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Air Shields

Discussion in 'General Pinewood Derby Discussion' started by Dldoug, Apr 6, 2019.

  1. Dldoug

    Dldoug Pinewood Ninja

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    if you run air shields do you still run a washer? I am running graphite and this is my first time trying air shields. Thanks in advance
     
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    Northstar Bent Axle

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    I'll add a question to this... If you are running fenders, are air shields at all advantageous?
     
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    Mojo Racing National Contender Pro Racer

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    Yes to both of you.

    Add delrin inside the shields and polish them.

    The shields keep any air from getting inside the wheel, however little it may by, it will keep it a smooth air flow.
     
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  4. Ballistic Racing

    Ballistic Racing Workshop Leader #1 Ranked in the USA Pro Racer Pro Race Winner

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    Yep! +1
     
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  5. Dldoug

    Dldoug Pinewood Ninja

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    Thanks, I was not sure if the washer was needed.
     
  6. Dldoug

    Dldoug Pinewood Ninja

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    05027030-C188-4FA7-81EC-8B0D17D1332A.jpeg 17B15061-BF30-4492-A3A2-65902C262490.jpeg Well the boy and I finished his mid America entry yesterday. Had to get it done since we are going on vacation for the boys spring break.
     
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    Dizzy Pinewood Ninja

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    Looks good, best of luck to you...well unless you are in the open kids graphite lol. Just kidding
     
  8. Dldoug

    Dldoug Pinewood Ninja

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    Scout graphite. My son is a wolf.
     
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    Dldoug Pinewood Ninja

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    Well my son finished first in wolves at Mid America!! I sent in our original build even though it was rough. He averaged 2.9552. Now he says he wants to be there in person next time. Lol, I have created a monster. Thanks for your input and next time I am entering something here at derby dads race (BASX). We are hooked.
     

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    AJBinVA Pinewood Ninja

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    Congrats!
     
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    "The Fonze" District Champion Pro Racer

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    Congrats! That was a fast time! The graphite competition was fierce this year! My son’s average was 2.9546 and he didn’t even place in the combined JR and SR Webelos division. Congrats to @Ballistic Racing ’s son Bobby who took 2nd place overall!
     
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    Dldoug Pinewood Ninja

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    Yes, watching the races, there were some fast cars. I didn’t even think we would place in wolves. He kept coming in second and one time got first, then realized it was all graphite competitors which kept me hopeful for him. Competition was fierce.

    Thanks for the congrats!
     
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  13. Ballistic Racing

    Ballistic Racing Workshop Leader #1 Ranked in the USA Pro Racer Pro Race Winner

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    Glad you guys had fun! The graphite class is always a tuff class with some very close racing.
    The experience is even more fun if you can attend live, this was our second time live & had a blast! Thanks Fonze!
     
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