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by red2cwm
Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Need advice on permanent/near permanent lube.
Replies: 4
Views: 773

Re: Need advice on permanent/near permanent lube.

Here's the car as promised. The only thing that came up on the test runs is that the inner hubs sit below the bottom of the car and ride on the guide strip in the breaking area after the finish line which makes the car bounce back after hitting the foam stopper. It rolls almost perfectly straight on...
by red2cwm
Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:06 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Need advice on permanent/near permanent lube.
Replies: 4
Views: 773

Need advice on permanent/near permanent lube.

Hey guys. I've built a car for our council's mascot to bring to PWD races. He's a Sasquatch and he wanted it to be a stick with wheels. He tried last year and the wheels were at such bad angles that the slightest track imperfection would make it jump into the next lane. So I built him one out of a s...
by red2cwm
Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: Raingutter Regatta
Topic: Inflatable Raingutter Regatta Raceway Review
Replies: 2
Views: 12010

Inflatable Raingutter Regatta Raceway Review

Last night I demoed the inflatable Raingutter Regatta Raceway at our District's Cub Scout Roundtable Meeting. This thing is awesome! With a cheap hand pump from Wal-Mart like this one , I was able to inflate it in under 2 minutes. It takes about 7 gallons of water per lane (not 4 like it says on the...
by red2cwm
Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: List of all speed modifications in regards to rules creation
Replies: 32
Views: 9568

Re: List of all speed modifications in regards to rules crea

Stan, it's all in good fun. We'll be going with the "official BSA wheels" rule anyway. Please do let me know if you think of any other speed mods that I have missed.
by red2cwm
Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: List of all speed modifications in regards to rules creation
Replies: 32
Views: 9568

Re: List of all speed modifications in regards to rules crea

Thanks for the great additions guys. (including the poker chips...) I'l be taking the list to the committee soon along with the proposed rules. (not including the poker chips...)
by red2cwm
Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: List of all speed modifications in regards to rules creation
Replies: 32
Views: 9568

List of all speed modifications in regards to rules creation

The next step in my quest to make up a decent set of rules is to determine which speed modifications will not be allowed. In order to do this, I feel it would be best to see a comprehensive list of all of the modifications that can be done to a car that (supposedly or actually) increase its speed. T...
by red2cwm
Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Stands that a Cub Scout can build.
Replies: 4
Views: 2116

Stands that a Cub Scout can build.

On a lighter note, I started thinking about how a car stand for each Scout would be a good idea. I read this post and thought those were really cool. However, my requirements included each Scout building and decorating his own stand as well as the stand being able to hold a picture of the Den. This ...
by red2cwm
Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:56 am
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: List of Unenforceable Rules at Check-In
Replies: 22
Views: 4128

Re: List of Unenforceable Rules at Check-In

One of the rules that I was specifically interested in was the "No non BSA axles" rule. Based on this post the axles are distinguishable by sight. Is this by the point or the head? If the axles are in holes instead of slots, can they be distinguished by the head only?
by red2cwm
Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: List of Unenforceable Rules at Check-In
Replies: 22
Views: 4128

Re: List of Unenforceable Rules at Check-In

Are you suggesting that it is not logical to focus on ideology in Cub Scouting? No. I'm saying that it is not logical to focus on ideology when it comes to competitions where there are winners and losers, in this case, the Pinewood Derby. If we're talking about What we're learning on camp-outs, at ...
by red2cwm
Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: List of Unenforceable Rules at Check-In
Replies: 22
Views: 4128

Re: List of Unenforceable Rules at Check-In

FS, I have added condensed versions of the rules you listed to the OP. A serious question: Why do you think most Derby rules sets contain some "unenforceable" rules? (From where does the BSA start?) I think that well intentioned, but not highly logical people would like to eliminate specific speed m...
by red2cwm
Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: List of Unenforceable Rules at Check-In
Replies: 22
Views: 4128

List of Unenforceable Rules at Check-In

Hey guys. I am going to be chairing my Pack's Pinewood Derby for the first time this coming January. My son's first time racing was last year. Our rules from last year were too loose in some areas and unenforceable in others. So I'm planning an overhaul. I'm going to start by figuring out which rule...