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by gpraceman
Wed May 22, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New York Race
Replies: 8
Views: 604

Re: New York Race

Currently, their rules do seem to discourage highly competitive racers from participating. When I chat with someone about the Times Square race, almost invariably, the first thing they mention is regarding the rules. If this is to be the premier race in the nation, shouldn't it be looking to attract...
by gpraceman
Tue May 21, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Wireless Video Connection
Replies: 0
Views: 268

Wireless Video Connection

I discovered a cool gadget that allows me to wirelessly connect my laptop to a projector or TV. At my last race of the season, I pulled out my long HDMI cord to connect up to that church's big TV but was showed how I could do so wirelessly from my Windows laptop. I thought that was pretty slick and ...
by gpraceman
Tue May 14, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Do-It-Yourself
Topic: Stop section
Replies: 6
Views: 564

Re: Stop section

If you cannot find that foam rubber friction material, you can purchase strips of it from either Best Track or Micro Wizard. I prefer that stuff to the sandpaper type of non-skid tape.
by gpraceman
Mon May 13, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Do-It-Yourself
Topic: Stop section
Replies: 6
Views: 564

Re: Stop section

Wow, that is brutal of a stop section. I would certainly build a new stop section, the type like Darin mentioned. Being of sufficient length is important for the fastest cars and since the rubber friction material can get worn over time, losing its stopping power. http://www.waynesthisandthat.com/im...
by gpraceman
Mon May 13, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New York Race
Replies: 8
Views: 604

Re: New York Race

They had the dream of making this the biggest race in the country, attracting people from all over the US and getting national media coverage. If they want to keep pursuing that dream, they will need to look at ways to encourage people to participate, not discourage them. I think that starts with a ...
by gpraceman
Mon May 13, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New York Race
Replies: 8
Views: 604

Re: New York Race

I'm not sure how open to rules changes they will be. At the council level, generally those in charge can be pretty resistant to rules changes, but we'll see. It would certainly make the race more appealing if the rules were improved, which would boost attendance. I hope that weather is good as well,...
by gpraceman
Mon May 13, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New York Race
Replies: 8
Views: 604

Re: New York Race

I'll be at that race this year. I do intend to have a discussion with them regarding their rules. No filling and redrilling wheel bores. How do you inspect for that? Who does that anyway? Seems more likely that you will drill a tad off center, only hurting your chances. On minimum axle diameter, are...
by gpraceman
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Shipping Trucks
Replies: 23
Views: 1447

Re: Shipping Trucks

I made a post to our GrandPrix Software Central Facebook page that shows some photos of Day 1, including the results of the Big Rig classes and a video clip of one of the heats. Bill's truck wasn't too hard to repair, but I am sure that the jolt that caused the wheels to break off of it, didn't help...
by gpraceman
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Moving a racer after heats have been run
Replies: 8
Views: 940

Re: Moving a racer after heats have been run

There currently isn't a way to move a racer once racing has started. It is something that I intend to investigate in the off season, to see just how complex that would be. If scoring by times, it may be doable. However, scoring by points is based on who the racer is going head-to-head against, so mo...
by gpraceman
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Pinewood Derby Times
Topic: Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 13 - March 20, 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 815

Re: Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 13 - March 20, 2019

Randy,

I'm sorry to hear that you are selling the business. I do appreciate working with you all of these years and being able to visit with you and your family whenever we stopped through the Phoenix area. You have been a great asset for Pinewood Derby style racing and will be missed.
by gpraceman
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: USB to Serial Adapters - macOS
Replies: 0
Views: 435

USB to Serial Adapters - macOS

If you are having problems getting your USB to Serial Adapter to be recognized by GrandPrix Race Manager and you are running macOS High Sierra or above, then this note applies to you: NOTE: Mac OS High Sierra 10.13 introduces a new feature that requires user approval before loading new third-party k...
by gpraceman
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Commercial
Topic: USB to Serial Adapters - macOS
Replies: 0
Views: 470

USB to Serial Adapters - macOS

If you are having problems getting your USB to Serial Adapter to be recognized by GrandPrix Race Manager and you are running macOS High Sierra or above, then this note applies to you: NOTE: Mac OS High Sierra 10.13 introduces a new feature that requires user approval before loading new third-party k...
by gpraceman
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Do-It-Yourself
Topic: USB to Serial Adapters - macOS
Replies: 0
Views: 345

USB to Serial Adapters - macOS

If you are having problems getting your USB to Serial Adapter to be recognized by GrandPrix Race Manager and you are running macOS High Sierra or above, then this note applies to you: NOTE: Mac OS High Sierra 10.13 introduces a new feature that requires user approval before loading new third-party k...
by gpraceman
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: RaceReplay - Logitech Webcam Issues
Replies: 1
Views: 278

Re: RaceReplay - Logitech Webcam Issues

I know this thread is old, but Windows 10 1703 & Logitech C920 were just broken by MSFT. MSFT Eng broke the codec these HD WebCam needed. I happened upon a FIX; DirectShow AV Spliter is broken, so I installed an open source third party one. Alast, All is well. I installed https://github.com/nevcair...
by gpraceman
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Cars jumping 1 lane only
Replies: 9
Views: 1119

Re: Cars jumping 1 lane only

Yep, he'd need to knock the pins out. It's interesting that something that can cause a car to jump the track and yet happen in only one lane. I wonder if a single Burr didn't get corrected. It's not so surprising to me. After tuning several of these tracks for Ford and Subaru races, there can be bu...