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Chezedog
2002.11.09, 05:34 PM
We've recently added some more curves to our basement racetrack:

http://www.birdlung.com/rc/track1.jpg
http://www.birdlung.com/rc/track2.jpg
http://www.birdlung.com/rc/track3.jpg
http://www.birdlung.com/rc/track4.jpg

Also, we've had no luck figuring out an inexpensive lap counter, so we use a timer. Usually 3 minute races for the Mini-Z F1s, and that way you just have to keep track of your position relative to everyone else.

jeffrey
2002.11.09, 05:57 PM
It looks good!

are you going to make it mmore technical in the furure!

Chezedog
2002.11.09, 06:11 PM
Originally posted by jeffrey
It looks good!

are you going to make it mmore technical in the furure!

Yeah, it seems to be a work in progress...always getting changed a bit here and there!

Here is what it looked like when first built...about a year ago:
http://www.birdlung.com/rc/basement.jpg

mini-z
2002.11.10, 12:32 PM
Originally posted by Chezedog
Also, we've had no luck figuring out an inexpensive lap counter, so we use a timer. Usually 3 minute races for the Mini-Z F1s, and that way you just have to keep track of your position relative to everyone else.

Have you seen the LapDragon:

http://www.lapdragon.com

We'll be doing a review of this unit shortly; it's amazing value, and very cool technology.

Chezedog
2002.11.10, 12:38 PM
It looks like exactly what we're after...

mini-z
2002.11.10, 01:55 PM
Great! Tell them we sent you! :)

le-manz
2002.11.10, 08:08 PM
cheze, have you checked out this guys laptimer:

http://www.itsallbutstraw.com/

I've have made one myself and its so easy and it works great. You really don't have to be very good with electronics (i'm not) to put it together and the racing is so much more fun when you can read the results and laptimes on a computer. Give it a try, it's cheap around 100 usd top

TheBoostInside
2002.11.25, 07:20 PM
nice chezedog its a lot better than the original track layout. I bet those walls save your bodys aye? :)

Chezedog
2002.11.25, 09:33 PM
Not always...I've managed to go over the wall 3 times! :D

TheBoostInside
2002.11.26, 07:06 PM
Lol, that's a great way to screw your Z's up. Your running F1's right? How tall are your walls? You may want to try curving the top of the wall a little inwards or just simply put a extension on the top. A cheap way would to be to staple oak tag to the wall. :D

wrcracer
2002.11.26, 08:57 PM
how bout contact explosive on the barriers? the explosion would push the car back from the wall :p

(couldnt resist)

TheBoostInside
2002.11.26, 08:58 PM
LMAO

wrcracer
2002.11.26, 09:00 PM
BOOM.

brian, you know were gonna have to race tomorrow...

Chezedog
2002.11.26, 09:20 PM
Originally posted by TheBoostInside
Lol, that's a great way to screw your Z's up. Your running F1's right? How tall are your walls? You may want to try curving the top of the wall a little inwards or just simply put a extension on the top. A cheap way would to be to staple oak tag to the wall. :D

They were 3" high then. They're about 6" high now! They're corru-plast, scraps of which we have in abundance.

TheBoostInside
2002.11.27, 10:14 AM
Wow 6 inches thats pretty tall. Yea never mind extensions on that wall I would just curve the top 2 inches of it to make a nice almost 90 curve all the way around the track pointing inwards. This should keep you cars from flying away. :)