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by idpwdnut
Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: Commercial
Topic: Best Track -- "Click, Click"
Replies: 10
Views: 4885

Re: Best Track -- "Click, Click"

:welcome: Ted. It is good to finally see another Tri-Citian on DT. I am the one that talked to Ted about the click click on the his track. After watching his District race, I noticed that it was very bad. It was a step up that was causing cars to pop up at the section joints. Only a couple of cars c...
by idpwdnut
Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: District and Council Derbies do not meet the purpose?
Replies: 34
Views: 9579

Re: District and Council Derbies do not meet the purpose?

Well we had our district PWD last Saturday. It was poorly attended but those that went had a very good time from the responses that I got that day and since. The first two Saturdays of March were Little League tryouts, and last Saturday's weather was absolutely beautiful. So we may have lost partici...
by idpwdnut
Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Inadvertent three wheeler
Replies: 7
Views: 2153

Re: Inadvertent three wheeler

Three years ago my DE came to me about concerns about a wheel being raced and we going to allow it for district. I told him that the rule simply stated that the car must have 4 wheel connected to the wood via nail type axles. The rules did not state that all wheels had to or did not have to touch th...
by idpwdnut
Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:35 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Do Rules Help?
Replies: 61
Views: 11762

Re: Do Rules Help?

If 99% of the scouts and parents are perfectly ok with running mostly "stock" PWD's than asking the one child/parent to tone it down and play by stricter rules in their pack races isn't really a problem. Guess that depends upon your defination of "stock". Is "stock" what just came in the box? Is it...
by idpwdnut
Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:43 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Track Speed Change in Mid-Derby?
Replies: 16
Views: 3444

Re: Track Speed Change in Mid-Derby?

I have had temperature changes affect the times. One year while my son did some testing for a science fair project, shop had overhead heaters. Had ran probably 30 heats prior to heaters being turned on, then times increased. Turned heaters off, track cooled back down and times returned to normal. I ...
by idpwdnut
Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:27 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Seemingly last minute weighting questions...
Replies: 16
Views: 2918

Re: Seemingly last minute weighting questions...

Not at all moot! He knew the car's CM and weight before adding the ballast...the car's CM could very well be at or very near optimum for that track! Give him his due! Spot on Stan. The professor played a sleeper and left everyone :scratching: I know it's not popular to judge by times but 2.937 ave....
by idpwdnut
Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:26 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Using the Exclude Racers Option if GPRM
Replies: 5
Views: 2070

Using the Exclude Racers Option if GPRM

Just wandering if anyone has used this option and how it has turned out. Where have you used it? Pack races? Districts? What were the results? I have only used it once at a pack race where the Pack A leaders wanted a kid from Pack B to race but did not want him to effect Pack A results. I offered th...
by idpwdnut
Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:48 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Do Rules Help?
Replies: 61
Views: 11762

Re: Do Rules Help?

Well, a ducted fan isn't a starting device, so that should be allowed, right? I don't care who you are, thats just funny! :lol: The comments that "you're limiting my "boys" creativity"? ummm, the "boys"???? Yes, my 8 year old came up with the idea all on his own of shaving down the given wheel to a...
by idpwdnut
Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:25 am
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Post Race Survey
Replies: 5
Views: 2471

Re: Post Race Survey

We try to do "roses, buds, and thorns" after our big events. That way people can provide feedback in all areas, not just complaints. For those of you that have never heard of this: A rose is something that was done very well and people want to see continued. A bud is something that went well but th...
by idpwdnut
Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:04 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Poll question
Replies: 8
Views: 1971

Re: Poll question

With the child/parent teams that I have helped build RR, we have usually not tested. Most of those cars, won their dens and Packs and placed very well at Districts. We have just made sure the wheels tracked out forward and back, used a testing board to measure drift, and straight edge to make sure t...
by idpwdnut
Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:37 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Speed on GPRM
Replies: 3
Views: 2068

Re: Speed on GPRM

There is know doubt that the audience likes the speed read out much more. They can relate with MPH muct easier than they can with hundredths or thousandths of a second. Besides that kids (grown ups too) just think 200 MPH + is awesome. When I talk to a crowd about it, I explain that the PWD car is a...
by idpwdnut
Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:10 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Do Rules Help?
Replies: 61
Views: 11762

Re: Do Rules Help?

slipperyfrog wrote:You will never stop cheating...no way, no how. There will always be someone out there that cheats.
Just as their are no rules that will stop cheating, there are even less rules that will stop people from accusing others of cheating.
by idpwdnut
Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: Planning, Preps & Running the Race
Topic: 2012 Revised Rules
Replies: 82
Views: 17544

Re: 2012 Revised Rules

What are we trying to teach? How to turn a plastic wheel on a lathe or how to grow up to be a mature, sound young man? Can't both be done. Cant one say "What are we trying to teach? How to prep a wheel/polish an axle/drill a axle hole/tune a car etc or how to grow up a be a mature, sound young man?...
by idpwdnut
Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: They should do away with the slots
Replies: 12
Views: 3379

Re: They should do away with the slots

My first thought was you bet, all for it. But after thinking about it, I think it would be tougher for first time or casual builders to not have slots. A new builder would have to get a drill press with some way to drill repeatable holes or get a Pro Body Tool/Jig and a hand drill. Some may wonder w...
by idpwdnut
Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 1st time trying to make a rail rider
Replies: 17
Views: 5756

Re: 1st time trying to make a rail rider

Before you go and change the front wheels around, make sure your rear wheels are going to track right if you switch DFW. You will end up re doing all four wheels. Is the wood repairable? A good quality ca+ hobby glue will fix that split. If the crack is still tight, use the super thin wicking stuff...