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Best Pinewood Derby Wheels molds post Summer 2018

Best Pinewood Derby Wheels Hello All.  Just a quick update about the subject of Best Pinewood Derby Wheels.  I just processed 2000 wheel sets purchased from Scouting.org.  They do have the new labeling.  Wheels seem to be same production as before.  When compared to previous mold benchmarks.  So hard to say if it is a new batch of wheels or if its an old batch that has been relabeled.  Results are as followed. For you to have the Best Pinewood Derby Wheels, you need to start with a good foundation.  I did not go into great detail in measurements of

By |September 26th, 2018|Categories: Pinewood Derby Wheels|0 Comments

Derby Dust Hub Shaver

Possibly the most over looked tool on the market right now.  Nearly 10 years into the wheel molds, nearly every wheel has some sort of flaw.  Most common flaw to date that will cause wheel wobble will be the uneven outer hub.  Pictured are two factory flaws that are pretty common even with the "best" of molds.  This uneven surface causes uneven rotation, which translates to wheel wobble.  You are in luck, there is a DIY tool that will fix this.  The Derby Worx Pro Hub Shaver.   What we have done is resurfaced this hub for a smooth, flat, 

How to make a Center Rail Riding Pinewood Derby Car

How to make a Center Rail Riding Pinewood Derby Car We had some animation made on How to make a Center Rail Riding Pinewood Derby Car.  This is pinewood derby tuning animation with some comments included.  Once we get all the feedback we need, we will place a voice over on top of it.   We are going to slowly release this video to show you how to tune a rail riding car from scratch if you have never done it before.  It is also a good video for those that have unsuccessfully tuned a rail rider in the past.  Feedback

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

How to polish pinewood derby axles

How to polish pinewood derby axles How to polish pinewood derby axles begins with FIRST YOU HAVE TO WET SAND YOUR AXLES!!!!!  Follow that link to learn more.  You have to wet sand.  Dry sand paper will just not do the job properly.   After you have wet sanded your axles, get that mirror polish with this compound.   Pinewood Derby Axle Diamond Polishing Compound will bring that mirror finish to wet sanded axles.  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

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

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