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Old 02-27-2006, 12:45 AM
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haha I know what you mean. Then there would always be some punk little kids messing it up trying to ride bikes on it or something [:@].
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Old 02-28-2006, 02:47 AM
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One time there was a little kid watching my mini-t at the park. He picked it up and ran back to his dad with it. He then came over to me and was going to hand it to me, but instead he through it at me. It landed really hard on the cement in front of me. My cousin, who was sitting next to me, started laughing histaricly because he knew how I felt as my (not so cheap) car was flying through the air at me.[:@] I of course was not laughing.

So hows the track going? lets see some pics.
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Old 02-28-2006, 09:43 PM
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Man I would have gone nuts on that little kid!

SO, I got the "okay"-- I can build the track! I want to start tomorrow. I plan on clearing all the low branches and brush, then I'll mark where the outline of the track will be. From there, I'll measure how much of that piping I'll need for the 'walls'. By this weekend I hope to loosen up the ground a little bit with the tiller. I'll take pics along the way and keep you guys updated.
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Old 03-01-2006, 02:58 AM
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are you going to go with that pipe from home depot? You will only need two sections of it at the most. They sell them in 100 foot sections. One might be enough, but you'll probably need two. I did. And you might have some left over.

I have changed my track a bit. Will have pics soon.
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Old 03-01-2006, 04:25 PM
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i was thinking of makin a 1/10 track for my rc10 and was wondering how to make the jumps? i was thinking wood frame filled w/ layers of dirt and wood? thanks
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Old 03-01-2006, 05:19 PM
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i made my track for my crf 50,but i have fun jumping my rc's on it to.
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Old 03-01-2006, 05:47 PM
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in my opinion the winner is chadchm8...good work
i have the room to build a track but dont really feel like taking the time to do so...
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Old 03-01-2006, 08:50 PM
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I think I'll get one section of the 4'' piping. We already have a bunch of scraps of what looks like 6'' laying around. I cleared the track area today and started marking where everything will go. I got distracted though and didn't finish. I will started doing some real work when my brother will help me!
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Old 03-01-2006, 11:12 PM
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I do like the killer sceanery. It must be nice haveing the shade from all the trees.

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in my opinion the winner is chadchm8...good work
i have the room to build a track but dont really feel like taking the time to do so...
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Old 03-14-2006, 02:18 PM
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it is nice, but living in new england is the downside. All of the snow has melted, and the track is junk. all of the dirt is moved around, the banks are lower, and there are decent sized rivers that flow in my track now, and they have punched a hole in my banks
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Old 03-14-2006, 11:06 PM
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Here's my track, also posted in the backyard track thread that I started.

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Old 03-14-2006, 11:14 PM
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Track size is 110' x 65'

The object on the left side of the last pic. is the driver's stand.

I used the "tower fort" from the kids old swingset.

Tipped it on its side and then laid a deck on top.

Built a set of stairs on one end.

I'll put a rail around the deck this year.

We'll use the below deck area for supply storage.

I used 7 of the 100' coils of 4 inch drain pipe from Lowe's.

I have an old Massey Ferguson 40 hp tractor with a rototiller on the PTO.

I can't get onto the field until mid-May if I'm lucky, it takes that long for the ground to dry after the winter.

I map out the track, then use pavement marking paint to mark the 8 ft. wide lanes.

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In picture one, you can see the lanes taking shape.

I use my lawn tractor to pull a water filled roller to compress the dirt.

I rake all the stones I can before I roll the lanes.

The stones can be used to fill the ends of the border drain pipe to keep them in place.

I also use landscape pins with nylon string to attach to the hose every 15 feet or so.
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Old 03-19-2006, 11:48 PM
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I would love to build a track, have tried once before. But, could not keep it up. How do you keep it packed and stop grass from growing up?
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Old 03-20-2006, 09:43 PM
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i would say make it all out of clay. cause i race motocross too and thats what we hit jumps to go 30 feet into the air is clay jumps. that aclay packs down really nice.

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Old 03-22-2006, 03:11 AM
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to keep it packed water it and to stop grass use it heaps and when you start to see grass spray it.
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Old 03-23-2006, 11:13 PM
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hey i have a question!! i have 8 1/2 acers of land tat my parents own. about half or less of tat is pasture for cow and sheep. i want to make a track for a 1/10th and perhapes a lst sooner or later!! but for right now i just need a track to put a 1/10th truck thnks for ur help!!!

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Nitroman, what was the question?
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Old 11-09-2007, 02:35 AM
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here is a mini-t track I found a while back.
DUDE, that is one NUTS track, like the over under dealie[8D]
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Old 02-09-2008, 02:05 PM
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i have seen you video's of your traxxas on putfile, and i like how it went through the air evenly. did you modify it to make it do this. i have a HBX BONZER CROSS TIGER truck, and it jumps so unevenly. it always tilts forward unless you have a small bump at the end of the jump. could you/anyone help me in some way to sort my problem with jumping.
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Old 02-09-2008, 02:58 PM
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oh erm. Gunnut. what camera do you use in your viedos (mounted in car)? and what fps is it, or what.
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Old 02-10-2008, 12:46 AM
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er for my track, I used dirt for the lane markers, I race (bash) RC18T's on it, I def say a track MUST HAVE at least 1 big jump (take off and landin), ya, here is mine http://www.rcuvideos.com/item/Y9GZ6R6C244J90VX works good, 5' plus works for 18'ts, er, 10and up, 12 feet min
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Old 02-19-2008, 01:05 PM
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nice track what kind of dirt are u field dirt./?
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I used 4 in. drain pipe from Home Depot about $45/100 ft. I staked it down with 10 in. spikes. The track was a pain to make, but well worth it!!!
ok, can you use smaller for mini cars
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im making 1 for mini/ micos and i need ideas on where to get cheap/ free fine clay dirt
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