Advanced Car Plans 2 – Download

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Pinewood Derby Advanced Car Plans 2 provides you with three winning car designs: the Bolt, the Flex, and the Missile. All plans include templates and step-by-step instructions, and provide for optimal quantity of weight, optimal weight placement for both the standard (scouting) wheel base and the extended wheel base, and much more.

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Whether you are involved in a Pinewood Derby® race through Cub Scouts or Boy Scouts, an Awana Grand Prix(1), or a similar race through Royal Rangers, Indian Guides, Christian Service Brigade, or another organization, Maximum Velocity! Advanced Car Plans 2 provides you with three car design plans to turn your car kit into a winning car. All plans include templates and step-by-step instructions, and the plans provide for:

Also included is a construction timetable, woodworking tips, weigh-in instructions, thoughts on adult involvement in the pinewood derby car building process, and a bibliography. Most importantly, all of the information is in an easy to read format with 18 helpful drawings and diagrams.

The three car plans require some advanced woodworking and car building skills, thus, they are ideal for those who have previous experience with woodworking and with the pinewood derby.

Here are examples of some of the cars that can be built using the plans in the booklet. Note that either wheel base can be used with any design or option, and that the color and any desired decals are selected by the builder.

(1)Templates are not provided for the Awana 'centered' wheelbase. Check your local rules to see if the standard or extended wheel base can be used.

The Bolt

THE BOLT is named for the small dart that is used in a crossbow. And like a crossbow bolt, THE BOLT will take off like it was shot. Please note that although the standard version of THE BOLT is slightly shorter than 7 inches, the use of tungsten weight allows the center of gravity to be properly located for optimum speed.

In addition to the car kit and basic hand tools, you will need the following supplies to build THE BOLT:

  • 25/64" Brad Point or Forstner drill bit (available from Maximum Velocity)
  • 3/16" drill bit (hardware store item)
  • Coping saw
  • Files - Half Round and Rat Tail (Hardware store item)
  • 3-1/2 ounces of tungsten cylinders
  • 12 tungsten beads
  • Turbo decal sheet was used to customize the car in the photo

THE BOLT is named for the small dart that is used in a crossbow. And like a crossbow bolt, THE BOLT will take off like it was shot.

In addition to the car kit and basic hand tools, you will need the following supplies to build THE BOLT:

  • 25/64" Brad Point or Forstner drill bit (available from Maximum Velocity)
  • 3/16" drill bit (hardware store item)
  • Coping saw
  • Files - Half Round and Rat Tail (Hardware store item)
  • 3-1/2 ounces of tungsten cylinders
  • 12 tungsten beads
  • Custom Designs decal sheet was used to customize the car in the photo
  • The extended wheel base can be created by either cutting new axle slots with two hacksaw blades, or by drilling axle holes with the Pro-Body Tool. Instructions and templates are provided in the Advanced Car Plans 2 booklet.

The Flex

THE FLEX has to be the most unique design I have encountered. The body cuts allow each wheel to be independent of the other wheels. This independent suspension provides an advantage on tracks with a rough surface, and on tracks with joints that do not exactly match. On smooth tracks, the FLEX will perform as well as any other car.

In addition to the car kit and basic hand tools, you will need the following supplies to build THE FLEX:

  • 5/32" drill bit
  • Coping Saw
  • Container to hold weight (I used a Duplo block with a plastic cover under the bottom)
  • Lead: 3-3/4 ounces of lead or tungsten, including the weight container (I used tungsten disks)
  • Stainless steel table knife or equivalent
  • 8" diameter or larger sauce pan
  • Hot Rod decal sheet was used to customize the car in the photo

THE FLEX has to be the most unique design I have encountered. The body cuts allow each wheel to be independent of the other wheels. This independent suspension provides an advantage on tracks with a rough surface, and on tracks with joints that do not exactly match. On smooth tracks, the FLEX will perform as well as any other car.

In addition to the car kit and basic hand tools, you will need the following supplies to build THE FLEX:

  • 5/32" drill bit
  • Coping Saw
  • Container to hold weight (I used a Duplo block with a plastic cover under the bottom)
  • Lead: 3-3/4 ounces of lead or tungsten, including the weight container (I used tungsten disks)
  • Stainless steel table knife or equivalent
  • 8" diameter or larger sauce pan
  • Spyder decal sheet was used to customize the car in the photo
  • The extended wheel base can be created by either cutting new axle slots with two hacksaw blades, or by drilling axle holes with the Pro-Body Tool. Instructions and templates are provided in the Advanced Car Plans 2 booklet.

The Missile

Highly streamlined and very dense, THE MISSILE slows down for no car!

In addition to the car kit and basic hand tools, you will need the following supplies to build THE MISSILE:

  • 13/32 inch Brad Point or Forstner drill bit
  • Coping saw and Hacksaw blade
  • Files - Triangular and shoe rasp (4-in-1 rasp) (hardware store item)
  • 4 ounces of Tundra Rod (available from Maximum Velocity)
  • 3/8 inch dowel rod (1/2 inch or more)
  • Custom Designs and Turbo decal sheets were used to customize the car in the photo

Highly streamlined and very dense, THE MISSILE slows down for no car!

In addition to the car kit and basic hand tools, you will need the following supplies to build THE MISSILE:

  • 13/32 inch Brad Point or Forstner drill bit
  • Coping saw and Hacksaw blade
  • Files - Triangular and shoe rasp (hardware store item)
  • 4 ounces of Tundra Rod (available from Maximum Velocity)
  • Optional - tungsten cylinders and tungsten disks can be substituted for Tundra Rod if desired. The hole depths would need to be adjusted (shorter). Make sure to weigh the car, wheels & axles, and weight before gluing any weight into the car.
  • 3/8 inch dowel rod (1/2 inch or more)
  • Custom Designs and Stripes & Flames decal sheets were used to customize the car in the photo
  • The extended wheel base can be created by either cutting new axle slots with two hacksaw blades, or by drilling axle holes with the Pro-Body Tool. Instructions and templates are provided in the Advanced Car Plans 2 booklet.