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hrdrvr
2008.02.20, 01:27 PM
I thought Ive seen pit lanes incorporated into track pictures before. I thought there was mention of a kit for adding a pit lane. I cant seem to find one anywhere on any the online stores I visit, and didnt see one anywhere on the RCP site.

Are these available? Is there a part number so I can order one?

Are the ones Ive seen possibly made custom using mini96 tiles or something?

briankstan
2008.02.20, 02:04 PM
you can easily make one with the existing tiles. just by alternating the tiles then adding loose rails between them.

I've done it. you do need to have the extra track to do it.

I do remember a mention of a kit though.

hrdrvr
2008.02.20, 02:13 PM
Thanks Brian! We are a group of semi-engineers so we should be able to come up with a good DiY idea. If there is something available though, Id like to get it in with the initial purchase. The boss man is game for spending some $$, but I dont know when he will be again :p

OT
FWIW, we should be joining the HFAY gang pretty soon :D Im going to be reading through your site and trying to get a lock on how much room we need. Weve got plenty in one direction, but not so much in the other. Ill shoot you a PM or email if I come up with any Qs....if thats allright with you. :D

RCPMini-z
2008.02.20, 02:27 PM
No kit as of yet. As mentioned above, you can make a pit lane using existing rcp tiles.

If you know which tiles and rails you need to make your own custom pit lane, go ahead and email the shop here at mini-zracer. I can put together a custom pit lane kit for you and process it through the shop here.

edit: Also let the shop know if you are ordering any other rcp produsts, as we might be able to squeeze everything in one box and save on shipping costs to you.

briankstan
2008.02.20, 02:51 PM
OT
FWIW, we should be joining the HFAY gang pretty soon :D Im going to be reading through your site and trying to get a lock on how much room we need. Weve got plenty in one direction, but not so much in the other. Ill shoot you a PM or email if I come up with any Qs....if thats allright with you. :D

great to hear, I'm happy to answer any questions you have.

hrdrvr
2008.02.20, 02:55 PM
We will be buying 3 wide 'L's and the inside turn kit to start. Depending on what layout we choose there may be enough track pieces left over to make our lane. If not Ill get a list together and we will order more when we decide what other features we want to try. We are coming from unlitmited possibilites (carpet track where we make our own custom walls) so Im sure we'll want to get into 45* kits, chicanes, NASCAR wide turns, and all the other goodies you offer :D

BTW, I will be placing the order through the shop here ;) We always get good service, so we keep coming back.

Thanks B - It looks like all the currently posted layouts (trials and scheduled races) will fit into our room no problem. Hopefully we can join up for the season at the end of the year.

hrdrvr
2008.02.21, 09:43 AM
I had another question I thought Id go ahead and ask here instead of making another thread.

Why are certain shops out of certain items if you drop ship them straight from RCP? For instance we now want to order 2 wide Ls and the track with the 45* turn kit in it. tinyrc doesnt list the 45* track, but Amods do. We would prefer to order from here, but need to get what we want all from one shop.

RCPMini-z
2008.02.21, 09:58 AM
I had another question I thought Id go ahead and ask here instead of making another thread.

Why are certain shops out of certain items if you drop ship them straight from RCP? For instance we now want to order 2 wide Ls and the track with the 45* turn kit in it. tinyrc doesnt list the 45* track, but Amods do. We would prefer to order from here, but need to get what we want all from one shop.


That is correct. All RCP Track orders originating in the USA are shipped from our warehouse. If they are out of stock at our warehouse, than none of our distributors will have them available. If a specific website shows "In Stock" a track that is "Out of Stock" at our warehouse, then their website is incorrect.

You can order from here ANY RCP Track that is "In Stock". You can order the 45 degree sections separately. The part number is 50045. The kit comes with enough pieces to make the 45 degree sections in the oval track you are referring, TWICE. Let me know if you have any other questions. Feel free to email the shop here for pricing on the kit.

Thanks

hrdrvr
2008.02.21, 12:03 PM
Thanks again for the speedy response. We just placed our order with MZR. We ended up going with 3 Ls, an inside turn kit, and the 45* kit.

How long do you think it will take for you guys to get them out to us? Amods said 4-5 days for y'all to ship, but tiny didnt give any indication.

Thanks again for your help. We look forward to racing on the best surface in the industry :D It will be my first time ever racing on it, so hopefully I can maintain my high ranking spot within our group when we switch surfaces :p

mleemor60
2008.02.21, 12:39 PM
Hrdrvr,

Check for PM.

I am frequently in MB on business, so I would like to know how to contact you when I am in town. I almost always carry my gear to play with in the hotels but a track would be much nicer.

