Big News for
Cub Scout Pinewood Derby Racing
BSA has introduced new wheels for their pinewood derby kit. Today's
feature article discusses the new wheels, comparing them with the
older version. Starting today, Maximum Velocity is offering the new
while the older version wheels are continuing to be offered on our
Inventory Clearance Page.
New Column Starts Today
The Pinewood Derby Times is introducing a new column entitled "Shop
Talk". The column will discuss shop techniques, and will appear in
every other issue. The first installment is in today's newsletter and
covers measuring techniques.
From Dean Payne: In response to the question in the Q&A section of
the latest Pinewood Derby Times relating to how to prevent graphite
from ruining your paint, I came up with a solution to that a few years
ago that works pretty well. After spending a lot of time creating a
really cool car, I too had this very thing happen to me. I found that
even if you lube the axles and wheels before assembling, I still got
graphite on the paint that would not come off.
What I do now is wax the finished car with auto wax (Turtle Wax)
before attaching the wheels. If any graphite gets on the car body
after being waxed, it simply blows or wipes right off without sticking
to the paint. As far as the wax goes, I haven't seen any drop in
performance after using this technique. In fact, I am the Family
Division reigning champ and Pack overall fastest car four years
running (thanks to your wonderful site and products).
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