R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-02-2004, 07:06 AM   #1
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 753
Default track building

We are going to build a track for nitro 200mm cars does anybody have any ideas what we could use for material. it needs to be light but strong.I was thinking of pvc plastic tubing but it will move around at the slightest hit.There is only going to be a few of us setting up the track so it needs to be light.My thought is to use wood for the main straight and use plastic tubing and fire hose for the infield any thoughts would be greatly appricated..
fasteddie d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2004, 07:46 AM   #2
afm
Tech Master
 
afm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: lima-peru
Posts: 1,807
Default Re: track building

Quote:
Originally posted by fasteddie d
We are going to build a track for nitro 200mm cars does anybody have any ideas what we could use for material. it needs to be light but strong.I was thinking of pvc plastic tubing but it will move around at the slightest hit.There is only going to be a few of us setting up the track so it needs to be light.My thought is to use wood for the main straight and use plastic tubing and fire hose for the infield any thoughts would be greatly appricated..
Depends on your budget, but if you wan't a portable track system, go to www.roaddome.com , they make a pvc portable track system which is awesome. We copied same system and made it out of wood here in Peru, because import duties were to high. We even improved it, by making shorter pieces to make curved turns instead of angles. Works great.
AFM
afm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2004, 09:56 AM   #3
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Canada
Posts: 57
Send a message via ICQ to wdm80
Default

DO NOT USE THE ROADDOME SYSTEM!!!!

The Roaddome system launches cars and will slide around on asphalt. Plus, with the speed and weight of nitro cars, it's likely to disscinigrate on contact.

The PVC piping is a great idea. You can use connecting pieces to form corners so that the track won't roll away. Then use cinder blocks, or 1 gallon jugs filled with sand or water to hold the track in place where it's likely to get hit.

Will
wdm80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2004, 11:57 PM   #4
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 753
Default

Thanks for the ideas.I think we are going to use the pvc pipe idea with some heavy nylon straps for the outline of the track .
fasteddie d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2004, 06:54 PM   #5
Tech Regular
 
KMac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 250
Default

If you use PVC, 2" is a good size to work with. You can use 12" pieces of 1-1/2" on the inside to splice two pieces together. 1" Self-drilling, self-tapping screws work well with it. Also, if you go to the electrical section of Home Depot, etc.... you can get 90 and 45 degree sweeps in 2" plastic electrical conduit that will couple smoothly using the 1-1/2" inserts. The PVC 90's and 45's have a flange that sticks out and WILL catch your car.
KMac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2004, 11:19 PM   #6
Tech Adept
 
coldeye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: somewhere in o.c.
Posts: 185
Default

Sounds great where is this track going to be located?
coldeye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2004, 11:52 PM   #7
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Built By The Racers For The Racers. Corona CA
Posts: 1,307
Default Our Track

We use 2in conduit pipe and it works great. Holds up real good even with nitro cars. Here is a pic of our newest layout. maybe it will give ya some ideas.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg april 5 2004 001.jpg (123.5 KB, 1018 views)
R/C HEAT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2004, 08:15 AM   #8
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 753
Default

The track is located out here in Vancouver Canada.Tomorrow will be our first set-up so wish us luck.Thanks for the Great ideas.
fasteddie d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2004, 03:20 AM   #9
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Australia, wollongong
Posts: 740
Send a message via ICQ to V-One S
Default

Last time i ran at my local place, they used 2" x 1" bits of wood and some 2" pvc pipe...
and they had some white dome pieces for certain corners...
V-One S is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
building a track Ultraspeed84 Nitro Off-Road 6 03-22-2008 11:29 PM
Building a new track I LIKE IT XXX Track Locator Forum 1 12-12-2007 05:57 AM
Building A New Track In Md 2.0 sportracer Racing Forum 11 02-04-2002 06:37 PM
Building a New track in MD need help sportracer Racing Forum 20 01-12-2002 01:09 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 08:16 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net