R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-12-2015, 04:22 AM   #16
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Australia
Posts: 286
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Skiddins View Post
It better be cheaper, because looking at it's specs, it isn't as good

It even mentions a 'Wireless audio transmitter', then later on in the FAQ tells us they aren't making that part lol
So the box sits beside the track and you have to look at it after, that's nowhere near as good as having it read out on your own phone
If you read some more you can plug a speaker into it or buy your own generic wireless audio transmitter. They explain that this is the cheaper option rather than them make it.
filippimini is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2015, 04:43 AM   #17
Tech Elite
 
Skiddins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Windsor, UK
Posts: 4,667
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by filippimini View Post
If you read some more you can plug a speaker into it or buy your own generic wireless audio transmitter. They explain that this is the cheaper option rather than them make it.
I did read it. But that still means buying extra kit.
__________________
Xray T4'17, T4'14 (Wet Car)
Xray X12 2017
Xray X1'16
wlrc.co.uk (West London Racing Centre)
RCDisco.co.uk
Skiddins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2015, 05:09 AM   #18
Tech Addict
 
Stein Tumert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Norway (Oslo) / Germany (Hamburg)
Posts: 541
Default

http://zeppinracing.com/portfolio-vi...ce-lap-system/
__________________
Stein Tumert
Tamiya TRF, Sanwa M12, SpeedPassion, Much More, LRP
Stein Tumert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2015, 06:33 AM   #19
Tech Apprentice
 
Butler205's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Hertfordshire, UK
Posts: 65
Default

I often drive up to WLRC for a bit of practice in my lunch hour. This would be a brilliant accessory. Its a bit pricey for my casual use, but I might bite the bullet. Once the concept is out there the prices will come down.
__________________
M05 Racer(retired) FF03 Racer - Brushless Hyper 7 Basher
Butler205 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2015, 10:09 AM   #20
Tech Fanatic
 
TOM MAR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Posts: 990
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by filippimini View Post
It doesn't look anywhere near as simple as the iPhone compatible pit pocket. However, if it is cheaper it would be a good option. Any idea on price?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skiddins View Post
It better be cheaper, because looking at it's specs, it isn't as good

It even mentions a 'Wireless audio transmitter', then later on in the FAQ tells us they aren't making that part lol
So the box sits beside the track and you have to look at it after, that's nowhere near as good as having it read out on your own phone
I doubt the Zeppin will cost less, someone else made one similar a few years ago. It was never really popular until after production was stopped.

I cannot find any real specs on the Pit Pocket other than one ir in the output unit verses 2 in the Zeppin.

If you do not have the required Iphone or Ipad then I would think the Zeppin would be the counter of choice. Likewise I think the Pit Pocket would be a better choice if you have the required apple product.

Having to buy the wireless audio trans. is a big turn off for me. But it is also just an option not required.

I do not have the Iphone or Ipad required so for now If I get one of them I only have one choice. After Zeppin releases the price I will decide.

99 pounds on the UK site for the Pit Pocket is going to be hard to beat, I might have to upgrade my phone
TOM MAR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2015, 10:13 AM   #21
Tech Master
 
eR1c's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,524
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Looks cool/useful, if it were compatible w/ Android I'd be more interested.
eR1c is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2015, 10:13 AM   #22
Tech Master
 
b20btec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Sugar Land
Posts: 1,043
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default

Is this product offered in the UK only? Anyone know where I can pick this up in the states?
__________________
Soap



REFLEXRACING.NET * TEXASEOS.NET * YOKOMO
b20btec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2015, 10:40 AM   #23
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: England
Posts: 1,460
Send a message via ICQ to MattW
Default

I'd suggest contacting zen to see if they will ship to the U.S.
MattW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2015, 12:07 PM   #24
Tech Fanatic
 
tbrymer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Arizona
Posts: 895
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

Well I'm glad someone made something like this so I don't have to I know about 20 people at my track that want to buy one, so hopefully we can get them in the US soon. I wonder if the codes are programable on the device?
__________________
CRC - C&C Motorsports - SpeedZone
tbrymer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2015, 12:26 PM   #25
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 435
Default

There is a serial number on the bottom of the box. You enter the number into the app on the settings page and that links the box to your device. The IR transmitter is also uniquely linked to the box you get so they are not user programable.
cyclonetog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2015, 03:11 PM   #26
Tech Adept
 
The FastFred's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 198
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cyclonetog View Post
There is a serial number on the bottom of the box. You enter the number into the app on the settings page and that links the box to your device. The IR transmitter is also uniquely linked to the box you get so they are not user programable.
any use reports yet??
The FastFred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2015, 05:00 PM   #27
Tech Fanatic
 
tbrymer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Arizona
Posts: 895
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

The only thing that kinda bothers me is that I thought I read that the phone is used for timing. I'm hoping that is just a misunderstanding and the IR receiver actually has hardware that keeps a timestamp before the data is sent over to the app via bluetooth. Otherwise the timing might be off a little more than expected.
__________________
CRC - C&C Motorsports - SpeedZone
tbrymer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2015, 10:48 PM   #28
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 435
Default

Of course we have run the system alongside AMB transponders in various locations and the maximum discrepancy I have seen so far is 0.02s.
Obviously the angle you pass the box will make a very slight difference as it uses line of sight.
If you have ever used 2 AMB transponders in 1 car you will know there is also a discrepancy in that system too!
cyclonetog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2015, 10:49 PM   #29
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 435
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by The FastFred View Post
any use reports yet??
I've used it a lot, apologies I'm not sure what it is you are asking?
cyclonetog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2015, 11:28 PM   #30
Tech Addict
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 613
Trader Rating: 12 (100%+)
Default

I ordered one from Zen and already downloaded the latest version of the app.
I have only one question:
how can I change the practice/ race duration on the app. I haven't found it in the setting.
It always says last lap at 5 minutes, but we ran 6 minutes for TC and 8 minutes for 1/12.
Thank you
silden is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 03:47 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net