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by Skywalker Racing
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Scheduling Methods
Topic: Single Lane Start Lane Rotation
Replies: 3
Views: 113

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: 4
Views: 136

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: 331

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: 1180

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: Tracks
Topic: BestTrack clean/polish
Replies: 3
Views: 11368

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: 1180

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: Derby Products and Services
Topic: Now Available: The Clear Drill Jig
Replies: 2
Views: 276

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 ...
by Skywalker Racing
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Planning, Preps & Running the Race
Topic: Best Design Voting
Replies: 9
Views: 331

Re: Best Design Voting

I could test that Kurt, but my guess is they are too light to measure accurately. It is a good idea though.
by Skywalker Racing
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Planning, Preps & Running the Race
Topic: Best Design Voting
Replies: 9
Views: 331

Re: Best Design Voting

I considered those but you'd need one for every single car, and it could be tough to enforce the 3 favorite car practice if there are too many Scouts voting at a time or if the process is rushed.
by Skywalker Racing
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Planning, Preps & Running the Race
Topic: Storing and Transporting impounded Cars?
Replies: 8
Views: 1624

Re: Storing and Transporting impounded Cars?

Yeah, sorry to resurrect. Had been years since I've been to this board, and was coming across many topics of interest while browsing for things I'm researching.

Expect to see more resurrections - gonna look like the Thriller video around here

Glad you found a solution - similar to mine it sounds
by Skywalker Racing
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Planning, Preps & Running the Race
Topic: Best Design Voting
Replies: 9
Views: 331

Best Design Voting

Our Pack and District both award Best Design trophies based on Scout voting. In the past, we've used ballots (where Scouts write the car # of their top 3 favorites) and the bead (not bean, this is Louisiana and we do everything carnival style) in a cup method (each Scout given 3 beads to drop in the...
by Skywalker Racing
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Planning, Preps & Running the Race
Topic: Storing and Transporting impounded Cars?
Replies: 8
Views: 1624

Re: Storing and Transporting impounded Cars?

VK, I started collecting the plastic Coca-Cola cases that the 12 oz bottles come in. You can outfit them with strips of wood to rest the cars on inside. The benefits to doing this are that they have handles (which require TWO hands - a good thing) to carry them and, as long as the cars aren't too ta...
by Skywalker Racing
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Planning, Preps & Running the Race
Topic: Volunteer Thanks
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: Volunteer Thanks

Very nice; great idea!
by Skywalker Racing
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Derby Products and Services
Topic: Now Available: The Clear Drill Jig
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Now Available: The Clear Drill Jig

STAR CARS is pleased to now offer The Clear Drill Jig on our website. The Clear Drill Jig is easy to use and results in a very accurate drill. My own two Scouts used the jig to win Pack and District last year, and I'm excited to make these available to all Scouts at a very reasonable price point. Cl...