The Spider Car
The Spider Car is a sleek aerodynamic design that is a favorite because it is easy to build and it has won many races. The Spider has very little wood because it is thin and the sides are cut in. As a result, you can place more weight to the rear of the car.
Car design plans include:
Below are some sample pages from one of our car design plans:
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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.
Put a clear Gloss Paint Sealer on your car to protect your cool paint job from dirt and graphite smudges.
We won! In the championships we beat 24 other Bears and won every heat.
After following the tips in your book, my son and I finished 1st in our pack race! Not only did my son win the Pack championship, my daugther's car won 2nd place in the Family division. Needless to say we were all very happy! Thank you from the entire family!!
- Josh, Haley and Philip
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