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 1 car length (proof is in the video
HERE’S HOW I MADE THE ROCKET CAR: http://youtu.be/vlBxPjxacsk
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
7. Lots o’ graphite
How to build a 40 MPH (slightly illegal) Pinewood Derby car.
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