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Old 01-09-2017, 06:11 PM
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Hey , whats happening guys.I bought a Losi 5ive recently and have been reading everything about them and every other 5th scale. I cant wait to run this thing. I live in Nor Cal and its been raining forever so have to wait for it to dry up a little.Anyways I would love some track building tips. I have an acre and my bobcat is ready to go.Thanks for all of the tips.
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Old 01-10-2017, 05:06 PM
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Soil mix, stormwater drainage and availability of water are keys to track building. Choose an elevated track location relative to the surrounding area. A sturdy driver's stand with a roof is nice. Consider lockable, on-site tool storage and a dedicated pit area and parking with CA gravel. An elevated, covered structure is important for a race coordinator, should you decide to host racing events with a timing system. As far as track layout, designate areas for turn marshals, bank perimeter turns and consider a sump pit or two in the low areas. As far as size--go nuts! However, larger track = more difficult, more time-consuming and more costly to maintain. Generally, a decent 1/5 scale track should have 12-15+ foot lanes and lap times are between 1-2 minutes. Keep jumps a reasonable size and throw in things like rhythm sections, off-camber turns, table-tops and elevation changes. Reserve at least one straight away in front of the driver's stand. Good luck!
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Old 01-12-2017, 10:14 PM
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Awesome thanks for the info.

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