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    Ramp Plans?

    So with winter approaching I was thinking I needed to start building some ramps for next summer.

    I could just download some bike and skateboard ramp plans, but something I have noticed is that at the skate park when approaching the ramp there tends to be a THWAP of the underside of the front bumper on the ramp. I guess its the angle of the curve?

    Anyway, is there any R/C car specific plans out there? My google search came up pretty slim. I found some stuff, but nothing worth a mention.

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    http://rampplans.org/ramps/Paul_Syma...p11-2.jpg.html

    this si the plan i went with, pretty much...
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    How the heck did that site not come up.

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    There is a ramp plan on Mis' site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dextermeth
    How the heck did that site not come up.
    lol lol
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    I used the plans from an old (8/2004?) issue of rcdriver. It's made up of an adjustable pvc frame with a masonite surface. It folds up and is very portable and functional. You can change the angle of the front legs to change your flight trajectory!

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    Here's my Parts Killer 3000 ramp:





    Why it got its name:




    It's more of a distance ramp, but that's what I like.
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    You should launch that lawn mower off of it IMO. Take pics too!

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    how bout this?





    if you want me to i can break your truck for free!

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    i built a ramp like yer coolman.... killed my nitro rustler on it kept breaking shock towers on it... my e pede loved it though

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    I like the way his starts out at a low angle. Lower than most anyway. Less slam.

    Thanks for the help so far everyone. Keep it coming if you got more!

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    yeah, I run my maxx on it to, and it handles pritty well, but you have to floor it when in the air so it dont crash the front, and heres a vid of that ramp and my 8 cell before it got destroyed it a speed run... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcfG9EhHRRA
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    Two pieces of 2x3 cut to desired length piece of plywood cut to desired length and width. With 1x2's for extra support. Screw it all together so that the legs are at the front and the other end on the ground. Tada instant ramp takes less than an hour.
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    mine took less than an hour.
    if you want me to i can break your truck for free!

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    An informative guide in making a ramp plan.....!

    Visit some helpful sites like;
    http://ramps2go.com/half-pipes-and-backyard-minis/

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    Take some ply wood and 4x4s, double up the ply wood and screw the 4x4s to keep it up.

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    My son and I built one for our Pedes using 3/8" plywood sides to establish the curvature of the ramp and 2x4s between the plywood sides to provide support and rigidity. Then we took an old 4' x 4' aluminum road sign, trimmed it to 3' x 4', and surfaced the ramp with it. We had to predrill the aluminum, then used flat head wood screws to attach the aluminum to the 2x4 cross members.
    It worked great the first time, but we found that the aluminum surface was really slick. So, I found some cheap 4" wide strips of adhesive sandpaper and surfaced the ramp with that. Now we get tons of traction on the ramp and it makes it really easy to put reverse or forward rotation on the trucks going into flight. Backflips are especially easy, but we're doing a whole lot more body repair as a result!

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    I was thinking that plasti-dip spray would be a good solution to a slick ramp..
    on mine if you stop on the ramp the car slides down, but does ok if you hit it at speed..
    its made with the peg board stuff like above, I used the plans on big squid for the folding ramp and it works pretty good..

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    Buy a small can of paint and have the store add sand and shake it. Works really well.

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    Heres a litle Ramp I built. Its like puck board I had at work to use. Perfect flex on it. One and awhile I put the recycling box under it for backflips





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    This is my first attempt at posting a picture, hopefully it turns out. If it works, I'll take some more pics when we get the ramp out next.
    Fireman - Great pics, thanks for sharing your ramp

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    Try again here

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    Here is the underside of the ramp

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    I'll try tomorrow from work to post it, sorry.

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    just use some plywood/osb board make regular triangles for straight jumps or put a dip in it for high jumps and make two matching sides and use 2 - 8foot 1x2 cut in half and attach them at each corner of the triangle and the middle of the side the ramp is and attach a piece of 1/4 underlayment board works fine and for about for about 30 bucks makes 4 2ftx4ft wide ramps
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    Here is (hopefully) the underside of our ramp:

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