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*** Leo A Capaldi ***
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Looks like a navigator would be essential for this stage.

How is the Chrono timer triggered ? Is it the standard magnetic switch?

Kind regards, Leo
 

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QUOTE (scuderia_turini @ 20 Jun 2012, 18:06) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Looks like a navigator would be essential for this stage.

Definitely, it is very complicated, especially for a newbie


QUOTE How is the Chrono timer triggered ? Is it the standard magnetic switch?

Kind regards, Leo

No idea, I just drove

I'm guessing it wouldn't be magnetic as the cars don't have magnets, but on the other hand there isn't a light bridge either
Maybe there's a deadstrip I didn't notice
 

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Hi,
The timing is done using the SCX Chrono unit - we usually do a 5 lap run followed by a 15 lap run. we have tried 20 and 25 laps but you just end up falling over

This unit was added to the track a couple of years ago and as a result we now use it a lot more.
 

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Thanks SlotRacer,
Presumably the standard magnetic switch has been embedded in the track.
There has been a lot of discussion about alternative triggers (ideally optical sensor) but the only succesful one so far is to use a switch, similar to the SCX lap timer and Scalextric timer units.

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Hi,
The reed switch from the SCX unit couldn't pick up all the cars we use.
Also since we run on a wooden track some of the club members have removed the magnets from the cars.
I also added the SCX starting ramp to the track.

Regards,

Andrew
 
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