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I have been having so much fun racing my RCS64 variable speed pace cars lately I thought I would upload a video showing how these cars perform on a complex track with a radius one hairpin turn and a corner crossover.

I often have a race with no crashes and would say they are at least 95% reliable, anyway I will let the vision speak for itself, I hope you enjoy (please excuse the messy garage it's in desperate need for its annual clean up).

The worst thing about these pace cars is they are damn hard to beat, as you will see in this video
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, talk about being robbed on the line and this was definitely no setup!

 

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Great! They have a lot of potential if you take time to set them up carefully. Well done. Btw you should have let the pacers pit too! Nice!
Hi Minardi, the pace cars did pit twice each, I have them set for a 7 second stop only which is the absolute quickest time I can do it, but I tend to average 10 to 12 seconds. This tends to even the race out as I have to make up for the shorter pace car pit stops with faster driving :)
 

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Sorry missed that, will have a better look! Than it is even more impressive actually. Too bad you got beat :)
I'm still trying to deal with that :), I honestly thought I had won when I crossed the line which was exciting seeing I had lost the previous 6 races prior to the one I filmed.
 

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I must be doing something very wrong when I try & set up pace cars!
A few questions
- Do you do any special prep on the pace cars before setting your pace lap.
- How hard are you "trying" when setting your pace lap.
It would be great if you could perhaps do a couple of videos showing
-how you set up a simple pace lap.
-& perhaps one more complex.

Anyway hope you carry on enjoying your racing.
Hi Graham,
Here is a link to a thread where I have described how I go about setting up pace cars http://www.slotforum.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=139033&p=1579329

To answer your questions I provide the following;

1. When setting up a pace car I ensure the tyres and braids are clean and INOX used.
2. I try to get the pace car within 0.5 to 1.0 second of my best time but its not that important, the real secret is setting the sectors up after the recording is made, this takes time and a lot of trial and error but its worth it. If you figure out how to use the sectors (the manual is excellent) you will get it sorted.
3. If I get some time I will do a set up video but the local footy season is starting and that takes up a lot of time.

Hope this helps.
 

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GREAT pace car race!
If not for that deslot you might have been able to pull in for a splash and dash, catch back up, and just bring it into 1st on the last lap. :)
Thanks Mr Flippant, I think your right.

Just my luck I can programme pace cars to navigte that hairpin for 30 laps without crashing, but I can't drive a car round it myself without crashing :). Its amazing the extra pressure close side by side racing creates, not to mention staying on top of all the simulation data especially at the pointy end of the race. But that's what I love about digital racing :).
 

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Which version of Windows are you using. I had RCS64 running on a Windows 7 laptop with very few issues.

Greg
Hi Greg, I use Windows 7 on the SlotCar PC, I have no experience with Windows 10 so I hope Martin can help you with this.

I'm not likely to upgrade to Windows 10 either if it causes any RCS64 issues.
 

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Hi Orc Slayer, terribly sorry I missed your question (wife lost her mother around this time so was probably distracted back then) the track table is basically 5 x 2 metres and track length is 32 metres.
 
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