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by Ned
Tue 9. Apr 2024 17:43
Forum: Who are you?
Topic: AI spammers
Replies: 1
Views: 4640

Re: AI spammers

Will do Kim.
by Ned
Tue 5. Mar 2024 12:40
Forum: Track building
Topic: Best Wire for Building a Track
Replies: 12
Views: 13950

Re: Best Wire for Building a Track

Very good Kim. Thank you for the pictures. Please let us know how you like the 1 mm wire. I have some that I plan to test soon.
It looks like the block of wood is resting on a piece of foam board. Is it Polyisocyanurate Rigid Foam Insulation Board?
by Ned
Wed 28. Feb 2024 17:58
Forum: Track building
Topic: Best Wire for Building a Track
Replies: 12
Views: 13950

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: 12
Views: 13950

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: 12
Views: 13950

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: 12
Views: 13950

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: 7762

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: 23719

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: 19908

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: 17916

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