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10-31-2011 12:16 AM  7 years agoPost 21


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I'm not up on the current rules of the car, but I have a friend who 'helped' his son with some tricks, tricks that I haven't seen posted here yet.

BTW, they won every race (almost 20 years ago), and still have the trophies to show for it.

The trick is the wheel modifications (two mods to be exact).

1) Where the entire wheel sits flat on the track is drag not wanted.. they would bevel the car's tire ever so slightly so the ONLY point of contact of the tread was a small amount on the track.... slight 'V' shaped in the center of each of the treads

2) Only 3 tires would actually make contact on the track... One tire (I forget which one) would be elevated slightly... This will reduce drag.

The result was a very quick car and the envy of other scouts.

Futaba.. Always Imitated, Never Duplicated.

10-31-2011 03:31 AM  7 years agoPost 22

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Polish the axle/nails with crest toothpaste thats how i got seccond place in the state one year and first in my pack all the years i was in cubscouts.

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