lane system.

Thanks,
by NissanNut
Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:17 am
Forum: Space Derby
Topic: Can someone PLEASE send me the plans to the Binder Winder
Replies: 14
Views: 15031

Re: Can someone PLEASE send me the plans to the Binder Winde

I have plans for a 2-up winder similar to the binder winder and easy to build. We built 2 of these and they work great. Counters are resettable. 2 rockets wind in about 7-10 seconds depending on drill speed and number of turns. Cost to build each unit was about $80. You will need a drill press but ...
by NissanNut
Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:15 am
Forum: Space Derby
Topic: Rocket winders
Replies: 4
Views: 5657

Rocket winders

Is there any off the shelf winders besides the $5 battery powered single unit?

I am looking 3 at a time winder.

Thanks.