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An evening race with the APB C7042

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Had a racing event yesterday with some friends using the APB C7042 with the PB Pro 1,04 software upgraded. We were driving 7 heats with 4 cars on track, with some people complaining about the ending places in the race - I actually only noticed this in the final race where my neighbour seemed to have beaten me according to the C7042, but no way this could be true. I drove a perfect race without any deslots. And he drove like s...

Then today made a test pushing the 4 cars over the line several times - not one error in the lap timing. Tried pushing slow, pushing hard - lifting the front of the car just a little bit - no problems at all. The braids are brand new. Has anyone some experience in this, and what it could be else that is causing mistakes?

Next time I will have to have an accoundant noticing the laps on a piece of paper, to compare with powerbase results.

Technical question - does the C7042 for timing have both sensor and a braid "tap" registration? Cant seem to find anything but the sensor. And if so - should both be registrated to notice the lap for the car?
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My layout looks like this - as you see the powerbase is quite at the end of the straight.

Maybe the XLC is to close to the powerbase? Hmmm probably not............
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All of my cars have lights. All the cars are digital from the sets Pro GT, and Digital Super GT. Yesterday I drove with two Porsche's and two Aston Martin's.

When I tested the system in the afternoon, one of the Porsche's actually gave some odd timings - not like it missed a lap, but more like driving extreme low lap times. I put new braids on it, and it worked fine. I actually also tried to drive many laps with all of the cars (one at a time), and everything seemed fine. So one of my thoughts was also if it could be because of drivin with four cars at a time, that something odd would happen?

I guess I will try to drive with the pacer cars as Mr. Flippant suggested - then maybe it will show if it is only one car that courses the problems.

Is travelling clockwise better than the other way around?
Check - thats the way I do it now.

Why did you ask if the cars have lights regarding to lap counting issues
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Thanks for the link.

I can see that this matters the DPR cars - mine are digital from the sets. But could they course the same problems?
Thanks for all the good advice. And no - I have not set minimum lap times, but will do that when I make some testing in the weekend.
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