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Old 10-30-2018, 12:39 AM
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Cool Share your DIY budget racing track for micro. LT832, Losi Micro-T and etc.

Build cost $5 budget to create this track.
This month i have been all over enthusiastic on my newly modded 1:32 micro (LT832) off-roader and made a simple $5 budget R/C track at home which took me 30 minutes to build out of just basic material and hot glue. Just sharing that you don't need to spend more to build a track and keep the money for other r/c stuff. Now i have my own track i can spend all day bashing at home and keeping my micro collection alive.


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Designed for 1:32~1:36 scale Losi Micro-T size and LT832 off-roader/buggies/SCT.
**Here is my track building article for micros: https://www.supermotoxl.com/fpvuav-f...els-low-budget
The track have enough length for full throttle dash, wide high speed cornering including narrow ones, slalom and other wheel twisting challenges. Will add jumping ramp soon.

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Build material:
+ 5mm nylon rope
+ Hot glue

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Just create knots at each ends of the rope or to create intersection, dab a bit of hot glue to stick it on tile and that's it. My track fit nicely for 1:32~1:36 scale Losi Micro-T size racer.

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**Will post more updates because i'm planning to put some ramps and other obstacles in it.
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I love the Tamiya bodies. Are they 3D printed?
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That's awesome. Having a track really gives these little guys some purpose. I've made a track for my x-mods with some foam tiles and it worked out well.
I've seen that to Tamiya sells the mini 4x4 cars with some of the classic Rc bodies, is that where you got those from?
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I've seen that to Tamiya sells the mini 4x4 cars with some of the classic Rc bodies, is that where you got those from?
-oh, right ...if so that was a great mod'. I too love those classic Tamiya bodies.
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Originally Posted by JatoTheRipper View Post
I love the Tamiya bodies. Are they 3D printed?
The BIGWIG and GRASSHOPPER are 3d printed while the HOTSHOT is taken from Mini 4WD kit. If you have 3d printed you can download some Tamiya *.STL file for printing, just need to scale it to 1:32 to make the fitting possible.
Download Tamiya kit here: https://www.supermotoxl.com/real-obj...t-for-subotech
*Available kit: Bigwig, Grasshopper, Hotshot, Boomerang and Nissan KingCab.


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That's awesome. Having a track really gives these little guys some purpose. I've made a track for my x-mods with some foam tiles and it worked out well.
I've seen that to Tamiya sells the mini 4x4 cars with some of the classic Rc bodies, is that where you got those from?
My HOTSHOT is from Mini 4WD kit transfer with minor plastic chiselling to fit into LT832 chassis (Losi Micro-T clone).



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-oh, right ...if so that was a great mod'. I too love those classic Tamiya bodies.
Yes, me too since i love in the great mid 80's..Tamiya, Marui, Nikko, Kyosho and hardshell scaler.

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3d printed Grasshopper kit
Here's the process how i did to fit into the chassis.
Download site: https://www.supermotoxl.com/real-obj...t-for-subotech
Originally build for 1:24 but i've resized to 1:32. After 3d printing i had to dremmel out some plastic cavity to make clearance for shock towers.

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3d printed BIGWIG kit
And here's the process how i did to fit into the chassis.
Download site: https://www.supermotoxl.com/real-obj...t-for-subotech
Originally build for 1:24 but i've resized to 1:32.

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Wow! Awesome stuff, XL Racing!

here is my indoor track w some Carisma 1/24ths for size reference. It's cheap home depot industrial carpet. I spent $40 on it, and built a few ramps I can move around. Because i use tape for the lane lines it's really easy to change the course up.
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Wow! Awesome stuff, XL Racing!

here is my indoor track w some Carisma 1/24ths for size reference. It's cheap home depot industrial carpet. I spent $40 on it, and built a few ramps I can move around. Because i use tape for the lane lines it's really easy to change the course up.
Wow! nice carpet layout and great ideas for using tape for lines. $40 is a good budget compare to RCP alternative. Thanks for sharing eR1c. Hopefully contribute more ideas to DIY track. I might want to build a ramp like yours this week. Today gonna do some window shopping to find little plastics for artificially terrain mods. Btw does Carisma share swappable parts with Kyosho mini-z buggy?
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Thanks,
the carpet provides really good grip. I use the backside of the carpet which is like no loop.

I don't think the Kyosho buggies and the Carisma ones share the same components, yet you may be able to mod some stuff?

I go back and forth on whether to get an RCP track ...yet one thing nice about the carpet is that you can walk all over it, and the kids will walk on it and even put their bikes on it ...it doesn't hurt the carpet at all. W/ the RCP track Id be concerned about it getting damaged w/ people walking on it.
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...for the ramp, i just used some wood at the front of the ramp to get the height, I then stapled some carboard to the wood and placed carpet over (stapled too). The carpet actually hangs off about 2" on the ramp entry, this way the on ramp portion is completely flush w/ the ground.
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Thanks for the info eR1c , gonna add the ramp today.
Btw found something interesting stuff at local stationary shop, will use it for my track speed bumps.

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speed bumps on a racetrack?!
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Yes! it works great with this tiny bumps around the slalom corners. Could see those suspension actively moving around soaking out those rough spot.

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