EASY Pinewood Derby Car WINS using Science!!!

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, April 16, 2014
  • 7 simple steps that ACTUALLY MATTER to building a winning pinewood derby car. I built a car in 45 minutes using these steps and crushed all the competition by more than 2 car lengths (proof is in the video :) Special thanks to Steve at DerbyMonkey.com for providing his expertise and materials for the video.

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    HERE'S HOW I MADE THE ROCKET CAR: https://cnclips.net/video/vlBxPjxacsk/video.html

    7 Key Steps:
    1. Max weight ~1" in front of rear axle
    2. Reasonably aerodynamic
    3. Ride on 3 wheels
    4. Lightweight wheels
    5. Bent polished axles
    6. Railride/alignment
    7. Lots o' graphite


    Dr. Acton's video: http://pinewoodphysics.com/index.html

    Pre-polished, bent axles to purchase: http://www.derbymonkeygarage.com/pre-bent-pinewood-derby-axles-p/1404.htm

    Also on derbydust.com which is where the photo came from

    Lightweight wheel options to purchase: https://www.derbymonkeygarage.com/wheels/

    More details on polishing the axles: https://cnclips.net/video/wdd-ZFbemIU/video.html

    Axle bender tool: https://cnclips.net/video/ZpNRt0F1YXQ/video.html

    More details on Rail Rider alignment: https://cnclips.net/video/9H96uufnygk/video.html

    Materials used in the video provided by www.derbymonkeygarage.com. It's also the only place I could find the pre-polished bent polished axles. Link provided above.

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