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Old 01-23-2002, 09:11 PM   #1
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Does anyone know the size of the Hudy set up board?
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Old 01-24-2002, 12:20 AM   #2
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Which one? They make two boards.

#10 8200 FLAT SET-UP BOARD 340mm x 540mm

straight board for comfort adjustments
exceptionally flat, warp-resistant surface
suitable for all model cars

#10 8201 FLAT SET-UP BOARD FOR 1/10

straight board for comfort set-up adjustments
exceptionally flat, warp-resistant surface
suitable for 1/10 model cars
very small, compact size

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Old 01-24-2002, 10:37 PM   #3
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has anyone tried the yokomo ones
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Old 01-25-2002, 12:07 AM   #4
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Has anyone tried the home depot "Plexi-glass" setup boards? I got a 3'X3'X1/4" sheet of it for about $15.00. They even cut it for free! Now I got a super solid, straight setup board. The good thing about this is, you can have them cut the board to whatever dimension you want. My board is 17"X17". I like my boards big.

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Old 01-25-2002, 12:21 AM   #5
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How can they charge $60 for a flat plastic board! It can't be super-extremely flat anyway, because it will flex and lose its precision. Besides, that kind of precision isn't noticable.
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There are alternatives... Don't get me wrong, Hudy makes excellent products. But their prices are a bit high, IMO.

I don't think that the Hudy board is plexiglass. I beleive that it is a fiberwood board covered with laminate (like your kitchen counter), but I'm not sure.

Consider visiting a custom kitchen counter shop in your area. They always have "scrap" material left over from sink cutouts.

There's also plastics companies. Here in my area, there's a place called Read Plastics. They have Plexiglass in more thickness and shapes than you could imagine. The scrap pieces come in various sizes, and they cost less than $10.

There are also alternative setup tools. Like this one from Yokomo.

http://www.yokomo.co.jp/yokomoweb/NE...u/DSCN0028.jpg


And this one from Integy.

http://secure400.automatedshops.com/...353/C22305.JPG
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Plexiboards warp when you leave in the sun (at least here in the south).
The Hudy board is around $26 (w/o that useless decal) and it'll never warp.
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Hey stefan, they tell me that Maryland is in the South. Frankly, I refuse to accept that.

The Plexiglass board that I use is nearly 1/2" think. So far, I haven't had any problems with warping. I only paid $6 for it. My preference would be for a board made of Corian (sp?, the solid surface counter material.) Corian a very dense and durable surface.
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I live near Atlanta and it gets REALLY hot here during the summer.
I had a Take Off setup board and left it on my table in the sun one day ---> junk!

You also have to make absolutely sure that it is laying flat when you transport it in your car. A friend of mine put his in his tire box and in the trunk ----> warped.

None of the people with the Hudy baoards have any of those problems, includingme know
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I use a 5' X 3' folding table as my pit table and just bought the Hudy sticker and stuck it right on top. Works like a champ and it's always ready when you need it.
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If you don't mind the weight and fragility, you can try using a piece of glass, maybe scrap from an old window or something.
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Plexiboards warp when you leave in the sun (at least here in the south).
The Hudy board is around $26 (w/o that useless decal) and it'll never warp.
Hmmmm-strange, I left my plexi-glass setup board in the floorboard of my 98 Nissan 200SX all winter with the heat blowing straight onto it for 4 months and its still straight as an arrow. Not only that, I know of people who have had plexi-glass type setup boards for 4+ years and they're still using them.
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You can go to Lowes and get a piece of Shelfing, laminated white. Then you can put some TNuts with feet in and have a self leveling setup board for less than $7. Its very flat and doesnt warp.
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I recently replaced all the counters in my mother-in-laws house and used the scrap to make a few setup boards for myself and fellow racers. It works great, I just used my router to round the edges. Very durable and cheap
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