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Old 11-29-2008, 11:19 AM
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surprisingly enough. with all the little rocks i have it hasnt caused a flipping problem. however it does make it hard to keep a good turn and will cause you to slide out unexpectedly
Old 11-29-2008, 12:46 PM
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I never have a flipping problem with small pebbles. The problem is a 'kicking sideways' un acceleration, or an unexpected veer off of the line. When it gets bad enough, I break out the garden weasle and water, rake and tamp.
Old 11-29-2008, 01:01 PM
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I've been very busy lately, but this thread has gotten me excited about working on my track again . Here are some current pictures; yes I went out into the cold just now. I put my RC18 out there for scale reference. It's still setup for the oval nats right now. I plan on fixing the track up over this next week; it has been raining a lot lately.

Inspired...
Old 11-29-2008, 01:57 PM
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For the pebble problem, just go out there and work on the track 5-10 minutes a day, maybe while you are waiting for your battery to peak. Just walk around a spot on the track, preferably the furthest points, and pick up all of the rocks. It will get better no matter what over time. Mine has been up for over 4 years now, and it is smooth as glass.

The biggest problem for me wasn't rocks, but tree roots. Both of our neighbors have large trees right on the other side of the fence. We have a tree on the left side of the track. We used to have a tree planted right in the middle of that area, but it was blown over in a storm. The track was horrible for a while, but who cares, it's off-road. If there is an obstacle on the track, everyone has to get through it.

kybowtie, it looks to me like you have a giant leaf problem lol. A few of my leaves piling up isn't good either. I think they would get stuck as it is now.
Old 11-29-2008, 02:28 PM
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That's our sycamore tree, provides alot of shade in the summer. Two to three weeks during the fall it drops it's leaves. I use a leaf blower to clean my track of any debrit. I always water first though. This way I don't blow off any dirt. I have old trees on my property, so alot of my debrit is twigs, especially after a nice thunderstorm.
Old 12-02-2008, 07:59 PM
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Hey Kybowtie,

What are the dimensions of your track? I like it!
Old 12-02-2008, 08:18 PM
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how does this look for my next track change. Before it did not have the middle part at all. give suggestions
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Old 12-02-2008, 09:14 PM
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nice design make turn 1 wider
Old 12-03-2008, 03:03 PM
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nice design make turn 1 wider
ya that part is already made and is plenty wide, it is just a mistake i made drawing it. But thanks for the input.
Old 12-03-2008, 03:36 PM
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oh ok. is it just the way i see it or is there a grade increase and decrease
Old 12-03-2008, 05:23 PM
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Hey Kybowtie,

What are the dimensions of your track? I like it!
Thanks. The demensions are 30' x 40'.
Old 12-03-2008, 05:27 PM
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how does this look for my next track change. Before it did not have the middle part at all. give suggestions
Reminds of a KY RCP Series design we had a couple years ago, almost identical. Run it, great thing about mini tracks, is they don't require a ton of work to make changes.
Old 12-03-2008, 07:10 PM
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oh ok. is it just the way i see it or is there a grade increase and decrease
nope, it is all on flat ground. If you are talking about the part on the top, it is because i messed u pand then never erased that extra part.
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how does this look for my next track change. Before it did not have the middle part at all. give suggestions
Reminds of a KY RCP Series design we had a couple years ago, almost identical. Run it, great thing about mini tracks, is they don't require a ton of work to make changes.
that would be a small tight track for a RC pro series. but thanks for all the input.
Old 12-04-2008, 01:43 AM
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you guys have some nice tracks what would you all consider a decent lenth for a straight ?
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mine is about 25 ft long. my straight that is.
Old 12-04-2008, 10:37 AM
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Im going to have to get some pics of my tracks up so you guys can give me some advice. I keep expanding it because it just dosnt seem to flow right for 1 car, let alone 4.
Old 12-04-2008, 02:18 PM
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here is a trick ive been told by lots of people, take some burlap, old carpet... and stick it on the "up face" of your jump so it keeps its shape and doesn't "wear out" as fast, hence you don't have to do as much work on it[8D]
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you guys have some nice tracks what would you all consider a decent lenth for a straight ?
you can check out my picture. It is a great length and has a slight curve which makes it even more fun.
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Old 12-04-2008, 03:12 PM
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i dont mean to be negative but it really isnt a track just a circle. Get ur brother out there and make him work on it LOL
Old 12-04-2008, 03:12 PM
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I am hoping to make some thing like this next spring we have six people with various landscaping tools. not my design but it looks like fun. we will scale it down for 1/18ths

Old 12-04-2008, 03:16 PM
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that would be fricking great. i would drive 4hrs to race it
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[X(] Wow thats a whole lot of jumps.
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the more the better [8D]
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With that track you need wings on your car.lol

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