Author Topic: OFFICAL DAYTON 2010 GATHERING THREAD!!!!  (Read 30866 times)

Offline RichardDarkwood

  • Nickel Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 756
Re: OFFICAL DAYTON 2010 GATHERING THREAD!!!!
« Reply #870 on: August 05, 2010, 02:41:30 PM »
BOYS AND GIRLS ........ i do believe this thread has been HIJACKED


i too was a boy with a pine wood derby toy!     i made it to district   and lost my ass!

Dad had the buddy who had the belt saw and sander.   Then we gouged it out  and melted some LEDFORD(lead) in to it.   dont forget the graphite on the wheels!

ahhh the good old days!   but this needs to be a seperate thread

My pine wood derby car would have smoked yours buddy...yeah!!!




 :roflTodd
I can't see, you can't see.As long as the f***in horse can see

That's a RAID!!!

CO--The Bad Guys

Offline Digr1

  • Copper Member
  • **
  • Posts: 238
Re: OFFICAL DAYTON 2010 GATHERING THREAD!!!!
« Reply #871 on: August 07, 2010, 01:23:57 AM »
when do the plans for next year going to start, can't wait had a blast

Offline WMLute

  • Platinum Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 4512
Re: OFFICAL DAYTON 2010 GATHERING THREAD!!!!
« Reply #872 on: August 07, 2010, 08:05:23 AM »
Y'all have not reached the 'elite' stage of pinewood derby creation until you design a car where only 3 wheels are used.

The key is friction in a pinewood so if you eliminate one wheel from touching you just eliminated 1/4 of the friction.

Took me the better part of a month to figure out how to get the wheel alignment "perfect" on my sons car.

He beat all comers w/ that ride.  No race was even close.

If you had asked him he would tell you he did almost all the work on the car.

The reality is he spent maybe 4 hours on it to my 40.  (but I never let him know that)
"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity."
— George Patton

Absurdum est ut alios regat, qui seipsum regere nescit

Offline boxboy28

  • Gold Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2265
      • http://none
Re: OFFICAL DAYTON 2010 GATHERING THREAD!!!!
« Reply #873 on: August 07, 2010, 07:30:53 PM »
Lute built a tricycle to run down a grooved track where one wheel rode on top of the groove! :rock


well at least that's what I'm imagining.         
^"^Nazgul^"^    fly with the undead!
Jaxxo got nice tata's  and Lyric is Andre the giant with blond hair!

Offline WMLute

  • Platinum Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 4512
Re: OFFICAL DAYTON 2010 GATHERING THREAD!!!!
« Reply #874 on: August 07, 2010, 07:45:01 PM »
Lute built a tricycle to run down a grooved track where one wheel rode on top of the groove! :rock


well at least that's what I'm imagining.         

lol no..

it looks like a normal PW derby ride w/ 4 wheel and all.   You just raise one of 'em up so it won't touch the track.

Then you gota mess w/ the other 3 wheels and get the angle just right for it to go straight.

Kinda a huge pain but the end result is 1/4 less friction and only other 3 wheel cars can beat you.
"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity."
— George Patton

Absurdum est ut alios regat, qui seipsum regere nescit

Offline boxboy28

  • Gold Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2265
      • http://none
Re: OFFICAL DAYTON 2010 GATHERING THREAD!!!!
« Reply #875 on: August 07, 2010, 09:53:43 PM »
Lutes new name is "SHIFTY"          cause he  is one shifty SOB
^"^Nazgul^"^    fly with the undead!
Jaxxo got nice tata's  and Lyric is Andre the giant with blond hair!

Offline VonMessa

  • Plutonium Member
  • *******
  • Posts: 11922
Re: OFFICAL DAYTON 2010 GATHERING THREAD!!!!
« Reply #876 on: August 07, 2010, 10:02:52 PM »
lol no..

it looks like a normal PW derby ride w/ 4 wheel and all.   You just raise one of 'em up so it won't touch the track.

Then you gota mess w/ the other 3 wheels and get the angle just right for it to go straight.

Kinda a huge pain but the end result is 1/4 less friction and only other 3 wheel cars can beat you.

<--- Tool & Diemaker in a former life   :D

I built 3 dies for him.

1 to true the axle

1 @ 1/2 degree to raise the non-dominant front wheel off the track

1 @ 2 degrees to angle the rear axles so the wheels ride on the head of the nail and not the body of the car

Just put the axle in between the 2 halves of the die and whack it with a hammer  :aok
Braümeister und Schmutziger Hund von JG11


We are all here because we are not all there.

Offline Nefarious

  • Aces High CM Staff
  • Plutonium Member
  • *******
  • Posts: 14759
Re: OFFICAL DAYTON 2010 GATHERING THREAD!!!!
« Reply #877 on: August 11, 2010, 06:42:14 PM »
So... Uh... How them Videos coming Forker...  :uhoh  :bolt:  :neener:
There must also be a flyable computer available for Nefarious to do FSO. So he doesn't keep talking about it for eight and a half hours on Friday night!