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by rpcarpe
Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Do you sell product at workshops?
Replies: 10
Views: 1978

Re: Do you sell product at workshops?

Our local Scout Store lets us hold 3-4 workshops per year on their front porch.
I bring tools and recruit volunteers, folks bring their own kits or buy ones from the shop.
This year, I didn't give away lead and folks mostly bought tungsten supplies right there at the store.
It really helped the store!
by rpcarpe
Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Besttrack 35 ft test track with Champ Timer plus extras FS
Replies: 10
Views: 2731

Re: Besttrack 35 ft test track with Champ Timer plus extras

Would you sell the table of tools and supplies separately?
by rpcarpe
Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Wanted Super Track
Replies: 1
Views: 1205

Re: Wanted Super Track

They have a contact us section, probably worth the phone call.

http://www.supertimer.com/about.html" target="_blank
by rpcarpe
Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Best Order in which to build a car, start to finish
Replies: 8
Views: 1837

Re: Best Order in which to build a car, start to finish

Do you true the outer tread?
Remove the 2nd step on the outside of the bore?
by rpcarpe
Tue May 21, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Interested in feedback on some Harbor Freight tools
Replies: 11
Views: 3381

Re: Interested in feedback on some Harbor Freight tools

I would NOT buy a band-saw from Harbor Freight, and I buy some stuff from there.
Maybe a scroll saw.

Belt sander.. not risking much.
by rpcarpe
Tue May 21, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Council
Replies: 17
Views: 3483

Re: Council

Sad,
But the Rules and how the race is run determines so much in a derby.
Glad you and the boy enjoyed making the cars... they sure did well.
by rpcarpe
Thu May 02, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Do the "wafer" cars always win?
Replies: 35
Views: 7001

Re: Do the "wafer" cars always win?

Two quick thoughts: - In our popular workshops, when I explain to Scouts and Parents about the shape of their proposed car, I always emphasize 'All Else Being Equal' the thin car wins. Then I look straight at the Cub and tell him 'Your car, your call'. - If the 4x6 sail on car experiement were re-do...
by rpcarpe
Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Wheel & Axle prep work station project.
Replies: 5
Views: 2072

Re: Wheel & Axle prep work station project.

Maybe I should have the parents/kids make one of these for their car before starting? Good idea!
by rpcarpe
Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Disaster – What NOT to do
Replies: 7
Views: 3159

Re: Disaster – What NOT to do

Good advice on back-up, and great customer support by Randy.

Have a plan B and maybe down to Z!:)
by rpcarpe
Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Drilling canted axle holes with pro body tool
Replies: 22
Views: 5994

Re: Drilling canted axle holes with pro body tool

I want to get away from bending axles in the rear but I don't want to spend the money on a drill press. My advice: Get the Drill Press! Once you have one, you'll find a gazillion uses for it. A decent drill press would run $250 or less. I use a machinist' block, The Block, to drill nicely canted ax...
by rpcarpe
Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Pack Race & Rule Question
Replies: 14
Views: 3297

Re: Pack Race & Rule Question

Well, If those are your rules for this year... run with them. Next year should be a different story. Often, the rules writer(s) attempt to prohibit one action while allowing another while they would both do the same thing. Where possible, simplify the rules so that an 8 yr old would understand them....
by rpcarpe
Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:06 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: 2013 Pack Champion
Replies: 17
Views: 2987

Re: 2013 Pack Champion

It sounds like you're already doing a number of things quite well.

Further improvements easily made by raising a front wheel and learning to Ride a Rail.
by rpcarpe
Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: Planning, Preps & Running the Race
Topic: Running 2 50 car races in 1 hour 15 min. Any Suggestions?
Replies: 8
Views: 3081

Re: Running 2 50 car races in 1 hour 15 min. Any Suggestions

I've recently had good results by inviting others to a well-run derby. A much Senior leader came to a Derby we ran, and will now recommend the same format to 10 other Packs. Perhaps you and the Cubmaster/Chair could go to another derby that races the clock? I also see that the start time, in the mid...
by rpcarpe
Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:28 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: This weekend is districts!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 731

Re: This weekend is districts!!!

Good Luck!
by rpcarpe
Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Mid America
Replies: 163
Views: 19963

Re: Mid America

I've been getting by with Harbor Freight scales... accurate to 0.01oz and 'good enough for gov't work'.