I've been playing minecraft for a while but I've never really utilized mine cart systems. Last night I decided to finally start messing around with 'em, but I've been having a few issues.
Anyway, I was hoping someone could link me to a decent tutorial (no luck browsing or through search :x ) preferably with instructions on how to create a cart launcher, or something of the sort so I don't have to push a cart then chase and right click to get in. I'm thinking of something like get in a cart, push a button and off I go. The launcher is really the only thing I need, the rest I can probably figure out through trial and error, although a full guide would still be appreciated.
Also I don't mind if they're some what redstone heavy, I've learned a fair amount about redstone and red stone circuitry. Anyway, thanks for the help people ^^¥
Here is the way i do it. you put a cobble stone at the end of your track and at the beginning. then you replace the first rail with a powered rail but do not put a redstone torch next to it. keep it unpowered. then put another cobblestone next to the powered rail and put a button on it. place the cart on the powered rail and get in. when you press the button the cart will take off. when it hits the powered rail and cobblestone at the other end it will stop. here you need to look to the side before stepping out, do not look straight ahead or else your cart will get pushed and go down the rail again. heres a diagram.
>_> Thanks for that... and I realized I'm an idiot. All my failed attempts at launches using powered rails have had the rails powered from the get go, never stopped to think that they might have a launching ability if they're off and then turned on with a cart on 'em.