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Are Bent Axles legal in Pinewood Derby?

Are Bent Axles legal in Pinewood Derby?

No. Bent axles are not allowed in either racing class.

How far apart should the wheels be on a Pinewood Derby car?

The car may be hollowed out and built up to the maximum weight by the addition of wood or metal that is securely fastened to the car body. 7. The wheel base (distance from front axle to the rear axle) may not be altered. The cut slots must be used for the axles and the wheel base distance must be 4-1/4 to 4 3/8 inches.

Should I bake my pinewood derby block?

Should I bake the pinewood derby block? The short answer is no, do not bake the block. The idea behind baking the block is to remove moisture which will make the block lighter. You can then add more weight to the back of the car.

Where should the weight be on a pinewood derby car?

Weight should be placed towards the rear of the car. You can drill the weight holes in the bottom, side or rear of the car as shown in these examples. Stay at least 1/8″ away from the axle slots.

Where to put the axle on a pinewood derby car?

Place the tool flat on the bottom of the car and pull the wheels out to the axle head. Compare where each wheel lines up with the lines on the PRO Alignment Tool.

Which is the best alignment tool for pinewood derby?

The PRO Alignment Tool is made of a flexible, durable white polycarbonate… it won’t break or wear. Another tool to help you make a high performance pinewood derby car…from the derby car experts at Pinewood Pro. Hey Joe, This was our first derby and my son won his den and took first place in the pack!

How big should a pinewood derby car be?

With the car on a flat surface, put the PRO Alignment Tool on its edge and look under the car to be sure nothing is protruding below the 3/8” Track Clearance line. Your car should measure 7” long by 2 ¾” wide.

Is there a way to bend a DFW axle?

First clamp the DFW axle in a vise very close to the groove. Next place a screwdriver in the notch on the axle shaft and tap very, very lightly on the screwdriver with a rubber mallet. You want to bend this axle to about 3 to 6 degrees. This is not an exact science, but the axle needs to be bent to steer the car.