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MMDrake
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:17 am    Post subject: Building a drag strip... Reply with quote

Hi, I am in the process of building a drag strip and I have so far made a 4 meter long test track, that can be extended when I need it.
My next step is to find a good power supply, can anyone tell me what is required to power a stable drag strip??

The brand I am considering to buy is a Voltcraft 1560 PFC (1 - 15 V / 60 A)

For the timing system I use PC Lap Counter, with setup for drag racing.

I think it's difficult to find information about building a drag strip, so If you know a good source I would be very thankful Smile

/Drake
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Kescha
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Mikael,

here are a couple of useful links:

http://www.slotcar.com/articals/track_building_and_repairing.htm
http://www.slotcar.com/drs/trakwire.htm

Very important:
- make sure you choose a material and construction that won't warp due to temperature and moisture.

- amps over volts! too much voltage will damage your motors, and noone will acknowlege any records you might set (so keep it under 16.4), but you can never have too much amps!

- make sure everything is straight and lines up, use a good braid and big dia. multi.strand wiring

- last but not least: get a professional timing system! not the DS - stuff.
Trackmate has several different systems available and you can adapt one of their cheaper ones, but I would suggest to spend more now and get a good timing system.


Cheers,
Kescha
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