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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: 103

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: 127

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: 108

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: 68

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: 43

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: 491

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...
by gpraceman
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Cars jumping 1 lane only
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: Cars jumping 1 lane only

Just for Fun, pull the section out and turn it around. Now what happens? The joiner alignment pins would be an issue with trying that. Once sections are fine tuned, the track should always be assembled with the sections in the exact same order. Really just and issue for the middle straightaway sect...
by gpraceman
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Cars jumping 1 lane only
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: Cars jumping 1 lane only

1. Check the section joints. The running surface of the downhill section should be the same level, if not a tad lower than the uphill section. You don't want it to be any higher, as that will cause a speed bump. If you have a speed bump, with a mallet and a scrap of wood, you can tap it down. Take t...
by gpraceman
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Mid America Big Rig track
Replies: 6
Views: 434

Re: Mid America Big Rig track

Is the start gate for the Big Rig track in its normal position for a Best track with the start end extended to accommodate the longer truck or is the start gate moved down the track and the start end is still at its normal height of about 4 feet ? It is an extension that is mounted to the back end ...
by gpraceman
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Mid America Derby Apr 27 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 726

Re: Mid America Derby Apr 27 2019

I talked with Greg yesterday and it sounds like there are some cool changes coming to the Mid America race. Now that I have piqued your interest, I'll leave you hanging. I won't steal Greg's thunder and I'll let him tell y'all what's coming. I do intend to be there at this year's race. Hopefully, I'...
by gpraceman
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Mid America Derby Apr 27 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 726

Re: Mid America Derby Apr 27 2019

aircooled,I tried writing to Gregg's email but it came back undeliverable. A couple of us would like to race in the "B" class truck but we would like the graphite to be a separate category. They could still race them together but if you sign up for "graphite" only then that would be the only award ...
by gpraceman
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Changed axles cant get 4 wheels on ground
Replies: 8
Views: 619

Re: Changed axles cant get 4 wheels on ground

Very poor rule. It penalizes novice racers. Slap 4 wheels on a car and invariably one will not touch. We should make it easier for novice racers to build a car, not harder.
:soapbox:
by gpraceman
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Changed axles cant get 4 wheels on ground
Replies: 8
Views: 619

Re: Changed axles cant get 4 wheels on ground

@gcode - Are you sure there is a 4 wheel touching rule? Not too many races have such a rule.
by gpraceman
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Theme Race
Replies: 6
Views: 742

Re: Theme Race

If we were do a themed race, we would have a separate prize for the car with the best theme. Maybe include the car driver (so to speak) in that, so they could dress to the theme. While the kids could certainly give theme ideas, the adults would need to filter out the unrealistic or too hard to do th...
by gpraceman
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Theme Race
Replies: 6
Views: 742

Theme Race

Saw this article and rather liked the idea of a race theme. Build the cars to the theme. Have an award for best use of theme. What do you think?