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Old 08-31-2006, 08:32 AM   #1
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Can anyone help me locate any suppliers of scoreboards that are suitable for our great sport, usable indoors and outdoors.

Displaying, race order, race time, and heat number etc.

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Can anyone help me locate any suppliers of scoreboards that are suitable for our great sport, usable indoors and outdoors.

Displaying, race order, race time, and heat number etc.

Thanks..
Contact Big Baddy Boomer on here. They used a system that sound simular to what you are requesting for the IIC in Vegas.

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What they do at CEFX is just hook a projector to the timing computer and display the autoscore screen on the wall during the race. Works great indoors. Pretty much useless outdoors though.
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Rc scoring pro supports the use of betabrite(?) led type displays. they used RC scoring pro in Vegas. Doug Hay where are you???
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Old 09-01-2006, 06:50 AM   #5
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I have found a guy in the UK, seems to do a good deal, no weblink as yet, but if anyone else is interested i can send you the pdf with info on.

But please continue to bounce other options as it is always good to have a feel of the full market rather than jump at the first option.
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I have found a guy in the UK, seems to do a good deal, no weblink as yet, but if anyone else is interested i can send you the pdf with info on.

But please continue to bounce other options as it is always good to have a feel of the full market rather than jump at the first option.
For the IIC we use the best scoring system around RC Scoring pro. We had a Beta Brite as our score board and it worked good.

I have seen the full score board but they do not seem cost effective. They are pretty costly.

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Thanks guys, does anyone have a link to a site selling the betabrite boards?
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Why not just throw an LCD tv as an output to the scoring computer?
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I think that is a good solution for a results screen, scattered around the pits, but initially i would like a minimum of the Heat Number running, which can be viewed from where you are pitting.

Just thinking of the lazy racers out there, who don't wanna get out of their seat to find out what heat is running, and all his mates don't answers his continued request 'whats heats running' lol
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Jakeburns ........ it really is going to depend on what your timming and scoring software will support. Like Big Daddy Boomer said, if you use the best rc scoring software made RC Scoring Pro it will support up to 3 beta-brites with different messages on each. We ran 4 at the ROAR Carpet Nationals and I we usually run 3 for our club races and it works sweet indoors. Beta-Brites do not work well outdoors. The cheapest place to buy a new Beta-Brite is Sam's Club or you can try Ebay.
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We use RC-Timing, they do sell their own scoreboards but they are quite a bit of cash, i assume their software is capable of linking to other software, but it is food for thought.

You have a link for the software you guys use, would be interested in giving it a trial...
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I would think the 3 best things that racers would like to see:
1. Current race: Heat #5 - 1/12th Scale Stock Brushless
2. Current running order: (1st place: James, 2nd place: Bob .... etc)
3. Next Race: Heat #6 - 1/10th Scale Stock Brushless

Can RC Scoring Pro do that with the 3 Beta Brite displays?
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I found this on www.rctiming.com


and also http://www.rc-timing.com/
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the simple way like hooking up a large tv or projector is simple.. but not cheap unless you happened to already have kicked out the 2 grand for a decent one of either of those. The larger betabrites can make things look really nice but they aren't cheap either. In any case you are out a bit of money but you can control one more than the other.

(edit) I guess you might be able to rent a few screens for the event but that's only useful for the large races and not weekly stuff.

those old large rear projection tvs are great for the impromptu console game tourneys.
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We located a projector and setup a cloth screen on one of the walls in the pits and have 100x80 projected with the current race along with the schedule inbetween rounds.

Of course all run by the best timing and scoring system ever....
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