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Old 05-31-2008, 11:52 AM   #1
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I've been looking on the Net for things to use to set-up a R/C track. Losi Track Dots, Football cones, etc. What else can be used and where can I get them?
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On road? Off road?
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Old 06-01-2008, 05:57 AM   #3
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For on road, foam pipes are good barriers. Off road big logs or posts are good.
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For on road, foam pipes are good barriers. Off road big logs or posts are good.
Weren't you asking for track building advice in another thread, or are you already an expert?
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Old 06-15-2008, 10:27 AM   #5
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I've managed to get some track markers from another forumer. Gonna source for something that is soft and can bend to resemble a track circuit..
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Weren't you asking for track building advice in another thread, or are you already an expert?
that is the only stuff i know about track building lol
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Here's our track from last year:

http://pages.ripco.net/~kenji/strict...hotos/may2007/

10 foot lengths of PVC, Swimmie noodles from the dollar stores, and home made sandbags.

Other suggestions that are inexpensive:

Use 3/4 inch PVC pipe and find the right size silicone hose that will slip into the 3/4 PVC snuggly. Use a 10 inch piece of of the silicone hose inbetween each 10 foot length. Hold the track down with sandbags.

Dollar store dinner plates used upside down. Obviosuly only one dollar each. Use construction marker paint and paint the bottom of each plate orange. Use DAP silcone caulk and run a bead all the way around the rims and let it sit ovenight. Place the plate eating side down and you have a cheap track dot that doesn't skid away when hit.
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Or even can just make the infeild and then use some old capert or fake grass for the outsides of the corners,track dosnt need to be fully closed in
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Here's our track from last year:

http://pages.ripco.net/~kenji/strict...hotos/may2007/

10 foot lengths of PVC, Swimmie noodles from the dollar stores, and home made sandbags.

Other suggestions that are inexpensive:

Use 3/4 inch PVC pipe and find the right size silicone hose that will slip into the 3/4 PVC snuggly. Use a 10 inch piece of of the silicone hose inbetween each 10 foot length. Hold the track down with sandbags.

Dollar store dinner plates used upside down. Obviosuly only one dollar each. Use construction marker paint and paint the bottom of each plate orange. Use DAP silcone caulk and run a bead all the way around the rims and let it sit ovenight. Place the plate eating side down and you have a cheap track dot that doesn't skid away when hit.
have to admit thats a pretty cool track i admire u for that
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yeah nice..keep up the hard work dude..saluteeeeee
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Thanks!

This year, our second season we ditched the smaller PVC andd noodles and have gone to 1 1/2 inch PVC. WE connect it using an 8 inch piece of 1x2 lumber that fits snuggly into the pipe. Each joint gets two drywall screws to hold it together. For various turns 1 inch by 5/8's silicone hose gets pushed into the pipes and you have a nice way to have bends.

We still use lots of dollar store dinner plates as barriers on some outside edges.
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Not bad mate but where is the drivers stand? My club has a bit of industrial shelving that we set-up with steps and it stands about 2.5m-3m high. It makes getting around the track that little bit easier to judge. Just a thought
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Here's our track from last year:

http://pages.ripco.net/~kenji/strict...hotos/may2007/

10 foot lengths of PVC, Swimmie noodles from the dollar stores, and home made sandbags.

Other suggestions that are inexpensive:

Use 3/4 inch PVC pipe and find the right size silicone hose that will slip into the 3/4 PVC snuggly. Use a 10 inch piece of of the silicone hose inbetween each 10 foot length. Hold the track down with sandbags.

Dollar store dinner plates used upside down. Obviosuly only one dollar each. Use construction marker paint and paint the bottom of each plate orange. Use DAP silcone caulk and run a bead all the way around the rims and let it sit ovenight. Place the plate eating side down and you have a cheap track dot that doesn't skid away when hit.
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Old 07-07-2008, 06:37 PM   #14
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Well last year, when those photos were taken, we all just stood on on folding chairs.

This year we lucked out and for just the cost of materials a member of our club had an 18 foot 6 foot high driver stand built from treated lumber. We move it in and out of place with a one meter square dolly. The materials were about 600 US dollars.

I kind of thought mentioning that was out of the realm of DIY tracks.
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Old 07-16-2008, 04:02 PM   #15
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3" corrugated drain pipes work really well. You can get a 100 feet for around $35
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