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Homebrew spray booth is out today! Found a primer can in the workshop so that is going on first. Hopefully it helps the next coat stick!

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18 hours ago, Misterp180 said:

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Made these this evening. Going to build some moveable tyre wall chicanes out of them. I need to find a way of tying the together and I want to paint the stacks red and white.

I have some white paint left over from previous builds but I need to get some red over the weekend. If this works I’ll be needed many more knackered tyres for the  outside of the turns!

I like the idea :-)

Now that being said, I have a bunch of skate  cones I used to place on the road to mark a track for my kids. Sadly, they don't respect the track limits. and it is even worse, they move the track with the cars at the first occasion... Only way to do would be to find a way to fix them to the ground, and it is easier said than done...

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8 hours ago, silvertriple said:

I like the idea :-)

Now that being said, I have a bunch of skate  cones I used to place on the road to mark a track for my kids. Sadly, they don't respect the track limits. and it is even worse, they move the track with the cars at the first occasion... Only way to do would be to find a way to fix them to the ground, and it is easier said than done...

I have a cunning plan…. If it works!! Hopefully easier on the dirt track.

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Been a busy weekend but I found some time to finish painting these tyres and I managed to get some time up on the track fitting the land pipe.

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I am pleased with how it has turned out. I need to finish some of the edges and I am going to fill the centre with wild flowers for next season. 
Practice laps when well with the DT-03. I’ll post a video once finished editing! 

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Had some friends round at the weekend and we got out on the track. My buddy has a 12yo lad who preferred the stick controller (like the PlayStation 😂) and we spent a good half an hour racing. 

I ended up in a lunchbox hunting them down best I could but it was a great afternoon and exactly what I built the track for! 

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I’ve really enjoyed this thread. I love your track, simple layout but I’m sure quite tricky to drive fast. I would love something like this but our garden has to cope with up to 7 dogs as we home board and the chance of missed 💩 pickups!!

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@Busdriver I am lucky we only have one dog and she is banned from the track area. First time up she started digging 😂!
 

The track is extremely tricky to drive fast. The pipe has helped with the confidence as there is less risk of hitting the trees now. I am also trying to protect the big house further up the track as there are bricks in there which will be rather unforgiving to novice drivers!

Thanks for the positive encouragement and I have plenty of ideas for next season! First job is to finish my chicane.

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Used some of the spare tubing this evening to protect the bug house and keep any cars out of the bottom flower bed near the grape vine. Next project for the track is clean up and some more dirt between the cherry tree and the kicker. I want to try and get as many stones out of the track and then whack the dirt down to compress as much as possible. 

During rainy days I need to finish the tyre chicane although I am not sure where that is going now!

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Hello everyone,

I am back for another season of backyard fun this year with a new improved track! We have upgraded from a loop to a figure of 8!! I know… super high tech 😂

There is also a jump in place for this season using some skateboard ramps and some plastic matting I had knocking about the garden. The track is very much a work in progress but it should provide plenty of amusement this spring/summer. 
 

I do have bigger plans going into 2023 but more about that later. Please enjoy the video below all about how I am going to run the cars and how this years leaderboard will work.

Hope those interested enjoy the content.

 

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Final test run of the season! You can see the evolution of the track also on my YouTube channel, playlist below:

OAG Track Season 2

 

 

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We are back out on the track now as the weather here in the UK has become fair. This week it was the Vintage Kyosho Raider from the late 80s. My first RC car and I love that I can still drive it today. 

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Tamiya M05RA hits the track this week. Can it beat out the Grasshopper???

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couple of new entires to the lap time videos for 2022! Some hotter laps coming 😎

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My Raider Rebuild hits the track this week… can it knock the Grasshopper of it’s perch?? 

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Time for a real contender to the Hot Lap! The TT02B was last years fastest time and I have high expectations as to how it is going to perform this year! Let’s see how she goes 🔥

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My first RC build when getting back into the hobby in 2021 hits the track this week. Will it beat the TT-02b to the top of the leaderboard??

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CW-01 chassis gets another go on the Orchard Raceway with the Midnight Pumpkin. This one has some nice oil filled shocks and a chassis brace… but does any of that actually make any difference??

Not with my driving 😂

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