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by gpraceman
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The West Coast Grand Prix
Replies: 46
Views: 18960

Re: The West Coast Grand Prix

Maybe Randy has some insight as to X number of cars = X number of minutes to conduct a race. Depends heavily on how well the race crew is organized, scheduling method used and the number of lanes on the track. Could be as fast as under 45 seconds per heat or more than 2 minutes per heat. Here's som...
by gpraceman
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Inexpensive Weights
Replies: 2
Views: 2382

Re: Inexpensive Weights

Cool idea Randy! Another alternative for some inexpensive weights.. May be to use 3/8" steel round rod that can be cut to size and found in most hard ware stores as well. https://www.homedepot.com/p/3-8-in-x-36-in-Plain-Steel-Round-Rod-802447/204273959 That's a possibility, but cutting it up could ...
by gpraceman
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Microwizard Fasttrack Timer Case Build
Replies: 4
Views: 5517

Re: Microwizard Fasttrack Timer Case Build

Looks nice. I like how you are keeping everything together (scale, car inspection box, timer).

Though, I would ditch the laser start sensor system. Too problematic. See viewtopic.php?p=53672#p53672. Use the mechanical switch instead. Much more dependable.
by gpraceman
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Inexpensive Weights
Replies: 2
Views: 2382

Inexpensive Weights

I found out awhile back that Harbor Freight has some weights that are inexpensive and easy to add to a derby car. I found these in my local HF. These are the same type of weights that we used for the Ford Fast Track racing series for Girl Scouts and worked beautifully. These weights are normally use...
by gpraceman
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: This forum section is for Off Topic conversations
Replies: 3
Views: 3515

Re: This forum section is for Off Topic conversations

Randy, I do that a lot so I don't knock someones Really important thing off a very popular topic. Tungsten is not as important as Eagles Grand Prix race. I'm on Derbytalk a minimum 3 times a day, year around. I scroll down every Topic and the date will jump out at me so I think I never miss anythin...
by gpraceman
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Email Notifications for Inactive Members
Replies: 0
Views: 6744

Email Notifications for Inactive Members

I've turned off new post and new thread email notifications for members that have been inactive for more than 3 years. So, if you are still managing to monitor Derby Talk, but are not signing in, then you will not be seeing these email notifications unless you sign back into the board and re-opt int...
by gpraceman
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: This forum section is for Off Topic conversations
Replies: 3
Views: 3515

This forum section is for Off Topic conversations

I've had to move a bunch of threads out of this forum to other applicable forums. This forum is intended for topics not related to derbies, regattas or cubmobile races. Make sure you are posting to the proper forum.
by gpraceman
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Best Track Stop Section Foam Removal
Replies: 1
Views: 4261

Re: Best Track Stop Section Foam Removal

Slowly peel the strips up, while using a heat gun to loosen up the adhesive.
by gpraceman
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: GPRM & RR: Hardware & Setup Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 5924

Re: GPRM & RR: Hardware & Setup Questions

Are you using the Auto Heat Advance feature? If so, is the delay set long enough for RaceReplay to do its job before GPRM tries to advance to the next heat? It is important that GPRM is not doing anything (and you are not doing anything in GPRM) that might cause Windows to shift the focused app off ...
by gpraceman
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Derby Repair Tool Kit
Replies: 5
Views: 3718

Re: Derby Repair Tool Kit

Our problems are usually before the particular race starts. We are set up the same as we are at our workshops. After 35 years with a height limit of 2 1/2", this year our height limit has been raised to 4 1/2". The 25/64" drill bit and 3/8" lead rod corrects a common problem fast. Glitter is our bi...
by gpraceman
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Derby Repair Tool Kit
Replies: 5
Views: 3718

Derby Repair Tool Kit

I put together a tool kit for cars that run into a problem during a race. It has come in very handy for a variety of repairs. I keep this with me near the start gate so I can grab it for any car that is having trouble finishing. From Left to Right: + Axle Pliers + Mini Screwdriver Phillips and Flat ...
by gpraceman
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Commercial
Topic: Derby Magic Timer on Besttrack
Replies: 5
Views: 3228

Re: Derby Magic Timer on Besttrack

I did contact them regarding drilling the holes for the finish line. They provided drawings of the lower portion of the timer showing the screw inserts relative to the holes for the LEDs, which was helpful. I wasn't going to push them for much more since they sell their own tracks. Anyone who sells...
by gpraceman
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: GPRM & RR: Hardware & Setup Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 5924

Re: GPRM & RR: Hardware & Setup Questions

GPRM uses UDP communications to send messages to RaceReplay. You may be able to use a crossover cable, a switch or a router to connect the two computers together. If using one computer, it would need enough horsepower to manage timer communications, video output to a projection system, UDP communica...
by gpraceman
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Commercial
Topic: Derby Magic Timer on Besttrack
Replies: 5
Views: 3228

Re: Derby Magic Timer on Besttrack

Have you tried contacting Derby Magic?