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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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Lars - the way the C7042 measures lap times is by:
- getting the ID from the ID sensor
- getting the time from the blade sensor
It then pairs these and saves the lap time.
With the position on the track and the direction of travel, I can't understand why you have any problems. I have tested it with 1000s of laps, and not missed one.
I'm going to suggest that it is most likely a problem with one of your cars. Do any of your cars have lights? Anything about the cars which missed laps that is different from the others?
Have the cars travelling over the powerbase from the ID sensor to the blade sensor. This appears to be the most reliable direction. So if you have the hanset inputs at the front, this is travelling from the right to left as you look at the powerbase.
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