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Track Ideas Needed

Post by Eternal » Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:10 am

So my father in-law just recently became owner of a small plot of land (probably 1/2 of an acre).

I am looking for the best ideas on what you would like to have when you go bashing with your savvy. Now odviously theres going to be some ramps and turns but more specifically how high of a ramp or any sort of barriers to keep the trucks from going off track..

We're gunna start ripping up dirt as soon as the weather starts warming up in the next few weeks hopefully. Perhaps I will post pictures of the project once we get started but I wanted to have a plan on paper before we even start digging.

Thanks guys!

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Post by dan86 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:21 am

if i'm not mistaken, someone else a while back had a similar thread. there was a few pics and designs discussed. can't remember who it was now though...

i'm sure someone will remember...
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Post by Eternal » Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:30 am

I did do a quick little search to see if there had been a previous thread on the topic but I didn't see any..

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Post by dan86 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:34 am

just did a quick search and found these

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track2

mebbe not quite what you're after, but a start
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Post by Synk » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:09 am

i made some basher track stuff. Some of the key points ill share. The ramps i made out of plywood and 2x2's. You want the entry angle on the ramps to be about 15 degrees and the exit angle will determine how high you want to go. 30 degrees is a nice smooth long jump dosent take much in air adjustment. 45 is a nice high jump that will require in air breaking to land level. 60 is perfect for backflips. I made my ramps 6 foot wide and 2 to 2 1/2 foot tall and using the full 4 foot plywood it ends up about 3 foot 6 after the curve. I also made a burmed turn. A 12 foor radius is the minimum id reccomend. My first attempt was a little small. It needs to be about 4 foot high in the middle and almost verticle. I also used some 12 inch pipe to make some whoops. I cut it in 3 pieces and it seems about right just needed a little dirt in front. And for a double i found 12 feet to be about the right distance. Most of my track is grass some longer sweeping turns are dirt so i can slide around and the hairpins are on gravel to really be able to whip it around.
Let me know if you need any extra info on any of this and ill give up some pics or some actual measurments for the ramps
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Post by Cadimman » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:22 am

I have always been a fan of the "crossover". You have a take off ramp and an landing ramp. In between is a lane for traffic coming the other direction. Always makes for fun! Banked corners help to keep people on the track but you loose sight of the truck if you go over. Jumps close to the edge as possible with just enough run up also tends to keep the mayhem close by. ABSOLUTELY have a driver's stand. Having a high view makes it soooo much easier to navigate.
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Post by Savage01085 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:38 pm

Yellow 6" coragated drainage pipe makes for good edges on the lanes, held down with those long nails for roof drain/gutters.

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Post by dan86 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:34 pm

some pretty decent ideas so far!
can't wait to see what you come up with  :D
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Post by Eternal » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:00 pm

Thanks for the ideas, i'm gunna get some measurements and draw up a plan.. might be a few days but i'll get something posted.

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