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#1 rsclio

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 11:38 AM

Well I finally have something worth posting
Progress is coming along on the single lane rally track
11m lane length a dizzy 400mm at the top of the mountain
I'm happy with the layout although my routing was a little shaky using a bit of hose for a guide. Although it's a rally stage right so the roads aren't supposed to be perfect
I'll post up pics tonight when I work out how!
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Posted 11 June 2011 - 03:54 PM

:lol:

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 07:13 PM

OK Here we go. Hope this works
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Edited by rsclio, 11 June 2011 - 07:15 PM.

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 07:27 PM

That looks like it will be a power of fun to landscape up and drive. Look forward to the progress pics.

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 07:45 PM

cool looking track - I want one :)

I am saving those pics for when I build my own track

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 08:08 PM

Off to ripper start Mike!!! Welcome to the mad house!
Looks like you'll be going with copper tape? There's a stained glass outlet in Thomastown... I'll get the details if you need them.
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Posted 11 June 2011 - 08:32 PM

Thanks guys
Yeah Dick copper tape I got some from the glass place in Greensborough
I'm hoping the execution is as good as the plan
I like the flow of the layout just not sure my skills will do it justice
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Posted 11 June 2011 - 08:45 PM

First track = learning curve mate.
Have fun and ask questions... plenty of help on this forum.
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Posted 11 June 2011 - 09:10 PM

The track looks great , can I make one tiny suggestion .

At the lowest part of the track layout try to make it so you can add to the track length there in the future , I had a rally track and it was ok but after a while I wanted more . If you can make it so that lowest part of the track is a clip on section you could extend it further and add another table section to it in a straight length or at 90 degrees if you like .

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 12:46 AM

looks good,could be a suitable venue for a Victorian round of next years Rally proxy!! ;)

What are you going to use for timing?

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 06:15 PM

Wow! Nice start you've made on that track. Most impressive.

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 06:50 PM

G'Day rs..., MDF cut,photos posted(hardest part)well done ,now the fun begins.regards digby

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 07:11 PM

BMR,
I think I'll leave it but leave the low end with minimal scenery so I can add on without too much trouble- At the moment the space I have for this is limited to the 1 board

Phil,
Thanks for the vote of confidence but I'll worry about getting it running 1st !
I have tried SRM on the placy track so will use this
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Posted 14 June 2011 - 09:06 PM

Power is now on Temporarily at least
I'm just using an SCX power box and controller at the moment
I think I'll stick with this power source for now but where can can I get and what do I call the mounted plug tops for the drivers stations?
I'll probably get a econo parma to give some brakes a go
Also set up SRM timing did a few quick laps and the Ninco clio got a 10.2 while the MSC RS200 got a 9.9 but quite a bit more in both though
I took a bit of vid but left the camera cord at work so that will have to wait.
The 1st 3 switchbacks are pretty tricky with the 3rd one being the undoing of many cars.
I'm wondering if I should alter this corner
It comes up then flattens out and turns at the same time
Cars with the guide set well forward of the front axle simply deslot asthe guide almost exits the slot and then turn begins
I'll post some pics and the vid tomorrow.
For the cars that suit it a lot of fun though
Cheers
Mike

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 01:09 AM

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Power is now on Temporarily at least

Work will now slow BUT plenty of laps will be run "testing" instead of working!

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 10:35 AM

View Postkalbfellp, on 15 June 2011 - 01:09 AM, said:

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Power is now on Temporarily at least

Work will now slow BUT plenty of laps will be run "testing" instead of working!

yup your onto him Phil , work slows for sure once there is power and a controller in place

GDay Mike , have you tried the cars with the front tyres off through that third corner , it may be that the angles make the car ride on its wheels a bit too much and lift the guide up away from the slot , if they go through with no front tyres you have a bit of an answer to the problem , then its a choice to either modify the track or sort out the cars front end a little better .

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 11:01 AM

Without R&D we would be nowhere!!!
Actually progress will not slow too much- single lane and 2 sons means I am usually left empty handed!
BMR
I've set up the Avant Evo with it resting on the guide but yet to test
It goes against the grain a little lifting the front tyres off the deck on a 4wd car
Still learning about tuning though
Speaking of the Avant Slot EvoX the front pulley is smaller than the rear so the front wheels are going faster.
anyone know the reasoning behind this?
All the other 4wd cars we have are 1:1 front to rear

Edited by rsclio, 15 June 2011 - 11:02 AM.

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 01:58 PM

View Postrsclio, on 15 June 2011 - 11:01 AM, said:

Speaking of the Avant Slot EvoX the front pulley is smaller than the rear so the front wheels are going faster.
anyone know the reasoning behind this?
All the other 4wd cars we have are 1:1 front to rear

Not an expert but from what ive read its to get better pull out of the corner. The front wheels dont do much on the straight so by gearing the front up, the front wheels should create more pull when the load is on the outside while a car is cornering. Clear as mud :blink:

Looking forward to updates.... (or are to too busy patching all those spare tubes hanging off the set of weights? :lol: )
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Posted 16 June 2011 - 08:40 PM

12yo boy on BMX bike= lots of flats for dad to fix!
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Posted 16 June 2011 - 10:19 PM

Nice job mate looks like a nice little stage, well done...

I wondered what mm wood you used and how you went bending it for the hill climb bit? Was it easy to bend or not etc?
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