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Wheel Loss

Last year I helped my grandson build a pinewood race car. I've helped
him build other cars before. Anyhow this time we thought we would try
a lightweight wheel, weighing about 1.2 grams.

Well, on race day he won his first race by half a car length. On his
second run he again won by about half a car length, but on hitting the
stop his right front wheel came apart. We replaced that wheel with a
standard wheel out of the BSA kit. Over the remaining runs he lost the
left front wheel then the right rear wheel. Of the 27 cars racing he
still came in second!!

When he and the other two boys where having their picture taken
holding the car and trophy his left rear wheel, last of the light
weights, fell off!!!

Bob Flood

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