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The corrugated drain pipe for our lane barriers has arrived.
pipe
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Most of the grass has been killed and scraping it off has started.
track
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I made this drag-rake to be towed behind a golf cart. How effective it will be remains to be seen.
drag rake
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Some thoughts on a hot sultry day in the valley...

The R/C hobby has many levels of interest.

1..just driving the cars around on the grass and parking lot, zipping along crashing and bumping into things.
2...Tinkering and getting into the technology, repairing our cars
3...getting into competitive racing and race organizaton.       
4...Track construction and maintenance                    
5...Modifying and updating the cars and personalizing them with custom paint jobs, etc.

We can do as little of that or as much of it as we want to do and still have fun doing it as long as the enthusiasm is there!

Jeeze, I need another drink!
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Fun N Sun Speedway
speedway

Mike Green finished off the drivers platform with this great Sign!
sign close up

Mike, and helpers,Bob Durham, and Jerry Myers have done a remarkable job. Thanks Guys! We owe you!



I Couldn't Wait! Yesterday I had Marianna make a video of my trial run on the incomplete, ( no dirt, no lane markers) track.

 


My time was real slow, over a minute for one lap, because I was trying to remember where the lanes for design #18 were. I bet that the actual times will be less than half that. Click here to see some lap time estimates. Blew out another shock absorber before I started the run!

As of May 21, Al finished the electrics, and we took delivery of the fire hose, nozze and fire hose valve that we will need to water down the track between races.
fire hose


  Bob  came up with an idea for a black, white and Red patch that would look good on a billed hat or a jacket, and would make a good decal to put on our cars.

This ones for the Guys.

zoomer


....and another one for the Gals

zoomettes

Bob's Golf Cart

bobs cart


"Tall" Paul has voluntered to be the Chairman of the Race Committee.  Paul may be short in stature but he is tall in enthusiasm!

Bruce has agreed to be Chairman of the Rules Committee. That's like putting the fox in charge of the hen house!..Ron Holmes will be on the committee in order to keep Bruce straight.

"These will be rules pertaining to the general use of the track and drivers platform, not racing rules..I think" says Bruce.
Ron Maeder has been drafted into a committee, we are not just sure which one yet.

"Sparky" Bob is still, thru no fault of his own, the defacto chairman of the Track Construction committee.  And all the rest of us are his committee.

Any and all comments and suggestions are welcome.  Email  your input to Zoom@studio221.net

May 12, moving right along

Spiking the timbers
jerry spiking

bruce, resting

Al installing the electric boxes at the work  benches
al installing the electrics

Lupe instaling the plumbing for the fire hose that we will use to wet down the track!
lupe
"Thar she Blows"
thar she blows

"Gawd! Don't y'all wish ya were here?"
A Great View from the nearly completed Driver's Deck!
drivers deck

deck


Construction has begun.

The first step was to remove the sand volley ball court.
new track1
 
Next up, Mike will start to build the drivers deck.

mike


drivers deck 5-2-2014




Back home at FnS, Carl strapped his telephone on the top of his 4 wd and made this video.

(video by Carl)


Bob gave a  well recieved, 26 minute presentation about our club at one of the Tuesday Koffee Klatch's. Here is 3 minutes of it:






The Club Race in the Parking Lot

video by Marianna Nelson



The Club at the Crafts Expo
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The Club at the Mardi Gras Parade

video by Janet Nelson

Pictures by Grace Guido-Gray

pixpixpix


just stuff
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