Originally Posted by Silo
Trying to come up with a way to make a track at a local parking lot. I want it to be easy to setup and take apart. I know I would make the outer edge from wood but what can I use for the inner parts? What would be the cheapest way to get this done?
This is for 1/10 cars.
Back when we got started there were very few RC car owners and we didn't want to go to a lot of work and trouble to have to actually build a track.
What we did was get sheet rock trimmings from a new home development and glue 3 or 4 of these long (5 to 6 feet long and 6" wide) strips together with sheet rock mud. What we ended up with was a huge piece of CHALK.
We would then use this piece of chalk to draw a track onto the racing surface. The line it created was about 3" wide and very easily seen. The beauty of this way of creating a track is that if someone tried to cut the track to get an unfair advantage they would get the chalk all over their tires and then their car would handle horribly for a number of laps until they wore the chalk off of the tires. The racers very quickly learned to stay between the lines!
Also, the Chalk would wash away when it rained leaving no evidence that we had ever been there.