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by MaxV
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 4 - November 14, 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 4 - November 14, 2018

Thanks - appreciate it. That topic is one of my pet peeves.
by MaxV
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 4 - November 14, 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 4 - November 14, 2018

The third issue of the Pinewood Derby Times newsletter (for the 2018-19 season) is now available at: https://www.maximum-velocity.com/pinewood_derby_times_v18i4/ Pinewood Derby Times Volume 18, Issue 4 November 14, 2018 IN THIS EDITION - Editor's Notes - Feature Article: Is it Cheating? - Humor - Pr...
by MaxV
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: BSA Wheels and axles
Replies: 9
Views: 287

Re: BSA Wheels and axles

Since you raised the possibility, why aren't the Max-V wheels made with tighter bores, then?
I set the bore size to the smallest it could be and still fit the Pro-Hub Tool.
by MaxV
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: BSA Wheels and axles
Replies: 9
Views: 287

Re: BSA Wheels and axles

The reason for the size of our speed axles is to fit in BSA-size slots and holes. If the diameter was larger then they would be too tight. Awana axles are larger, but so are the slots on the Awana block. A better solution would be for BSA to reduce the diameter of the wheel bore to better fit it axle.
by MaxV
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Derby Products and Services
Topic: Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 3 - October 31, 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 209

Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 3 - October 31, 2018

The second issue of the Pinewood Derby Times newsletter (for the 2018-19 season) is now available at: https://www.maximum-velocity.com/pinewood_derby_times_v18i3/ Pinewood Derby Times Volume 18, Issue 3 October 31, 2018 In this Edition: - Editor's Notes - Feature Article: Did Tom and Ray Give Good P...
by MaxV
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Derby Products and Services
Topic: Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 2 - October 17, 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 336

Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 2 - October 17, 2018

The second issue of the Pinewood Derby Times newsletter (for the 2018-19 season) is now available at: https://www.maximum-velocity.com/pinewood_derby_times_v18i2/ Pinewood Derby Times Volume 18, Issue 2 October 17, 2018 In this Edition: – Editor’s Notes – Feature Article: Last Minute Weighting – Con...
by MaxV
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Derby Products and Services
Topic: Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 1 - October 3, 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 283

Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 1 - October 3, 2018

The first issue of the Pinewood Derby Times newsletter (for the 2018-19 season) is now available here: https://www.maximum-velocity.com/pinewood_derby_times_v18i1/ Pinewood Derby Times Volume 18, Issue 1 October 3, 2018 In This Edition - Editor's Notes - Feature Article - Five Keys to Performance - ...
by MaxV
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Derby Products and Services
Topic: Maximum Velocity Pinewood Derby Update - October 2, 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 254

Maximum Velocity Pinewood Derby Update - October 2, 2018

Dear DerbyTalk Member, It's October, and that crisp smell of fall is in the air. But when I walk into our shop each morning what I smell is pine from our large inventory of pinewood derby car kits. It's pinewood derby time, and the right time to introduce our new pinewood derby products, and introdu...
by MaxV
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Maximum Velocity's Newsletter
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Re: Maximum Velocity's Newsletter

Thanks for the note - my mail list provider required us to re-enlist as they want to make sure their lists are up to date.
by MaxV
Tue May 08, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Derby Products and Services
Topic: Pinewood Derby Inventory Clearance Event - May 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 885

Pinewood Derby Inventory Clearance Event - May 2018

Now that the 2017-18 Pinewood Derby season is coming to a close, Maximum Velocity is offering you an opportunity to prepare for the next racing season with great deals on many products including tungsten and kits, and a 10 percent discount on all purchases. Specifically, we are offering clearance pr...
by MaxV
Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Graphite on wheel tread
Replies: 4
Views: 948

Re: Graphite on wheel tread

Here is an experiment that showed a very small improvement from graphite on the tread surface:
http://www.maximum-velocity.com/pinewoo ... imes-v8i2/
by MaxV
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Rail Riding - First Attempt (failure, sort of)
Replies: 5
Views: 1266

Re: Rail Riding - First Attempt (failure, sort of)

A couple of thoughts: 1. Rail Rider - To minimize the rebound when striking the tool, put the Pro-Axle Press on a piece of wood (2x4) on he concrete. The wood will absorb some of the impact and minimize the rebound. Also, the Rail-Rider is sensitive to the diameter of the axle. So if you use BSA Nai...
by MaxV
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Rail Riding - relationship between COM and drift
Replies: 10
Views: 1346

Re: Rail Riding - relationship between COM and drift

As you make the COG more aggressive, you need to increase the drift so that there is more pressure on the guide rail to help keep the car going straight. (since there is less pressure on the track itself)
by MaxV
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Derby Products and Services
Topic: Maximum Velocity End of Year Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 1315

Maximum Velocity End of Year Sale

Just to let the DerbyTalk folks know that Maximum Velocity is running a sale right now. First, we just introduced these new products: http://www.maximum-velocity.com/pics/domedadjustableroundsmall.jpg - Domed Adjustable Tungsten Round - Looking to make a car with minimal wood and the weight focused ...
by MaxV
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Weighted Wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 1901

Re: Weighted Wheels

Below is a link to a test I did on wheel weighting - the bottom line is you want light wheels (as was said above). Vitamin K is correct that pinewood derby "wheel weights" do not touch the wheels.
http://www.maximum-velocity.com/pinewoo ... imes-v7i3/