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Testing our new track

Old 08-14-2005, 01:05 PM
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Was testing our new track we built this summer, a friend of mine taped my tries to get a good lap.

What do you think of it, any suggestions on improvements?

http://www.rcpics.net/img/62976
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Old 08-14-2005, 02:45 PM
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pretty cool. Maybe make the jumps bigger? Get rid of the grass maybe?
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I agree no grass and more jumps but bigger
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Old 08-16-2005, 08:52 AM
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Yes, getting rid of the grass was my intention at first, but my co owners was thinking in different ways :/ but after a couple of races on the low cut grass, i find it pretty nice to race on, it wasn't that bad after all

And the jumps shouldn't be bigger in my opinion, haven't seen any pretty big jumps on regular racetracks.
But we have one large tabletop jump one Revo, MTA4, FG Marder and a Genesis has has broken things on that jump, but my inferno is still in one piece

The hole and jump section is very fun to drive on, but hard to time the landings right to achieve the optimum speed through them



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Old 08-16-2005, 12:58 PM
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ORIGINAL: Magellan29

Yes, getting rid of the grass was my intention at first, but my co owners was thinking in different ways :/ but after a couple of races on the low cut grass, i find it pretty nice to race on, it wasn't that bad after all

And the jumps shouldn't be bigger in my opinion, haven't seen any pretty big jumps on regular racetracks.
But we have one large tabletop jump one Revo, MTA4, FG Marder and a Genesis has has broken things on that jump, but my inferno is still in one piece

The hole and jump section is very fun to drive on, but hard to time the landings right to achieve the optimum speed through them



People forget you are in Europe. European tracks usually do not have big jumps and usually have a mix of grass.
FYI most American tracks do have big jumps and no grass.

Dirt is expensive and I have heard it can be really expensive in Europe.
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Old 08-16-2005, 01:22 PM
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Yea.. I think your track looks sweet. Makes me jealous. I wish I could build a track. The jumps are the right size in my oppinion. All the bigger jumps are good for is impressing people and breaking things, a combination thats bad for our RC vehicles..


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Old 08-17-2005, 12:29 AM
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ya really cool track get rid of the grass and it would be phat as hell whre is this track located
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Old 09-04-2005, 10:10 PM
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i think u got i right the jumps are a nice hight becuse u need high speed in races not the larger jumps the layout is good so is the grass but after a few races i dont think its gonna be there for lomg anyway if the track is well used

good job mate[sm=thumbup.gif]
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i'm just used to taking big jumps on all my local tracks because all we ever race are monster trucks that take them easy as pie.
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Same here
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Old 09-05-2005, 09:09 AM
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ya mabey half grass would suit you better? because i perfer driving on dirt over grass
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yeh the monster truck races can be quite a different style but for a buggy track its right
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Old 09-05-2005, 10:25 AM
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hi , i built a track that was all grass and within a few months it was all dirt, also what is the yello divider you used and how much was it to buy?
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Old 09-05-2005, 07:58 PM
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That is an awesome homemade track. I was also wondering what you used for a divider. About the only thing I would do is see if you could eliminate a couple of the hard turns and add in a chicane. Great vid.
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Old 09-06-2005, 07:27 PM
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For my track, I went to Home depot and bought that black bendable gutter tube stuff. It's ribbed and about a 6-10 inch diamater, and it's 25 bucks for 100 feet, cut it in half and it iis perfect.
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What throttle servo are you running?? Sounds to me like its a little slow on responce, or maybe its just because your geared to low. Youll need to gear up a little on that monster strait away, your hitting top speed just after the approaching turn, that thing is smokin what engine are you running??
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Thank you all for your replies!

The yellow tube we are using is usually used for cables that are put in the ground, it cost us around 600 dollar for the whole track.

The grass starts to wear out now, especially in the corners

Adeoliver: Im using the standard servo that comes with the Inferno Sports, and im gonna buy a new one with better response.
The engine im using is an Sirio .21.
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Old 09-11-2005, 07:25 AM
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what about techniqual sections with the smaller jumps, and maybe ONE large jump (bigger than that table top) on a small straight on the tracks, so the mt's can quite make it and the 1/8 nitros make it gewd
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Old 09-11-2005, 12:46 PM
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Dirt is expensive and I have heard it can be really expensive in Europe.

sure the neighbours wont mind when you dig all the dirt from their garden at 3 in the mornin
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Old 11-01-2005, 06:05 PM
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i think take some of the small hump jumps out because theres to many and make a couple rollers, but i like that one part in the 3rd straight where you got the big dirt patches to land in
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Old 11-04-2005, 11:27 PM
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Hahahaha well i figure you could just... idk poison out the grass and bam you have dirt. Maybe that's not how it is though. I was thinking of posting "i tend to drive faster" or something like that but your 3rd lap looked really good i liked it.
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Old 11-05-2005, 11:11 PM
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Nice track.
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Old 11-11-2005, 11:46 PM
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Keep driving on it and the grass will go away on its own. Nice homemade track, wish I owned enough property to build one. I think my wife would kill me if she came home one day and found me tearing up the backyard!! Do you race on your track, or just for fun and practice, seems like lane may be a little narrow for multiple r/c's at once though.
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