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    Help Building an RC track

    Need some advise!

    Here’s the plan, I have approx acre, square and flat land to play with. Dirt can get really fine in the summer and hasn’t been worked. Water is available but not the best, I’m sure we will figure something out. As for now, we have a water trailer towed behind my truck. Tractor, we have a 1918 model (LOL) with a scraper only. Bobcat is available on a limited basis.

    I have track plans I obtained off the internet, that seem to be a good start, track is 140’ X 95’. I have not measured this out on the land, so have no real perception of its size. My friend and I have nitro trucks from a Slayer Pro 3.3 , Revo-Picco, TMaxx and what not.

    From what I have seen on the internet, backyard builds are to narrow, jumps are wacked and turns do not flow. So my question is, what is a good width for a track, say 4 cars and spacing of the jumps, step ups. Also looking for 3-4” corrugated piping at a good price or alternative options for track layout.

    Thanks
    This is getting expensive!!!!!!

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    Hmmmmmm This reminds me of the ole story of The Big Red Hen.............
    This is getting expensive!!!!!!

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    where you at in cali? east of modesto here.

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    hmm well I am fairly new to the RC world and have a touring car but like you I want a good track....there are none anywhere near me so I want to build my own. I saw your post today and a little bit ago came across this link. I hope it helps, good luck!
    http://www.everything-rc-cars.com/02...car-track.html

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    Our track is about 10 foot wide its not are property so we had to what we were allowed to use. We run mostly maxx's, slayers, revo's on it with out any problem. But if you have the room I would go 12 foot. And for water we just use a tractor sprayer.

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    My old track. it was tore down for remodeling
    Last edited by RCNEWB5150; 03-27-2011 at 11:12 AM.
    2nd place is 1st loser......

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    where is the track

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    Western PA

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    How close to Fresno are you? Central California can be a big place!

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    40 min south
    This is getting expensive!!!!!!

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    Here is the layout I have. It measures 140' by 95' and plan to build it running counter clockwise.

    Yeah the 10-12' width was what I was thinking. The BIG question I have, is spacing between the jumps???? I want it to flow, not have the jumps to far apart where you can't make it and vise/versa. A simple guide line would be nice as to how tall and for spacing.

    Will post picts of the build, when we ever start. The plan is to have it done in April. Still need to find some corrugated piping on the cheap.
    This is getting expensive!!!!!!

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    Do it in this order:

    Lay out the track.
    Start running it as a flat ground set up.
    Once you like the overall layout then start building jumps.

    Running it as a flat ground set up will also give you a feel for jump placement and whatnot. It can look great on paper, but if this is your first go around, you won't know until it's built.

    Forty minutes south covers a lot of ground. Hanford? Visalia? Lemoore?

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    Yeah that makes sense........."Whatnot" must be a Cali thing....LOL

    You need GPS cords or what....Sent you a PM
    This is getting expensive!!!!!!

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    Just asking where it is so I know if I can show up

    If you need help building or anything I'm available during the week. The "Man" has me working weekends right now!

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