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Old 03-11-2005, 11:32 AM
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(imagine buying rubbers once a year) lol
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Old 03-11-2005, 11:33 AM
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http://www.spintec.nl/

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Old 03-11-2005, 11:51 AM
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Originally posted by nimble
Nimble Motorsports has such a system.
Can we make a business selling $1 transponders? I don't think so.
Any info? I couldn't find any on www.nimblemotorsports.com.

This may come as surprise to many here, but there is another company that makes hardware (decoders and transponders) to time RC Cars, They're named Chronit, they make personal transponders (not AMB compatible) and their decoder box has display so you don't "need" computer to time an event. Their decoder is supposed to be able to imitate a AMB20 system. But when I checked their competive pricing it was not so competive, about the same for full system.

Does anyone know how the timing software reads the code from the AMB system, and how it sets the decoder to AMB RC from AMB 20.
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Old 03-11-2005, 12:41 PM
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It is most likely the RFID system will not come to market. There is significant opposition to a non-AMB system, whether from a big giant like Chronit, or a startup like Nimble Motorsports. AMB has really done a great job in locking in the customer base. Microsoft comes to mind.

We can imitate a AMB20 system, but that really defeats the purpose of a different system.

How the AMBrc system works is a trade secret and the protocol is kept under NDA.

The beauty of a RFID system is that the transponders are non-powered, i.e. they require no power or wires from the car.
How does that work? The miracle of electromagnetism combined with the advances in low-power consumption of silicon chips.
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Old 03-11-2005, 12:48 PM
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Is there a way to link the two options together via a new software interface. So that AMB, and RFID systems can be scored depending on what the driver purchased for a transponder?
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Old 03-11-2005, 01:07 PM
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Originally posted by Charlie O
Mini pressure washer, that uses a solution like a diluted WD40.
They have one of these, pretty cool i think, if you have towers 2004 catalog its in there somewhere. i believe its like $30
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Old 03-11-2005, 01:59 PM
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The biggest problem with the RFID is the RF that is generated. Think about it. Our cars operate on RF. The term glitching comes to mind.

Now if this can be perfected or isoloated, then it would be a great system. Just a thought!
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Old 03-11-2005, 07:27 PM
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how bout this, a car that has liek a kind of "reactive slop" is its suspention so that the full face of the tire is in contact with the ground at all times
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Originally posted by AE Racer
It was discussed somewhere else and it was said that since the whole pack is discharged in a series (not individual cells) it is best to charge and discharge it that way. Although you need a tray to finish up the discharge and equalize all the cells.

It would be way better to charge individually. Then each cell would peak and stop charging. No overheating cells, or under discharging.

How about a charger that individually charges, dicharges, equalize, and dead shorts.
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Force Feedback radio transmitters.
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Force Feedback radio transmitters.
with memory, so you can prove "that guy" took you out when noone was looking :P
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I would like to see standard radio plugs for all receivers / servos / ESCs -- no more converting plugs!

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Old 03-22-2005, 09:03 PM
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A Nitro engine emissions tester that can measure the air/fuel mixture to allow for perfect tuning. Must automatically sense engine temp, outdoor temp, atmospheric pressure, etc.

Also an electromagnetic shock dampening system like the 'Vette uses. Senses the condition of the track and varies dampening accordingly.

Also an off-road tire that is properly belted to prevent ballooning under acceleration, thereby drastically changing the vehicles set-up.

And a scale dragster tire that balloons up like a 1:1 dragster when the wheels cut loose.

Also one of those virtual reality fly by wire systems the Predator drone uses. Can you imagine taking your Proceed out for a spin on the highway from the comfort of your kitchen table

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