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First ladder chassis

Discussion in 'Pinewood Derby Pictures' started by AceMontana, Feb 15, 2019.

  1. AceMontana

    AceMontana District Champion Pro Racer

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    Thought id post a pic of this....i thought it turned out well for a 9 y/o using a dremel converted to a router...a bit heavy by pro standards im sure but for scout racing im pretty pumped with anticipation for him. 20190214_130506.jpg 20190215_014357.jpg
     
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    Looks good! I would be excited too.

    A couple of thoughts .....next time you can leave a little less meat for the axles. 1/4" is enough. It took me a while to get that thru my thick head. On this build, I see you narrowed the DFW side. Make sure that where you narrowed is long enough that the FDW does NOT rub on the side of the body once installed and adjusted for steer. It looks like it might be close?
     
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    AceMontana District Champion Pro Racer

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    Ohhh good point about the dfw ...i hadnt given that a thought....thank you for the saved headache
     
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    Very nice. Did you have a template or a guide set up for him?
     
  5. AceMontana

    AceMontana District Champion Pro Racer

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    I used the opurtunity to show him how to do the math and we set guide strips at the calculated distances from the cutter....he did all the math himself once i showed him how.
     
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    Nice work. My 9 y/o will be attempting a similar style and technique starting this week, also using a Dremel as router. Good to see an example of it working out well.
     
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    I think it looks very nice! Great job, keep it up!
     
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    The body looks great
     
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    I'm glad I'm not the only one that when I screw up a drill I flip the body around and try again!
     

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