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by gpraceman
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Looking for Old Derby Magic Single Lane Track
Replies: 3
Views: 145

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: 89989

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: 145

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: 261

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: 332

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: 332

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: 213

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: 778

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: 604

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: 400

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 ...
by gpraceman
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Best timers for use with GP Race Manager
Replies: 7
Views: 400

Re: Best timers for use with GP Race Manager

Our Pack Timer (an aging Smartline) has fritzed out on us in the middle of a race again (reported accurate finish order, but not accurate times), so I feel like it's time for our Pack to consider a new timer. That could have been a start switch issue. The SmartLine\Champ timers will provide times r...
by gpraceman
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Incomplete heats
Replies: 1
Views: 261

Re: Incomplete heats

If you go to the Racing tab of the Main screen, select the race group in question, then on the right select "Not Completed" under Show Heat Results, are any heats listed? The only time you should get that warning is if you somehow skipped a heat(s).
by gpraceman
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: GPRM v17, UX suggestion
Replies: 1
Views: 224

Re: GPRM v17, UX suggestion

This is minor, since I think most people probably just import from spreadsheets, but... In the registration screen, when you're entering a racer, it would be nice if, in addition to just a "Save" button, there was a "Save and Add Another" or maybe just an "Add Another" checkbox to tick, so that it ...
by gpraceman
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Software
Topic: GPRM on Linux?
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: GPRM on Linux?

Not sure if you can use Wine to run GPRM on Linux. Never tried it. Though, when trying to run GPRM on Mac using Wine, the serial port communications would not work. As for adding support for Linux, I don't think that there are enough people running Linux to justify the effort. I get more people aski...