iwonder wrote:Anyone know of a place to get a cheap track for this event? I tried building one a long time ago and it never worked out very well, but $150 or more is way out of our budget...
chalker wrote: It's still a couple weeks before the printed manuals come out, but I'll save everyone the trouble and expense by letting you know the rules will explicitly prohibit brushless motors and integrated circuits of any kind... so stick to the basic brushed motors.
chalker wrote:iwonder wrote:
We've extensively changed the rules to allow for hand-built tracks. There will be a document posted shortly on the soinc.org event page going over in great detail on how to build one. In addition, we've changed the parameters to allow for 4' tracks, which are significantly cheaper than the 8' tracks most people buy. Pitsco and Kelvin are the only retailers I know of that sell them.
retired1 wrote:We will all have to wait a couple more days till we get the rules to see what is and is not legal.
Having flown gas powered model airplanes a few years, I think that you are significantly overstating the problem. The electric motor spins at a fairly high RPM but is not terribly strong, so when it hits the pillow at the end of the run, it will either stop turning or be trapped enough to turn it off - if - you have a switch or a quick disconnect in the power line.
If you are concerned with your personal safety, you might want to go to Kelvin.com and buy one of their safety props, assuming that it is of legal size.
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