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Hi all, Just thought I would start a new thread here detailing the evolution of my track.

 

So I bought Shodan's old track (build and photos here: Build details )

Anyway its a three land track with braid, its a pretty neat compact track and flows quite well in either direction. I picked it up yesterday and then spent the afternoon assembling it. Then it came time to wire it ...eeek. Thankfully Manimmal was on hand to assist and we were soon cutting laps on two of the lanes and drinking beers....

 

This afternoon I cleaned up some of the wiring and got the third lane running yay!!

 

So the next project will be timing and then onto landscaping.....


"Brakes? they are the enemy of speed" Juha Kankunen

 

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Nice to see it went to a good home, hope you get tons of enjoyment out of it Steve.


Regards

Rob

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we were both surprised by how good the track is!! - we got it right 1st time for the wiring too.

 

Steve, you forgot to mention our new nemesis - gravity.


My mum says I'm an excellent driver

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Good to hear all is well with the 'new' track Steve.

How's the grip?

 

Hi Knoath, the grip level is pretty good all things considered, the biggest issue as Manimmal alluded to is the lack of barriers and a concrete floor..... bugger...


"Brakes? they are the enemy of speed" Juha Kankunen

 

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the biggest issue as Manimmal alluded to is the lack of barriers and a concrete floor..... bugger...

 

ouch! look forward to pics!


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regards

Shane

 

 

Fulel racing in first track build --> https://youtu.be/nG1EyFkbJSs

 

 

 

My second track build --> 

raceday - https://youtu.be/8WXYQ528iKM

 

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Hi Steve,

 

Glad to hear the track had a good trip from Chaddy. No fences huh, sounds like you've got some 3mm MDF in your future......

 

As Gref said - Pics. Any ideas on the landscaping yet?

 

Good stuff,

 

Steve

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Hi there Steve,

 

Landscaping...mmm I am kinda thinking a street circuit sort of feel, like Singapore for example as I think the layout of the track lends itself to this, but still trying to put it together in my head. I will post pics asap.

PS if anyone has some track name ideas, I am open to ideas..

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"Brakes? they are the enemy of speed" Juha Kankunen

 

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Ok some pics,

 

Firstly, please excuse the messy shed and the temporary barriers!

 

Pics that follow are some over all shots, then some detail shots of the two squeeze sections and finally a shot coming out of of the overpass.

 

A Timing solution has been found and Startline will soon be installed.

 

Enjoy!

 

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"Brakes? they are the enemy of speed" Juha Kankunen

 

Martini Racing

 

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P1000176.jpg

 

I this one it looks like you come up hill into a flat section for the curve? Seems like a de-slot for no reason spot? Might be a trick of the eye though.

 

Apart from that it looks magnificent! Congrats on your new racetrack!

 

Dave


Captain's log: We are enroute to some planet whose name I cannot pronounce to do something really complicated that I don't understand.

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So update for today, after being away for most of the week, got the timing sorted out today have all three lanes fully up and running, a great big thanks to Steve (aastes) for all his help. I can highly recommend Startline

 

Next steps are sorting out a permanent solution for the controllers and then onto landscaping.......


"Brakes? they are the enemy of speed" Juha Kankunen

 

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So I thought I would post some lap times from the track, in the pursuit of semi scientific results, i have recorded the fastest lap times for the Red and Blue lanes, which are the two outside lanes , and then provide an average. I will try and update these results as long as I stay enthused.

For the record, both Slot.It's have MJK tyres fitted and the bodies and pods loosened for float. The Proslot and the Fly Racing have "new formula" Ortmann's and loosened bodies and pods.

 

TrackTimesPIC.jpg

 

Enjoy!

 

 

Steve


"Brakes? they are the enemy of speed" Juha Kankunen

 

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