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by davet
Fri May 05, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Opinions of the group
Replies: 34
Views: 1401

Re: Opinions of the group

Speedster, what I mean is whether the kid builds a fast car or a slow car, the boy won't learn much if an adult isn't there acting as a mentor.
by davet
Fri May 05, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Opinions of the group
Replies: 34
Views: 1401

Re: Opinions of the group

To take the argument of limiting modifications to it's logical end one would have to conclude that the best way to deal with this would be to give each kid their own kit. Then, tell them they can have no help from anyone and cannot use any tools and they can only use what's in the kit. This way all ...
by davet
Fri May 05, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Opinions of the group
Replies: 34
Views: 1401

Re: Opinions of the group

The advantage in having more options for gaining speed is that the adult and the scout get to learn more about the physics of reducing friction. The scout gets to learn how to use a variety of tools. The scout and adult get more time to work together as a team. I told my boy when we were building sc...
by davet
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: wheel source
Replies: 18
Views: 1020

Re: wheel source

I like Derbydadforhire wheels. They have been by far the best from all the ones I tried. I had a set a few yrs ago. All but 1 wheel were .001-.002 out of round. I have a set here from DE and they're perfect. Maybe just a bad set. I'd try them again if I hadn't found these DE wheels in the bottom of...
by davet
Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Any recommendations for car design? Help appreciated...
Replies: 177
Views: 6899

Re: Any recommendations for car design? Help appreciated...

That's too bad. We had a rear axle slide nearly all the way out after 2 trial runs before a Pack race. We had glued them in just about an hr before the race. We drill 2 holes under the axle and put glue in the innermost hole at each axle then push the axle in. This way the axle is being slid into th...
by davet
Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Any recommendations for car design? Help appreciated...
Replies: 177
Views: 6899

Re: Any recommendations for car design? Help appreciated...

That'll be the coolest looking car on the parking rack for sure! You certainly dotted every "I" and crossed every "T" on that build. Can't wait to see how you guys do.
by davet
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Any recommendations for car design? Help appreciated...
Replies: 177
Views: 6899

Re: Any recommendations for car design? Help appreciated...

If you learned any tricks with that cover let me know. We'll be doing a car for a race in June.
I've never built a 4-wheeled rail-rider but the guys here have the best advice. You'll do awesomely.
by davet
Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: wheel source
Replies: 18
Views: 1020

Re: wheel source

NorthernStar Council
by davet
Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: wheel source
Replies: 18
Views: 1020

Re: wheel source

Thanks guys. It's good to have advice from people using the stuff. DE has some blacks he can ship right away. I was looking for colored though.
by davet
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Any recommendations for car design? Help appreciated...
Replies: 177
Views: 6899

Re: Any recommendations for car design? Help appreciated...

We use Loc-Tite 60 minute from Menards. They have the 5-Minute Loc-Tite also which we use for the weights. We did not wrap it down and under in the front. We didn't want the paper cover to be what was going to be bumped and get damaged. We brought it to about 1/64" from the front edge and put a...
by davet
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: wheel source
Replies: 18
Views: 1020

Re: wheel source

I hate to try something new but looks like I'll have to. Having a choice of colored wheels limits us somewhat. I've called a couple places and checked a few websites but not sure yet what we'll do. I don't have any bias towards any supplier, just looking for trued wheels that are at least better tha...
by davet
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Any recommendations for car design? Help appreciated...
Replies: 177
Views: 6899

Re: Any recommendations for car design? Help appreciated...

OK Whoda. You got me thinking. What can really happen with 20 bottles of polish in the fridge? If it's something I need be serious about I'll get on her about it. Besides, how can I pay for a new scrollsaw when I'm buying a new fridge due to nail polish damage. Hey, maybe I'll start putting my hacks...
by davet
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: wheel source
Replies: 18
Views: 1020

Re: wheel source

I've used his wheels before and liked them but saw, I think it was your post, where your shipment was taking a while and someone replied he was having some trouble. I also liked being able to get colored wheels from him. He was also willing to custom machine them down to 1.163-1.165 just in case his...
by davet
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: wheel source
Replies: 18
Views: 1020

wheel source

Anybody know a good source for wheels?
7.5 mm wide, double step removed and 1.165 or so diameter.
Thanks.

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