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Old 09-24-2016, 09:00 PM   #1
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Default Road Tracks at different grades

Has anyone ever been to an RC track that has different grades? Hills and inclines?

I've only ever seen super flat tracks which is great for driving your like its on rails (read tire sauce and traction compound all over the track.)



But I was thinking about how much more fun and realistic it would be to drive your RC on a track with pitched turns, down hills, uphill turns, etc.




In the world of Rally and real touring car tracks you see this all the time. The other day I was driving my real car in the mountains, and just thinking how fun it was and also how awesome the engineers are to have tuned the suspension to handle turns at grade, on camber and off camber.





I think this would make for some AMAZING racing. Skill in driving and setting up a car for 3 dimensions.



I got the idea after going to a local parking lot, which had some inclines and uneven (not perfectly flat) asphalt. It made for some fun and interesting turns. I was thinking, how could I tune my suspension to handle these obstacles better.




I thought it might be fun if there was such a thing. I saw a rally stage in a Japanese youtube video where the track was build on the side of a small hill. It looks really fun. I am thinking about this for Road cars really, we can leave the jumps for rally cross and offroaders.

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One in brazil. Think there is a few more, I know some rc page recently posted a video with a track that had a decent amount of grade changes.
[YOUTUBE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3Bbr9viov8[/YOUTUBE]

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Old 09-24-2016, 09:43 PM   #3
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YASSS!!!!

Awesome. Okay. There are such things. We need more

The video you posted, there one dude driving his gas car, and like 400 people watching ...

It looks like a free track at a park somewhere. Pretty cool.
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Old 09-25-2016, 01:08 AM   #4
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We have quite a few in the UK

South Hants the thermometer in the model uphill entry then downhill into 180 degree uphill then righthander into downhill section https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8Rcf83IfUc

Bedworth up hill start, banked corner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQi3XydLH4U

Coastal whole track has 3 levels slopes away from rostrum and down to bottom left had corner
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDO7uE182Uk


Broxtowe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5fV9Cpenno

just a few!
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Old 09-25-2016, 01:23 AM   #5
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some more
Cotswold start straight in front of rostrum drops to the left the corner - off main straight to the right whole section then climbs up hill back to the straight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNfb5yN_Hrg

Tibshelf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lf3uEMzMQyw


Ashby - no longer with us, but amazing alpine section in front of rostrum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kc0g4CJLLQk
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You'll find that Tibshelf is gone too…
Houses were built close to the track, residents moved in and then complained about the noise.
Both were great tracks and a big loss to the hobby.
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Luxembourgh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEy8L12cfXw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pc72NW1IROM

the up level corner from another side:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ozg794hwHzY
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Awesome! I like the female announcer with the British accent. Very different than the American, auction style announcing.

The Luxembourg track looks amazing! Like a real GT track. Those hills and turns! Skillllllz.
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This was built for a race we did about 5 years ago. We called it the corkscrew, though it wasn't really like the real one. It was a lot of fun

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Timezone in the NW.

RRR and IROCC western canada both have tracks that have elevation changes as a result of drainage grades. In fact, many parking lots will have scaled slopes and grades - though it will be hard for us to see or notice.
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One of the big asphalt tracks in road tracks in Europe duplicated the corkscrew. Can't remember the name.
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Warmsprings Raceway in Fremont CA straight is up hill 250' long infield goes down hill. Many corners are off chamber.https://youtu.be/ZiHnVwY40pQ
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My local track has the starting grid on a bit of an incline. My car rolls backwards if I don't give it a hint of throttle.
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Sweet? Is that 1/5th scale?

That straight away look crazy fast.

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Warmsprings Raceway in Fremont CA straight is up hill 250' long infield goes down hill. Many corners are off chamber.https://youtu.be/ZiHnVwY40pQ
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I like how the seams aren't perfect, and that you actually need a little bit of ride height to traverse some of these inclines.

It looks hella fun.

None of this, 3mm ride height BS if that's even legal on some tracks.

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