Ok first up i did a bit of cutting just to see how easy it was to make more of a racing line in my hairpin.
Actually the cutting of the track was pretty straight forward as was the cutting and transplanting of rails etc.
So long as you take a good think through what cuts and where before you grab the knife it goes smooth.
The options are endless from there, it is possible to make a neat enough job of this to perhaps drop a racing line in around the whole circuit, that is if you have a lot of time.
Next is fixing neatly into place the track pieces, i used different resin's to bond the track and rails. The resin works well as you can use it to fill any gaps and it can be sanded, trimmed down flush to the track surface.
I still have some holes to fill and shape up where the sensors are as i tried different places for them but the finnish product once layed filled and surface painted will be just fine.
Then the SENSORS.
Find and then make a nice place for them to sit, something like they were in the half straights that they came in. Trim the track underside it's a bit fiddly but pretty straight forward.
Well that all worked good, seemed almost to easy.
I concluded that with different cars and LED in different places on each and different amounts of slide it was always going to be hit and miss. A solution to increase LED hitting the sensor would be more sensors.
So for the second LC 'CLC.2' i decided to use both sensors on the sensor board and also a second sensor board. Giving me four sensors for 'CLC.2'. I placed them as per the pic below so that if the car LED went inside the inner R1 over the rail or drift wide on either the R1 or the new racing line it would hit a sensor.
All appeared good. With four sensors there are kinda 8 combo's so it took me a while to realize there was something not working.
After much testing i had the same problem with one side of each sensor board, it would do either a Change or a straight on but not both. The other side of the sensor board was good. It was different sides on each board, and a different action not working change or straight on each board for both CLC.2 and CLC.3
SO THE PROBLEM
The CLC comes with its Half Straight sensor track which has 2 sensors. I always figured that they were both FULLY operational (only one works due to the plug setup).
Therefore the sensor track would work with both Left and Right hand CLC's. ????
Did anyone else think this..??
I tested CLC.1 as it was still a basic set up using the Half Straight Sensor track. LH sensor all worked good open & close so i tried connecting RH sensor to CLC.1 just to see if it only had one function instead of 2. Results were i it would make a change but not a straight pass.
So how was i supposed to make both sensors on the board work and pass the current out through to the cable.??
I SUSPECT THIS MAY BE WHERE I HAVE GONE WRONG.
The female socket on the sensor board has 2 holes to connect to both Left & Right LC's the pic below shows how i have shorted this connection so as to take current from both sides.
RESULT: one of the sensors on each board only half works.
I know its not the flipper or power or solenoids as they all work when the other sensors switch them.
Any help on how to get both the sensors fully working.