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by drathbun
Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: drathbun and son race results for 2013 Pack derby
Replies: 15
Views: 3627

Re: drathbun and son race results for 2013 Pack derby

My son's car placed 5th in our district race this weekend. We used our pack track, and a really fast time from our pack is about 2.27. The overall district winner smoked everyone, even the outlaw (aka parent) cars, with a 2.20 flat. The only car that ran faster on the day was my ducted-fan car, whic...
by drathbun
Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:24 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: drathbun and son race results for 2013 Pack derby
Replies: 15
Views: 3627

Re: drathbun and son race results for 2013 Pack derby

I can tell you that the purple car this year came in behind another slim wedge that I built last year that had a higher proportion of weight in front of the axle. We have a track with a very smooth curve (rather than an abrupt transition) which I believe I read means that more aggressive weight plac...
by drathbun
Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: Derby Products and Services
Topic: Physics and the Pinewood Derby DVD Giveaway (2013)
Replies: 10
Views: 4058

Re: Physics and the Pinewood Derby DVD Giveaway (2013)

Oh believe me, I completely understand. :) From the marketing perspective FB does offer a number of advantages. It's just that there are various issues about their service (privacy issues for one) that have made me decide not to sign up. On that front, it's frustrating for an end user because so man...
by drathbun
Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:30 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: drathbun and son race results for 2013 Pack derby
Replies: 15
Views: 3627

Re: drathbun and son race results for 2013 Pack derby

The purple ghost flames car was mentioned here and the purple paint used in my outlaw car this year was another transparent paint like I used (green) here . The transparent paints are designed to be painted over silver, and from my experience (I have used red, blue, green, and now purple) they come ...
by drathbun
Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:16 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: drathbun and son race results for 2013 Pack derby
Replies: 15
Views: 3627

Re: drathbun and son race results for 2013 Pack derby

Really like the color on the purple. Nice effect with the three coats! Thanks! You did some ghost flames like that once right? Similar, yes. I used a metalic purple over a regular purple. The flames on that car were a lot more work! This was more of a rush job. Thanks for answering my questions and...
by drathbun
Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:28 pm
Forum: Derby Products and Services
Topic: Physics and the Pinewood Derby DVD Giveaway (2013)
Replies: 10
Views: 4058

Re: Physics and the Pinewood Derby DVD Giveaway (2013)

Just my opinion, but there should be a way to be eligible for stuff like this without being forced to join FarceBook...
by drathbun
Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:15 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: drathbun and son race results for 2013 Pack derby
Replies: 15
Views: 3627

Re: drathbun and son race results for 2013 Pack derby

Im not sure what you were using in the past for graphite. Whatever I got at Wally World. :) Max-v That's what we used this time. Now, Thanks for mentioning my name as a idea based style of car. I roughly used the concepts mentioned here . I would be curious to know what your bore prep method is, Do...
by drathbun
Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: drathbun and son race results for 2013 Pack derby
Replies: 15
Views: 3627

Re: drathbun and son race results for 2013 Pack derby

Texas Car - First in Webelos I, First in Pack, and winner of the "Lone Star" Design trophy. We used the slots. Weight was flat tungsten applied in front of and behind the rear axle. I think it was around 2 ounces in front and one ounce behind the axle. Even though we used the slots I drilled them us...
by drathbun
Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: drathbun and son race results for 2013 Pack derby
Replies: 15
Views: 3627

drathbun and son race results for 2013 Pack derby

We had our derby yesterday. This year, unfortunately, we did not have much time to work on cars. My son (Web II) started his last Saturday during our pack workshop hosted at my house. He designed and we cut out a wavy pattern. He didn't decide how he wanted to paint it until about Tuesday, at which ...
by drathbun
Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:17 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Fun project
Replies: 8
Views: 1836

Re: Fun project

I worked on something like this last year but never raced it. Instead of trying to drill, I used the "band saw box" approach to remove the middle. The resulting car was slightly smaller than a full block, but you would have to stack it next to a full-sized block to be able to tell. It took only a fe...
by drathbun
Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Band saw blade poll
Replies: 17
Views: 4905

Re: Band saw blade poll

I believe that's what I use as well.
by drathbun
Thu May 03, 2012 6:39 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: A different kind of win.
Replies: 5
Views: 2187

Re: A different kind of win.

What a fantastic story to share, thank you.
by drathbun
Wed May 02, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: Derby Products and Services
Topic: Free Car Parts and Special Offers from Maximum Velocity
Replies: 4
Views: 2317

Re: Free Car Parts and Special Offers from Maximum Velocity

Thanks, Randy, just ordered a "fan car" and look forward to seeing it on the track. 8-)
by drathbun
Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:52 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Band saw blade poll
Replies: 17
Views: 4905

Re: Band saw blade poll

I would recommend reading the instructions very carefully in setting the blade guides on the band saw. I second this. Once you get everything set, it should last quite a while. But it's definitely worth taking the several hours to tweak everything and get the blade tracking just right. And yes, I s...
by drathbun
Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Band saw blade poll
Replies: 17
Views: 4905

Re: Band saw blade poll

When I was researching band saws Timberwolf was the overwhelming #1 suggestion for blades.