Tank Car Design Pinewood Derby Car Design Plan
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Tips & Hints
Spin each wheel and axle and count the number of revolutions. Keep the slowest pair together and replace them with a faster set.
Put a coat of wood primer on your car before painting it because pine wood is porous and will absorb the first coat of paint. Lightly sand the primer after it dries, then apply a final coat (or two) for a clean, finished look.
When it comes to Pinewood Derby racing, Rules are not meant to be broken. Check with other racers or your race manager before your race to clarify what is allowed and how your car will be inspected when it is checked in.
My son won 1st place for the fastest car. Thank you for all of your tips and tricks they were a big help.
This is my son's first Derby car as a Tiger Cub Scout. We had a lot of fun working on this together. Even though he didn't place it was a rewarding experience. Next year we plan to build something even more unique and perhaps a little more challenging. Thanks for a great web site!
- Shawn from CA
I just read your Winning Pinewood Derby Secrets book and I can not wait to apply the information. Thanks for the help!
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Your tips were Fabulous! Competing in the District Race tomorrow...Our first time making a car! You ROCK!!!!
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He took first place in his wolf pack and then took first place as the Grand Champion. Thank You for the awesome axles they did the trick!
Thanks for offering such great products to beginners. My son finished 1st in his pack, 2nd in his district, and 6th overall for his first year. Will definitely order from you again.
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