scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: (A short) Pinewood Derby Rules Questionairre - Results.
Thu Feb 03 2000 - 06:35:43 CST
For youth's Cars entered in your Races...
Q1. Must the grooves in the block be used for holding the axles?
can not cut new grooves elsewhere,
can not drill holes for axles elsewhere
Q2. Must the original block's wheel base be preserved?
the distance from front to rear axles must remain as set by the original
grooves (whether they are used or not)
Even if the original grooves must be used, they may be moved by
some "cut and paste" action in the middle of the block.
Q3. Must the original block's wheel location relative to the front of the car
Can not add a bumper to the front of the car to push the wheelbase
further from the front of the car.
Q4. May the shape of the wheel's tread profile be changed (i.e. Vee'ed,
Q5. May the mass of the wheels be changed significantly (addition or removal)?
Some rules allow adding or removing mass
Others allow only removing mass;
Q6. May the wheel hub's inside diameter be changed significantly, e.g. by
bushing or sleeve?
No other means of reducing the hub ID were suggested as permissible.
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6 District --Council
Y Y Y** N N N Cherokee --Circle 10
Y Y - N N N Foothills --Piedmont
Y Y ** N - N Orange
N Y N**N N N Ojibwa --Samoset
Y Y Y N Y* N Anthony Wayne --Erie Shores
Y Y Y N Y N --Old Colony
N N N N N N Pontchartrain --Southeast Louisiana Area
N N N Y Y Y Southern --Stonewall Jackson Area
Y Y Y N N N Shelby --Greater Alabama
N N N N N N Chillicothe --Tecumseh
N N N N N N Santa Fe Trail --Heart of America
N N N N N N Lakeshore --Detroit Area
Y Y Y N N N --Mid-Iowa
Y Y N N N N West Morris --Patriots Path
N N N Y Y N Sequoia --Pacific Skyline
Y Y Y N N N Bull Run --NCAC
Y Y N - Y N Pax --NCAC
N Y N N N N Sully --NCAC
Y Y Y N N N
Y Y Y N N N Upper Cape --Cape Cod & Islands
N N N Y Y* N Broad Mountain --Hawk Mountain
Y Y N N N N Pathfinder --Northwest Suburban
N N N N - N MICCOSUKEE --SOUTH FLORIDA
Y Y N N Y N Buckeye --Simon Kenton
Y Y N N N N Meridian & Aklan --Mt. Diablo Silverado
Y Y N N N N Foothills --Quapaw Area
N N N N N N Freedom Trails --Del-Mar-Va
Y Y Y** N N N Eagle --Indian Nations
N Y N N N N Thoroughbred --Bluegrass
Y Y Y N N N Washtenog --Great Sauk Trail
N N N N N N Winding Rivers --Greater Cleveland
N Y N N N N Lost River --Shawnee Trails
N N N N N N --Desert-Pacific
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6
15 11 21 29 24 32 - No
18 22 10 3 7 1 - Yes
-- -- -- -- -- --
33 33 31 32 31 33 Total Responses
* - Q5 - Reduction of mass only
** - Question 3 seems to have been misunderstood.
See the discussion of the question above.
One very interesting result is that four responses indicated use of the
"rules in the box." You would expect nearly identical Y-N responses. Well,
here they are:
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6
Y Y Y N N N
N N N Y Y* N
N N N N - N
Y Y N N Y N
Thanks to all who took time to reply!