Category Archives: Pinewood Derby Center Of Gravity

Center Gravity Mass Balance Stand

Center of Gravity Mass balance stand

Center Gravity Mass Balance Stand Say good-bye to single use tools with Derby Dust’s Center Gravity Mass Balance Stand.  As always Derby Dust tries to make the best of a tool to make it do more than one thing.  We first came up with a jig to allow you to install wheels without damaging the […]

Pinewood Derby Weight Hole Drill Guide

pinewood derby drill guide

Derby Weight Drill Guide for Pinewood Cars Using Derby Dust’s Derby Weight Drill Guide, you can drill virtually all weight hole designs.  First version will be designed for BSA distances.  If enough people request a variation, we will design one for extended wheelbase  Holes will be centered and space properly for nearly all basic designs.  […]

Pinewood Derby Car Design. Which is faster? Canopy or Weight Pocket?

Which is faster? Canopy or Weight Pocket? All pinewood derby cars are not made equal.  I recently had a customer ask which was faster? Canopy? Or Weight Pocket? A pinewood derby car made with a tungsten canopy or a wedge style car with weight pockets underneath? I really had to take a look at this […]

Winning Tips for making a Fast Pinewood Derby Car

Winning tips for making a Fast Pinewood Derby Car There is a Video on YouTube that gives you a step by step reasons why you need to do certain things to get a winning pinewood derby car.  Here is my take on things. Our Pinewood Derby bodies and kits utilize the steps.  We have been […]

Pinewood Derby Car Weight – Best place for weight for Pinewood derby car

Pinewood Derby Car Weight

Pinewood Derby® Car Weight Adding Pinewood Derby® car weights is an important step when milliseconds count. Weight placement is important because you want the longest possible push time while balancing stability.  The further back you can move the weight distribution, the more kinetic energy your car stores up, which in turn translates into more push […]

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