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by gpraceman
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Tracks
Topic: Freedom Track Mods
Replies: 48
Views: 8402

Re: Freedom Track Mods

asatxj wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:23 pm
Can it be colored or just tinted?
I've seen it both ways.
by gpraceman
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Tracks
Topic: Freedom Track Mods
Replies: 48
Views: 8402

Re: Freedom Track Mods

If you do the whole track a solid color, I'd go for a color that hides graphite better.

Is yours is un-anodized track? If so, you do have the option of colored anodizing. Powder coating may provide too thick of a coating that may give you issues reassembling the track.
by gpraceman
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Tracks
Topic: Freedom Track Mods
Replies: 48
Views: 8402

Re: Freedom Track Mods

I think the Awana colors work just fine, even for non-Awana events, as they are just basic colors.
by gpraceman
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: SubaDerby speed winner
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: SubaDerby speed winner

You can find the photos of the SubaDerby finalists on our company Facebook page . Here's the info on the top cars. This was on a 42 ft Best Track with 6 lanes. We were using an ESS solenoid gate linked to a Best Track light tree to start the races. 1st Place: Concord Subaru (Concord, NC) Car# 507 3....
by gpraceman
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Looking for Old Derby Magic Single Lane Track
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Looking for Old Derby Magic Single Lane Track

Moved to the appropriate forum.
by gpraceman
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: How to post a photo
Replies: 23
Views: 90074

Re: How to post a photo

Gramps wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:16 pm
Why can't you make it easy and have an attachment button below this window so you can upload pics straight from your phone?
Well, that would mean that we would have to host the images on our web server. Images take up a lot of storage space and space costs money (as a recurring monthly charge).
by gpraceman
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Best of Show catagory?
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Re: Best of Show catagory?

Any cars that you don't want to race just won't get the Passed Inspection box checked for them. Maybe use the Custom Field to designate if the racer is Design Only.
by gpraceman
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Software
Topic: GPRM: Disqualify after scheduling?
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: GPRM: Disqualify after scheduling?

You cannot unpass a racer after you've created the schedule, without deleting out the schedule (and any results for any heats already run), which is generally not desirable. If you have a racer that is disqualified after racing starts you can turn on the Exclude feature in the Software Settings scre...
by gpraceman
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: BSA Derby Track across America
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: BSA Derby Track across America

I do think that if they made it less far fetched, it would have been a better April Fools joke.
by gpraceman
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: BSA Derby Track across America
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: BSA Derby Track across America

I take it that you referring to this article.

"BSA to build world’s longest Pinewood Derby track, host race across America"

https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2018/ ... rby-track/
by gpraceman
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Grandprix Race Manger Issues
Replies: 1
Views: 221

Re: Grandprix Race Manger Issues

With V16 and V17, after a heat the software does crunch the standings and stores them to the data file. That can take some time with more racers and a slower running system. With running RaceReplay, the video processing can cause a slow down in the system as well, so it does take some more horsepowe...
by gpraceman
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Powering timers with USB
Replies: 5
Views: 799

Re: Powering timers with USB

I finally had a chance to try this out at a race. It worked perfectly. After the race, the battery pack wasn't showing any appreciable loss of charge (still 5 bars on the battery's meter). Thanks for the sharing that idea. I like having one less cord to run.
by gpraceman
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Design Judging Article
Replies: 7
Views: 633

Re: Design Judging Article

I'm curious to hear what others think about a car that is automatically disqualified at the start because it is "too good". Unfortunately, I hear about that going on quite often. It ignores the fact that this should be a joint project of a child working with an adult, not the child alone. Besides, ...
by gpraceman
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Best timers for use with GP Race Manager
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Re: Best timers for use with GP Race Manager

I forgot to mention the Microwizard timers will run on a battery pack that Microwizard has for sale. They're inexpensive. They operate on 6 - C cell batteries. No need to have a wire needing to be plugged in someplace. Haven't tried it yet, but I got the power converter and a power pack to run our ...