Car Plans 3 – Download

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Pinewood Derby Car Plans 3 provides you with three winning car designs: the Wedge Turbo, the Wing, and the Formula One. All plans include templates and step-by-step instructions, and the plans 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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Description

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! Car Plans 3 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 16 helpful drawings and diagrams.

The three plans in the Car Plans 3 booklet are relatively simple to build, thus, they are ideal for those who have had limited experience with woodworking and with pinewood derby racing.

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(2), 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.
(2)The Formula One is only available in standard wheelbase.

The Wedge Turbo

THE WEDGE TURBO adds a racy twist to the classic wedge design. With ease of building and top performance, THE WEDGE TURBO is a great choice for new builders.

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

  • 13/32 inch Brad Point or Forstner drill bit (hardware store item)
  • Coping saw or another type of fine saw
  • 3 ounces of Tundra Rod (available from Maximum Velocity!)
  • Wood Filler
  • 1/4 inch white pinstriping was used for the stars and stripes to customize the car in the photo

 

 

THE WEDGE TURBO adds a racy twist to the classic wedge design. With ease of building and top performance, THE WEDGE TURBO is a great choice for new builders.

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

  • 25/64 inch Brad Point or Forstner drill bit (hardware store item)
  • Coping saw or another type of fine saw
  • Tungsten: 3-1/2 ounces of tungsten cylinders and tungsten disks for trim weight. This is a available in a Tungsten Weight Kit (part 8104)
  • Wood Filler
  • 1/16 inch gold pinstriping 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 Car Plans 3 booklet.

The Formula One

Modeled after the EJ11 Jordan race car, THE FORMULA ONE will not only tear up the track but will also catch the eye of the spectators and judges.

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

  • 5/8 and 1/4 inch Brad Point or Forstner drill bit (hardware store item)
  • Coping saw or other saw that can make fine cuts
  • Hobby knife
  • Files - Flat or shoe rasp (4-in-1 rasp) (hardware store items)
  • Wood chisel (1/2" or smaller)
  • Tungsten 1/4 inch cubes: 2-3/4 ounces (available from Maximum Velocity)
  • Tungsten Disks or Tungsten Putty for trim weighting (available from Maximum Velocity)
  • Optional: 1/8 inch thick Basswood measuring 6 inches long (minimum) x 1/2 inch wide (minimum) (hobby store item) - The car can be completely built from the pine block, however, the use of the basswood simplifies creating the wings.
  • Stock Car, Stripes and Flames, and Custom Designs decal sheets was used to customize the car in the photo. The driver is a hobby shop item.

The Wing

THE WING is the ultimate in aerodynamics. At just 3/8 inches thick, THE WING easily slips down the track, producing top results.

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

  • 1/4" Brad Point or Forstner drill bit (hardware store item)
  • 3/16" drill bit (hardware store item)
  • 1/4" wood chisel
  • Weight Kit for Wing (available from Maximum Velocity!)
  • 1/16" gold pinstriping was used to customize the car in the photo.

THE WING is the ultimate in aerodynamics. At just 3/8 inches thick, the wing easily slips down the track, producing top results.

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

  • 1/4" Brad Point or Forstner drill bit (hardware store item)
  • 3/16" drill bit (hardware store item)
  • 1/4" wood chisel
  • Weight Kit for Wing (available from Maximum Velocity!)
  • Turbo 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 Car Plans 3 booklet.