Hello Pack 400 families!
Hope to see you all at the Pinewood Derby, Saturday, January 20, 9:00 – noon at the Mountain High Christian Center. Note that there will be an optional “test and tune” event from 6:00 – 8:00pm Friday January 19th at the MHCC as well. This is your opportunity to test your car and make any last minute adjustments.
A few tips and reminders:
– You may not change the dimensions of the wood block, with the exception of a few inches in height. Derby rules prohibit adding anything to the front of the car to increase its length, or changing most any other dimension. Putting some fun stuff on top of the car is fine, so long as it will clear the finish line, about 8 inches in height.
– You must use the original axle slots, no moving axles any direction, and the axle slots must be visible on the undersurface of the car. If the race officials can’t see the axle slots your car may be disqualified. Wheels and axels must be the original set that came with the car, and you may not reduce the thickness of the wheel.
– Make sure your car is as close to 5 oz as possible. Total weight under 4.5 ounces you’re at a significant disadvantage and the car may not make it to the end of the track. We will have food scales available at the Test & Tune to check. Just about anything can be use for additional weight (saw a spark plug glued to the top of a car once, it did really well….). Conventional Wisdom says moving weight to the rear of the car provides more push and a faster car.
Signup to help: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C44A9AE2FA2F49-pinewood
February Meeting: Wednesday February 21, West Jeff Elementary. Usual time and place.
March Meeting: Blue and Gold Banquet. This is the highlight of our year and the graduation ceremony for Arrow of Light Scouts to Boy Scouting.
Location: Mountain High Christian Center, 8444 Hwy 285, Morrison (across from Intercanyon Fire Dept)
Dinner at 6, Ceremony at 7.
There is no Pack meeting in March apart from the Blue & Gold!
Last two meetings: tentatively April 18 and May 16, 6:30pm West Jeff Elementary Gym.