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by DCDAD
Tue May 14, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Do-It-Yourself
Topic: Stop section
Replies: 6
Views: 2047

Re: Stop section

Very helpful, thanks everyone. Will work on getting a new stop section together by next year. It's unacceptable to have cards losing fenders/wheels/axles through no fault of the scouts.
by DCDAD
Mon May 13, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Do-It-Yourself
Topic: Stop section
Replies: 6
Views: 2047

Stop section

My sons went to Districts this year for the first time. It turns out they use a wooden track with a stop section that is a car cruncher:


https://youtu.be/iCRWaOTIt0g

Any suggestions on how to improve this stop section so that it is less of a demolition derby at the end of each heat?
by DCDAD
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Non-tungsten, non-toxic car
Replies: 16
Views: 2464

Re: Non-tungsten, non-toxic car

Vitamin K wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:47 pm
Maybe slightly more expensive, but you can also use nickels if you have a forstner bit and a drill press. :)
Yeah, but nickels, at .835, are an odd size - in between 53/64 and 27/32. Pennies are a nice, even .75 :)
by DCDAD
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: -|||===[ Check Your Rules ]===|||-
Replies: 7
Views: 10184

Re: -|||===[ Check Your Rules ]===|||-

I don’t understand why packs have different rules than the district. It seems like it’s just singing up for hassle. Our pack just adopted the district rules.
by DCDAD
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Non-tungsten, non-toxic car
Replies: 16
Views: 2464

Re: Non-tungsten, non-toxic car

Or maybe a brinks armored car...
by DCDAD
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Non-tungsten, non-toxic car
Replies: 16
Views: 2464

Re: Non-tungsten, non-toxic car

Excellent! Although the local pack runs the derby near Presidents' day weekend, so I would leave Mr. Lincoln visible.
by DCDAD
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Non-tungsten, non-toxic car
Replies: 16
Views: 2464

Non-tungsten, non-toxic car

Thought I'd share a rough concept car that could be built by a cub scout that doesn't have $20 to burn on 4oz of tungsten and who also would like to avoid exposure to lead. Depending on the pack, some boys might really appreciate the option to build on a budget. The car uses pennies for weight, whic...
by DCDAD
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Prepping for districts
Replies: 6
Views: 1318

Re: Prepping for districts

Loud2ns wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:42 am
So if lathed wheels are illegal....do them on a drill press. Unless that's outlawed as well.

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Is it possible to set up the drill press to actually end up with rounder wheels than you start out with? I was afraid those efforts might just make things worse.
by DCDAD
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Prepping for districts
Replies: 6
Views: 1318

Re: Prepping for districts

Thanks Ironband. I'll definitely follow the plan with the runout gauge and wheel prep. I've also heard the Pledge rumor, but our pack and district rules specifically ban the use of silicone spray.
by DCDAD
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Prepping for districts
Replies: 6
Views: 1318

Prepping for districts

Hi all- Brand new to the forum, but really appreciate all the info folks share here and it paid off - my sons (tiger and bear) went 1&2 in their pack, so are on to districts in May. This will be the first time they've raced more than 1 day in the season. Any tips or tricks for prepping for the next ...