First in Bears Third in Pack

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BradyS71
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First in Bears Third in Pack

Post by BradyS71 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:56 am

Okay all so now there is a brief lull I can post this years derby car. We went with Hawkeye's Arrow (to go with Thor's Hammer, and Captain America's Shield)

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Specifics of car, back wheels drilled to ~3 degrees of negative cant
Front wheels drilled straight, left front lifted, right front axel bent to 1.5 degrees and tuned for 3 inches of drift over 4 feet. We went undefeated in the den races and in the final King of the hill race finished inside of the first place car (we finished before his back end).



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Re: First in Bears Third in Pack

Post by TXDerbyDad » Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:22 am

Very nice!!! I love the car and the execution. My son will be earning his Arrow of Light next year, and I think we may do a similar design for his last car if he's into it. I think it would be a great way to ride off into the Pinewood Derby Sunset!



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Re: First in Bears Third in Pack

Post by Scrollsawer » Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:14 pm

We're also going for The Arrow of Light next year, so will make an AOL car of some sort.

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Re: First in Bears Third in Pack

Post by BradyS71 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:43 am

So the only thing I would suggest is a flatter point. I tried to fix some cutting errors (the boy did most of the cutting) and our car is a bit hard to stage. Also if you go with the fin I used 1/4 plywood and it really needs to be sanded to remove the grain.

But its my second favorite car behind Thor's Hammer.



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