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I have the newest power base and have ordered the interface cable to hook to SSDC. I am still unclear what has to be done to have full function of the pit lane?

Do I have to buy Pit Pro? if so, where do I get it? Is there a link? I can't find a link to buy it.

Do I even need the pit lane game tower anymore?

Do I have to buy the pit lane game and then send it off for mod?

Are there instructions available to mod the pit game myself?

Do I have to buy another cable like the one I already ordered (to connect to the C7042) for the pit game?

I found lots of posts on this stuff, but so much is old now that it is time consuming to try and figure out what needs to be done.

Just need a clarification on the latest and greatest setup.

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hi
you need a modified version of the pit lane game,these are available from either Richg or Rikorocket and yes you need anther usb lead,this will come with the pitpro unit.
 

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You only need Pit Pro if you want to limit refueling to the pit lane, and enforce pit lane power limits.
You can still use fuel load simulation, refueling, and all that fun stuff without Pit-Pro, so long as you have the C7042 base, a PC cable, and a compatible Race Management System like SSDC or PC LapCounter.
 

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Hi Jevs,
To have a fully functioning pit lane you will need a method of detecting when and which car has entered or exited the pits. Pit-Pro is the simplest option and is available as mentioned above; the advantage of using this is that it is comes with a second sensor which informs SSDC when your car exits the pit lane. This is important if your APB is situated beside the pit lane so that SSDC knows that you have completed a lap because your car will not be passing over the APB sensors. You will need to set a few options within SSDC such as adding a lap on pit exit, however these are quite simple to do.

To make your own sensing gear, the old C7030 PB is usually hacked about and the sensors used for pit IN and OUT detection.

The smart money is on the Pit-PRO as it gives a lot more apart from just pit sensing.
 

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Technically it could be, but no race management apps are set up for that, I don't think. PC Lap Counter might be able to do it, but I don't think SSDC can. Also, it would be a really expensive way to do it. It would be much less expensive to get an old 6 car base or Pit Pro than to chop up a C7042 for pit lane detection.

Also, Welcome to SlotForum!
 

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hi
yes you should be able to pick up a C7030 for around the 拢20 mark, ssdc now caters for this base when you want to use it for pit detection.
 

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So will this work with the pit lane game they sell with lights etc. and will the lights work with penalties etc What exactly is done to the pitlane, do you need to send your pitlane away to get modified?
 

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You need to buy the Pit Lane Game.

Contact RikoRocket or RichG to ask them to do the conversion.

They will tell you which bits to send to them (depending on what options you choose).

I got mine from RikoRocket and he offers the option of one or two sensors. Order the two sensor option because that gives you pit exit sensing.

You can opt to have one sensor installed in the tower base and one in a single track piece (which I did) OR have both sensors on single track pieces - this is good for long pit lanes because the sensors can be placed close to the entry and exit and you have freedom to position the pit lane tower wherever you want.

My pit lane is short so I didn't bother.

Hope that helps.
 

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QUOTE (Mr Modifier @ 15 Feb 2012, 21:57) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>You need to buy the Pit Lane Game.

Contact RikoRocket or RichG to ask them to do the conversion.

They will tell you which bits to send to them (depending on what options you choose).

I got mine from RikoRocket and he offers the option of one or two sensors. Order the two sensor option because that gives you pit exit sensing.

You can opt to have one sensor installed in the tower base and one in a single track piece (which I did) OR have both sensors on single track pieces - this is good for long pit lanes because the sensors can be placed close to the entry and exit and you have freedom to position the pit lane tower wherever you want.

My pit lane is short so I didn't bother.

Hope that helps.

Certainly does help but being in New Zealand this could be a expensive exercise...will have to look into this more as it sounds awesome and really adds another level to the whole Scalextric for me and my boys...
 

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Then don't buy the Pit Lane Game yet. Ask about completed units for sale. That's how I got mine. It saves money by shipping at least, and usually overall since I hear things can be a bit spendy down under compared to elsewhere in the world, even after conversion.
 

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QUOTE (AntMan1972 @ 15 Feb 2012, 04:14) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Can a C7042 PB be modded in a similar fashion as the C7030 PB for pit lane detection?

SSDC wont support a dumb C7042 as a pit-lane sensor, and if you are thinking of the early mods where we added a third lane to make sure that you added a lap as you went through the pits, this is no longer needed as there is a software solution that automatically adds a lap if you refuel

Aidan you have a PM
 

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QUOTE (MrFlippant @ 16 Feb 2012, 05:32) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Then don't buy the Pit Lane Game yet. Ask about completed units for sale. That's how I got mine. It saves money by shipping at least, and usually overall since I hear things can be a bit spendy down under compared to elsewhere in the world, even after conversion.
Already got the pit lane game as it came with the Triple Car Set I brought recently.

Thanks RikoRocket. Will get this done.
 
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