R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro Off-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-10-2010, 10:50 PM   #16
Tech Addict
 
fallguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 646
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

yeah my bet is it would cost a ton
__________________
Hyper 9/MMM 2200KV/7955Tg
XR10/M2 DIG/7955Tg
MBX6T/Tekno V4/MMM 1800KV/7955Tg
Dnano
fallguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2010, 11:08 PM   #17
Tech Regular
 
Nickd18's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 396
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

Just think about it its a carpet alternit.. Perfect for an indoor oval/onroadcourse that is normaly run on carpet.. Heck you could make wood jumps like the carpet guys do and cover it with this stuff.

As far as tires goes it wouldnt be any different then like concrete,asphalt,carpet., all things people race on. It wouldnt get all nasty like carpet does. easy to clean.. Like the old tire traction trick, if it looses traction spray simple green on it, its rubber itll sticky up. Heck if its the same as our oval Kart tires WD-40/simple green will make it sticky.

Nice idea
__________________
Team Losi 8ight-T 2.0 // Team Losi 8ight-e 2.0 // Team losi /Novarossi Nitrotec r21 .21 // Futaba servos // Airtronics m11 // Coldfusion fuel // Fastlane Graphix // Ready Rollers Bearings // Reo Raceway // BCE Products
Nickd18 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2010, 11:37 PM   #18
Tech Elite
 
smokinu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: MODESTO CA
Posts: 4,863
Trader Rating: 60 (98%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JAMMINKRAZY View Post
Yeah, we don't need the pretty colored rubber for an RC track. That should cut the costs down some. This is an interesting idea. I'm not sure how cost effective it would be considering you would have to tear it up every time you changed your layout. That would force tracks to keep the same layout for a long time, and that gets boring. It sounds like a lot of money and a lot of work. But it would be cool to see.
my point of view is to have wooden jumps on top of the stuff, my biggest concern would be the loop, we would have to have a bridge style loop it cant be buried in that stuff.
__________________
Marcus P.
\\Speedzone USA//Savox USA\\Caster Racing Parts//
www.speedzoneusa.com. www.casterracingparts.com
smokinu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2010, 06:00 AM   #19
Tech Champion
 
Briguy's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Ottawa , IL
Posts: 8,128
Trader Rating: 125 (100%+)
Send a message via Yahoo to Briguy
Default

Good idea ! But sure it is very expensive and very ,very time consuming to lay down compared to dirt . It would take forever to troll that stuff to make a descent outdoor track . I don`t know anyplace that doesn`t change the track designs , after a while they get boring and time for a change . IMO I don`t think it is very applicable for R/C , especially off-road .
__________________
At Your Service Vinyl Works
Royal R/C & Hobby
Leisure Hours Hobby & Raceway
Briguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2010, 06:21 AM   #20
Tech Elite
 
portyansky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,979
Trader Rating: 54 (100%+)
Default

Not that us Mugenites need to worry, but it would mosty likely help with some of the damage to the vehicles. Other things to consider is how will it stack up to nitro fuel?
__________________
Team Tekno Canadian Team Manager
Team Hitec
portyansky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2010, 10:10 AM   #21
Tech Regular
 
surby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: idaho
Posts: 297
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Thumbs up good idea

this is perfect for any onroad racing and the carpet tracks to replace with. the big problem is the dirt tracks with the jumps. the only way to have jumps is to make them permanent or have wooden ramps which you could slide and change the track. this is a great idea
here is the training kit for 850 bucks

2 plastic 5 gallon pails with sealable lids
1 Finishing Trowel
1 Trowel Swipe Stick
1 6X6 Heavy Gauge plastic tarp
1 bottle of Trowel Swipe Fluid
1 2 liter pail of Standard Grade Rubber Surface Binder
1 25 Lb bag of assorted color Rubber Surface Granules
4 Pairs of latex or vinyl gloves (please specify)
1 Pair of chemical resistant mixing gloves
5 rags for clean-up
__________________
losi 8ight be with xerun 2250kv with dx3c
slash 4x4 stock
factory team b4 with cc 5700kv system
surby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2010, 10:18 AM   #22
Tech Elite
 
smokinu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: MODESTO CA
Posts: 4,863
Trader Rating: 60 (98%+)
Default

you can get a decent amount of good clay dirt for around 850 bucks..
__________________
Marcus P.
\\Speedzone USA//Savox USA\\Caster Racing Parts//
www.speedzoneusa.com. www.casterracingparts.com
smokinu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2010, 11:33 AM   #23
Tech Lord
 
