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by Topspin.D
Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Team Noskills 2015 Line-up
Replies: 33
Views: 6850

Re: Team Noskills 2015 Line-up

Well done Team T!
Looks like whoever the "S" wolf family is will catch you next year :)... They're pretty fast too.
Our PWD isn't until early March. Let me know if you want to run with us.
David
by Topspin.D
Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: One last time & the boys throw me a curve ball (More PICS.)
Replies: 43
Views: 5828

Re: One last time & the boys throw me a curve ball (PICS. AD

On our spoon cars we've considered removing more weight on the underside, but never had a need to do so. If you've taken enough weight off during shaping you should be able to get 24 cubes in without doing that.

Nice scrollwork.... I guess you have that screen name for a good reason :D
by Topspin.D
Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Team Noskills 2015 Line-up
Replies: 33
Views: 6850

Re: Team Noskills 2015 Line-up

Looks like a Citron to me...

How are you drilling your axel holes these days? Silver Bullet?

Can you show us a few bottom shots of your weighting scheme?
by Topspin.D
Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:46 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Tungsten plates
Replies: 6
Views: 1472

Re: Tungsten plates

One layer of plate weights is usually ok, but more may be pushing it. Most metal tracks only require 1/4" of clearance. Old school wood tracks may require the full 3/8ths.
by Topspin.D
Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Would you build a rail-rider for a questionable track?
Replies: 10
Views: 2372

Re: Would you build a rail-rider for a questionable track?

Rail runner. I would actually add a little more steer in this situation.
by Topspin.D
Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Front end advice PICS
Replies: 30
Views: 3815

Re: Front end advice PICS

In my area the 1/64th is only available at a few hobby shops. You have to go to a store that sells RC air plane materials to get it.
by Topspin.D
Mon Dec 22, 2014 1:09 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: LightninBoy X series cars
Replies: 27
Views: 7483

Re: LightninBoy X series cars

Who sells these weights... I'm interested in trying some out?
by Topspin.D
Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: tight grain or wide grain block
Replies: 22
Views: 3489

Re: tight grain or wide grain block

Good information. I personally don't worry too much about the grain spacing. I do look for the lightest block to start with and look at the grain orientation. I go for blocks that are as close to quartersawn as possible (this the most dimensionally stable orientation). As far as weighing kits... I t...
by Topspin.D
Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Axle drilling success rate?
Replies: 38
Views: 5755

Re: Axle drilling success rate?

I agree the table must be level before drilling... To test the alignment of my drill press table relative to the spindle. I like to use a bent piece of wire. You put two opposing 70 degree bends in a piece of coat hanger. Chuck one end in the spindle and then rotate it by hand around. This will show...
by Topspin.D
Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:15 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Incra, how did I live without you?
Replies: 12
Views: 2474

Re: Incra, how did I live without you?

I have one of these... it's one of my favorite tools in my workshop. We've used it for years to mark out PWD cars.
by Topspin.D
Tue May 27, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: So, what does your username mean?
Replies: 73
Views: 37028

Re: So, what does your username mean?

Mine is related to my other passion.... tennis. Until I had kids, I played tennis 2-3 times a week and had been traveling all over the world to watch tennis in the "dream" locations. The D is my first initial.
by Topspin.D
Sat May 10, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: New car for districts
Replies: 12
Views: 3208

Re: New car for districts

Congratulations, on the win and on keeping them from cancelling the event. I'm sure you'll make it a great event next year. Our district trophies last year and this year were pretty weak. They were donated by the council scout shop... so the smaller BSA trophies. If you let us race in your open clas...
by Topspin.D
Sat May 03, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Team Topspin 2014 Line-up
Replies: 7
Views: 1822

Re: Team Topspin 2014 Line-up - District Results Added

We had districts today each boy won their respective ranks (Tiger and Bear). The older son placed second (gold car) and younger son placed 5th overall. The overall champion was a kid we beat last year. He's getting help from a league racer.... so he always comes with a strong car. They enforced whee...
by Topspin.D
Fri May 02, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: New car for districts
Replies: 12
Views: 3208

Re: New car for districts

Nicely done. Did you learn anything new from Carbon Fiber that you applied here?