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Old 10-01-2006, 07:37 PM   #1
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Hello,
Los Angeles just bought land to build a park in between Northridge and Granada Hills. My dad and I have proposed to build an RC track in the park. Right now we are trying to gain support and show the councilman that this idea has support.
I have quickly made a website and forum with more information on how to help.

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will in be onroad, offroad, or both, and will it include nitro classes? It think this would be a great idea, especially for nitro onroad
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Old 10-03-2006, 05:02 PM   #3
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I'm hoping it will have onroad and offroad, but right now it looks like there will be no nitro allowed because the track is in a canyon surrounded by lots of trees and brush. But if the track gets built in the center of the park we might be able to have nitro. We just want to make sure that no fires accidentally get started because they can spread to nearby homes.
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Old 10-05-2006, 10:50 AM   #4
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What about oval racing? We have lots of guys in Orange county, LA countay and Bakersfield. Just a thought, we race oval at Camarillo, also at Hot Rod Hobbies and the Encino Velodrome. Check out www.southwesttour.com for more info!
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Old 10-05-2006, 07:43 PM   #5
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Well, i hope we can have oval and we will probably do what hot rod's does and have a layout that is easy to change to oval
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Old 10-14-2006, 10:03 PM   #6
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I was wondering if anyone had any statistics about the number of people that participate in RC in America or the world?
Does anybody have statistics about the number of injuries?

These statistics will help me have some data to show the Councilman about the hobby's popularity and also that it is safe.
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I dont see how there can be any problems with fires running gas cars.
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well we are kinda worried about anybody spilling any nitro fuel on dry brush would cause a fire hazardbeacause fires can spread very quickly, but if we can convince city officials otherwise we can run nitro. We'd just have to make sure that there is no source of ignition.
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Nitro Fuels spilled in the open is very hard to ignite unlike gasoline witch is highly flamable. it is a very safe fuel , you can check with you local hobby shop for conformation. There is more of a danger from cigarette ashes than nitro fuel.
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cool, i didn't know that since i only have electric cars right now.
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Sounds cool, I'd be interested in running off road. I live in Simi, so it wouldn't be too far. Good Luck.

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Okay, I have a couple questions.

I am going to make a presentation to present to the city and I want to draw a scale drawing of the area we will need for the track.

The first things I need to know are,
- How big should the onroad track be? (Length and Width)
- How big are the standard lanes for Onroad?

- How big should the offroad track be?
- How big are the lanes?

- Also, how much area should I allocate to be a pit area?
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I believe ROAR legal lanes are 12' for offroad. Roar has a site where you can find all kinds of good info including getting R.O.A.R. track insurance. (it's cheap!)

go here --> http://www.roarracing.com/

For a pit length, I would make it the length of a truggy times the max number of racers in a race. Like 24" X 12 and then add some elbow room and extra on the ends. Pit lane width I would make it 2 times the width of a truggy with "half ups". maybe 18" X 2?

Good luck with getting the track going! I raced at SV a lot.
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