This body style will only work with HEAVY canopy weights. You will need a minimum of 3.5 oz of canopy weight.
3.8 – 3.9 oz is probably the desired overall weight to add to the body.
Car Canopy #7 is a variation of our lightweight pinewood derby car body that utilizes a canopy weight on top.
This variation can use either a tungsten or lead canopy.
Coming in at approximately 13 gm overall weight, wood is precisely shaved off to eliminate friction and wheel rub.
By reducing overall wood weight, yet maintaining quality strut structure this design concomitantly improves tensile strength and resilience.
As you can see there are a bunch of options.
Please do not get overwhelmed.
Ultralight Pinewood Derby Canopy Car — “Canopy #7” by Derby Dust®
Ultralight Pinewood Derby Canopy Car 7 is our very own unique design. Designed to be light and structurally sound. Weighing in at approximately 10 gm, you will still need a canopy type weight to bring this pinewood derby car up to proper racing weight.
You will need a minimum of 3.0 – 5.0 oz of canopy weight.
3.8 – 3.9 oz is probably the desired overall weight add to the Ultralight Pinewood Derby Canopy Car.
Belly pockets for additional weight placement designed for cubes 3/16″ or smaller.
Ultralight Pinewood Derby Canopy Car are designed with minimum wood weight in mind.
We use simple, proven designs that will get you in the winner’s circle.
Since we remove a lot of the strength structure of the wood block, handle these bodies with care. NO HAMMERING ever.
Made from an official BSA block, know Ultralight Pinewood Derby Canopy Car is always compliant with national rules because it utilizes the BSA Slots.
The rules of local events sometimes differ from those of BSA box rules. Due to this, it is necessary to know your rules before choosing our unique modifications for your PWD car.
Each pack’s rules will be different. We ask before you make a purchase, please check your local rules.
If you are unsure about the terminology, just email us, we will get you what you need.
For further reading on BSA box rules, check out this informational post.
Take note, the Ultralight Pinewood Derby Canopy Car is raw and unweighted.
Please properly plan for this. It comes in at around 10 gm, so you will need about 115 gm of additional weight.
We offer tungsten canopy and cubes and customized lead canopy to achieve maximum weight.
Design is based on the 7 principles of having a fast pinewood derby car.
This body has a low profile and a lightweight, aerodynamic design. COGis infinitely adjustable.
Options for this Ultralight Pinewood Derby Canopy Car include: