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Old 11-16-2003, 08:22 AM   #1
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Any suggestions/pictures for tracks 100'x50'?
it'd be outdoor tarmac,and i was hoping to make those with islands and customisable and also accomodate nitro cars..
but i'd prefer input from electric guys as we need tighter tracks and not just big sweepers.
any input would be greatly appreciated(and be blatantly copied with most credit to my name) , as this is my home state's 1ST permanent track!!!
thanks in advance
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i wish those numnuts in my area get their heads out of oval racing and instead of building a dirt oval track, build a asphalt onroad track!
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Old 11-16-2003, 08:39 PM   #3
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Lee82, check out some of the tracks on the Fl State series. Speedline hobbies 140x70 . TQ Hobbies 70x50. MDI 50x60. Coral Springs ???? You could go to each of there websites and get a lot of really good ideas from each track and then build your own. PVC pipe is easy to work with for inner walls, and can be changed from layout to layout with out any problems. If your looking at building a top notch drivers stand look at TQ's and Minnreg's. Hope this gets you pointed in the right direction.
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thanks a lot tmunno.
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Old 11-17-2003, 12:02 AM   #5
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a question on PVC usage:
can it handle crashes from nitro cars?i mean will the whole track dislocate?
right now i'm moving towards PVC and dot markers,as it seems to be easier to start with and it offers more combinations than islands.
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don't know where else to post this
Any suggestions/pictures for tracks 100'x50'?
it'd be outdoor tarmac,and i was hoping to make those with islands and customisable and also accomodate nitro cars..
but i'd prefer input from electric guys as we need tighter tracks and not just big sweepers.
any input would be greatly appreciated(and be blatantly copied with most credit to my name) , as this is my home state's 1ST permanent track!!!
thanks in advance
if you got time, pls email me at [email protected] , I still have the scale layout for our permanent track for 1/10 EP at 46x22meters.

Can go to our homepage (my signature below) for the picture of the track
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Old 11-17-2003, 06:41 AM   #7
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if you got time, pls email me at [email protected] , I still have the scale layout for our permanent track for 1/10 EP at 46x22meters.

Can go to our homepage (my signature below) for the picture of the track
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don't know where else to post this
Any suggestions/pictures for tracks 100'x50'?
it'd be outdoor tarmac,and i was hoping to make those with islands and customisable and also accomodate nitro cars..
but i'd prefer input from electric guys as we need tighter tracks and not just big sweepers.
any input would be greatly appreciated(and be blatantly copied with most credit to my name) , as this is my home state's 1ST permanent track!!!
thanks in advance
hey my friend!..

looks like there's gonna be a r/c track in Ipoh?? that's good Lee...
Is the project started already????
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a question on PVC usage:
can it handle crashes from nitro cars?i mean will the whole track dislocate?
right now i'm moving towards PVC and dot markers,as it seems to be easier to start with and it offers more combinations than islands.
It will move even with a hit from an electric car unless you secure it with sandbags or bricks. Used plow discs work great for corner markers and you can bolt them to the end of the PVC.

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Old 11-17-2003, 05:30 PM   #11
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Speed Demon:
yeah...project not underway yet..waiting for government allocation.Pls don't let too many locals know this yet.

BTW,my tc3 is up and running..when u wanna race??

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hmmm i see..will put this into my consideration.
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Lee 82 PVC is alot stronger then any of the parts on our cars You should see my parts bill each week (3 car team). Dots with tubing welded to them and slid into pipe works well. If you want I can send pictures of how pipes are hooked and YES IT CAN BE MOVED BY CARS (nitro and electric.) We use blocks to keep them in line,and outer walls are made of wood. We have both nito and electric racing every Sunday and track has held up pretty well. Not one piece of wood or pipe has been replaced in a year.
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Lee, I went through this same thing some time ago. There are some really good threads already in the forum. Do a search in the Electric forum using the key words "track design" You'll see on page 3 the thread I posted when my username was rcpigz. Lots of good designs and advice.
As for PVC....If I had to do it all again, I would go with wood or just paint the track outline. PVC is a pain in the arse !!! The humid temps and the sun you get in Malaysia will probably destroy PVC within 2 seasons. Also, the many fittings and custom bent pipes are a pain. Look at places like the Tamiya track or Revelation raceway and you'll see that painted outlines and "grass " areas look great. The only thing you would need for safety would be a wood barrier wall around the perimiter. Maybe 2 ft high if you're doing nitro.
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Old 11-18-2003, 02:21 AM   #14
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Evoracer:
thanks dude..sorry to start the same thing all over..
Pyramid has given me an EXCELLENT lecture on track building,right down to Feng-Shui!!just j/k
if any of u guys need it i'll send it to ya(with his permission 1st).
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Lee, no apology needed....I was hoping I'd save you some time as there were quite a few suggestions made in a number of threads regarding tracks. Good Luck with everything.
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