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This was the first event in our area to use electronic timing instead of a match racing format. We used the new Judge Cubmobile timer ( serial # 001) made by John Sheffler. The timer worked really well. I would recommend this to everyone. The Cubs really liked being able to measure their speed against the speeds of previous passes down the track.
My son's car in the two-tone blue car that is a tradiitonal design. Most of the cars in our District are a modified design that look more like dragster than the BSA design. These modified designs were more stable at higher speeds. All of the cars run in this event this year had been used for many years except for 2 (ours and the unpainted traditional model). I had not initially expected to see cars used year after year. I guess this due our only having only PWD, Raingutter Regatta and Space Derby experience where the entries have to built new every year. My son came in 2nd fastest among Bears and 3rd fastest overall. We were quite happy to beat so many cars that had campaigned for years.
You took alot of good pictures. I am pretty impressed !
Alot of safety items on the cars !! even side guards on some !! Awesome.
Pretty neat lift / starting gate !!
I see alot of smiling and happy kids !!
Great job !!!
Thank you so much for sharing those special moments and keep up the good work !!
How did the timer system work out and please share lots of input !! I have asked the pack to get one, fingers crossed !!
I had never seen a Cubmobile race before and had to base the starting ramp and gate designs on those belonging to the few Packs whose websites contain pictures of their events and from the info on this message board. I made 6 identical trusses, then put braces underneath the decking to make ensure the trusses go exactly in the right spot every time. The ramps are assembled separately, then bolted together to allow the starting gate to mount repeatedly in the same place. The starting gate is spring loaded (screen door spring). It takes about 20 minutes to assemble from a collection of small pieces and about the same time to take back apart. I have the trusses in the church attic and the decking in my garage.