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Building tips for indoor crawler track?

Old 08-13-2015, 01:56 PM
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Hello everybody :-) our rc club got a bigger indoor space for Winter season so we decided to build a crawler area. None of us have any experience with crawling :-) so i'm looking for building tips and tricks. What materials to use and how big space do we need for an interesting track? Thanks :-)
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Old 08-13-2015, 02:44 PM
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I made a pallet with wood blocks glued and screwed together in odd sizes to make a rough terrain for my trucks. I don't want to scratch the bottoms of my trucks too deeply so stayed away from bricks and cinder blocks, but I am sure you can use that too.

Maybe go to planting and flower stores and pickup landscaping rocks? Make it look more professional.
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Old 08-15-2015, 11:52 AM
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Ok, i orginally was thinking something with different size rocks, but didn't think how much it will scratch cars. Maybe chopped firewood :-)
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Ha.a crawler is meant to get scratched. Why have a rock crawler to climb firewood. Our local crawler track built wooden frames for inclines and angles then placed rock over that. If your working with dirt bottom rut it up. Think the most wicked 4x4 trail you hit coming up as a kid and scale it down!just say no to shelf queens lol! Realism rules. Go all out. Could use gutters and cheap pump and gravel for a creek to cross. Possibilities are endless. Oh well that's my 2 cents lol.
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I agree that if I was crawling for a race, I wouldn't care about scratches on the bottom of the chassis.

My CR01's more for display and I run it only once every now and then for kicks.
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My cro1 arrived today
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This is what our club made a few years back.

Made of concrete, chicken wire and burlap. Each table is 4'x4' and were interchangeable for the most part so we could change up the course.
































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Originally Posted by *Super* View Post
This is what our club made a few years back.

Made of concrete, chicken wire and burlap. Each table is 4'x4' and were interchangeable for the most part so we could change up the course.
































Now thats what's up!
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Wow! Nice job.
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Damn that is an awesome crawler area. Like the movable pieces so you can change the layout.
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