Car Plans 5 – Download

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Pinewood Derby Car Plans 5 provides you with three winning car designs: the Stealth, the Speed Bolt, and the Detonator II. 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 5 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 5 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 Speedbolt is only available in standard wheelbase.

The Stealth

THE STEALTH is one of our lowest profile cars. At just 5/16" inch thick, THE STEALTH 'sneaks' down the track at top speed.

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

  • 1/4" (or larger) Brad Point or Forstner drill bit (hardware store item)
  • 1/4" wood chisel
  • 3.5 ounces of 1/4 inch Tungsten Cubes (available from Maximum Velocity!)
  • 0.5 ounce of Tungten Putty (available from Maximum Velocity!)
  • Recommended but optional: 1/16" thick Basswood measuring 4" long (min.) x 1-1/2" wide (min.) - Available at most hobby and craft stores - The car can be completely built from the pine block, however, the use of the Basswood greatly simplifies creating the cover plate.
  • Strips and Flames and Custom Designs decal sheets, and 1/16" black pinstriping was used to customize the car in the photo.

 

THE STEALTH is one of our lowest profile cars. At just 5/16" inch thick, THE STEALTH 'sneaks' down the track at top speed.

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

  • 1/4" (or larger) Brad Point or Forstner drill bit (hardware store item)
  • 1/4" wood chisel
  • 3.5 ounces of 1/4 inch Tungsten Cubes (available from Maximum Velocity!)
  • 0.5 ounce of Tungten Putty (available from Maximum Velocity!)
  • Recommended but optional: 1/16" thick Basswood measuring 4" long (min.) x 1-1/2" wide (min.) - Available at most hobby and craft stores - The car can be completely built from the pine block, however, the use of the Basswood greatly simplifies creating the cover plate.
  • Drag Racer decal sheet and 1/8" black pinstriping was used to customize the car in the photo.

The Speedbolt

Inspired by the movie Robots, THE SPEED BOLT is a whimsical car that is decorated and weighted with items from your local hardware store.

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

  • 5/16" and 3/4" Brad Point or Forstner drill bit (hardware store item)
  • Two, 5/16" x 1-1/2" hex bolts (hardware store item)
  • Two, 5/16" x 3/4" hex bolts (hardware store item)
  • Sixteen, 3/4" standard washers (hardware store item)
  • Miscellaneous hardware items
  • Hardened bolts (these have a brass-colored hue), and numerous 1/8" brass washers were used to customize the car in the photo.

Inspired by the movie Robots, THE SPEED BOLT is a whimsical car that is decorated and weighted with items from your local hardware store.

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

  • 5/16" and 3/4" Brad Point or Forstner drill bit (hardware store item)
  • Two, 5/16" x 1-1/2" hex bolts (hardware store item)
  • Two, 5/16" x 3/4" hex bolts (hardware store item)
  • Sixteen, 3/4" standard washers (hardware store item)
  • Miscellaneous hardware items
  • Hardened bolts (these have a brass-colored hue), and numerous 1/8" brass washers were used to customize the car in the photo.

The Detonator

THE DETONATOR II is hot on the track and a great "looker". At just 5/16 inch thick, THE DETONATOR II easily screams 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 DETONATOR II:

  • 25/64 inch Brad Point drill bit (available from Maximum Velocity)
  • 3/16" drill bit (hardware store item)
  • Weight Kit for Detonator (available from Maximum Velocity)

THE DETONATOR II is hot on the track and a great "looker". At just 5/16 inch thick, THE DETONATOR II easily screams 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 DETONATOR II:

  • 25/64 inch Brad Point drill bit (available from Maximum Velocity)
  • 3/16" drill bit (hardware store item)
  • Weight Kit for Detonator (available from Maximum Velocity)