|RC Cars and
an RC Track
by Step Guide to Building an RC Race Track
Here is a guide on how to build a small
indoor rc car race track. The surface used is concrete cement.
Here is the guide and photos to building
your own remote control track. This example is based on an indoor
cement track, 16 feet by 22 feet.
Step 1. Track
The old surface was chipped by concrete
nails to give the new cement a good bite.
The white stuff is concrete adhesive.
helps the new cement bond to the old cement surface.
Step 2. Concrete
The mixing ratio is 1 bag of concrete
to 3 bags of sand. These are mixed and water is added to make a mud
Step 3. Cement
Here is the new cement surface, which is
about 2 inches thick. The section in the back of the photo is recently
dried cement (whitish color) while the newly applied cement is still
dark in color.
Step 4. Track Grass
To simulate the grassy areas and
of real racing tracks, you can use green floormatts with a grassy
Step 5. Track
Notice the floormatts were cut to create
track layout. Contact rubber cement was used to glue the floormatts to
Step 6. Finished
Here is another view of the finished rc
track. The 16 feet by 22 feet dimension is big enough to have racing
fun with the 1/28 scale Kyosho Mini-Zs and the 1/24 scale Tamiya
Tamtech rc cars.
Green garden hose is laid around the
of the track. It helps absorb collision between the rc car and the
concrete cement walls.
Hope this tip, building an rc track, will
give you ideas to get started on your own race track.
P.S. Remember to water the concrete cement
as often as possible to prevent it from cracking, especially in hot
weather. Try watering the track at least once a week.
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