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
Make your car slim. If your car is too chunky, there will be lots of weight in the wood, leaving less weight for your weights. You want lots of weight so you can move the center of gravity to the optimal point to maximize inertia.
The stock BSA "nails" that come in your kit are mass produced. These nails have burrs, crimp marks and can also be crooked, all of which severely limits your car speed. An Axle Polishing Kit and Axle File are essential to fix your axles and increase your car speed.
A warped block is ok, as long as your axles are square to the block. Use the PRO Driller Tool to drill perfectly straight axle holes which insures your car will roll straight.
We won! In the championships we beat 24 other Bears and won every heat.
- Kevin K. from CA
We downloaded Winning Pinewood Derby Secrets and began reading and working. We won first place overall in our Pack! Alex is a Webelos 2 this year, so it was our last chance and we won!
- Brad and Alex
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- Jim from IL
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- Doug and Taiki from VA
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