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Old 09-04-2001, 05:43 AM   #1
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Default How do you time your laps?

Whew ran last night with 2 of my seniors and they easily lapped me 2-3 times :-)

How do you guys time your laps? Stopwatches? I'd like to know thanks!

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Old 09-04-2001, 08:07 AM   #2
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When I am timing I usually use a stop watch. I pick a point on the track and everytime the car passes that point I click the watch and see what the time is. I hope this is what you are asking and I hope it helps.
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I use the personal lap timer ...the one Team Orion is going to be importing, got mine a while back before Orion was importing them. The thing is great it lets you just drive and not worry about hitting a button on your controller or anything like that. Has an audible tone that lets you know your fastest lap and a different tone when you beat a preprogrammed time.
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Old 09-04-2001, 08:57 AM   #4
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Hi Kriag,
Haven't yet tried the stop watch - don't have one yet. Is it difficult for you to click to stop watch every lap at the same position? At my newbie stage just keeping the car on the track is very taxing.

HarshGuy, how much did u get it for? TIA!

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Team Orion has them on their website for $227.50, I'm sure they'll be making out to hobby shops that ordered them as well.
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ack that's quite a bundle! Any idea if there are DIY solutions?

OTOH, I have this urge to buy the Tamiya Mini 4WD speed meter to see how fast my tb01 can go
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I use the lap feature on my JR R-1 radio. i like it because you can set a pace monitor on it. If you need to be doing 12 second lap times, you can set it up to beep at you after 12 seconds during each lap. This way you can see how far you actually are from being up to speed. This becomes real useful when you are evaluating changes you have made to your set up.
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I'm almost done developing Lap Timing software. If you've got a buddy and a laptop, you can use it to keep track of your lap times. Actually, the only thing left for me to do is complete the average speed conversion for MPH/KPH and vice-versa.

The software has an unlimited lap memory and recall, calculates average lap time and average lap speed (if you enter the track length), and keeps track of the fastest lap.

My next step will be to port it to Windows CE (Pocket PC), and to the Palm OS as well. These options would be a bit more realistic in terms of what someone might actually use at the track, although I have seen my share of laptops at the track!

If you're interested, you can check it out on my personal website

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Old 09-05-2001, 07:18 AM   #9
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Cool Windows CE Lap Counter

My brother is in the process of making a Windows CE Lap Counter. The last few weekends we have been using it for practice and it is pretty good.

Please visit his site if you want more info: Windows CE Lap Counter



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Hi Kriag,
Haven't yet tried the stop watch - don't have one yet. Is it difficult for you to click to stop watch every lap at the same position? At my newbie stage just keeping the car on the track is very taxing.

HarshGuy, how much did u get it for? TIA!

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Oh, I forgot to mention that I have a buddy time me and I return the favor for him.
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Old 09-05-2001, 08:04 AM   #11
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dont let kraig fool ya...he uses a calender to time himself....
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Old 09-05-2001, 06:10 PM   #12
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I use my M8 timer
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