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Old 01-02-2003, 09:19 PM   #16
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If I remember correctly, YOU are not that far away in age. But at My age the memory is the first to go. Maybe that's why I'm so grumpy ?

Really, I would like to see some pics or your track when you guys get done with it. I can up some of ours if your interested.
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Just a note guy's. I made a couple of jokes directed at Popsracer and I just want to clarify that I have nothing against him what so ever. The jokes were meant to be funny but apparently were taken as insulting toward him. My apologies. Popsracer has offered his advice on a number of questions and I value that advice. Sorry to all.
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I just finished drawing up Circuit de Catalunya on a grid. The grid is 30x17. You can translate that appropriately to your intended track size rcpigz.
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Old 01-02-2003, 10:15 PM   #19
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Cool !! So now what?? I've never translated something from paper to real life.
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Hey Folks,
I kinda touched on this but I need more info.......Corner dots !!
I've only be exposed to the metal "plow discs" and they obviously work. But i just went to the tractor supply store and they want about 7-8 bucks a piece. We need a few of them. Does anybody have any experience with the plastic ones?? I looked at roaddomes website but they really don't describe their "non skid" design . Are they and all the plastic ones useless?? Does everybody buy there plow discs new or do you find used ones ? This isn't exactly farm country....Anybody have some they want to sell cheap ?? Thanks
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I kinda touched on this but I need more info.......Corner dots !!
I've only be exposed to the metal "plow discs" and they obviously work. But i just went to the tractor supply store and they want about 7-8 bucks a piece. We need a few of them. Does anybody have any experience with the plastic ones?? I looked at roaddomes website but they really don't describe their "non skid" design . Are they and all the plastic ones useless?? Does everybody buy there plow discs new or do you find used ones ? This isn't exactly farm country....Anybody have some they want to sell cheap ?? Thanks
we meaning Debbie's R/CWorld have and do use all three types of dot the plow discs don't u know any farmers u probly can get some used ones ffrom them and clean them up paint them . we also use the plastic dots with no nonskid these are moved quite readly when a car hits them the plastic dots with the nonskid works the best these do not slide but are crowned more than the other plastic dots. don't run over these or u will be in the bushes hope this helps u out ..................Bubba
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Old 01-03-2003, 11:19 AM   #22
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Check the craft store some carry a liquid rubber something ? it is like a plaster you mix up and pour into a mold, this should work very well, and the added bonus that you could make your mold to include an area to entrap the pipes so that they are supported and don't get moved......

BTW: your lucky my plow disks cost $12 a piece!!!!!
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Old 01-03-2003, 12:07 PM   #23
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The benefit of the plow disc's is their weight helps keep the track in place. I think that I like the DIY Rubber disc Idea best. They should be fairly heavy too and much easier on the bottom of the chassis. You could use the lid from a small round trash can for the mold. But I wonder if the overall cost would be any cheaper than the metal plow disc's.
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rcp - go to a farmer and ask for some of his old used ones. They wear out on a fairly regular basis and they have to be replaced. As soon as they are replaced they are PERFECT for RC. . .the edges are worn down just a bit making them lay very flat.

TD's idea of the road domes is good for playaround temporary thing in a parking lot that only has a couple of people driving. In other words they suck for serious racing. They move around a LOT. I've got a bunch. Shoot, even the farmer discs will move if you hit them right. . .

Easy way to eliminate the sharp edges of the couplings. . .if you don't have a female end on the pipe already, make one, then file down the leading edge and then always plug in the male end from "downstream" - that make sense?

Also, a good idea is to cut all of your standard pieces into about 8' lengths (usual size of a lane) - makes setup easier. And if you can take some 2 3/4 pieces and get them bent to 30, 45, 60 and 75 deg, then, along with your 90's, you've got a TON of flexibility - you can make sweepers, easy radius'd turns, chicanes, yada.

I got your PM and would love to talk more. Any designs you want. . .
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rcpigz, I'll have that design posted for ya by noon tomorrow
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Hey Pigz,
We also used some 2" PVC flex pipe.man it works great.
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Cool !! So now what?? I've never translated something from paper to real life.
Well, eack block Id say is scaled to about 4 feet in real life. take the 30 and the 17, multiply them by 4 and then use those numbers to build the border section. lanes are gonna be about 5-7 ft wide.
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TD's idea of the road domes is good for playaround temporary thing in a parking lot that only has a couple of people driving. In other words they suck for serious racing. They move around a LOT. I've got a bunch. Shoot, even the farmer discs will move if you hit them right. . .
Road Domes work well on carpet! I know from experiance.. They don't move... they just like putting a car in it's roof. TSR6 tested. TSR6 approved.

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ROFL. . .cool!
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Thank you for you patience, here is my rendition of the Circuit de Catalunya
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