And you should also avoid to place a changeover track BEFORE any type of curve - because in my option it it really hard to brake and to press the lane change button at the same time ! Must be a mental problem...
QUOTE (thomas @ 5 Oct 2004, 18:42)CC - switch in front of curves is absolutely no problem - we had a couple of layouts with switches direct in front of the curve - just training necessary - you've to improve your talents
I have ordered the digital Set with the 2 Formula 1 Cars.. but i have to wait until end of october because the set is sold off..
other question... do you have expirience with the PC unit for the Carrera Digital Set?? i have see that with this set you can programm your cars over the PC/Notebook and at the same time its also a digital Time monitoring for the race..
DonVito, AFAIK the Carrera RMS (PC-unit) is not compatible with Carrera ProX (the digital set) - all the programming of the PC-unit refers to the behaviour of the controller for a standard car! You can set up different curves like with the Ninco Vario16-controller - or the out-of-production Carrera VarioX - but NOT for digital cars!
a connection for a laptop/pc is not known up to today - but an USB-port would make sense and a protocol to implement data transfer from the timer to the USB-port should be no big problem. Let's wait and see what capabilities the timing-system has. Fur shure there will be more add-ons for ProX if the sales are successfully - there are some nice thoughts araund...
...actually in most countries Carrera ProX ist sold out in the shops at the moment! Seems to become the success which is necessary to develop further products for the digital system - but sales have to continue.
Interesting that Jamie and friends found that they rapidly adapted to digital racing and that they enjoyed the new element of tactical racing.
Jamie's point that he would " be happy to race on either Digital or Standard in the future, both are great fun in there own right" is telling, I think.
After having read through all of the posts, I agree that Digital will appeal, as has been noted, to the Crash-and-Bash type of racer... but also to a newer, more sophisticated type of racer. There are plenty of set-ups in analog racing to appeal to the Crash market. Nothing new here. Lane change currently exists... in the past it has just been that the racer had no control over it.
However, taking more control of the car will, I think, be appealing. It will produce a more precise kind of racing and add new tactical levels to entertain racers. Crashes occur in analog and they result, primarily, from the level of experience. As people get more experience, they crash less often. I would expect the same with Digital. More experience, more control, more fun, fewer crashes. And, an environment that more nearly replicates real racing.
I suspect, too, that some sort of general code or rules will evolve to accommodate digital racing, just as they have in analog racing to accommodate the peculiarities of that venue. (For example, everyone must run an equal number of laps in each available lane to equalize the lane advantages.)
I believe that I will go digital in the near future... and maintain an option to also race in analog fashion when it suits me. None of these are mutually exclusive. And it will mean that I can get more people involved on a two-lane track.. and share the fun. Fun is what it is about.
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