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How to Make a Homemade RC Track

Do you want to learn how to make a homemade RC track? You can build your own instead of going to the park or using the local track. Construct your own RC track with some simple supplies, or create a complicated track complete with jumps, pit stop and driver's stand.

  1. First: Locate the surface

    Decide where you want to build; your garage, driveway, basement or backyard are all good options. The basement or garage are best if you're worried about bad weather. Check out the condition of the floor or ground before you begin building, making sure the surface that supports your race track is durable and flat.

  2. Second: Sketch it out

    Draw your design on paper to avoid mistakes and ensure that you adhere to your plan right from the outset. Grab a tape measure and measure the space you intend to use. Then transfer the measurements to graph paper to make sure your drawing is accurate.

  3. Third: Plan creatively

    Design the track you want, not the track anyone else wants. Don't place limits on your imagination; put turns where you want them and make the track as large or small as you'd like. Allow enough room for your RC to turn corners without wiping out. Opt for a track width of four to seven feet if you are going to race larger RC cars on your track at the same time.

  4. Fourth: Install the track

    Measure the width and length of the pieces that you need to cut out of plywood for your track. Once you've got the basic shape of your track, cut your carpet to the correct size and shape to fit the plywood base. Use a staple gun to staple the carpet edges to the plywood, pulling the carpet tight as you staple to avoid rifts or lines in the finished track. Paint your track to match the standard tar pavements, or stain it to resemble a natural terrain.