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...
Helping Pinewood Derby Racers
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Tips & Hints
Lighter wheels turn easier (they require less inertia). Lighten your wheels, as much as your Rules allow, which will give you a fast start out of the gate and faster speed down the track.
Many of the BSA "nails" that come in your kit are crooked. Chuck each axle in your drill and spin them. If the axle looks blurry as it spins, that axle is crooked. Replace crooked axles or consider getting an Axle Press Tool to straighten crooked axles.
Tungsten Putty is ideal for getting your car up to the maximum 5 oz limit. Drill a hole in the bottom of your car and insert Pinewood Pro Putty as the last step to bring your car to 5.0 oz. If the official scale weighs you in at 5.1 oz, simply remove a small amount of putty to bring it back to 5.0 oz.
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