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Just started a build of a new track. Track is 4 lane and will be about 18 metres in lane length.

I have so far made some track legs, assembled one of the straights and framed most of the other track pieces.

I will be using RC as my race software with a home built track interface.

The track is located in Boronia Heights, Queensland.

Will keep you all posted on the build progress.

I can not upload photos as yet, will try to work it out asap.

Cheers all

ding...:P


Steve Drummond

The Asylum Raceway

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Did you name it, or was that done by a SWMBO ?

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SWMBO ???

No, I named it myself.

Seemed appropriate......:D

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Walks upright Unaided  *  Ties Own Shoelaces  *  Can Mispronounce Own Name In Five Languages  *  Mostly Aims Rattle Cans Away from Self
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Yes, she does think I'm certifiable.

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What sensors are you using for lap counting? I found using dead strips very easy. Regards Chas Le Breton

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Not sure yet Charles, what ever will work best with the Arduino interface.

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I have plenty of info re Ardunio set up and wiring when you are ready.

Have setup a few boards over the years. 

Dead stips need some extra components if you intend to run both directions. 
IR sensors work both directions. 
I think SlotsNZ tread is still here with plenty of info.

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Sorry Ding. Dead strip may not be suitable in your case. Know nothing of Ardrino. C Le B

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The track build is still evolving. I have modified the layout a few times now, but as in the last pic I posted, it is very close to final.

Really enjoying the work required building this track, it is certainly testing this old Sparkies abilities.

I'll post more pics soon,

Cheers

ding...:P


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Track is now built and the fences have been added. Ready for prep and Paint.

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Track now has had it's 1st coat of primer/undercoat (I hate painting), coming along nicely. Lane spacing is 100mm so I will be able to run my 1/24 cars as well as the 1/32's. I will have to use standard copper braid as Magna braid is unobtainable at the moment.

Cheers

ding...:P

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Track is now painted (2 coates of Berger Paving paint) and is now braided. I have used Tinned Copper as Magna Braid is unobtainable at present.

I have run some test Laps and am very pleased with the layout and the grip levels.

 

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More Pics, Drivers Stations installed and wired and Lane markings done. Getting there.....:D

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Cheers

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Hi Guys,

the timing is now installed and working a treat (Race Coordinator).

The Asylum Raceway is up and running

Tonight I did about 200-250 laps over all 4 lanes running a variety of cars, best I could do was a 5.3 second lap with a Group 5 Beemer (running at 10 volts)

Grip levels are great for a green track and all lanes are pretty much equal with lap times.

All in all very pleased with the track. Now to organize some test & tunes.

A big thanks to Gary Johnson and Cory (Q32) for there guidance and assistance with the track build and Timing system.

Cheers guys

ding...:P

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