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#1 ZeGas

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Posted 21 August 2016 - 05:57 PM

After a few false starts, rout & plastic options - finally a goer.

Was going to keep the plastic up but the local beer pong team kept bitching that I was taking up far too much space.
That's the problem with sharing facilities, so a compromise was reached and once the swelling went down and I could see again I started revision umpteen.
This time a rally track & I was not going to post anything till this one had power and timing just to make sure it wasn't another flop.

I really liked the plastic track shape it was flowing and fun but to save space a few alterations were required, reducing radii and lanes for a start.

Inspired by following JohnsXR8's new build I spent a day planning, followed by a savage trip to Bunnings in the most vicious of ways.

So the plan, it is two directional but arrows are the intended direction.
17.6m total length, min radius 175mm.
Cut at min 60mm inside curve and min 110mm outside.
Total table length 4m, width 900mm (compact huh)
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I am using Race Co-Ordinator for timing with an Arduino setup.

Chassis is three tables

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Elevations sorted

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Primed

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Painted with Norglass ""Slate" paving paint with Berger Jet Dry True Grip additive, This way I can control the amount of "grit"

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Copper Taped & temporary light bridge added, I'll craft a better one later.
Also there will be sensors at start and end of straight to time straight line speed.
This is set up in RC as a two lane track so both the lap & drag are recorded.

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Start LEDs are embedded into the track at the start/finish line, there is a reverse switch so can race in either direction & I used XLR plugs for power and controller, opposite gender "so we don't go plugging into the wrong one now eh kids!".
Bottom row LEDs are red 1 to 5.
Top is green for .... yeah, you get it huh.

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Again this is temporary, just a quick cardboard jobby.

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And the working setup, haven't done the sensors at start and end of straight yet that'll come soon.

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Then on with the scenery, already got some ideas.

Big thanks to John for building his track and getting me off my arse and going with this.

Edited by ZeGas, 22 August 2016 - 08:03 AM.

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Posted 21 August 2016 - 08:20 PM

Time spent in planning is never wasted, and here's the proof. Well done.

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 12:04 AM

Lol no worries for motivating you Grant! Looks Great by the way. You should post up a video for us to see what it drives like as it looks like a fun layout.

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 06:56 PM

A couple of videos, one in each direction ... not at speed

I'm really enjoying this track, some of my cars that I never really enjoyed I am finding again




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Posted 24 August 2016 - 09:39 PM

Toilet rolls for a light bridge hey, what next. :lol:

Nice work Grant, nice size as well.

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Posted 25 August 2016 - 07:27 AM

Thanks Matt,

Like I said temporary.
You could say in loo of the final product. groan.
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Posted 25 August 2016 - 08:06 AM

Seems nice and smooth well done zegas

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Posted 25 August 2016 - 08:09 AM

Nice work, will be watching the scenery as it progresses.
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Posted 25 August 2016 - 10:46 AM

Looks fun to drive Grant nice job

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Posted 25 August 2016 - 07:42 PM

Nice job Zegas. The ability to measure speeds sounds fun!

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Posted 25 August 2016 - 08:08 PM

Nice track,you could host a round of IPS next year
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Posted 25 August 2016 - 08:46 PM

That looks like a fun track
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Posted 26 August 2016 - 08:00 AM

Thanks guys,
I'd be up for that Alexis, have really enjoyed following this years IPS and it would be good to add an extra track in Australia.
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Posted 28 August 2016 - 05:30 PM

So ... that temporary light bridge, the trendy loo roll jobby.
Yeah, gone, meet the new "light bridge".

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Not finished yet, go to bed down proper, some roof signage and still have to do the surrounding landscaping.
Thinking about adding a pressure bell, not sure if it would get annoying going of every lap. Maybe I'll just add a decorative bell instead.
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Posted 28 August 2016 - 07:30 PM

Awesome the new light bridge looks great!
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Posted 29 August 2016 - 12:18 PM

Looks Great...

ps. You could just change the sound effect for lap completed in RC to a bell...
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Posted 29 August 2016 - 01:23 PM

Very nice work
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Posted 29 August 2016 - 05:06 PM

View Postshadow_rusty, on 29 August 2016 - 12:18 PM, said:

Looks Great...

ps. You could just change the sound effect for lap completed in RC to a bell...

Done, and not as annoying as I thought it would be.

Edited by ZeGas, 29 August 2016 - 06:02 PM.

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Posted 29 August 2016 - 06:01 PM

I Like



Just got to wait for the fuel company guys to install the pump.
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Posted 30 August 2016 - 07:37 AM

Man that looks cool. Love the lights built into the track surface.





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