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by Ned
Wed 28. Feb 2024 17:58
Forum: Track building
Topic: Best Wire for Building a Track
Replies: 9
Views: 83

Re: Best Wire for Building a Track

Wow! €0.11/m is really inexpensive! That's equivalent to $0.12/m in the U.S. A 20 meter coil of 1 mm music wire costs twice as much per meter in the U.S. One meter long straight pieces cost the equivalent of €0.55/m ! That's 5 times what you pay for coiled wire Xavier! Xavier if I were to build a lo...
by Ned
Mon 26. Feb 2024 13:53
Forum: Track building
Topic: Best Wire for Building a Track
Replies: 9
Views: 83

Re: Best Wire for Building a Track

Very clever Kim. I see. Thank you very much.
by Ned
Sun 25. Feb 2024 20:03
Forum: Track building
Topic: Best Wire for Building a Track
Replies: 9
Views: 83

Re: Best Wire for Building a Track

I started building track 10 years ago. I seem to remember having trouble using coiled music wire with soft foam insulation board (XPS). I think other people also had trouble with coiled wire. But I am not certain. Kim, how did you straighten the wire or get into the shape you wanted? If you are glui...
by Ned
Sun 25. Feb 2024 01:41
Forum: Track building
Topic: Best Wire for Building a Track
Replies: 9
Views: 83

Best Wire for Building a Track

Do not use coiled wire or stainless steel wire. Use standard music wire, also called piano wire. Pieces around 1 meter long work best, especially for curves (corners). Pieces 1 ft long should work fine on straight sections of track. For cars weighing 65 grams with the battery and with a 3mm x 4mm st...
by Ned
Sun 18. Feb 2024 19:12
Forum: Lapcounting
Topic: Shooting myself in my feet.
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: Shooting myself in my feet.

Thanks for posting this info Kim. Looks promising.
by Ned
Sun 4. Feb 2024 20:30
Forum: My Track
Topic: Sedona Arizona Outdoor Garden Track
Replies: 5
Views: 16913

Re: Sedona Arizona Outdoor Garden Track

Here is the video which somehow disappeared from the first post of this thread.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qU8kwPQYDnk&t=4s
Here are some photos taken in November 2020 and January of 2021. The weather is hard on my track.
by Ned
Sat 3. Feb 2024 18:03
Forum: Track building
Topic: Track routing with Maslow-cnc 0.7mm bit
Replies: 14
Views: 13115

Re: Track routing with Maslow-cnc 0.7mm bit

Was the Maslow CNC method accurate enough to make a good track using 0.7mm dia wire? Or was the wire too high and too low in some spots?
What would you recommend to hold portable panels together when they are placed on a floor? Thanks for your help!
by Ned
Thu 1. Feb 2024 23:18
Forum: Car building
Topic: Independent Front Suspension
Replies: 9
Views: 9519

Re: Independent Front Suspension

Kim,
How did your flex-chassis work out? How did you attach the printed circuit board(s) & servo to the chassis? Can you post a pic with PCB & servo?
Ned
by Ned
Thu 1. Feb 2024 16:59
Forum: Word is free
Topic: Is anybody out there?
Replies: 12
Views: 10537

Re: Is anybody out there?

I took a break from magracing for a couple of years to work on some home improvement projects. Now I'm back to spending a lot of time on magracing. I think that Wes's idea is truly ingenious. As I see it, the main problem has to do with the implementation. Using the stock steering magnet and .70mm d...
by Ned
Wed 24. Jan 2024 01:14
Forum: MagRacing Racing
Topic: Killed Myself When I Was Young
Replies: 4
Views: 976

Re: Killed Myself When I Was Young

I’d very much like you to visit me in Sedona and try out some of your new cars. Could also share ideas about magracing. I have not done any racing on my track for the past couple of years but I have maintained the track and the landscaping around it. Here are a couple of pics of my track which is no...