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by gpraceman
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 2 - October 17, 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 69

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: 15
Views: 545

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: 15
Views: 545

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: 15
Views: 545

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: 6862

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: 6862

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: 277

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: 167

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: 557

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: 2353

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.
by gpraceman
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Need help with miscjunk.org timer!
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Re: Need help with miscjunk.org timer!

Have you tried contacting Indy, who created that timer?
by gpraceman
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: BSA wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 1176

Re: BSA wheels

Vitamin K wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:30 pm
All the better reason to use oil, my good man. ;)
Assuming it is allowed by the race rules, sure. However, unless it is an oil only race, they will invariably get fouled by graphite.
by gpraceman
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: BSA wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 1176

Re: BSA wheels

Derby Evolution posted a photo of the new wheels. Imagine the white wheels with graphite all over them. :eek: https://scontent.fapa1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/36176078_1080989785388176_7742285567357878272_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=AeGB8RdOrHzebqajizg30ASUxAoEsv2RAgb-wMCsTcq90-r4gSKqyYwigNlqNSlq6ByqgR0...
by gpraceman
Fri May 04, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Need replacement switch for RaceMaster timer
Replies: 11
Views: 2131

Re: Need replacement switch for RaceMaster timer

whodathunkit wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 7:11 pm
:idk: maybe https://www.adafruit.com/product/820
That looks like the best option yet. Not sure if mounting hole positions will line up with the bracket, but that is a minor issue.
by gpraceman
Thu May 03, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Need replacement switch for RaceMaster timer
Replies: 11
Views: 2131

Re: Need replacement switch for RaceMaster timer

Seems there is topic iv seen on DT About the race master iv timer switch! Best I can recall about the switch replacement A highly well micro switch VT 16031C2 Or one from Allied.. D413-V3LD SPDT; NO/NC; straight lever actuator; Gold contacts 100ma; 250vac. It looks like you are referring to this th...