You also need a track piece for communicating with the RMS software. IMO, I would not be getting into RMS at this time. I believe Scalextric will drop this product soon, witht he introduction of Sport World.
RMS was not very robust or reliable. I purchased it and immediately wrote my own software for tracking laps.
I've got RMS (picked up on eBay for $12) and I only really use it for the track designer. I've used it for laptiming and it seems a little cumbersome and slow on my ancient laptop. No problems with missing laps or anything though.
QUOTE (randybrown @ 15 Dec 2004, 19:19)RMS was not very robust or reliable. I purchased it and immediately wrote my own software for tracking laps.
I had similar problems with unreliable lap counting ... being of a bit curious nature
, I opened up the bottom side, and found that the small copper foil spring type contacts were badly bent, to a degree where they would only make contact, if the slot activator was fully pressed to the side.
I bent the copper foil gently with my fingers, so that even a small activation would make contact, and I've never had a lap timing problem since
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