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Spread sheet data

Discussion in 'General Pinewood Derby Discussion' started by Jupiter 2.9, Sep 1, 2020.

  1. Jupiter 2.9

    Jupiter 2.9 Workshop Leader Pro Racer

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    Hey guys,
    I need some options for a spread sheet to track the cars.
    I am not a spread sheet builder & my note books have become a mess.
    Weight, wheels, axles, oil, prep, bend, steer, ride height, lane results. There is more than that.
    If any body has a good one I'd like to see it.

    Thanks David
     
  2. TRE

    TRE PWD Royalty Pro Race Winner Pro Racer

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    I still havent wrote anything down yet
     
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  3. ljo

    ljo District Champion

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    Lol TRE, I'm with you on that one. I take a few notes, but I'm not a data logger. I should be, but I like organized chaos too much.
     
  4. ljo

    ljo District Champion

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    Jup, you need to get in touch with someone who can set you up with an Excel spreadsheet. My fiancee could probably do it, and I could send you the file. PM me with all of the fields you want, and we can work on something.
     
  5. HurriCrane Racing

    HurriCrane Racing PWD Royalty 25+ Pro Race Wins! Pro Racer National Champion

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    I keep a log of every car I have ever raced.;)
     
  6. ljo

    ljo District Champion

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    I imagine your logs all say the same thing. "Yep, this was fast"
     
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    Loud2ns Rail Runner

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    Lol!
     
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    I have index cards for each car I race, and a build card info.
     
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    Jupiter 2.9 Workshop Leader Pro Racer

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    My bench looks like my grand mothers cook books. I have cards everywhere.
    They all say the same thing, 93 axles, 2.4 g wheels, weights centered, .020 bend, DFW 15, 142.9. Slow, lol
    The only difference is the car name & the date.
     
  10. bracketracer

    bracketracer PWD Royalty Pro Racer

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    I use the PDT3 software for notes. https://www.dfgtec.com/pdt-software

    My file tree is Run Data/Class/Builder/Car Name for myself or anyone that tests here. It logs the times for me and I just type in the tuning notes as we go. I find it very easy.
     
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    Ballistic Racing Workshop Leader #1 Ranked in the USA Pro Race Winner Pro Racer

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    Notebook for me on everything I do, on every car I race, every month. Why? Because I can’t even remember what I had for breakfast!
     
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    I’ve been recording build parameters. What prep process I use for the wheels and axles. Wheel measurements. I usually record the times as the races are going, but typically lose the paper.
     
  13. Jupiter 2.9

    Jupiter 2.9 Workshop Leader Pro Racer

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    There's a lot of things I would like to see when I get around to building a data sheet.
    wheels, axles, block weight, routed weight, running weight, wheel base, ride height, bend, steer, prep, all have a play in it & there is more.

    1st thing I need to figure out is how to sand a drill a block square so things are repeatable. ;)
    All the notes in the world can't make a square.

    One thing I do like is a over under steno books as opposed to left right note books.
     
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    Brian Stanley Workshop Leader Pro Racer

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    Let me know when you figure this out! :)
     
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    Mojo Racing National Contender Pro Racer

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    I know where you can find out how to do that! :cool:
     

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