When to Use this Product
Tungsten Underbody Plates are appropriate in the following situations:
Tungsten Underbody Plates are 1/16 inch thick, and approximately 1-1/2 inches long by 1/2 inch wide (1.6 mm thick, 36 mm long, and 14 mm wide). Your 3 ounce shipment of Tungsten Plates contains six, 1/2 ounce plates, and 6 wood screws for mounting the plates.
Tungsten Plates can be easily used for pinewood derby car weighting by screwing, or gluing them with epoxy to the bottom of the car. When attaching to a car with standard axle slots, the plates can be stacked two deep by 3 wide, while still retaining 3/8 inch ground clearance (see Figure 1). When attaching the plates to cars with drilled axle holes, the plates must be placed one deep to retain the required clearance (see Figure 2).
The Tungsten Plates are very hard, so do not plan to drill or cut them. Instead, use an alternate method to make fine adjustments such as adding/removing tungsten putty, beads, etc.
a3 ounces nominal weight - actual weight ranges from 2.9 to 3.0 ounces
Plates Mounted Two Deep
For Cars with Standard Axle Slots or High Clearance
Plates Mounted One Deep
For Cars with Axle Holes or Low Clearance