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scout car cog and weights

Discussion in 'Ask The Pros' started by cara424, Dec 27, 2019.

  1. cara424

    cara424 Pinewood Ninja

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    With all 4 wheels having to touch I guess a rail rider is off the table and my car should be tuned to run straight correct?

    And should I still go for an aggressive Com like a 1/2 inch or less aggressive to minimize potential wobbling down the track?

    Never drilled weight pockets before... thoughts on a dome?
     
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    Gso125 Racing Workshop Leader Pro Race Winner Pro Racer

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    There’s videos on here paid for in premium content and YouTube showing how to setup 4 wheels touch and still rail riding
     
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    Charles Studer League Racer Pro Racer

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    Domes are slo
     
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    Charles Studer League Racer Pro Racer

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    There is no cog only balance of df, ndf, dr, and ndr
     
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    You can build a rail rider with all 4 wheels touching
     
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    For a scout car, you could use the cylindrical 3/8'' diameter tungsten weights. The weight holes are easy to drill - simpler process than cutting weight pockets, particularly if you don't own a router.

    And you can build a 4 wheel touching rail rider - one of the front wheels will be dominate.
     
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    Scott Porter Pinewood Ninja

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    Haven't had to build 4 wheel touching but my picture is a tale of two designs. Gold Rush on the left is a domed racer with cylinder weights that are moveable. It is a sub 3 racer. Orange Crush on the right is a weight pocket wedge design about 5/8" thick and can carry 12 cubes behind the rear axles. It thumped Gold Rush. Both were fun to build, but I would recommend learning how to cut pockets for in my opinion a faster ride. I'll help boys build 5 cars this season and I will encourage them to go wedge-cube. Ultimately it is their call, but they know how Orange Crsh ran last season.
     
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    What is this premium content to speak of??
     
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