Originally Posted by PlatinumJoe
I know there are accelerometers that measure higher than 3g's but they may be to big or heavy of units for your application. What are you testing?
We want to get the real engine/car performance messured in numbers and diagrams realtime on the track but also all stuff arround it. I have a telemetry module which can connect up to 17 sensors. At this moment I can messure:
- temperature engine
- temperature air at the intake
- humidity at the air intake
All will be transfered by a 433mhz radio system from Radiometrix and received and realtime messured and recorded on a laptop.
An example of a simple interface to show what is possible:
The interface is modulair so you can setup what ever you want, also the input can get a calculation before it will be displayed.
From what I have seen a F1 car accelerates with 1.7G, brakes with almost 3G and takes corners up to 5G. Only the acceleration is the most important thing to get some data from the engine although the speed (and with that the G-force) in a corner can tell a lot of how powerfull an engine is with that kind of load.