R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-21-2007, 10:43 AM   #16
Tech Elite
 
vtl1180ny's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Wrong Island
Posts: 4,963
Default

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...
__________________
I still lurk....
vtl1180ny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2007, 12:07 PM   #17
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 219
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default Race in Montana

Hello Mark

you have a pm from The Big Smokey Sky Country.
SrRC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2007, 12:53 PM   #18
Tech Elite
 
Grenade10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Posts: 4,674
Trader Rating: 37 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SrRC View Post
Hello Mark

you have a pm from The Big Smokey Sky Country.
PM back at ya!!
__________________
Darkside, Sweep, BSR, Fantom, IGT Hobbies and IGT8
Byrons Fuel, ProtoForm Bodies & Futaba Radio Gear by Choice
Founding Member of CORRC .... 5280raceway
www.darksidems.com www.igthobbies.com www.IGT8.com
Grenade10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2007, 01:01 PM   #19
Tech Elite
 
Grenade10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Posts: 4,674
Trader Rating: 37 (100%+)
Default

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"
__________________
Darkside, Sweep, BSR, Fantom, IGT Hobbies and IGT8
Byrons Fuel, ProtoForm Bodies & Futaba Radio Gear by Choice
Founding Member of CORRC .... 5280raceway
www.darksidems.com www.igthobbies.com www.IGT8.com
Grenade10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2007, 01:02 PM   #20
Tech Elite
 
vtl1180ny's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Wrong Island
Posts: 4,963
Default

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...
__________________
I still lurk....
vtl1180ny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2007, 01:11 PM   #21
Tech Regular
 
DPowell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 454
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
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
SrRC
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.

Last edited by DPowell; 08-21-2007 at 10:10 PM.
DPowell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2007, 03:54 PM   #22
Tech Lord
 
syndr0me's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: 5280 Raceway
Posts: 13,140
Trader Rating: 32 (100%+)
Default

This sounds like an interesting approach:

http://www.rctech.net/forum/showpost...5&postcount=35
syndr0me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2007, 04:06 PM   #23
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 219
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default sorry no vids of this!!!!

Quote:
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.
SrRC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2007, 07:00 PM   #24
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 182
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

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.
parnelli97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2007, 10:01 PM   #25
Tech Fanatic
 
SlamMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 847
Default

Quote:
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.
SlamMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ideas for best club winter series.... Mr. McGoo Racing Forum 10 11-08-2006 10:35 AM
Road Rail R/C Track System....want to start a local club ...here is your track. fat500 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 12 09-04-2006 05:06 PM
Ideas on how to run a perfect RC Club DOON!!!! Australian Racing 20 06-10-2006 09:38 PM
pull start recoiling slowly or not at all. any ideas. nigel1210 Nitro On-Road 2 12-24-2002 11:22 PM
Hpi pull start broken???? any ideas? nigel1210 Nitro On-Road 2 12-07-2002 04:00 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 10:39 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net