Building a remote control event center inside your home? Power up your RC construction toys to do the “heavy” work, and turn that construction project into an extended play day.
A backyard makes a great area for constructing a radio control vehicle complex where you hold racing events, monster truck rallies, and air shows.
But what if you don’t have a back yard large enough to hold your event center? And what about bad weather days when you can’t go outside to play? What about those days when you just want to stay indoors, but still want to play with your remote control models?
For those times when outdoor activity is less than appealing design a layout for operating those RC vehicles inside.
Draw your design on paper before you start. That way you have a picture to follow as you build your project.
Here are 4 ideas for your design:
- A space-saving multi-level complex for the corner.
- A space-saving multi-level design to sit along a wall.
- A system of roads that stretch along the walls, and around the room.
- A large room-sized complex that hangs from the ceiling.
When you draw out your blueprint for a corner design consider the shape you need. Build it as a triangular shape so it fits snugly into a corner of the room. Then construct the design upward in layers, mounting each layer on columns, and connecting each layer with roadways.
A square, or rectangular, multi-level design sits along a wall (out of the way of room traffic). With this project each layer mounts atop columns too. You also connect each layer with roads. Run your RCs with your center in place against the wall. Or move the center to the middle of the floor for operation.
For a system of roads that run around the room imagine freeways running below the ceiling just far enough that your models don’t scrape as they race about. Create sloping roads that drop toward the floor (or climb toward the ceiling), and turn back in the opposite direction. Mount your roads on the walls so they don’t get in the way of other room activity. You’ll want guardrails along the roads of this project so the vehicles don’t fly off, and destroy a lamp, or other item in the room.
When you design a large complex that fills most of the room you need to move it out of the way for other room use. (Unless you build this project in a room that you use only for remote control fun.) A simple way to keep that remote control event center out of the way for other activities is hang it from the ceiling. Mount it on pulleys. Then keep it against the ceiling when you don’t use it. When playtime comes just lower it to a convenient height, fire up the models, and have a blast.
Begin your project by hauling the building materials to your construction site on the flatbed semi trucks. Unload them with the forklifts, and front loaders. Lift them into position with the cranes, and excavators.
And haul the waste material away in the dump trucks, and garbage trucks.
Maybe the weather won’t let you get outside today. Don’t let that stop your remote control fun.
Break out those RC construction toys, and construct an indoor model activity center.