Integra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 12,482
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Send a message via MSN to Integra
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JAMMINKRAZY View Post
Yeah, we don't need the pretty colored rubber for an RC track. That should cut the costs down some. This is an interesting idea. I'm not sure how cost effective it would be considering you would have to tear it up every time you changed your layout. That would force tracks to keep the same layout for a long time, and that gets boring. It sounds like a lot of money and a lot of work. But it would be cool to see.
as much as it pains me to say it....that's kinda the situation the Local track we have here is In....the layout is 10 year's old and with a proposed new layout planned for this coming fall/next year i would 100% consider something like this product for a couple corner's that we Constantly have issues with rutting out. (RE dirt quality see post below)

Quote:
Originally Posted by smokinu View Post
you can get a decent amount of good clay dirt for around 850 bucks..
Not really....We have somewhat poor quality clay up here in Canada compared to what's even as close as 4-5 hours over the boarder in the US....And we also have a Track owner that has particular feeling's towards a certain mixture that Wont hold up even with constant maintenance.


Brad...Good find bud...let's not throw this idea out the window just yet....Ive seen Many of European tracks as well as a few American tracks with concrete/pavement corners/berms or even cobblestone section's.....Find out some more on Costs if you could.
__________________
TNS Driver - Radio Post - Blue Groove Apparel - Team Panther - Hitec - Losi - W.E.D. Paint - Clockwork Fuel - Competition Heat - SUMO Racing - Tekin - Team Terribles - M2C Racing - Matrix Concepts - Kal Gard - BuKu Power - DE Racing -
Integra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2010, 11:46 AM   #24
Tech Addict
 
fallguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 646
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

just thinking outside the box.. just posted it on here to see what the pros and cons might be.

I called a local place for 2000lbs or 96cu.ft of tire crumb so just the tire at 1.5" thick would cover about 700sq.ft

and that would cost 300$ just for the tire.... dont know the resin price.

http://reliabletirerecycling.ca/Crumb.php
__________________
Hyper 9/MMM 2200KV/7955Tg
XR10/M2 DIG/7955Tg
MBX6T/Tekno V4/MMM 1800KV/7955Tg
Dnano
fallguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2010, 11:51 AM   #25
Moderator
 
Muggydude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 3,808
Trader Rating: 89 (100%+)
Default

That's a good idea integra, you could use it only on problem parts of the track. With these areas gone, the track will stay in better condition much longer.
Muggydude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2010, 12:17 PM   #26
Tech Addict
 
fallguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 646
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

here is the binder you mix 20% in to your rubber/stone or whatever you want to mix in.

http://www.dow.com/pusystems/product/voramer.htm
__________________
Hyper 9/MMM 2200KV/7955Tg
XR10/M2 DIG/7955Tg
MBX6T/Tekno V4/MMM 1800KV/7955Tg
Dnano
fallguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2010, 12:24 PM   #27
Tech Master
 
reggie l.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: randallstown md.
Posts: 1,360
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Muggydude View Post
That's a good idea integra, you could use it only on problem parts of the track. With these areas gone, the track will stay in better condition much longer.
makes sence...this would be awsome
__________________
_ClockWork-Racing_
http://www.clockworkracingengines.com/
~8t 2.0
~MUGGIFIED Lst-xxl
reggie l. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2010, 09:00 PM   #28
Tech Elite
 
SpraydbySprague's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Conducting aggressive board meetings at my local track
Posts: 3,301
Trader Rating: 64 (100%+)
Default

This stuff would be great for the pit areas at off road tracks. No more havin your chairs dig into the dirt!
__________________
How would I describe my holeshots?

Three words...

Ready... Steady... Confetti!!!! (gonna need a new one of those)
SpraydbySprague is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2010, 09:12 PM   #29
Tech Regular
 
Nickd18's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 396
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SpraydbySprague View Post
This stuff would be great for the pit areas at off road tracks. No more havin your chairs dig into the dirt!
Cheaper then concrete id imagine
__________________
Team Losi 8ight-T 2.0 // Team Losi 8ight-e 2.0 // Team losi /Novarossi Nitrotec r21 .21 // Futaba servos // Airtronics m11 // Coldfusion fuel // Fastlane Graphix // Ready Rollers Bearings // Reo Raceway // BCE Products
Nickd18 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Track in San Diego RevDupraceway Track Locator Forum 334 04-14-2011 05:19 PM
R/C Raceland (new track in Carol Stream) f1larry Wisconsin & Illinois Racing 318 07-10-2008 11:20 AM
New Track D-man Georgia Racing 67 03-06-2007 06:10 AM
New Track The Coliseum @ Hobbytown Frederick Slotmachine Racing Forum 5946 10-06-2006 02:10 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 12:43 AM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net