Pinewood Derby Car Design Plan
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The Flash Pinewood Derby Car Design Plan
You can build this Pinewood Derby car -- The Flash!
(Full Car Design Template Included)
Plan includes cut-out car design template, building hints, tips, weight placement for speed, painting ideas, tools list and links for help and everything you need...
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Tips & Hints
The axle slots that are cut into standard blocks are too tight for BSA axles that are .089" diameter. Small axle slots make it difficult to get your axles in straight. A #44 drill bit is .086", which I find too tight. Consider a #43 Drill Bit, which is a perfect match at .089" for a snug fit.
When painting with children, it is better to use a paint brush rather than spray paint because spray paint can cause vapors. If the child is spray painting, be sure to use a breathing mask and be in an open area.
BSA Rules are different from Awana Rules, which are different from Adult Race Rules, etc. Check our Pinewood Derby Rules page to download Pinewood Derby rules for different kinds of races.
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