With bonus section Raingutter Regatta Tips.
This very useful stand-alone app explains all the secrets you will need to build a winning car. This book provides step-by-step instructions with many detailed illustrations and web links. Web videos to help you understand the wheel and axle preparations, lubrication, testing, and vendor web links to direct you to the right supplies. You will discover which materials to use plus simple procedures to win.
These are lab tested and proven methods developed by an engineer.
I am a Mechanical Engineer and a former Scout. Over the years I have helped my twin scouts to become 3 time pinewood derby champs. I am fortunate to have had input from several other Pinewood Derby Winning Dads whom I’ve pooled secrets from. I have built a timed test track which was crucial to filter out the real vs. perceived advantages. I then track tested these secrets to determine which of these are the best methods to use.
I do not recommend using everything that is supplied in the standard BSA kit, especially the nails, but with this book you will be able to build a car that will be faster on the track. Your wheels will be aligned better, your axles will be superior, your weight placement will be optimal, and lubrication and wheel treatment will be unbeatable. With a few simple tests you can make sure your car is fast before the race. Other book authors are also vendors of derby car parts and try to push these car parts within their books, but I am not affiliated with any vendors and do not sell any derby car parts, so you will find a non-biased approach in this book.
The cars that I have helped to build have all brought home medals and or trophies without exception.
Go to your next Pinewood Derby armed with the proper information.
The derby is a fun way to learn about physics and see it in action. Have fun at the races!
Sincerely, George Tompkins Brown Jr.
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