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Tungsten Underbody Plates - 3 ounces
Pinewood Derby Weight

Includes 6 Mounting Screws - Not Shown in Photo

Product Content

6 Tungsten Plates with a total weight of 3 ounces.

Product Specifications

Length - 1-1/2 inch

Width - 1/2 inch

Thickness - 1/16 inch

Weight Per Plate - 1/2 ounce

What is Tungsten?

Tungsten is a metal with one of the highest densities. Tungsten is 1.7 times more dense than lead, 2.4 times denser than steel, and 2.7 times denser than zinc.

When to Use this Product

Tungsten Underbody Plates are appropriate in the following situations:
How to Use this Product

Tungsten Plates can be easily used for pinewood derby car weighting by screwing, or gluing them with epoxy to the bottom of the car. When attaching to a car with standard axle slots, the plates can be stacked two deep by 3 wide, while still retaining 3/8 inch ground clearance (see Figure 1). When attaching the plates to cars with drilled axle holes, the plates must be placed one deep to retain the required clearance (see Figure 2).

The Tungsten Plates are very hard, so do not plan to drill or cut them. Instead, use an alternate method to make fine adjustments such as adding/removing tungsten putty, beads, etc.

Figure 1
Plates Mounted Two Deep
For Cars with Standard Axle Slots or High Clearance

Figure 2
Plates Mounted One Deep
For Cars with Axle Holes or Low Clearance

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