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Old 07-01-2005, 01:38 PM   #256
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This is fun... 3 more...

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1. "Fast Lanes" - right biased turns
2. "Carousel" - balance of left/right turns
3. "Loopy" - balance of left/right turns
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Old 07-01-2005, 03:55 PM   #257
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This may be the track for the 2005 Sedan Challenge at the Coliseum in Frederick on Aug. 20th.
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Old 07-01-2005, 09:19 PM   #258
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Nice. Interesting lane depth changes as you seem to step down closer to the driver stand while going across. Keep a good supply of rear wheels as there will probably be more than a few rear ends grazing the walls while coming through those on power chicanes/transitions. Will make for a wide variety of gearing and setups with the part oval and tight 180's.
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Old 07-01-2005, 09:33 PM   #259
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well teamgp

youve got this track making thing down real good
i think i might have to save and copy some to use at our club next season
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Old 07-01-2005, 09:53 PM   #260
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Of course the beauty of this is you can run them backwards and get a totally different type of track.

Two for one deal...
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Old 07-02-2005, 09:00 AM   #261
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We have built all of our tracks in last couple of years with 2" Schedule40 PVC. The hardest part of building a track with PVC, is gettting the right type of connectors and corner peices.




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I'm with you on this one. A "track making thread" should show ALL the aspects of making a track, not just drawings. So lets hear it from members of existing clubs, track owners or anyone with ideas on how to create a track, what materials to use, what kind of barriers, how to hold everything together, a secret recipe of dirt and clay for off road, a special asphalt coating for on road. Show us what's out there. Pictures, drawings, plans on HOW your track is or will be made.
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Old 07-03-2005, 11:52 AM   #262
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I know that Road Domes and the RoadRail system has been a bit of a feast or famine topic of discussion around here, but I there hasn't been much talk in a while so Id like everybody's take on them
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Old 07-12-2005, 04:38 PM   #263
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Old 07-13-2005, 08:14 AM   #264
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I know that Road Domes and the RoadRail system has been a bit of a feast or famine topic of discussion around here, but I there hasn't been much talk in a while so Id like everybody's take on them
Really it depends on your demagrafic. At 4Fun and HotRods the Road Dome seem to be the right stuff. Yes it is exspensive, but after helping setup the track once at HotRods....it is Probably the easiest to setup...Just some nuts and bolts...
Here is a list of pros and cons from what I have experienced.
PROS...always first
1) Easy to setup
2) Very easy to change quickly
3) Durable....welll at least from all the damage that I probably caused them..LOL
4) Less harsh on your car.

CONS yea they always stink....
1) They make it very easy for a novice to bounce over and go into uncoming traffic.
2) If hit at the right angle and speed your car can turn into a RC Plane for about 4secs..
3) NOT CHEAP...

other than that...I liek the Road Dome....Makes life alot easier for the track owner....
One side note....after running at Camarillo on Sat...I dream of flying my car than hitting any of the Barriers at Camarillo....SHeesh....BRUTLE...fun track and I am thankful for it...CHAD does a great job...I just have to stay off the rails is all...LOL
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how comes no one makes a over/under setup, that could be fun too

And where do u get that track making program at?? thats neat-o
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Old 07-13-2005, 10:42 AM   #266
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how comes no one makes a over/under setup, that could be fun too

For onroad, probably the time and money involved. for offroad, they do it a lot. If you look at the track for the Team Losi Offroad Champs from earlier this year, they had 3 of them
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This is mine for EP & GP : Pick your favorite path.
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I know that Road Domes and the RoadRail system has been a bit of a feast or famine topic of discussion around here, but I there hasn't been much talk in a while so Id like everybody's take on them
Toss them. Actually I truly believe its what you get used to. At our track we use 2x4s aand have gotten used to it. Visiting guys often complain about breakage, but last weekend we had a points series and used borrowed Road rail and I've never seen so many drivers launch off the ttrack to break or make a mistake and jump a lane, then continue. Worse jump in to the staright and take someone out who did nothing wrong. If someone makes a mistake, contain it. I broke more with the system, then in weeks of racing with 2x4s and plow dots. I prefer no Road Rail.
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Old 08-15-2005, 01:23 PM   #269
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Alright, here's a challege for ya'll track makers. My local track is going to seal our permanent track, so we'll need a new layout. See what you can do with 100x75 asphalt. Try to get as many turns, but keep lanes 8-10 feet wide.

Have at it!!!!!!!!!!

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here is one that we ran for bit, it is pretty close in your dimensions



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Alright, here's a challege for ya'll track makers. My local track is going to seal our permanent track, so we'll need a new layout. See what you can do with 100x75 asphalt. Try to get as many turns, but keep lanes 8-10 feet wide.

Have at it!!!!!!!!!!

thanks in advance
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