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Old 07-18-2010, 02:54 AM   #1
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Default We built our own (small) track just for fun and for free

Last year we wanted to have our own track. Not any fancy stuff but just a track to use when we have done too much bashing.
We started on a track at a school property but after a while some old fart decided he owned that area he used a front loader and ruined the track. We lost the spark to continue and during the winter the four of us decided to give it another shot somewhere else.
We asked a company that has a lot of space to spare and they gladly said we could use some.
We also got help from my father and his Volvo L30B

So here it goes, in pictures:


The company who own the property were glad to give us free supply from
their "junkyard" so we got as many of these as we needed.
I don't know what they are called in English, pallet???


We cut a few of them up to use the pieces to hold the pallets together.


It starting to come together now. We need this "fence" since on the
outside its a 21 feet drop into water


You can see the water in the background


We are almost done and this took us about two and a half hour to do.


The supply of pallets and my brothers car. That car is actually older then he is.
It's from 1974 I think.


Keep em coming...


Everyone has their own opinion of how the track should look of course.


Three drawing to pick from, time to vote. We choose the on on the right.


Time to start measuring and make marks on the ground so we can start the build.


We are aiming on 3.5 to 4 meters width for the straight and the fast turns.


The straight is being done. We are gonna start the lap where the car is
and drive towards the camera.


The 21 feet drop


We need the drawing every few minutes to check what we had planned.
It's pretty hard to stick to the plans when the map is that small.


The drawing in the sand is complete...


...and we need some lunch.

And now it's time to take out one of our Revo's to test and see if the track is usable at all.
One of us had the revo up and running so we used that one.
It's really hard to imagine a track by only seeing some lines drawn in the sand.
But here you can see what we saw during testing - www.youtube.com


A few weeks later the track is done.
Yesterday we used it for the first time and we were five guys at once trying
to figure out the best setup for the car and the best way to get the fastest lap.

I also made a final video of some laps so you hopefully can get a full picture how it turned out.
We might still add a few bumps, perhaps a double or triple.

The final result is on www.youtube.com as well.

This was all made in April and May of 2010 and now three of us has bought us each a Losi 8ight-t 2.0 and the track is really fun to drive at.

I hope you enjoyed it all, we certainly did.
Stay tuned to my channel on youtube as coming videos will be posted there.
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Old 07-18-2010, 03:16 AM   #2
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Last year we wanted to have our own track. Not any fancy stuff but just a track to use when we have done too much bashing.
We started on a track at a school property but after a while some old fart decided he owned that area he used a front loader and ruined the track. We lost the spark to continue and during the winter the four of us decided to give it another shot somewhere else.
We asked a company that has a lot of space to spare and they gladly said we could use some.
We also got help from my father and his Volvo L30B

So here it goes, in pictures:


The company who own the property were glad to give us free supply from
their "junkyard" so we got as many of these as we needed.
I don't know what they are called in English, pallet???


We cut a few of them up to use the pieces to hold the pallets together.


It starting to come together now. We need this "fence" since on the
outside its a 21 feet drop into water


You can see the water in the background


We are almost done and this took us about two and a half hour to do.


The supply of pallets and my brothers car. That car is actually older then he is.
It's from 1974 I think.


Keep em coming...


Everyone has their own opinion of how the track should look of course.


Three drawing to pick from, time to vote. We choose the on on the right.


Time to start measuring and make marks on the ground so we can start the build.


We are aiming on 3.5 to 4 meters width for the straight and the fast turns.


The straight is being done. We are gonna start the lap where the car is
and drive towards the camera.


The 21 feet drop


We need the drawing every few minutes to check what we had planned.
It's pretty hard to stick to the plans when the map is that small.


The drawing in the sand is complete...


...and we need some lunch.

And now it's time to take out one of our Revo's to test and see if the track is usable at all.
One of us had the revo up and running so we used that one.
It's really hard to imagine a track by only seeing some lines drawn in the sand.
But here you can see what we saw during testing - www.youtube.com


A few weeks later the track is done.
Yesterday we used it for the first time and we were five guys at once trying
to figure out the best setup for the car and the best way to get the fastest lap.

I also made a final video of some laps so you hopefully can get a full picture how it turned out.
We might still add a few bumps, perhaps a double or triple.

The final result is on www.youtube.com as well.

This was all made in April and May of 2010 and now three of us has bought us each a Losi 8ight-t 2.0 and the track is really fun to drive at.

I hope you enjoyed it all, we certainly did.
Stay tuned to my channel on youtube as coming videos will be posted there.
hey that place looks familiar do you do youtube vids normally has a revo in the mix?
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i have a lil sc course in my backyard for my dad to mess around on with some friends ill post pics later
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hey that place looks familiar do you do youtube vids normally has a revo in the mix?
Yes, I have ran Revo for a year and made a few videos. Nice you connected the two....
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Very nice work. That's some dedication right there. In the picture that you guys are pointing at the map, I don't know if it's the camera angle or something, but your buddy in the middle looks like Fedor E.
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Nice track guys. Sure wished I lived closer. I'd enjoy doing a freestyle with my 1/8 buggy there.

Great idea using the pallets for both the fence and drivers stand. Cheap and available use of what is at hand. It will take some serious air for any car to over that pallet fence.

How's the track holding up? Do you water it down or run it dry? Looks like a hard surface. Good luck.

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Very nice work. That's some dedication right there. In the picture that you guys are pointing at the map, I don't know if it's the camera angle or something, but your buddy in the middle looks like Fedor E.
Hahaha, who is Fedor E?


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Nice track guys. Sure wished I lived closer. I'd enjoy doing a freestyle with my 1/8 buggy there.

Great idea using the pallets for both the fence and drivers stand. Cheap and available use of what is at hand. It will take some serious air for any car to over that pallet fence.

How's the track holding up? Do you water it down or run it dry? Looks like a hard surface. Good luck.

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We run it dry. And it holds up pretty good on most places but some areas get bumpy as he|_|_ after a while. On the other hand, we haven't spent that much time fixing it up. We enjoy driving so much that no one wants to quit driving to man up the shovels....

We have tried to jump the fences and we succeeded too, just not the way I think you have in mind -
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ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.
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yea ive seen alot of your vids before lol
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Hahaha, who is Fedor E.?
MMA fighter, Fedor Emiliaenko.


In that picture, he looks exactly like him.
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