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Old 01-08-2013, 12:17 PM
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Know this topic has come up in the past but looking to see if anyone has come up with a lap tracking software with gps.
Shows tracking laps and you can overlay a map of the course on it to see the race?
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:39 AM
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Looks like they are getting close

http://modeltracker.blogspot.ca/2012...to-happen.html
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:22 AM
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Wow!!! This is fantastic news. I'm surprised this thread hasn't generated more buzz? As a past CD, I know how challenging it can be to get workers to give up their weekend sitting in the middle of nowhere and often times in the blazing heat, all so we can have fun.

I've gotten interested in some other aspects of the hobby these days, so I'm not as active racing today as I used to be, but I just wanted to personally thank the developers and it sounds like a big thank you goes out to the memory of Fred B. for sponsoring this endeavor.

Thanks again for sharing. Looking forward to seeing more progress reports in the future.

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Old 01-14-2013, 10:47 AM
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Looks like a work in progress indeed. And looking forward to see this new tracking systems put into good use in the near future. Excellent!
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:35 PM
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Thanks for the interest guys. This method used by system is not GPS, it's more like GPS upside down, I have to do the math.

The project has been a tough slog but its moving onto firm ground with applications being coded instead of muddling around deep in the the bones of project.

I've been able to work on it pretty steady since the first post. I'll post a new blog entry soon with some of the advances as soon as they've been tested.

There are 3 levels of service planned for

1) Speed trap. 2 Stations, One model ... F3B, F5B, Helicopter. System times the transit between stations and signals the start and end events in either direction.
2) Club race. 3 Stations, Four slow models. System is mounted on pylons, communicates with Judgeman for turns, cuts and lap-counting.
3) High speed race. 6 Stations, Up to 6 models, including Q40, F3D, and F5D.

I'm working on #1, and have the key elements ready for #2 & #3.

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Old 01-29-2013, 03:07 PM
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I would love to test #1 at our Speed Rally in June!
One goal I would love to see added in there is to comply with F3S.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:53 AM
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If I understand it right, I suspect the big jet aerobatic maneuvers may take it out of range. If it is just for bragging speed pass rights. I'll make sure the system will go that fast.

PM me and I'll put you on my mailing list.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:47 AM
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:15 AM
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Hank, you know I am a big fan!!!

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I like to try it at my race in May 4-5 2013 At the Weak Signals
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:52 PM
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New post.
[link]http://modeltracker.blogspot.ca/[/link]
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I like it.
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Great job Hank, am watching this with much anticipation!
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