Gone in 60 Min Funny car pinewood derby

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Project by SpeedBuggy posted 10-03-2010 04:03 AM 5577 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a pinewood derby car built to look fast but be the opposite. There was a race challenge to build the slowest car.The other part of the race was it had to make it to the finish line. So I found a toy car with a friction motor,removed the motor than mounted wheels to iit.I did not have time to test it out so needless to say I did not win but it was fun to buld.

-- Louis F. ( SpeedBuggy ) Reno NV

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#1 posted 10-03-2010 04:07 AM

Well, at least it looks good!

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#2 posted 10-03-2010 04:08 AM

A friction motor…that’s an interesting take on a “turtle” race. One of my ideas relied on magnets using the counter-EMF principal, but that race did not allow magnets, so that idea go tossed. Did it actually make it to the finish line?

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#3 posted 10-03-2010 09:28 AM

They said it did not make it.I think it needed more weight to get it started a bit faster to make it to the end. I had no time to test try it out. It was a 13th car of a one car a month build/one race a month year.They added the race twards the end of the year. Even a slow race I can’t win.

-- Louis F. ( SpeedBuggy ) Reno NV

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