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Old 08-21-2007, 10:43 AM
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Getting the club organized and everyone involved is the hard part... We have no outdoor facilities and would really like to get a permanent track built on public land... Right now we are running Gas, Nitro and Electric (5th, 8th and 10th scales) on a makeshift track in a parking lot... Last week the guy who has the barriers had a family emergency and no one could get in touch with him so we all ran in circles...

Good luck... There's probably 10 of us comitted to this but it just isn't enough... There's the saying "if you build it they will come" but building it requires a lot of help...
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Old 08-21-2007, 12:07 PM
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you have a pm from The Big Smokey Sky Country.
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you have a pm from The Big Smokey Sky Country.
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Ok racers lets talk about tack size.

My thought was to do a track at 60' x 120'. This would allow us to run 1/12, 1/10 stock, 19 turn and even MOD. Hey we could even do 235 Pan cars!!!

Carpet is availble, just more lead time. Other options would be 40' or 50' in width and then 12' mult, so 72', 84', 96, 108' or 120'. Looks like we have 3+ spaces that would be able to do the 60' x 120'.

So what does everyone else run on?

Franks comment on the track size of 60 x 120 was: "MASSIVE, I am quite jealous"
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Old 08-21-2007, 01:02 PM
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I'd like to hear from people who have started or currently running a club based track... I'm mainly looking for the asphalt guys but any would be helpful...

We're in the process of structuring the club and coming up with the price of dues... Then we're going to start lobbying...
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Old 08-21-2007, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by SrRC View Post
Hello Granade;

The most important thing is the quality of the tape--we at MCRC
have been taping are tracks for years and found good 3m duct tape
is the only way to go. We start at one end and make sure it is very
secure--may have to wipe the floor down first,after securing the end
have one of the bigger members stand at that end and have acouple
of other members do the poopy pants walk to the other end, this is
to stretch the carpet flat,than tape that end down. We have had
a problem with the duct tape pulling up the floor finish so we tape down
with blue 3m trim tape which releases a little easier,we duct tape over
the top of the blue trim tape.

Tell you what we will have and test and tune in a few weeks you and
couple of you can come to Montana for a lesson of track building.

Good luck and racing
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Is there video of the poopy pants walk? I don't think I know how to do that! I don't want to get an important step like that wrong.

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This sounds like an interesting approach:

http://www.rctech.net/forum/showpost...5&postcount=35
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Old 08-21-2007, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by DPowell View Post
Is there video of the poopy pants walk? I don't think I how to do that! I don't want to get an important step like that wrong.
No way could we a a video of this--if we tried I am affraid we would
have too many bumps in the track to call it on road.
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What about just gathering and hijacking a city park? Out here by me is a city park with 4 basketball courts put together and they all use that recycled rubber for the court. It's awesome for traction. Because it's a public park couldn't we all just show up and decide to lay out a bunch of cones or lay out PVC and a lap counter system and just run? I mean it's not like the churches or family groups have to book the baseball field, but they all take it over some weekends anyway let me know what everyone thinks.
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Originally Posted by parnelli97 View Post
What about just gathering and hijacking a city park? Out here by me is a city park with 4 basketball courts put together and they all use that recycled rubber for the court. It's awesome for traction. Because it's a public park couldn't we all just show up and decide to lay out a bunch of cones or lay out PVC and a lap counter system and just run? I mean it's not like the churches or family groups have to book the baseball field, but they all take it over some weekends anyway let me know what everyone thinks.
That's no way to run a legitimate club. Most big groups do book fields and rec areas.
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