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corner dots, one of the worst thinks to hit Mike's hobbyshop

Old 06-15-2010, 10:10 AM
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Instead of corner dots use a thin sheet of painted lexan at the end of the corner marker, it helps alot on the track we race and usually you are aiming for the bright yellow lexan sheet rather than the square box section behind it. We also have flappers at the end of the square pipe, much kinder to 1/12th.
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Originally Posted by PrimeAKF11 View Post
I have never raced a 12th scale, but as a TC racer, I like corner dots. They look much more realistic than a rounded piece of PVC pipe. You don't see 'click track' barriers on full scale race tracks; IMO, RC tracks should be the same way.
You also don't see huge 15' domes in ever corner at full scale tracks either..
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Originally Posted by PrimeAKF11 View Post
I have never raced a 12th scale, but as a TC racer, I like corner dots. They look much more realistic than a rounded piece of PVC pipe. You don't see 'click track' barriers on full scale race tracks; IMO, RC tracks should be the same way.
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At NorCal, on the carpet, we use the small plastic orange discs with Velcro glued to the bottom. They stick to the carpet and will not move therefore marking the corners very well so that you can see them out of the corner of your eye well before you get the corner which helps you with your lines and braking points. They are not high enough to upset 1/12th other than to slow them down a little if you get on top of them. Maybe high at the most. I have never seen one of the small orange dots launch a 1/12th. However, you will need to clean them occasionally as the traction compound does mark them up to the point that it makes the harder to see. Tim Copp knows where to buy them.
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Originally Posted by Crashby View Post
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At NorCal, on the carpet, we use the small plastic orange discs with Velcro glued to the bottom. They stick to the carpet and will not move therefore marking the corners very well so that you can see them out of the corner of your eye well before you get the corner which helps you with your lines and braking points. They are not high enough to upset 1/12th other than to slow them down a little if you get on top of them. Maybe high at the most. I have never seen one of the small orange dots launch a 1/12th. However, you will need to clean them occasionally as the traction compound does mark them up to the point that it makes the harder to see. Tim Copp knows where to buy them.
cool. i will call the old guy and ask him
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:47 AM
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These might work. They are hpi parts.

9059 6 Micro Track Dots (8"/Orange/6 pcs)

http://archive.hpiracing.com/graphics/parts/9059.jpg
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do they make some small enough to not launch a 1/12? i have not seen any in that size before
We use the Losi mini dots, and they do not send the M18s flying:

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...rodID=LOSB1013



I like corner dots, because it makes even the 180 turns ROUND. The bright colors make it easier to see when the sun goes down(even with decent lights, it's still better with the dots) I raced on a large out door track with larger corner dots, and nobody whined about them. Put simply, if you keep hitting them, you don't need to remove them, you need more practice.
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I dislike corner dots, no reason for them, as far as realistic, you mean like the 32" tires we run on our realistic RC cars.
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cool. i will call the old guy and ask him
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Originally Posted by RedBullFiXX View Post
no surprises, he knows he is old
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I would rather clip a corner dot with my 1/12th than clip a corner board and break a front arm. Even with the Road Domes I don't find that my car goes flying all that far...most times it just unsettles them. But the track we ran 1/12th at was small and not as fast as the tracks on the mainland so we didn't have the speeds for cars to go flying off the dots.
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Originally Posted by theisgroup View Post
no surprises, he knows he is old
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Don't Make me use my walker on you guys. But Just for you Yang this is what you want for Mike's Carpet
http://www.integy.com/st_prod.html?p...146&p_catid=16
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Just wondering what is the purpose of corner dots if the track has flappers on the corners?
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Originally Posted by steve crane View Post
Just wondering what is the purpose of corner dots if the track has flappers on the corners?
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how's it hanging? i think corner dots make you feel like you are on a real 1:1 track with the run off areas. On a real track, I like ones with run offs more then ones with concrete walls. so maybe I should like rc tracks with dots. hmmm. maybe I should just go back to 1:1 track events.
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Our asphalt track has red and white striped run off areas...but for the white stripe they used floor tiles so it makes those areas bumpy to slow the cars down without sending the cars flying like with road dots. The problem though is some cars will catch the vinyl tiles and either get caught or rip the vinyl.
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We have a motto at our track that I often break.

Stop Hittin' Sh-t.
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