Photos must be sent by e-mail in JPG format (minimum size of 640x480, maximum size of 1280 x 960). Please shoot photos from the front left of the car, similar to the orientation of this car.
Make sure the photo is not blurry. If your photos are blurry, try holding the camera four or five feet away from the car, and then use the camera's zoom to fill the frame with the car. Also, use a solid (preferably white) background for the photo.
Send only one photo per car, unless an additional photo is needed to adequately show a feature. Don't forget to include your name, the name of the car (if it has one), and a brief write up on any design features, inspiration for the design, and how the car performed at the race.
If you are planning a race and are not required to use a specific kit type, our MV Basic or Wedge Car Kit are just what you need. These attractively priced kits are equipped with:
Loss of lube (response: "It didn't run very many times."),
Car damaged (response: "Didn't see any mishandling."),
Different track (response: "No - same track."),
Temperature change (response: "No - climate controlled room."),
Different person staging (response: "Uh - yes, I believe a different person staged the cars.").
Straight, centered, wheels pulled out to axle heads.
Straight, centered, wheels pushed in to car body.
Car shifted left as far as possible, wheels pulled out.
Car shifted right as far as possible, wheels pulled out.
Car angled, pointing to the left, wheels pulled out.
Car angled, pointing to the right, wheels pulled out.
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I see you have a 1/8 inch bushing for the wheel shaver tool, but I noticed the Royal Ranger wheel bore was not that big and I'm not sure I can incorporate that bushing with a regular pinewood derby mandrel. Any suggestions (other than give up the business)?
Also, is it more important to get the stock Royal Ranger car running straight, or can steering the car into the rail help stabilize it?
The RR wheels that we have seen have an 1/8 inch ID bore (just a few thousandths less). So you can ream the bore with an 1/8 inch bit so that they fit the bushing. Then the wheels can be used on the Pro- Wheel Shaver XT. They turn easily on the XT since there is very little tread surface and the plastic is hard.
You can Rail-Ride, but you would want to check with the end-user first. Many of the Royal Ranger tracks have side guides instead of a center guide rail. For side-guide tracks, I would align straight.
The Royal Ranger wheels are made of a very hard plastic. But since they are narrow, they should be less susceptible to rough tracks as they miss more of track irregularities than would a wider wheel.