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Old 11-21-2012, 09:51 PM   #31
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a 50 x140 building sounds weird, and very cramped.
this track surface is approximately 50x100:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeA45TOg59M
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The pipe is called 4" corrugated pipe.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_24137-124-04...ted&facetInfo=

$35 in Derby at Lowes!

That building could work, but there wouldn't be much room for pit spots or a hobby shop if that was in the plans.
FYI: The track in Hutch is 60'X90'
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:09 PM   #33
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Thanks for the info, Chris. I love racing in Hutch, but at the same time...man, is that a long way to drive!

You know me better than anyone else in the RC world, would you mind sharing your thoughts on my vision with me (either here or in a PM)?

Thanks!
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Thanks for the info, Chris. I love racing in Hutch, but at the same time...man, is that a long way to drive!

You know me better than anyone else in the RC world, would you mind sharing your thoughts on my vision with me (either here or in a PM)?

Thanks!
I hear ya there! It wasn't fun driving up there friday, saturday, and sunday for the fall classic but it was sure worth it!!! Always is! It's even longer for you! I would guess someplace to stay would be better for you for a big race, I was thinking about a hotel next year, it's worth it to me in gas savings! The Tahoe gets 12mpg!

Short of a location, the startup isn't too bad! If you go dirt a small tractor with tiller can be rented, a roller to compact the dirt can be rented too I can imagine, a computer if you plan on running a timing system plus the loop and decoder box and software, simple hand tools and dirt is all you need. A cinder block wall to contain your dirt is also a good idea. Oh yeah and manpower to move the dirt around and form the jumps/pack it down.

If you go carpet thats a whole other story! You can build small jumps that you can move around but the carpet can be a nice investment too considering what you get!

You will always have the electric bill, water, and such!
Cleaning supplies to keep it friendly to visitors...
I am sure in a small city you might be able to round up some sponsors as well as donations of time and equipment possibly?

IMHO a building around 90'X140-160' would be ideal if you don't need a hobby shop.
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Okay, guys, things are progressing much quicker than I had anticipated! Very exciting!!

Has anyone had something to jump to mind since their last post?? Is there anyone else out there with something to add to the discussion?

I can't express how much I appreciate everyone's help and input. Thank you!...but please don't stop now...we're on a roll!!!
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