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...
Tips & Hints
When your car wheel rubs against the axle head it can cause the wheel to wobble because the corner of the axle head is not a perfect 90 degrees. Cutting a groove directly under the axle head removes this source of wheel wobble. Cutting this groove is difficult to do by hand, but it can be done with an axle file. Our grooved Speed Axles and Pro Super Speed axles have this groove, exclusive to Pinewood Pro, cut directly under the axle head.
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.
Wood filler is your best friend when it comes to building a pinewood derby car. Use wood filler to fill holes, gouges and other cutting mistakes. You can even use it to add a bubble, racer cockpit, spoiler, etc.
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- Phil from NV
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
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We won! In the championships we beat 24 other Bears and won every heat.
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Jacob had a blast seeing his car fly! Thanks for the tips!
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