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by MaxV
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Pinewood Derby Times
Topic: Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 13 - March 20, 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 13 - March 20, 2019

The thirteenth issue of the Pinewood Derby Times newsletter (for the 2018-19 season) is now available at: https://www.maximum-velocity.com/pinewood_derby_times_v18i13/ PINEWOOD DERBY TIMES Volume 18, Issue 13 March 20, 2019 IN THIS EDITION - Editor's Notes - Feature Article: The 1962 AMC Metropolita...
by MaxV
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Krytox 100 Withdrawn by Manufacturer
Replies: 6
Views: 409

Re: Krytox 100 Withdrawn by Manufacturer

The issue really is viscosity. Most oils are too viscous, so they don't allow the wheel to spin freely.
by MaxV
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Krytox 100 Withdrawn by Manufacturer
Replies: 6
Views: 409

Re: Krytox 100 Withdrawn by Manufacturer

Not sure at this point - that would be a project for this summer to do some testing.
by MaxV
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Pinewood Derby Times
Topic: Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 12 - March 6, 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 221

Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 12 - March 6, 2019

The twelfth issue of the Pinewood Derby Times newsletter (for the 2018-19 season) is now available at: https://www.maximum-velocity.com/pinewood_derby_times_v18i12/ PINEWOOD DERBY TIMES Volume 18, Issue 12 March 6, 2019 IN THIS EDITION - Editor's Notes - Feature Article: Points or Times: Which Metho...
by MaxV
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Maximum Velocity
Topic: 20% Off Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 174

20% Off Sale

We just started a two week 20% off Sale. You can take 20% off any order of $100 or more. Use coupon code: MAXIMUM20 during checkout at https://www.maximum-velocity.com
by MaxV
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Pinewood Derby Times
Topic: Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 11 - February 20, 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 250

Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 11 - February 20, 2019

The eleventh issue of the Pinewood Derby Times newsletter (for the 2018-19 season) is now available at: https://www.maximum-velocity.com/pinewood_derby_times_v18i11/ PINEWOOD DERBY TIMES Volume 18, Issue 11 February 20, 2019 IN THIS EDITION - Editor's Notes - Feature Article: Design Award Judging - ...
by MaxV
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Maximum Velocity
Topic: Krytox 100 on Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 138

Krytox 100 on Sale

With the withdrawal of Krytox 100, it will become hard to find. We do have quite a few 1/4 ounce bottles available, and are temporarily offering them at a discount. You can find them on our web site here: https://www.maximum-velocity.com/product/krytox-100/ https://www.maximum-velocity.com/wp-conten...
by MaxV
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Krytox 100 Withdrawn by Manufacturer
Replies: 6
Views: 409

Krytox 100 Withdrawn by Manufacturer

The Krytox family of lubricants (including GPL-100, aka Krytox 100) was sold by Dupunt to the Chemours Chemical Company. After the sale was complete, Chemours announced that they will no longer be manufacturing the light-weight oils, which includes Krytox 100, 101, and 102. So Krytox 100 is no longe...
by MaxV
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Pinewood Derby Times
Topic: Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 10 - February 6, 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 448

Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 10 - February 6, 2019

The tenth issue of the Pinewood Derby Times newsletter (for the 2018-19 season) is now available at: https://www.maximum-velocity.com/pinewood_derby_times_v18i10/ PINEWOOD DERBY TIMES Volume 18, Issue 10 February 6, 2019 IN THIS EDITION - Editor's Notes - Feature Article: Wedge Bodies – Where to Dri...
by MaxV
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Maximum Velocity
Topic: Underglow Lights
Replies: 2
Views: 464

Re: Underglow Lights

Not allowed in our District race....afraid it may interfere with the timer sensors Derbyworx did some testing of the lights - his report is below. The bottom line is that the underglow glows do not interfere with timers. We tested with a "Champ" and a "Micro-Wizard" timer, no issues. You (Maximum V...
by MaxV
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Maximum Velocity
Topic: New Tungsten Canopy and Lower Tungsten Round Pricing
Replies: 0
Views: 316

New Tungsten Canopy and Lower Tungsten Round Pricing

Just added a 2.3 ounce tungsten canopy with a short (1/16 inch) stud. This allows placement of the canopy on top of the axle slots/holes if desired. We also reduced the price on the 3.25 Solid Tungsten Round and the 3.25 Low-Profile Tungsten Round. Click on a photo to go to a detail page. https://ww...
by MaxV
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Pinewood Derby Times
Topic: Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 9 - January 23, 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 571

Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 9 - January 23, 2019

The ninth issue of the Pinewood Derby Times newsletter (for the 2018-19 season) is now available at: https://www.maximum-velocity.com/pinewood_derby_times_v18i9/ PINEWOOD DERBY TIMES Volume 18, Issue 9 January 23, 2019 IN THIS EDITION - Editor's Notes - Feature Article: Finding the Right Level of Pa...
by MaxV
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Maximum Velocity
Topic: Underglow Lights
Replies: 2
Views: 464

Underglow Lights

Just got some Underglow Lights in stock - they add a lot of pizzazz to a car, but only a small amount of weight ( .24 oz). https://www.maximum-velocity.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/pinewood-derby-car-lights-2.jpg https://www.maximum-velocity.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/pinewood-derby-car-llight...
by MaxV
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Pinewood Derby Times
Topic: Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 8 - January 9, 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 923

Re: Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 8 - January 9, 2019

I just found this short video of the Pinewood Classic that was made by "Brad's Big Adventures". At 2:25 into the video you will see my son Tim and me being interviewed by Brad - too bad, he edited out all of the speed tips I shared with him!


https://youtu.be/v4oTVnW_fnU
by MaxV
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Pinewood Derby Times
Topic: Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 8 - January 9, 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 923

Re: Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 8 - January 9, 2019

CONGRATULATIONS ! Good Job. Do you have a picture of the winning car? Was there anything done to the car that "stood out" to give it speed? Unfortunately no photo. By the time the end of the race came, things were a bit chaotic, and I did not get a close look at the car. I know it was extended, bac...