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by Kindintentions
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Cool Websites
Topic: The Science of the Pinewood Derby
Replies: 3
Views: 4570

Re: The Science of the Pinewood Derby

There is also a good quick breakdown of the video from 5kidsracing that can be found here https://5kidsracing.webs.com/sciencesecretsvideo.htm, basically gives most of the same updates and points from the Inclined Kinetics podcast.
by Kindintentions
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Lubrication & Break-In Procedure
Replies: 47
Views: 23848

Re: Lubrication & Break-In Procedure

Ran across this thread from a while back when trying to determine the best break-in procedure for PWD cars, but it is a few years old so I was wondering if anyone out there had any additional thoughts on breaking in the lube on the cars. For instance do you run on a test board X amount of times, do ...
by Kindintentions
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Cheaper alternative than liquid glass
Replies: 7
Views: 2870

Re: Cheaper alternative than liquid glass

Make sure the synthetic wax is both hydrophobic (repels water) and oleophobic (repels oil), as I have seen they almost always indicate that they are hydrophobic, but only a few state that they are also oleophobic.
by Kindintentions
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Lovers of Design category
Replies: 4
Views: 2147

Re: Lovers of Design category

Saw this one locally a while back and thought it might do well in a "High Tech Design" competition.


https://youtu.be/Tf8gT-FoUr4
by Kindintentions
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Lightnin's Simple Alignment Test
Replies: 19
Views: 11981

Re: Lightnin's Simple Alignment Test

One question I had is if the rear wheels migrate toward the body on the reverse test, is that indicative of steer in the rear wheels or something else? When going forward the wheels migrate properly away from the body but in reverse I am seeing my wheels migrating back toward the body, but have not ...
by Kindintentions
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Lightnin's Simple Alignment Test
Replies: 19
Views: 11981

Re: Lightnin's Simple Alignment Test

Loving the ideas from this simple Alignment Test. Going to use it before installing the DFW and testing on my second alignment board to get my steer to 4 inches over 4 feet.
by Kindintentions
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Pinewood Derby/Hobby Lobby Tungsten cylinders
Replies: 1
Views: 1411

Re: Pinewood Derby/Hobby Lobby Tungsten cylinders

Hobby Lobby also sells a 1 oz tungsten putty weight for $10.99. But I have not bought it to get an exact weight.

And that 40%OFF coupon is great, download the app on your phone and you always have the coupon with you (they take it in digital or paper format).
by Kindintentions
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Personal experiences with "slots required" rule
Replies: 27
Views: 5753

Re: Personal experiences with "slots required" rule

Speedster, After your advice and discussion with my kids we have decided to try the 1 1/2 degree bend this year and see if that works, instead of trying to insert the axles at an angle and get them wrong or slightly off which would cause even more problems. I had not heard the advice about using a d...
by Kindintentions
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Personal experiences with "slots required" rule
Replies: 27
Views: 5753

Re: Personal experiences with "slots required" rule

Speedster, Thanks for your help. I was actually trying to avoid bending the rear axles and instead drill canted axle holes as discussed here - http://stanpope.net/camdrill.htm . However our scout rules stipulate "The built-in axle slots in the block must be used." and "The axles and axle heads must ...
by Kindintentions
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Personal experiences with "slots required" rule
Replies: 27
Views: 5753

Re: Personal experiences with "slots required" rule

Is this 5kidsracing method still the best method for drilling canted holes when the rules say you must use the built in axle slots?
by Kindintentions
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Information on Derby Car Supplies by Roadway Racers?
Replies: 19
Views: 4211

Re: Information on Derby Car Supplies by Roadway Racers?

Good to know that the Derby Car Supply Axle Slot Jig is the Derby Worx tool. I did purchase it and it does indeed have the hole for drilling a raised wheel at one end of the tool.
by Kindintentions
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Information on Derby Car Supplies by Roadway Racers?
Replies: 19
Views: 4211

Re: Information on Derby Car Supplies by Roadway Racers?

Speedster, I sent you an e-mail regarding the tool and its link on the Hobby Lobby website, hopefully it clairfies things. It is the tool that you use to drill axle holes/expand axle slots. I just wanted to know if anyone knew if it was properly machined and had the right drill bit with it. Thank you.
by Kindintentions
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Information on Derby Car Supplies by Roadway Racers?
Replies: 19
Views: 4211

Re: Information on Derby Car Supplies by Roadway Racers?

I did go to Hobby Lobby today and looked at the back of some of the packaging. It looks like it is indeed a trademark of Hobby Lobby. And it says clearly on the back - "(c) 2018 Roadway Racers - Oklahoma City, OK 73179 - www.hobbylobby.com - Made in China." It was the "Derby Car Axle Slot Jig" that ...
by Kindintentions
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Information on Derby Car Supplies by Roadway Racers?
Replies: 19
Views: 4211

Information on Derby Car Supplies by Roadway Racers?

I recently went to Hobby Lobby to purchase some more supplies for this year's Pinewood Derby and realized that all of the "Pinecar" supplies that they have had for the last few years have been replaced by Hobby Lobby's new store brand "Derby Car Supplies by Roadway Racers". Does anyone have any info...