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ian.joyner 06-07-2017 05:10 AM

LapMonitor Lap Timer
 
Here's a thread for the LapMonitor lap timer. I bought one after seeing a local racer using one in the UK.

https://lapmonitor.com/store/64-larg...aining-kit.jpg

http://www.lapmonitor.com

I've used it a couple of times so far, with the iOS app (Android also available) it worked really well. Easy to install and setup, brilliant if you have access to a track but no timing available. Having my lap times read out as I passed the sensor through the app was great, it's feedback I've never had when practising before.

Glen Gregorio 06-07-2017 09:47 AM

LapMonitor is awesome
 
Purchased a lap monitor and this thing is awesome. It's similar to the old Orion transponder system because it registers lap times, but this thing is updated to 2017 specs that allow audio via Bluetooth and the ability to view lap times like the AMB system from your phone. Audio through my phone was okay since my buddies were relaying the lap times, but it might be best to use headphones for nitro.

This is probably one of the best driving accessories out there if you want to change your lines and know if that approach was faster or not. It's also good to know how consistent you are and figure out the limit of your setup and find out what happens to your time if you push too much.

Setup was pretty simple, I have it connected to my android phone and so far no issues. When we tested it at HotRod Hobbies, I had the lapmonitor approx up to 4 ft from the transponder and it registered each time. You can power the transponder through your receiver or from an external power source. For my first outing, I used an external battery and cut out a piece of carbon fiber so I have a base that is velcroed to the window. If you create a mounting base, I suggest using double sided tape on the battery opposed to velcro since it was dangling after every other run or so.

That being said, wish I had this in my early days of RC.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/hR...w=w745-h515-no

hanulec 06-07-2017 09:49 AM

Solutions like this come and go from time to time. I guess my big question would be able the availability and future roadmap.

gfranck 06-07-2017 03:35 PM


Originally Posted by hanulec (Post 14946965)
Solutions like this come and go from time to time. I guess my big question would be able the availability and future roadmap.

It is already available on lapmonitor.com website. Our roadmap is to keep on providing an easy to use, accurate lap timer for practice and multi-user races in your backyard track or within a club

Franck
LapMonitor developper

gfranck 07-07-2017 07:04 AM

Hi,

Here is a quick demo video of LapMonitor app

+ YouTube Video
ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.



Franck

gfranck 09-18-2018 02:46 PM

LapMonitor apps are now free to download on Playstore and Appstore

gfranck 09-18-2018 02:48 PM

LapMonitor apps are now free to download on Playstore and Appstore

For Iphone/Ipad:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lapmonitor/id1210499975


For Android:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...yfx.lapmonitor

Franck
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https://lapmonitor.com

1/8 IC Fan 03-14-2019 05:32 AM

Bumping this up, as it is relevant to all the current club racing going on, and is a great alternative to MYLAPS!!!

speedworks 04-14-2019 03:46 AM

I'm looking to pickup this system soon, looks great!

GhenzZ 04-15-2019 03:19 PM


Originally Posted by speedworks (Post 15431526)
I'm looking to pickup this system soon, looks great!

Ive been using this system for quite a while now, and honestly it's one of the best timing system out there, easy to use.

speedworks 04-19-2019 08:50 AM


Originally Posted by GhenzZ (Post 15432425)
Ive been using this system for quite a while now, and honestly it's one of the best timing system out there, easy to use.

Glad to hear that, any issues with sun light causing missed laps? Are you able to adjust how sensitive the IR is on the lap counter?

gfranck 04-20-2019 11:26 AM


Originally Posted by speedworks (Post 15434991)
Glad to hear that, any issues with sun light causing missed laps? Are you able to adjust how sensitive the IR is on the lap counter?

LapMonitor is successfully used in Turkey to time 1:8 nitro and brushless national championship and it is a very sunny country
Sun can slightly reduce the range (mainly if facing sun at sunset or sunrise) but it works well under sunny conditions
If you notice any miss lap, you can easily change LapMonitor location on the track to keep on getting good detection as LapMonitor has a long bluetooth range



mini-dub 05-09-2019 02:11 PM

Just ordered one of these systems and am so stoked to have them for our practice days! All the tracks we practice at locally in the Pacific Northwest don't have lap timing systems, so this rad little system should really take things to the next level :D

GhenzZ 05-09-2019 04:47 PM

You won't be disappointed with this timer. It's so helpful on the track, I use it to manage a Mini M05 series. Everyone is happy with it

GhenzZ 05-09-2019 04:57 PM

You won't be disappointed with this timer. It's so hopeful on the track, I use it to manage a Mini M05 series. Everyone is happy with it


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