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by gpraceman
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: GPRM v17 Not working
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: GPRM v17 Not working

Please do the following: 1. Open up a Command window. With the Windows search feature, enter "cmd" (without the quotes) and press the Enter key. This should open up the Command window. 2. Copy the following line (Ctrl+C), including the quotes, and then paste it into the Command window (Ctrl+V). Then...
by gpraceman
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Tracks
Topic: Freedom Track Mods
Replies: 49
Views: 11777

Re: Freedom Track Mods

Micro Wizard has implemented some long awaited improvements to their track. The new design is called the "Quick Pack Track". See http://derbytalk.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=8548 for a review of the new design.
by gpraceman
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Tracks
Topic: Micro Wizard's New "Quick Pack Track"
Replies: 0
Views: 110

Micro Wizard's New "Quick Pack Track"

I had a chance to try out Micro Wizard's new "Quick Pack Track", which they changed to at the end of last season. This new track is basically their Freedom track with some design tweaks to make it easier to setup and tear down. They did incorporate many of the improvement suggestions that have been ...
by gpraceman
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Jeep with trailer build
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: Jeep with trailer build

Very cool!
by gpraceman
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Back to the 50's Blvd.
Replies: 24
Views: 1307

Re: Back to the 50's Blvd.

Beautiful work whoda!
by gpraceman
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Derby Products and Services
Topic: Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 2 - October 17, 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 281

Re: Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 2 - October 17, 2018

Something that is inexpensive for last minute weight adjustments are BB's. You can easily find those at your local Walmart or sporting goods store. We put a container of those in our Pit Area on race day, along with a box of fender washers, for those making tweaks to their cars.
by gpraceman
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Back to the 50's Blvd.
Replies: 24
Views: 1307

Re: Back to the 50's Blvd.

Awesome!
by gpraceman
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Back to the 50's Blvd.
Replies: 24
Views: 1307

Re: Back to the 50's Blvd.

Snoopy is not the pilot? lol
by gpraceman
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Back to the 50's Blvd.
Replies: 24
Views: 1307

Re: Back to the 50's Blvd.

Very cool!
by gpraceman
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 2017 Ford Fast Track Races
Replies: 47
Views: 7167

Re: 2017 Ford Fast Track Races

Unfortunately, it's official. No more Fast Track races. They are looking for homes for the gear.
by gpraceman
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 2017 Ford Fast Track Races
Replies: 47
Views: 7167

Re: 2017 Ford Fast Track Races

Unfortunately, it is not looking like Ford will be doing the Fast Track races for 2018. I'm holding out some slim hope that they may still put something together, but it does not seem likely. That's too bad, as I think the girls were having fun and getting a lot out of it.
by gpraceman
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Derby Products and Services
Topic: GrandPrix Race Manager Version 18 Released
Replies: 0
Views: 335

GrandPrix Race Manager Version 18 Released

We are kicking off the 2018-2019 racing season with new versions of our GrandPrix Race Manage r and DerbyDMV software. GrandPrix Race Manager Version 18 Highlights: + macOS users now have the ability to use Perfect-N scheduling. + You can use the same data file with DerbyDMV V9. No more exporting fr...
by gpraceman
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Derby Products and Services
Topic: DerbyDMV Version 9 Released
Replies: 0
Views: 219

DerbyDMV Version 9 Released

We are kicking off the 2018-2019 racing season with new versions of our GrandPrix Race Manager and DerbyDMV software. DerbyDMV Version 9 Highlights: + The user interface has been redesigned to make it more intuitive and user friendly. It has a very similar look and feel to GrandPrix Race Manager Ver...
by gpraceman
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: www.BillvsDerbyTimers.weebly.com
Replies: 1
Views: 623

Re: www.BillvsDerbyTimers.weebly.com

It is great to have a new option for an inexpensive timing system for those with some basic DIY electronics skills. Though, on your minimal timing system, it (and others like it) do have a drawback that people should be aware of. If there ends up being a problem with the timer communications to the ...
by gpraceman
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Stiffest Drill Bits?
Replies: 6
Views: 2445

Re: Stiffest Drill Bits?

@Byiana - For building these cars, we are only drilling into wood, to make holes for the axles to go into. The idea of using stiff drill bits is to keep the bit from following the grain lines, going off the desired drill line.