A half dozen wheels and a couple of fingers later I learned that the side of a block works great.
In retrospect I could have drawn a line in the middle down the side of the block, drilled small holes through the dimples, nailed the wheel to the line, and lined up the hole on the line. Increasing the accuracy.
I just eyeballed it and there was some room for discrepency.
The balance is not perfect. I suspect the balancer that MaxV sells could take them to that Nth degree that we all strive for.
Last Edit: Feb 12, 2011 20:40:22 GMT -6 by Stacks59
Post by derbydominator on Feb 21, 2011 11:02:23 GMT -6
Great video Stacks59!
I love the "pinewood derby" pinewood derby car. Pretty clever. I think the one father said it best when he talked about the race being one of the most stressful days for the fathers and most fun days for the kids.
Post by stealthscan on Mar 4, 2013 12:12:12 GMT -6
I have often wondered why we do not see more drilled sidewalls? I understand that balance may be effected, but it does not require mad machine skills or high end equipment. How much weight was removed in doing this?