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Old 06-16-2010, 10:35 AM
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hmmm.
i dont have welding skills or access to a machine to roll tubing!
haha!

i do have a very large flat dirt area i could use to make a track.. however since it is not my land, i cannot build dirt ramps. would have to make wood ones so that the entire thing could be torn down in an hour if need be.
guess ill look around to see the easiest way to construct a wood ramp


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I am a welder/fabricator and old ass skateboarder. I used 3/4 inch square tubing and rolled it into the arc that I wanted. Welded tubing between ends and skinned it with 1/4 inch plywood. One person can move the ramps around easily. I have built a few more since these pics.
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Old 06-16-2010, 12:02 PM
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always cool to see folks makin backyards fun! only wish the old man woulda let go 10/10ths to building 1 for real so i could drive and drive and learn-see how good i could get. oh well. nowhere near enuff yard in the back for even 1/18s now. that and a wife who'd give me dirty looks all the way to divorce court.

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PS-Two cords for you all. 'Sod Cutter'. Makes life lot easier.

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buddy did this all in a day (less jumps) with a sod cutter. prolly needs to pay his dad's sportsman fees for a while but hey thats always a good time racing w/dear ole dad.

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Old 06-16-2010, 05:21 PM
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I don't care if anyone wants to post pics of their own tracks. It will give everyone some good ideas to use. I am going to work on it more on friday if the weather is good.
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Here's mine, you mite get a few ideas for your own.
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Heres a picture of when i first built mine. Since then i have added different jumps and cleaned it up a little

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Westcoast aka weed city...Back yard track.. before and after
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Thats a sweet track jammin the jumps are so smooth!!!
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here's an old vid of DW's backyard track

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pyvZLNEQQI
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Originally Posted by chadb View Post
Thats a sweet track jammin the jumps are so smooth!!!
Thanks! it makes it easier for testing if their smooth. Its alot to do when your only 16, especially being hand built by yourself.lol
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I'm hoping to get mine done enough to drive on by the end of the weekend. I spent the last 3 days out there with a brush mower and tiller. The ground is ready to build now, I just need to enlist some newphews to do some raking, shoveling, etc. Then we build jumps.
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more pics,,, It's extended around the tree now and I layed down the pipe I had. Need to run out and get more pipe tomorrow.
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Looks good.

Here's mine so far. There's some nice elevation change in there which should make things a bit more interesting.

Someone please tell me where to put the jumps, etc or any other suggestions. I'm a total newb when it comes to R/C stuff.

The longest and widest straight is at the top. The tilling photo and track layout are from the same viewpoint so you can get a better idea from the photo than the ugly not to scale drawing. :P

Here's a quick video from when I finished the tilling so you can see the whole thing.. taken from the viewpoint from the upper right corner of the drawing.
you tube. com/watch?v=n9tTP7uzVvg

I have a 100' roll of the 4" drain pipe, 3 rolls of landscape fabric, and an umlimited supply of trees and rocks to work with.

--- BEFORE ------ AFTER MOWING -- DURING TILLING - ROUGH TRACK LAYOUT
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Boy those tracks are probably really nice.


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i will post some pictures of mine once im done...used to have horses but my sister went to college and now they are gone so the pasture is the home of my new track!!!!
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Originally Posted by bbrace3m View Post
i will post some pictures of mine once im done...used to have horses but my sister went to college and now they are gone so the pasture is the home of my new track!!!!
That would be nice to have an open flat area to start with. My space was full of blackberry bushes and stinging nettles.
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