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by gpraceman
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Commercial
Topic: Derby Magic Bluetooth Timers
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Derby Magic Bluetooth Timers

I have heard that Derby Magic now has bluetooth capable timers . From their website, it isn't really clear if that is an included feature in all of their current timers or not. I don't see different offerings for timers with and without that feature, so I assume that it is included in all of them. I...
by gpraceman
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Kits are missing wheels and axles (nails)
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Kits are missing wheels and axles (nails)

Be careful - Read your rules. Most races require Official BSA wheels. Also, please don't think the manufacturer will replace those. The likelihood of that happening is next to non. It is far more likely that those kits were returned or someone removed wheels and axles then they were sent out withou...
by gpraceman
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Information on Derby Car Supplies by Roadway Racers?
Replies: 14
Views: 427

Re: Information on Derby Car Supplies by Roadway Racers?

Interesting. Hadn't heard of them before your post.
by gpraceman
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Kits are missing wheels and axles (nails)
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Kits are missing wheels and axles (nails)

Try Maximum Velocity. They may be able to help you out.
by gpraceman
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Grand Prix Race Manager Manual Results Entry
Replies: 1
Views: 368

Re: Grand Prix Race Manager Manual Results Entry

What version of GPRM are you running? Please include full version#, e.g. 19.0.903.4.

If you have your computer setup for extended desktop, when you open up the Racing screen, the controls will be on one screen, on your primary monitor and the audience display will be on the secondary.
by gpraceman
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: GrandPrix Software Central
Topic: 20 years of GrandPrix Race Manager
Replies: 2
Views: 477

20 years of GrandPrix Race Manager

2020 is now here, a new year and decade, with great potential. This year also marks 20 years of GrandPrix Race Manager! That is rather mind blowing. It was created for our Awana club in San Diego, since I didn't like any of the software that was out there at the time and using a spreadsheet just was...
by gpraceman
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Other Vendors
Topic: Pinewood Derby Light and Sound Kits
Replies: 1
Views: 336

Re: Pinewood Derby Light and Sound Kits

Looks (and sounds) cool!
by gpraceman
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Commercial
Topic: Microwizard Crate Build
Replies: 6
Views: 1286

Re: Microwizard Crate Build

where in the world am I going to store the timer/wiring etc? Is there another storage crate build with plans? This seems as if not more important than the track storage. Would love some insight from you guys on it. I recommend storing the timer separate from the track, including the start switch an...
by gpraceman
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Commercial
Topic: Commercial Track Purchase
Replies: 4
Views: 1263

Re: Commercial Track Purchase

So a system to consider is the Transponder, with no overhead finish line and software compatible to the Champ timer. http://www.newdirections.ws/trb.htm I prefer to show an additional monitor with GPRM output over any of the hardware displays. However, you really need to practice and have confidenc...
by gpraceman
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Solenoid Start Gates
Topic: DIY Electromagnet Start Gate
Replies: 12
Views: 3358

Re: DIY Electromagnet Start Gate

The new gate got its first test in battle tonight. It performed very well. Unfortunately, when I tried the keyfob triggering earlier in the week, it wasn't working. So, for the race I ended up just using the remote push button switch. That worked perfectly. I'll have to look for a more dependable ra...
by gpraceman
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Pit Road - Car Parking
Replies: 10
Views: 908

Re: Pit Road - Car Parking

It looks like Derby Monkey Garage, still offers the paper parking lots.

We used to offer a parking lot. We are working on a new design, but not sure if it will be available this season or not.

I've seen people also use 1"x2"s or cardboard box tops.
by gpraceman
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Pinewood Derby Podcast
Replies: 9
Views: 2096

Re: Pinewood Derby Podcast

Andre's daughter is suffering from anorexia. He has turned all his attention and all of his non work time to keeping her alive. We have been praying for Emma and the family. While I hope he is willing and able to put out new podcasts soon, I don't expect anything new this year. Sorry to hear that. ...
by gpraceman
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Construction Workshops
Topic: Simplified Bandsaw Jig
Replies: 5
Views: 2288

Re: Simplified Bandsaw Jig

Here's a little more complex of a jig that I created to try to hold the block. Doesn't work quite the way I would like it to, though. Could use a better clamping means

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by gpraceman
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Commercial
Topic: Microwizard Crate Build
Replies: 6
Views: 1286

Re: Microwizard Crate Build

mclewis_13 Love the build. Would love some dimensions and/or plans. A material list and/or links to your materials (especially the hardware) would be great! Randy, Is yours a Best Track? Any pics and/or plans? Looks like he used the Micro Wizard plans , which are available on their website. I used ...
by gpraceman
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Pinewood Derby Podcast
Replies: 9
Views: 2096

Re: Pinewood Derby Podcast

Unfortunately, he hasn't put out any new podcasts since August. Hopefully, he will soon.