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Old 07-29-2006, 09:34 AM   #1
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I am considering building a track in a Parking Lot the church has allowed me to use, I will use all my old kart tires, and have setup a pretty cool track here, plenty of room, plenty of parking, and my focus is keeping it inexpensive. But i had 6 friends who happen to own some Nitro R/C cars(only 4 of them are actually used to race) and i had a hard time keeping track of them cars. I have heard of something that counts the cars, but don't know what it is called, or where to get one. Any help would be appreciated.
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Ko Propo makes a system around $1600 with 10 transponders(devise you put in the cars to count the laps)

AMB also makes a system $3600 with 10 transponders + software (This is the best system but not cheap.

let me know if I can help in any way. I am building a track as well.
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Old 08-14-2006, 11:54 PM   #3
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could you think that back in the GOOD OLD DAYS they use to count by hand


on to more useful info : this is what i found on a google search.
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could you think that back in the GOOD OLD DAYS they use to count by hand .
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Don't waste your money with the KO system, it's unreliable.

If you wnet AMB, make the guys buy the personal transponders. More and more tracks are going that route. Not having to fool with handout transponders for most tracks helps cut some overhead costs.

But with just a few guys having fun in a parking lot, big time AMB systems are probably out of their reach. In that case find someone with an old laptop and printer and then download a copy of a race program called LAPSFREE. It will keep track of the race via manual input from someone at the computer punching in the car numbers as they pass a start/finish line or whatever point you decide. It's easy to use and with 4-5 cars, one person can easily keep track of the race, then print it out at the end. Having an extra person calling out car numbers as they pass and standing beside the computer person helps.

You can find the software at www.RCTiming.com And best of all, it's FREE!

Good luck and have fun!
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Try this http://www.alycat.com/AlycatRC/WebSite/Home.html
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Don't waste your money with the KO system, it's unreliable.

If you wnet AMB, make the guys buy the personal transponders. More and more tracks are going that route. Not having to fool with handout transponders for most tracks helps cut some overhead costs.

But with just a few guys having fun in a parking lot, big time AMB systems are probably out of their reach. In that case find someone with an old laptop and printer and then download a copy of a race program called LAPSFREE. It will keep track of the race via manual input from someone at the computer punching in the car numbers as they pass a start/finish line or whatever point you decide. It's easy to use and with 4-5 cars, one person can easily keep track of the race, then print it out at the end. Having an extra person calling out car numbers as they pass and standing beside the computer person helps.

You can find the software at www.RCTiming.com And best of all, it's FREE!

Good luck and have fun!
Craig....thanks for you input.....this could be solution for us....
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