It’s Pinewood Derby season for Scouts.
Engineer dad refuses to lose.
The boy designed the car body and did a good job at making it aerodynamic.
In his words “it’s slick so the air moves around it.”
I’ve been truing and polishing axles, burnishing wheels, applying bake-on graphite dry films, casting lead weights (I refuse to buy $20 tungsten weights), etc.
For the first time in a while I’m glad I’m not in Huntsville anymore. I’d be going up against actual fucking rocket scientists. Guys who design their Scout cars with CFD and machine them CNC.
My wife keeps reminding me this is another boy having fun. This isn’t just a Scout competition. This is my reputation as an engineer.