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Cub Scout Pinewood Derby, a modern perspective.

    
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Steve

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 Cub Scout Pinewood Derby, a modern perspective.
12-01-2009 11:28 . am   |   View his/her posts only
This year was something I was looking forward to. My 7 year old son joined cub scouts. And it's pinewood derby time!
So to make things fair, I made him sketch out the car that he wanted, in 3 views. We then sat down and modeled it up together at work(which earns him another achievement award in itself for spending time at work with me).
We then sat down and programed it in VX. It turned out outstanding. From start to finish, it took us approximately 2 hours to model up, program, and cut the car.

I don't yet have a picture of the finished car, but I do have a mocked up assembly.



And he was quite proud of his newly created pinewood derby car.

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randy

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13-03-2009 05:51 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
Cool Car Steve,

Don't forget the graphite on the wheels and we found that putting the weight low and centered produced the fastest car. Unfortunatly so did others but hey we came in 7th out of 15 and had fun doing it.

Best Regards,

Randy
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