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Old 01-13-2009, 12:08 AM   #1
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Some of us were watching the recent video of the DHI cup, and admiring the use of dots in key places to (apparently) limit breakage. We're discussing the idea of trying them (limited usage) to see how the work out, and how they affect breakage, "launching," etc. Problem is, we can't seem to find a source of the dots. Anybody have some suggestions? For reference, we're looking for something like what's used in this video:

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Also, we're aware of the dots made by Road Rails, but they're quite expensive, and not the same dots they're using on the overseas tracks.
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Also, we're aware of the dots made by Road Rails, but they're quite expensive, and not the same dots they're using on the overseas tracks.
at our local parking lot tracks... they use old plow discs that have been painted yellow. some are large in diameter and some smaller ones. the large ones will launch your car if you hit it straight on and will not move. but if you clip it... it'll cause your car to roll over.

the smaller dots you can go over and it will disturb the handling of the car. both rarely (not that i've seen at least) cause any breakage.

unfortunately i have yet to find an online shop that sells used plow discs. the suggestions ive always seen is to visit a local farm and ask for the discs or pay the owner (since they can be resharped and recycled).

for asphalt, road rail discs are horrible since they move. work good on carpet though.

hope that helps.
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old plow discs.
Yup, They work good, and heavy enough not to be disturbed by the cars,
and cheap......................Know any farmers or used machinery dealers?
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muchmore also make some, they come in boxes of 20. We just got 3 boxes for our track

http://www.rctech.net/forum/5274289-post10237.html

They are low enough not to launch the cars like roadrail domes, but high enough that you are bumped well off line if you hit them. You can also clamber across them safely if you cut a hairpin bit you lose a heap of time

Edit: forgot to mention, they need to be glued down as this video of us testing them proves

http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=XEV6PAsuo5A
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Adam? ~ Hit up your local farmers & Agriculture repair shops, You should be able to find enough disc with those two options
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Adam, if you've been to any of the Hobbytown West or Ft Collins races, our yellow dots are old plow discs. You may get with Justin or Craig of HT to find out where they sourced them from. HTH
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Fleet farm sells the discs also.
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The ones used in DHI cup are from CARSON (Tamiya Europe) with a product number 13600. Retail price is about 9 Euros for 5 pc.
For carpet they where glued down with ducktape to keep them from sliding, and it worked well. however - dont drive over them or you will be "airborn"
http://www.modellbau-friedel.com/COR...ER+5+13600.htm
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The Losi Mini-T dots LOSB1013 are smaller.
You'd probably get the curb effect when you hit them with a Touring Car at speed.
$7 for a dozen at Horizon. $5 at AtomicMods
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Awesome feedback guys, thanks for all the info!
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Who sells the Much More dots?
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http://www.integy.com/st_prod.html?p...146&p_catid=16

Corner dots for $1.50 each. Soft plastic, & not too tall so the cars don't launch.
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