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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 is 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 to get an idea of what was going on. Here is  a superimposed picture of the two placed on the same BSA Slot body.  As you can see, there is more rear volume in the weight pocket style car.  A proper placed tungsten canopy, there

By | December 31st, 2017|Categories: Pinewood Derby Center Of Gravity, Pinewood Derby Weight|0 Comments

Fast Speed Winning Pinewood Derby Car Kit

Build an Efficient Derby Car with Derby Dust® Fast Speed Winning Pinewood Derby Car Kit When it comes to Boys and the annual boy scouts event, showing off the latest Pinewood derby car designs are one of the thing that interest the kids to show up every year. Many children go on to collect the cars as adults because there will always be new designs and Fast Speed Winning Pinewood Derby Car Kit that you. Even if you are an adult, you will still realize that the cars are fun to build, design, and paint. Collecting the cars is exciting

By | December 15th, 2017|Categories: Pinewood Derby Body, Pinewood Derby Car Speed Fast Tips|0 Comments

Building Fast Speed Winning Pinewood Derby Car Kit

Building Fast Speed Winning Pinewood Derby Car Kit If you have a kid that desires to build his own Pinewood Derby car, you will find many fast speed winning Pinewood Derby Car Kit on derbydust.com. Completing his first derby car can give him some sense of pride and accomplishment. You can also help your child in Building Fast Speed Winning Pinewood Derby Car Kit and helping to strengthen your bond as a parent and child. Whether your child happens to be a member of the Boy Scouts association or has entered a Pinewood Derby Grand Prix race.   Building the fast

By | December 9th, 2017|Categories: Pinewood Derby Car Speed Fast Tips|Tags: |0 Comments

Tips Tricks Making faster pinewood derby car

Tips Tricks Making faster pinewood derby car A checklist of Tips Tricks Making faster pinewood derby car.  Check out our other posts that go into detail about each section.   This is a quick checklist that will get you started in the right direction. Every Pinewood Derby Car will have wheels and axles, but do you know the tricks that will help you get maximum speed of the car?  That's the million dollar questions.  When designing your car, there are several key issues to consider that includes the efficiency of all the parts put together.  Using know tricks will result in

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 wining pinewood derby car.  Here is my take on things. Our PWD bodies and kits utilize the steps.  We have been for years! Center of Mass (Center of gravity) Location This step is supposed to give you a 36% increase in speed.  These canopy style bodies are super light and allow us to maximize weight placement where we want it.  Our setup is for a 0.930" COM

Final Polish for Pinewood Derby Speed Axles

Final Polish for Pinewood Derby Speed Axles FIRST YOU HAVE TO WET SAND YOUR AXLES!!!!! After you have wet sanded your axles, get that mirror polish with this compound. Use a drill and provided clean t-shirts strips to bring those axles to a mirror finish. More than enough to do a dozen axles. 1 Gram of 2 micron heavy concentration diamond polish. We use it on our axles! Pictured is a Bulk syringe. White T-Shirt Strips are provided. Also anti-rust strip to make sure that your axles don't rust while in storage. No need to go and tear up that

By | August 8th, 2017|Categories: Pinewood Derby Car Speed Fast Tips|0 Comments

How to glue axles in place after tuning you Pinewood Derby Car

How to prepare pinewood derby car body for gluing axles in place Before even starting the process of tuning, a builder needs to address the following. If I am drilling my own axle holes, how do I keep the axles in place? After all once I install them, I will not be able to drill through the metal. A series of holes need to be drilled prior to painting, prior to installing the wheels and axles. It is not crucial to make them perfectly spaced, or in a perfect line. What is important is that you leave room from the

By | August 8th, 2017|Categories: Pinewood Derby Car Speed Fast Tips|0 Comments

Fast Pinewood Derby Speed Wheel — Asset wheel by Derbydust.com

Fast Pinewood Derby Speed Wheel -- Asset wheel by Derbydust.com Derby Dust Asset Wheel To the new to novice builder there can be great confusion in wheel choice. What does all this technical info mean? What does my Pack allows? There is no blanket BSA rule that cover all wheels. Each local PACK determines what wheels can and cannot be used. Below is a run through of each wheel we offer with the as much info as we can provide. If you have a properly tuned car, then speed will be based mostly on wheel weight. The lighter the wheel,

By | August 8th, 2017|Categories: Pinewood Derby Car Speed Fast Tips|0 Comments

Pinewood Derby Car Setup – Blair’s First Choice

Pinewood Derby Car Setup - Blair's First Choice Here's the answer to the million dollar question. What do I suggest? First I say check you rules...... Then use the following advice. So my choice: Physics car body 3-wheel racer. Lead Weight. 3k bent axles (3x 2.5, 1x 1.5), pliers, Wheel Polish kit or service, Derby Dust graphite. You will have to choose what wheels you want to play by, but they will determine speed of car second to tuning the axles correctly Pinewood Derby Tuning is the Key So you are going to need to focus mainly on tuning or

Winning Pinewood Derby Car Kits

Winning Pinewood Derby Car Kits Fast, ultralight, light weight pinewood derby car body allows you to shift all the weight to the rear where it has the most potential energy to push you down the track to victory lane. This body comes in at around 13 grams or about 1/2 ounce. We have paired this body with all the winning parts needed to leave them in the dust. Our kit contains an ultra light pinewood derby body in that desired extended wheel base design for easy of tuning. Comes with 4x ready to race wheels picked by you to meet

By | August 8th, 2017|Categories: Pinewood Derby Car Speed Fast Tips|0 Comments

Fast Pinewood Derby Racing Car with Tungsten Canopy

Fast Pinewood Derby Racing Car with Tungsten Canopy Winning Pinewood Derby Car designs by Derby Dust. Here is another beauty. This will be available in either BSA Slot or Drilled BSA Distance. This body weighed 11.3ish grams so we will call it a 12 gram body. I bet if I added a few more pockets up the neck I could get it to 10 grams. But maybe next time. As always we incorporate winning Design tricks. Super light weight. Center of gravity designed to be around .930" in front of rear axle. Slim Line aerodynamic profile. Wood removed to eliminate

By | August 8th, 2017|Categories: Pinewood Derby Car Speed Fast Tips|0 Comments

Winning Pinewood Derby Car with Canopy

Winning Pinewood Derby Car with Canopy Winning Pinewood Derby CarWinning Pinewood Derby Car with Canopy bottom view Ultra light Pinewood Derby body. These bodies start around 15.5 grams. Pockets and holes everywhere to adjust your Center of Gravity needs. I got really bored last night and drew up a few canopy cars. Will get them cutout over the weekend. Some will be extended wheel base only. Some will be regular wheelbase. I'm not going to offer both styles for each type of car. Too many bodies! Too hard to test and get COG correct. Winning Pinewood Derby Car Winning Pinewood

By | August 8th, 2017|Categories: Pinewood Derby Car Speed Fast Tips|0 Comments

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