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by Skywalker Racing
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Moving a racer after heats have been run
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: Moving a racer after heats have been run

There currently isn't a way to move a racer once racing has started. It is something that I intend to investigate in the off season, to see just how complex that would be. If scoring by times, it may be doable. However, scoring by points is based on who the racer is going head-to-head against, so m...
by Skywalker Racing
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Moving a racer after heats have been run
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: Moving a racer after heats have been run

I'm sorry. I agree, my question was not clear. Our Pack and District requires the scout who owns the car to be in uniform, check the car in and race it. In my 35 years of being involved with the Pinewood Derby I have never heard of someone else handling a scouts car. If this was some special circum...
by Skywalker Racing
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Moving a racer after heats have been run
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: Moving a racer after heats have been run

Allowed to do what? Run in a different rank? That was just a mistake by the person who submitted his car for inspection/impound. We wouldn’t have allowed it.
by Skywalker Racing
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Moving a racer after heats have been run
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Moving a racer after heats have been run

We had our District race today. A racer chose to check his car in by proxy which led to this Arrow of Light being placed in the Lions. The family didn't point this out until we'd run 2 heats with his car in Lions. I did not want to DQ him and have to recreate race schedule that far in, and also did ...
by Skywalker Racing
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Pinewood derby knowledge test.
Replies: 16
Views: 3290

Re: Pinewood derby knowledge test.

Whoda, that's very generous of you but I have plenty of bottles of Novus 2 and a Hobby Lobby store very close. Save it for your workshops. Thanks for the info on the spears. Okay Speedster that is very nice of you! So If you would like.. Here's what Id like to do with the prize I said I would give ...
by Skywalker Racing
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Planning, Preps & Running the Race
Topic: Run Off with the Top 4 Cars
Replies: 3
Views: 1653

Re: Run Off with the Top 4 Cars

Create a finals round when your current round ends?
by Skywalker Racing
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Scheduling Methods
Topic: Single Lane Start Lane Rotation
Replies: 3
Views: 1456

Re: Single Lane Start Lane Rotation

Wow, that is a horrible way to race bobcat. First of all, it seems inefficient not to have all four lanes running cars, but most of all it's unfair. The first and last car get a free run with no "dirty air." I.e., the aero turbulence each car produces that affects the car(s) next to it. This effect ...
by Skywalker Racing
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: ZEP DRY GRAPHITE???
Replies: 8
Views: 2402

Re: ZEP DRY GRAPHITE???

KiK wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:14 pm
I tested it on a spare wheel and axle. It melted the wheel to the axle.
More than likely what melted your wheel bores was the propellant in the aerosol can. If you spray the axles and let them dry for 30 minutes or so before putting them in the wheels, I bet that won't happen.
by Skywalker Racing
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Planning, Preps & Running the Race
Topic: Best Design Voting
Replies: 9
Views: 2645

Re: Best Design Voting

That's the one I was considering. We've used it at work before. You think it'd zap all the fun out of it for the kids?
by Skywalker Racing
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Getting more Scout Races to support oil as a legal lubricant
Replies: 10
Views: 3589

Re: Getting more Scout Races to support oil as a legal lubricant

Cost is a myth. At one drop per axle, I bet cost per race is comparable if not cheaper than graphite. The issue is in the way it's packaged. There's no profit in selling a Scout only 20 drops of Krytox his first year of Scouting. I may have just figured out why BSA doesn't push it!
by Skywalker Racing
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Commercial
Topic: BestTrack clean/polish
Replies: 3
Views: 12962

Re: BestTrack clean/polish

You have to be careful with Simple Green. The original formulation causes hydrogen embrittlement which will damage your track over time. I avoid it altogether. I remove all loose debris with a soft brush or vacuum, clean off tough buildup with a damp cloth, then wipe the entire track down with lemon...
by Skywalker Racing
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Getting more Scout Races to support oil as a legal lubricant
Replies: 10
Views: 3589

Re: Getting more Scout Races to support oil as a legal lubricant

I think Scouters, in general, are just resistant to change that doesn't come to them from on high (at national) - particularly when it involves things they don't quite comprehend. Although shocking to us derby enthusiasts, learning the nuance and intricacies of the PWD is not top priority for every ...
by Skywalker Racing
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Other Vendors
Topic: Now Available: The Clear Drill Jig
Replies: 10
Views: 2427

Re: Now Available: The Clear Drill Jig

Will it do a raised wheel? Sent from my LG-H810 using Tapatalk Thanks for the question. It does not have a 0 degree bushing set higher for a raised wheel, no. But in all my experience, I've never needed to drill higher to achieve a raised wheel when rail riding because of the lift the bent axle on ...