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Old 04-23-2010, 07:16 PM   #1
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Ive decide to make an R/C track for my buggy in a ploughed field since it wont be used this year. Itll probably be only me running my nitro buggy and mabe a nitro stadium truck on it. im hoping somebody has an idea of a good layout to learn how to get around a dirt track sowhen i try racing i wont humiliate myself. Anything will be helpful. space is not an issue since its over halfa an acre of empty dirt
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what i did was make a real tight track with some rythm sections cause i had trouble with cornering and jumping now i go from my tight track to a larger track and all is well look up on youtube and look at there layouts
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Check out this thread here:

My Finished Bakcyard RC Track
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haha thanks you beat me to it lol.

on the last page is my current layout and its a lot of fun!
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haha thanks you beat me to it lol.

on the last page is my current layout and its a lot of fun!
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I couldn't find your other thread where you posted some hand drawings of the layout, that could also be helpful, maybe you can post that one
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haha ok ill try to find them
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completely forgot i had this thread. theres some layouts in it.

The Start of my backyard RC track
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im gonna have to do it with a shovel and wheelbarrel. good thing is i dont have to buy dirt. im thinking of using 3in. tarp hose filled with air or caution tape. il probably try the last sketch. how high should i make my jumps to get good air?
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u dont need them to big. my biggest one is about 2 ft tall (give or take a few) but it depends on how u shape the jump. if u make it a kicker jump your gonna get air off of it. with a nice smooth landing. i like making kicker jumps on my track so ill know how to hit them and use the brake in the air if i need too for when i get to the race track. the smoother higher speed jumps are easier for me.
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u dont need them to big. my biggest one is about 2 ft tall (give or take a few) but it depends on how u shape the jump. if u make it a kicker jump your gonna get air off of it. with a nice smooth landing. i like making kicker jumps on my track so ill know how to hit them and use the brake in the air if i need too for when i get to the race track. the smoother higher speed jumps are easier for me.
I seen pics of your track, its really sweet dude !, your lucky to have that in your backyard......
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thanks! the first year when it would get really dry the dirt would crack from being built on top of the grass, but over the winter it settled real nice and this year its nice and smooth and no cracks in it.
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The best thing to do is make a plan and keep it simple. If you have a ton of space, don't make a plan to use the whole thing for your first try. Make a realsitic, simple layout that you can finish building and is relatively easy to drive (this means no huge jumps at first). You will be building and running your track alone and its no fun to spend your time flipping your car back over instead of practicing. You can add features and expand it's size pieces at a time. It's your track so make it for you to enjoy.
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This is my backyard, yes I have plenty of room.
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Wow. That's a huge backyard track. Looks fast and fun.
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Thank You sir!
It is kinda fast, however winter slowed it down, kinda bumpy.

For other people making or planning to make own tracks:
- Build the layout first - then the jumps.
- To big plans with to big jumps are difficult to finish
- Proper prepping is key to succsess - many end up with a swamp after rain/winter
- Salt (NaCl) keeps aftergrowth out, and doesent really give a corrotion problem/issue (havent experienced any).
- Aftergrowth that does occur - MCPA750 and Roundup

If you run it a lot it needs less maintainance - if you dont use it it will be a handful
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