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Old 08-15-2005, 02:55 PM
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here's mine
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Old 08-15-2005, 03:02 PM
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Here is the ultimate if you have 100m x 50m of land.
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Old 08-15-2005, 06:40 PM
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Here's one. I left the grid on the drawing. Each square of the grid is 10 feet by 9 feet 4 inches and a half. Lots of turns, I just made it look like it's made of 2X4s or PVC pipes 'cause you didn't specify the materials.
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Old 08-15-2005, 07:15 PM
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PVC


Ya'll have done a great job.
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Old 08-17-2005, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by mistercrash
Here's one. I left the grid on the drawing...
Now thats a track I'd like to run on! Sweepers, tIIIght turns, balanced and a lot of places to pass.
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Old 08-17-2005, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by teamgp
Now thats a track I'd like to run on! Sweepers, tIIIght turns, balanced and a lot of places to pass.

Mistercrash is a real pro when it comes to track design. sometimes we compare tracks and ideas
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Old 08-17-2005, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Pro4Capece
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PVC eh! Here's a simple way of making the corners almost round. 5 tubes 36'' long and 4 22.5 couplings. You can also screw on or zip tie some puck board to make them nice and smooth for the cars.
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Originally Posted by mistercrash
PVC eh! Here's a simple way of making the corners almost round. 5 tubes 36'' long and 4 22.5 couplings. You can also screw on or zip tie some puck board to make them nice and smooth for the cars.
We heat up the PVC and bend it into different sized turns. Works great, and it never breaks.
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Old 08-17-2005, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by mistercrash
PVC eh! Here's a simple way of making the corners almost round. 5 tubes 36'' long and 4 22.5 couplings. You can also screw on or zip tie some puck board to make them nice and smooth for the cars.
We used a saw to make the corners round..... Take about 1/2 cut, move over 2 inches, make another cut..... Like an accordion.......
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Old 08-17-2005, 12:58 PM
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The problem with the coupling, is they are exterior, and can be caught by a wheel or body. Plus they are not as strong as other solutions. The heating and bending solution is prolly the best, but I have never gotten it to work right... How exactly do you do that Pro4 ?

We buy 2" PVC flex tubing. That way we can change the corner just by bending it, at any time.


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PVC eh! Here's a simple way of making the corners almost round. 5 tubes 36'' long and 4 22.5 couplings. You can also screw on or zip tie some puck board to make them nice and smooth for the cars.
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Old 08-17-2005, 02:16 PM
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Great solutions guys. I helped a lot at a club that used piping that were 4 or 5 inches in diameter, I don't remember if they were PVC or ABS or something else. They were white and the walls of the pipes were pretty thick so it would've been hard to heat and bend so we used the method of the couplings and a strip of puck board to cover the outside joints and to hold everything together.
Thanks for sharing the ways your tracks are built.
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Old 10-21-2005, 06:56 PM
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Man this sucker needs to be brought back from the dead...mistercrash any new work?
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Old 10-21-2005, 11:20 PM
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Here's my local track 2005 layout and proposed 2006.
build on 40 x 50 m ashpalt,
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Old 11-05-2005, 11:39 PM
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to the top. I have a few in the works right now but I won't post them til after my knee heals and I get a chance to run at some places with the ol TC3
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Old 11-06-2005, 08:09 AM
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This is my local track.
(Kyosho World Cup 2005 track) ... In Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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