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 Posted: Fri Dec 22nd, 2017 01:23 am
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tonight at his first lego derby for the cub scouts my son took home 2nd place. yes you see it right a 2015 ford mustang







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Did you graphite the   out of the axles? :q



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No. Wasn't aware that it could be done. So next year we are



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Cool looking car, was the class speed or design?



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Congratulations to your young man, Alan!



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black06xlt wrote: No. Wasn't aware that it could be done. So next year we are

Yea if you look up tips and tricks to the Wooden made derby cars you'll find that rolling the axles in graphite both in the hubs and the what would be considered the axle tubes makes for a very slick compound and really makes use of the loaded weight and where its placed on/in/under the car.

Be aware, some times its discouraged or frowned upon due to whats called an unfair advantage so... may want to look in the rules if their is a compliance issue.



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Before you graphite the axles polish them with flitz and a soft cotton cloth. Take a toothpick and dip it in flitz and spin the wheel on it to help polish the inside. With both of them smooth you then use graphite.

I helped my son win his cub scout pinewood derby 2 years in a row.



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Thanks for the advice I'll use these tips in the pine wood derby



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Alan, don't forget that an F-R sticker will make it MUCH faster!



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Never thought of that. I have a few here



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