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
Need a little extra weight on weigh in but didn't bring extra weight with you? Use a coin! Here are the weights of US coins in ounces: penny .11 oz, nickel .17 oz, dime .07 oz, quarter .18 oz
Nyoil stays on your axles throughout the race, unlike powdered graphite that blows off every time your car goes down the track. This gives Nyoil coated axles a speed advantage if your car keeps racing.
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.
The speed axles did the trick second year in a row!
- Debbie & Frank
This is our last year of Pinewood Derby. We have shopped with you all 5 years and our son won his Pack 2x, Districts 1x and placed 2nd the other times. Thank you!
- Lloyd from NH
Using the tips on your website, Daniel's car won every race for his den, and won the district races. It seemed that his car got faster with every run. We have memories that will last.
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After 4 years of not winning, we finally did it!! Your book truly worked!!
- Wayne from CA
Thank you for all of the information. We had fun making the car! We're going on to the Regionals, as our car to 1st place in our den!
- Lou from IN
Thanks to your detailed instructions, speed tips and parts, we won 1st place! Thanks so much.
- Joe from ME