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Old 04-18-2009, 08:06 AM   #1
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im planning on building a track in my backyard. but i have some questions.
would this be enough room for a track? im not an artist on Paint btw lol but let me know if this is enough room for a track and if it is what is a cool layout i could do?
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I've been wrestling with that too. My yard is almost the same dimensions and I figured it would make a very nice 1/18 sized track. Maybe a semi decent 1/10 track but way too small for 1/8 or monster truck.
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Yea, I would agree.. If I was in your boots I would make, a Decent-Best possible 1/10TH Offroad track. So then you will have the Option, to Run 1/10th or 1/18TH or even both.. aslong as the 1/18TH can handle it.. so you have more of a Variety. But I would say its too small tbh for 1/8th.. it wouldnt be fun, power-turn-power-turn and so on.. could get boring.. as it would be small and very simple. But a nice 1/10th is your best bet.. so you can 1/10th scale and below.. If you do like the 1/10th route.. I would personally recommend a Associated B4 RTR-Great kit-Great price. Few mates with some of them, on a weekend.. few beers.. Hey presto-Only when 1/8th Track is closed! haha hope this helps!
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nah i just bought a revo a couple weeks ago so im not going to buy another truck lol. i guess ill just stick with going to the local track lol
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how wide should each lane/section be?
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how wide should each lane/section be?
Depends how good of a driver you are.
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nah i just bought a revo a couple weeks ago so im not going to buy another truck lol. i guess ill just stick with going to the local track lol
Fair enough.. that's just my view.. you wouldnt need to spend anymore than 150-200 To get a 2nd hand B4 with few batts ect.. and few bits for the track.. but it's up to you. It's to small for 1/8TH.. Lane size no idea.. you want a resasonable width..
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my yard is close to the same size and shape and I have and i have a makeshift track I run both 1/8th scale buggy and truggy on. Sure its small but teaches you how to follow a tight line.
\this is what my track looks like on your drawing
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Lane width really depends on how many cars you plan to run at one time and how tough the track is. Also, remember that even though the track is smaller, lanes that are farther away will feel narrower than ones up front.

My suggestion is 6-8 feet, depending on the criteria above. Corner lanes or switchbacks can be narrower if need be if you don't plan on having more than 2-3 cars on the track at a time but passing will be tough.

Also, try to keep any big jumps you put in closer to where you stand to drive, it will help keep crashes to a minimum. Then make the back sections easier.

People have a tendency to put straight away sections in the front and triple jumps in the back when it really should be the other way around.

Have fun with your track!!!
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thanks guys! i think im going to build some little somthing. just to get some practice on when i cant go to the local track. now i just need to get my grandpa's bobcat in like a month or so and ill start building it.
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