What angle do you bend a pinewood derby axle?

What angle do you bend a pinewood derby axle?

We recommend installing axles with a 1.5° bend for the front of the car and 2.5° bend for the rear. The axles heads are marked in the direction of the bend. Install the axles with the mark straight up. The alignment procedure requires turning the axles while they are in the car slot.

How do you make a fast Pinewood Derby car?

10 Tips and Tricks to a Fast and Cool-Looking Pinewood Derby Car

  1. Bake your block.
  2. Max out your weight at the regulation 5 ounces.
  3. Use all of the graphite (dry lubricant is usually allowed).
  4. Sand and polish your wheels and axles.
  5. Check alignment.
  6. Spend time on sanding.
  7. Use a high-quality paint.
  8. Add decals!

How do you raise the wheels on a Pinewood Derby car?

Place your car on a flat surface then press down on each of the front corners of the car in turn with your finger. If the corner moves down as you press then the wheel on that corner is higher and it should be the wheel that you raise.

Where do you drill the axle on a Pinewood Derby car?

Drilling a raised wheel for your pinewood derby car is easy. Just align and secure the PRO Driller™ Tool so the raised wheel hole is above the left (or right) front axle hole. Then drill into the bottom, center guide hole.

Should weight be on top or bottom of pinewood derby car?

PUT MOST OF THE WEIGHT IN THE BACK The idea is that the farther back the weight is, the more potential energy you have because your center of mass is higher up on the track. (Don’t put it too far back, or your Pinewood Derby car will become unstable and pop a wheelie.)

Do you glue pinewood derby axles?

7. Create Glue Holes: Glue the axles firmly in their holes to ensure that they stay perfectly placed, but make sure you don’t get glue on your wheels. 8. Add Weight: Remember to make your Pinewood Derby car as heavy as the rules allow.

Should I glue pinewood derby axles?

  • August 17, 2022