Thanks
Curmudgeon

RCPMini-z
2008.02.21, 12:48 PM
Thanks again for the speedy response. We just placed our order with MZR. We ended up going with 3 Ls, an inside turn kit, and the 45* kit.

How long do you think it will take for you guys to get them out to us? Amods said 4-5 days for y'all to ship, but tiny didnt give any indication.

Thanks again for your help. We look forward to racing on the best surface in the industry :D It will be my first time ever racing on it, so hopefully I can maintain my high ranking spot within our group when we switch surfaces :p

If I receive the PO from mini-zracer today, than your order will ship out today.

RCPMini-z
2008.02.21, 03:02 PM
hrdrvr, we received your order from the minizracer shop. Your order will be shipping in the next hour.;)

2EZ
2008.02.21, 03:13 PM
hrdrvr

Man am I glad to hear this we are going to love running on the new track can't wait. You know I will help with setup when the new track get's here. Great move I been telling you all along RCP is the way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!! guess my mini 96's won't be needed now.

hrdrvr
2008.02.21, 06:41 PM
mleemor - Got your PM. Its a great way to get in touch with me. I check it here quite often. We are always happy to have new racers around! Ill send you a PM too.

RCP - You da man!! Thanks! As you can see from the post above, we are excited to get your track and race on it. 2EZ and a few others have told me how good your surface is. Ill be happy to carry the news that its allready shipped. :D

2EZ - No need for the mini now :D Ive got enough hands around here to help in set up, I just need you to help me break it in :D

Ninja
2008.02.22, 09:37 AM
RCP, Here at Chattanooga RC we have a pit lane setup that you sent to us in an order. I didnt order the track, and that member can no longer be reached. Was this something special? or some demo pieces that were acquired from an RCX show?

hrdrvr
2008.02.22, 11:49 AM
Is there anyway you could get a pic of it Ninja? Im sure we can come up with somehting, but it would be cool to see what others are using.

RCPMini-z
2008.02.22, 01:48 PM
RCP, Here at Chattanooga RC we have a pit lane setup that you sent to us in an order. I didnt order the track, and that member can no longer be reached. Was this something special? or some demo pieces that were acquired from an RCX show?

Sorry, I can't recall the shipment. I will post up a picture of a pit lane we created using the 50cm tiles.

Ninja
2008.02.22, 02:05 PM
this one is like 3 tiles wide, and the rail that splits the pit lane from the track divides the center of the middle tile, with red rail ends. I will go to the track early next week and put it together and get a good pic. I thought I had a pic here somewhere, but I cant seem to find it.

briankstan
2008.02.22, 03:02 PM
sounds to me like it is possibly part of the narrow oval track ??

Ninja
2008.02.22, 06:36 PM
you know I think you may be right Brian. I think we got 2 wide-Ls and a Narrow Oval kit.

hrdrvr
2008.02.27, 07:39 AM
We love this stuff!!

We got our package in from FedEx yesterday (wow that was fast!!), so Ive got to give kudos to RCP and the shop here. Two good organizations to deal with!!

The surface is pretty darn amazing compared to the carpet we were running on. I can see why so many guys are running 2wd now. My MR02 was hooked up like it was an AWD yesterday for the few laps I got to run. We have a race night tonight, but my wife has a doctors appoinment I have to go to :( Ill be tearing up the track on friday though for sure!!

hrdrvr
2008.03.08, 12:52 AM
I havent had much time on it yet :( I did get a little time in today and happened to snap a pic. Thought Id share!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v618/freekfornature/RCs/tracks/2008-03-07002.jpg

We havent even busted out the 45s yet!

mleemor60
2008.03.08, 09:15 AM
Where is this track set up? Possibly 843? Makes me want to plan a trip to MB.

hrdrvr
2008.03.08, 08:39 PM
^ This is set up at the office where I work. We started out as a couple of guys racing in the parking lot after work with Xmods. We ended up buildin a custom foam track in the back when we stepped up to Zs, then upped it to carpet when we found out its potentioal. Weve grown to about a dozen guys, so decided to take the step up to RCP :D

Its my dads company, and he is the one who bought the track. We also recently built some walls around it (used to be open to the cold) and installed heating and air. Its not real pretty, but gets the job done, and then some :D

Come see us! We always welcome everyone.

BTW, 843 says they are going to get RCP and set up a Z track. Theyve kicked around a few ideas that haven transpired, so Ill believe it when I see it. They do have a 10x20 table built where they say the track will go. Its very promising as it will open up this scale to a lot of competetive guys in this area. There is a big racing community here, but none of the shops support or promote the small scale, so every has only been interested in 10th scale or larger off road.