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Old 02-21-2005, 04:22 PM
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Hey out there! I thought I would start a thread where people could discuss track making and post pics of some of the tracks they race at or are designing. Might as well start with one of my own designs
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Old 02-21-2005, 04:27 PM
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That kind of looks like last year snowbird track.
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Old 02-21-2005, 04:34 PM
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Originally posted by ms2005fl
That kind of looks like last year snowbird track.
It does. I uploaded a different one. I may bring the other one back though
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Aww heck, here is the snowbirds track I designed (maybe Mike Boylan will see it)
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Nice TD....Can I borrow that design for our club race this coming weekend??
BTW....you and I talked about this same subject awhile back....how about digging up that old thread?? There were quite a few good designs there.
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Originally posted by Evoracer
Nice TD....Can I borrow that design for our club race this coming weekend??
BTW....you and I talked about this same subject awhile back....how about digging up that old thread?? There were quite a few good designs there.
Id be honored! Just make sure to email me pics [email protected]

I will dig up that thread you were talking about. I think it was in teh Nitro Onroad section
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I think this is it.
http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthre...threadid=11377
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Originally posted by Evoracer
I think this is it.
http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthre...threadid=11377
Yeah that was the one. Ive been hard at work with TrackMaker since I last posted in that thread. Here is another one I put together
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Here it is
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Great to see you are making designs that can actually be accomplished... I remember some of the origionals.... and man where they crazy...lol


One thing a local owner learned the very hard way about builting a track..... find the guys that actually know what they are doing when putting down the base surface no matter what it is (asophalt/concrete/plywood) because the finished product is all determined by the beginning surface..... track barriers can be pulled up and redone, but a bad racing surface will kill a track so fast!!!
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Originally posted by IMPACTPLAYR
Great to see you are making designs that can actually be accomplished... I remember some of the origionals.... and man where they crazy...lol


One thing a local owner learned the very hard way about builting a track..... find the guys that actually know what they are doing when putting down the base surface no matter what it is (asophalt/concrete/plywood) because the finished product is all determined by the beginning surface..... track barriers can be pulled up and redone, but a bad racing surface will kill a track so fast!!!
yeah... the track making program I use is absolutely invaluable, and you make a good point about the surface. I mean look what happened at last year's Snowbirds...
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Originally posted by trackdesigner71
yeah... the track making program I use is absolutely invaluable, and you make a good point about the surface. I mean look what happened at last year's Snowbirds...
What happened?
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Originally posted by Soviet
What happened?
In short, the surface underneath the track warped and bumps developed. there was this one that turned into a launching ramp of sorts. I think one guy actually missed having a lap counted as a result
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I think this is a cool idea for a thread. My question for you TrackDesigner is can you make offroad tracks with taht program? Like can you "simulate" jumps.
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Originally posted by runnin rc10
I think this is a cool idea for a thread. My question for you TrackDesigner is can you make offroad tracks with taht program? Like can you "simulate" jumps.
You can actually, but not with the version I use.

http://www.microcars.nl/software/microcars.zip

I think this version has the jumps and the red and white striped corners

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