1. ## New Ramp!

Well today, I went down a friends house to work on our A.P. Statistics Project. We did a test with probability and jumping the R/C's over like a gap of 13 feet or something and we always make a prop to hold all our information and graphs out of wood. (our first project we made a life size drum set out of wood) But anyway, they kid I do the projects with, his uncle is a cabnet maker and has all these tools and saws and scrap wood to make these things.
Were down there making a small 2 foot ramp for our prop and making a speaker box for my friends new system. So I asked the guy if we could make one more ramp for me to use with my car, since my friend and his dad were busy wraping the box in carpet. He was cool with it and we talked out some plans and I ended up with the nicest ramp.

We started out my setting the height with a 2x4 on its side. Cut the bottom corner down to be flush with the ground and then cut the corner off a short piece of 2x4 to get the top of the 2x4 to be flush. We made two of these braces, but I wasnt saticified with the height and I wanted it to have a kick. So we took a peice of 2x4 that was 20 inches long and cut it equaly in two triangles. Thus I had two 3 1/2" wedges that we 20" long and I screwed them down at the top of the 2x4 frame. They cuts some scrap sheets of ply wood and nailed it down to get the kick i wanted and braced it up on the underside.
The thing is like 46" Long, 32" wide and 19 1/2" high with a 3 1/2" kick at the top. Total of 23" high. I was afraid the bottom would be too steep for the car but it will be fine after i rolled the car around it today. I am sure that it will cause the shocks to preload when it hits, thus causing it to spring more off the end. THis is going to be sick im sure, lol.
I plan on sealing the wood, and then getting some textured pain on the ramp. Then maybe stincling some designs on it.

I will try to get some pictures up of it later when the weather gets nicer than this freezing rain. LoL

2. thumbs up

3. Thanks. I just cant wait to get the truck on the thing. LoL I have a feeling some plastic will be breaking before too long
lol

4. Nice. Looks like you are going to need some alum. soon

5. Nah, I am going to try to make my own in college. (This fall)
But I will prolly go with RPM stuff.

Does anyone know of some where I could print off some traxxas logos to blow up and cut out to make a stensil? I would like to paint some stuff on the ramp. After I put textured paint on the surface of it.
-skeet

6. for that yo'll probaly have to talk to the traxxas employees. you can always make your own with some time and pateints

7. Today I went and bought some rustoleum Oil Based paint and painted the ramp. The main color is royal blue and then I got some red and lined the edges with a stripe just so i could see the edges of the ramp from any angle. Then I copied the traxxas logo, RPM and HPI logos and stretched them out and printed them. Then cut them out with the hobby knife to create a stensil and painted them red in the middle. I am going to try to get some more logos to go all the way down. I cant wait to try it out. I am hoping tomorrow will be nice enough to do so.
-skeet

8. cool idea, carpeting the ramp... never thought of that before

yes, get rpm stuff... why must everyone suggest 'hey thats gonna brake get some al' rpm nylon is cheaper, more durabal, and has a garentee...

anyways wouldnt the carpet fibers eventially get wrapped in the stub axles? since the tires would be ripping them up, and the would work their way into the bearings mabey?

well congrats on the ramp
Nate

9. Carpet? lol. Im not going to carpet it, lol. I painted it, but carpet would be cool. But because it will be sitting out side in teh weather, i think carpet would hold too much water. Thats why I used oil based paint. I have had experience with it before, and it was great for repelling water off wood.
I will prolly have it sitting under my trampoline, just to keep that much water off of it.
I saved some proline, GS racing, Team Losi, Duratrax, and Dynamite logos. As well as RD racing and MIP.
I will print them out when I get some more paper
I hope to get some pics of the ramp and the car on it, or shall i say off it.
-skeet

10. Well the weather today is about 40 and im going to get it out. A friend of mine is coming over with his rusty and we are going to go play. I have moms camera and with two ppl I am hoping to get some good pics. I will get them developed and on a CD ASAP. Going to put some wings on the Rusty today and let her fly lol
-skeet

11. so where did i get carpet from???

anyways have fun with your friend... dont kill his trusty rusty

Nate

12. Well the ramp was free, but its costing me money. LoL. Well after breaking and fixing things I ended up breaking the left castor block, luckaly I had one from when I broke the right one. Broke the plastic end off the bottom of the front shock, had extra ends, that was fixed quick. Then after almost getting a back flip off the ramp, and landing up side down I snaped a MIP shock tower in half! lol
That ramp launches the cars so high. You have to stab the brake as soon as you are in teh air in order to get it to land right. lol
Its fun though

Also though I got my neighbors stampede. He wants me to clean it up and get it like I would have it and get it running.
He also told me I could have it and the tons of parts and stuff for 100 bucks. I told I would wait till the summer when I had the money to give.

-skeet

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