PRO Graphite Coated 1.5 Degree Bent Steering Axle (1 axle)
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Getting your pinewood derby car to steer straight is a critical speed adjustment and it is the most challenging and time-consuming aspect of building a pinewood derby car.
If your car doesn't steer straight, your wheels hit the guide rails, causing your car to lose valuable speed.
The PRO Graphite Coated Steering Axle is made from a PRO Super Speed grooved and nickel plated axle. To use the steering axle, just replace one of your front axles with the PRO Graphite Coated Steering Axle and gently turn the axle with a screw driver to make that wheel steer left or right until your car rolls straight for 6 to 8 feet.
It’s as easy as that!
You can also use the steering axle to create a Rail Rider car, which is a technique we only recommend for experienced car builders who have a test track.
The PRO Graphite Coated Steering Axle from Pinewood Pro…saves time, while getting your car to roll straight and cars that roll straight are the fastest!
IMPORTANT NOTE: You can not see a 1.5 degree bend with the naked eye!
Just roll a non-bent axle on a flat surface, and roll our bent axle on a flat surface and you will see that the bent axle doesn't roll as smoothly.
Why is the bend only 1.5 degrees? ...because your axle only needs to be turned a few degrees to change the steering. A bigger bend will make it impossible to make the small steering adjustment that you need!
Note: Because this axle is graphite coated, we recommend graphite powder, not NyOil, as an added lubricant. Product Code: 040318