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Old 07-16-2008, 01:52 PM   #1
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Hey all, I run alot at a local club track that does not hold races but is looking for an economical lap counting system. I know the AMB stuff that is used most places is great but it is pricey for a club that has little income. I was wondering if any on you have used this and if it is junk or OK:

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXRJC9&P=FR

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I beleive that is for mini z's or other 1\24 scale cars doubt it would be any good for 1\10.
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Old 07-18-2008, 09:25 PM   #3
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Hey all, I run alot at a local club track that does not hold races but is looking for an economical lap counting system. I know the AMB stuff that is used most places is great but it is pricey for a club that has little income. I was wondering if any on you have used this and if it is junk or OK:

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXRJC9&P=FR

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A new amb system is four grand, and they still have problems from time to time scoring correctly. I wouldn't think a four hundred dollar system would stand a chance. My .02
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Old 07-18-2008, 10:05 PM   #4
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You shhould look into this system.http://www.rclapcounter.com/index.html

Works real well and the customer support is great.
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Old 07-19-2008, 06:04 PM   #5
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This is what we have at our asphalt track. It is a great deal.
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Old 07-20-2008, 08:50 AM   #6
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Actually it works rather well..........A small carpet track in Monroe used the system and I never heard any complaints
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Old 07-21-2008, 05:49 AM   #7
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I haven't heard much on the Robitronic yet, but it seems very similar to I-Lap and the equipment looks a little more robust and comes with lap counting software.
http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...id=675&id=7617
http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...id=675&id=7618
http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...id=675&id=7619

I-Lap has quite a bit of good feedback but you still need to get lap counting software.
http://www.rclapcounter.com/

Both are a heck of a lot cheaper system than AMB.
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http://www.rctiming.com/

Free timing software for Ilap. Works great and very easy to operate
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No more $100 personals!? Count me in!
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i think this is another case of you get what you pay for
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I think AMB is good but they are ripping us off. I got an AMB personal like 8 or 9 years ago for $55 new. Here we are all these years later & the exact same unit is a $100+ now. I understand inflation but I also understand the cost & savings on volume manufacturing of electronics. Those AMB personals should cost less than $20 by now. AMB needs more competition to make them lower their prices.
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ya i got mine at socal for $55 new. my jaw dropped when i found out they're going for over $100 now.
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Old 07-30-2008, 03:58 PM   #13
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The AMB stuff is manufactured in Europe. The EURO is worth over 1.5 times what the dollar is. That's why they've jumped in price. There's an interesting article on the Xray site by Juraj Hudy that covers this same topic. The USD used to net around 40 Slovak Crowns and now it only nets 19!

Thanks to members of RCTech, I managed to acquire a complete AMBrc setup for less $2000.
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I agree, the AMB stuff is a rip.
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