Pre Bent Pinewood Derby Axles

Bent Pinewood Derby Axles: The Pinewood Derby Axle Bending Craze Continues

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Bent Pinewood Derby Axles: The Pinewood Derby Axle Bending Craze Continues Earlier this season we posted a short article on Pre-Bent Pinewood Derby Axles. Derby Monkey sponsored a YouTube video by Mark Rober. In this video Mark discusses how to use science to build a fast Pinewood Derby car. He describes how bent Pinewood Derby axles can be a huge benefit …

Pre Bent Pinewood Derby Axles

Pre-Bent Pinewood Derby Axles

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The Most Advanced Pinewood Derby Axles on the Market – Pre-Bent Pinewood Derby Axles Why do I want my Pinewood Derby axles to be bent?  I thought that made the car slower? We hear these questions all the time. The truth is if the bends are the precise amount and in the correct location they will make your Pinewood Derby car …

Product Spotlight: Pre Canted and Polished Axles

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Until Roger Bannister first broke the 4-minute mile in 1954, many of the experts thought it was impossible due to the limitations of the human body. Once that 4-minute barrier was finally proven to be beatable however, others soon followed; knowing the imaginary limit on speed no longer existed. The same was true before the first airplane broke the sound …

Grooved Pinewood Derby Axles Friction Myth

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Grooved Pinewood Derby Axles Friction Myth Most will agree that the number one enemy to having a fast Pinewood Derby car is friction. Friction is a force that acts to stop the movement of two touching things… and when a Pinewood Derby car races down the track there are a lot of things touching each other.  This touching is from …

Top 5 Pinewood Derby Fails & How to Avoid Them

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Anyone who’s ever competed in a Pinewood Derby race knows the fun and excitement that comes from building and tuning up what they hope will be a winning racer and then finding out if all the effort put into the project actually pays off. While winning isn’t everything, it certainly beats losing! It’s our hope that each derby racer builds …

How To Reduce Wheel Friction In A Pinewood Derby Car

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The key to building a fast pinewood derby car is reducing wheel friction. Friction is what slows the car down, so getting rid of as much friction as possible is the key to winning pinewood derby races. Gravity is the only thing that makes your car go down the track, and friction acts like brakes. More friction equals a slower …

China vs USA Pinewood Derby Axles: What is the Difference

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China vs USA Pinewood Derby Axles: What is the Difference   Pinewood Derby axles have been made in the USA ever since the conception of the derby back in the 50’s.  Recently, the Boy Scouts of America contracted with Revell to start providing some officially Licensed BSA Pinewood Derby components including wheels and axles.  Almost everyone has heard of Revell… the …

Embedding Graphite into Pinewood Derby Axles

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The better you lubricate your Pinewood derby axles the faster your car will go.  The more you reduce friction the better off you’ll be. That’s no mystery. The mystery is… Are you lubricating your axles well enough?  Most Pinewood Derby racers use graphite for lubrication.  Most racers lube the insde of the wheel bores, insert the axles, spin the wheels …