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Please critique my first seriou builds

Discussion in 'Ask The Pros' started by blkhunter01, Mar 27, 2020.

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    That rear gap is way too big. Lol
     
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    blkhunter01 Pinewood Ninja

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    Still have to trim the axles down
     
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    DerbyDad4Hire Administrator Staff Member 25+ Pro Race Wins! National Champion

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    Nice paint job!
     
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    blkhunter01 Pinewood Ninja

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    thanks dd4h and thank your for answering all my question last month
     
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    blkhunter01 Pinewood Ninja

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    image.jpg Here is the underside of the cars I’m currently doing very precise balancing with TSS. Block was drilled with the silver bullet extreme. It’s a rail rider with lifted front left wheel.
     
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    Nice job! I think I can see where you have to shorten the axles. Maybe for the next build make a bigger weight pocket, and drill enough so that the axle fits all the way, and put some weight behind the axles, and some in front.

    Overall nicely done!
     
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    blkhunter01 Pinewood Ninja

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    Thats a solid 3Oz tungsten disk in the rear as far back as i can get it the rear of the block was cut off to make room to push the weight back. No other way to maximize the disk. The weight is both behind and in front of the axles 50-50 split with a lead dome on top.
     
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    B_Regal Racing PWD Royalty Pro Racer

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    Is it for scout racing or league racing?
     
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    I mean, instead of using a solid 3Oz tungsten disk, use a smaller disk or bar of tungsten in the back that’s around 2Oz, drill it enough to put the axles all the way in, and then in front of the drill, put separate weight in front of it.
     
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    Looks really cool with that paint job! Nice job. It looks like from the picture, that the weight is sticking out the back? Is that car still 7"?
     
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    Good eye the weight is sticking out of the back I made it a part of the body structure. It is directly centered on the axles. Inline with where the rear of the block would have been. It’s still legal size
     
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    For Awana church event.
     
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    Ok, that makes since now. Good move on your part, because the AWANA blocks seem to be a bit shorter than 7" anyway. Just make sure all wheels don't stick out any part of the car that would make it longer as well. We raced AWANA's as well for a long time, and I do miss those days. Good luck and have fun!
     
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    ratrodsrule1 National Contender

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    You'll probably win AWANA best design and 1st in Speed with that set up. Good luck. Let me know what your best ET was during the race. Blessings.......RRR

    BTW if you know of an AWANA kid that needs to build on a budget let me know. Gotta setup that will max weight a car using 32 pennies more or less. Basic wedge/slightly EWB and 1" COM. But need access to a wood worker with a 3/4" Forsner bit and basic carpenter tools.
     
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    ratrodsrule1: My oldest is in Cub Scouts and we would be interested in the penny as weight design and I already have a 3/4" Forsner bit in the shop.
     

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