Glad it recovered! No glitch in the wall visible? If it would have stopped you could have had the under construction observation tower and added scaffolding! 👨🔧
Nope, no glitch. Worked great! Well, there was a little "blob" from the filament reheating pause, but it was on one of the removable support pieces, so no worries. Even if it were on the wall, I was able to just grab it and snap the "blob" off clean.Glad it recovered! No glitch in the wall visible? If it would have stopped you could have had the under construction observation tower and added scaffolding! 👨🔧
All good points. I used to run brackets in my younger years. Our track was 1320, so I’d like to stick to that. A lot of that is because it makes it easy to scale up the times to 1:1, even though there are far more variables to effect times on a 1:1 scale than 1/64." Neat thing is 1320 feet (1/4 mile) works out to a smidge over 20 feet at 1/64 scale. "
20.625 feet = 20 feet 7.5 inches.
are you planning on letting off the throttle early?
or negating the return lane by running them off the track?
if you look at some of my earlier threads and posts, I have a tad bit of experience with drag racing in many scales.
the cars are not just going to stop of their own volition, they carry some momentum (kinetic energy) and can be difficult to slow down in time to make a turn.
1000 feet is 15.625 feet 1/64 scale. 15 feet 7.5 inches which would leave ample space to slow the cars previous to the turn for the return lane.
I speak from a point of practicality, I have precisely 24 feet in which to place my 1/64 drag strip and it is currently 1/8 quarter mile.
I have enough room to make it 1000 feet 1/64 scale and I am going to extend it soon.
street racers run 1/8 mile most times.
PRO NHRA classes run 1000 feet.
most other classes in NHRA run 1/4 mile.
so, there is no wrong length, there is only practicality to use parameters that are logical.
looking forward to seeing your drag strip and the pit area you are sure to create.
Ah yes, it was Ed Pink I was thinking of....I am not the Al Pink you refer to.
I am however known throughout the slot drag racing world (yes, internationally).
my moniker came about by my intense like for Pink Floyd (oh by the way this one's PINK) and my name, Allan.
nor am I related to the venerated Ed Pink as has many times been mistaken.
indeed, I have even been invited in some social circles just because I might have been related and no one asked! LOL
in any case, as Popeye says "I yam what I yam !" .