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  • Snyderville Speedway (Carrera Digital)

    Here are some current pictures of Snyderville Speedway, a Carrera Digital track. The measurement of the table is 14' 3" by 7'. The total amount of track is about 60 ft. We mainly run Carrera Digital 1/24 scale cars with an adjustable power supply. This is our 5th different layout. We are really enjoying this particular layout, especially the loop! I have a YouTube channel that features some of our racing. Here is a link to that as well,

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9J..._as=subscriber


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    Last edited by Snyderville Speedway; January 24th, 2020, 09:54 PM.

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    Nice. I just watched your most recent video. Are you running magless, one mag or two? Looks like some good fun racing.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Fourshipp View Post
      Nice. I just watched your most recent video. Are you running magless, one mag or two? Looks like some good fun racing.
      Thanks for watching the video! We are running with mags. It is a car to car basis. Our goal is to try and get the cars as equal as we can. Most of the cars are running full center mag and shimmed rear mag. And yes, the racing has been really good of late.

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      • #4
        What % power setting are you running? Are you setting it on the CU, SmartRace, or other option?

        Are he cars fast fast enough to deslot on the largest radius turns?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Fourshipp View Post
          What % power setting are you running? Are you setting it on the CU, SmartRace, or other option?

          Are he cars fast fast enough to deslot on the largest radius turns?
          That also varies from car to car with percentages ranging from 74% to 87% running at about 20v at the power supply. We adjust the speed settings via SmartRace.

          On the large radius turn, the one right before the front straight, we are generally able to hold full throttle without deslotting. However, the cars like to get loose in the corner sometimes if you hold full throttle. So a little blip of the throttle right before that turn can be advantageous to make sure you keep the car straight and don't lose any time.

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          • #6
            Thanks. sounds like we are on the same page...able to run wide open through the fastest section but still need to “drive” through the slower parts.

            My track is my “pool table”. The drivers besides me only drive at my place. I’ve been striving to find a set up that is both easy for inexperienced drivers to learn yet competitive. It sounds like my set up is similar to yours. Last year we ran all 132 and I matched all the cars using smart race. I’d have to look at my notes but I remember they were in the 70-80% range using 14.5V, smart race and just the front magnet.

            This year we’re running 124 cars. My initial impression is they are easier to drive and they sure are fun! I am still acquiring, re-tiring and tuning my 124 fleet. I should have 9 cars ready to run next week. I’ve got two cars tuned and they seem happy with just the forward magnet and 60-65% o the CU. I have not used smartrace for setting speeds yet.

            I have a variable power supply running 18.5 volts for the 124 cars. Do you see an advantage of running 20 volts vs something lower? I am using 18.5 as that is what I remember reading most guys using here on HRW. It seems to work fine so far but I’m open to trying different voltages if there is an advantage.

            Thanks for the dialog. I appreciate the info on your magnet set ups. Once everything is up and running I’ll experiment with magless like cicnyslots is running. I didn’t like running magless 132: the cars were too loose and too much drifting for my taste compared to the front mag only. My first year tuning skills could not settle them down. I am hoping the 124 cars will have better results.

            I’ll post video of our racing once everything is tuned and happy.

            Bruce

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            • #7
              You're welcome!

              That is awesome. It sounds like you have a really good setup going.

              We used to run in the 18v range as well for the 1/24 cars, but we slowly started increasing the speeds. At this point, everyone just really enjoys the faster speeds. I wouldn't say there is a real advantage to it. However, if you do end up running any rear mags as we are doing, the voltage will need to be turned up so that a deslot is possible.

              We tried running magless and didn't enjoy it at all. The constant drifting just wasn't fun for us. Plus, we don't have access to a tire truer, so that kinda takes magless out of the picture. Running magless requires a lot of work to the cars, which some people really enjoy. Another thing I have noticed is that running with mags generally makes the racing a lot closer, and this is what we are all about. At the end of the day, every group will be different and have different preferences. As long as everyone is having fun, that is really all that matters!

              That sounds good. I look forward to it!

              Josh

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              • #8
                https://youtu.be/LLjqhjHVV7U

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                • #9
                  The weekly video from Snyderville is live. This one features an epic finish!

                  Last edited by Snyderville Speedway; February 7th, 2020, 08:08 PM.

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                  • #10
                    I had to go to Youtube to watch the video but thoroughly enjoyed it.

                    What are you using to record the videos? I'd love to record my solo racing sessions so I can review them later for lap time and section time purposes, and for record keeping about where spins and deslots occur.

                    Thanks for any assistance you can offer.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by slothead View Post
                      I had to go to Youtube to watch the video but thoroughly enjoyed it.

                      What are you using to record the videos? I'd love to record my solo racing sessions so I can review them later for lap time and section time purposes, and for record keeping about where spins and deslots occur.

                      Thanks for any assistance you can offer.
                      Does anyone know why the video isn't showing here on the forum? I used the YouTube wrap when posting, but for some reason it still isn't working.

                      Thank you for watching the video! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

                      I am just using my phone. I currently have a Samsung Galaxy S9. Phones these days have such great cameras, which make them a wonderful option for recording videos. In my older videos with the overhead view, I was using an Ion Air Pro 3 camera. It has been giving me fits lately due to the amount of use it has. The phone is just so much more convenient for me to use. I plan on getting another camera or two in the future. This will allow me to have multiple camera angles and take the videos to a whole new level. I hope this helps.

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                      • slothead
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                        Thanks for the info. I may try this too if/when I get a new phone. The wife and I still have flip phones.
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