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by Rfieldbuilds
Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:21 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Purchasing an Automatic Start Gate
Replies: 9
Views: 3283

Re: Purchasing an Automatic Start Gate

I realize this topic is 6 months old. My personal experience correlates with Max V and I will say The Judge solenoid starting gate has helped us tremendously versus a manual spring loaded start gate. Call John and discuss. He was quite helpful to me and his system works well with the GPRM and Micro ...
by Rfieldbuilds
Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:11 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Using GPRM, RaceReplay and RaceFX together
Replies: 4
Views: 2047

Re: Using GPRM, RaceReplay and RaceFX together

Randy, Thanks for straightening out this post and setting it up as a new topic. It is better info for me and all DT users! We do plan on obtaining two projectors, although I only have one available at present. Can you elaborate on this? "If using both RCFX and RR in conjunction with GPRM, both RCFX ...
by Rfieldbuilds
Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:55 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Built the car Backwards
Replies: 7
Views: 2695

Re: Built the car Backwards

Ok. I hate to admit it. But yes, I've been there before. My son took first place in OUR derby... I make mistakes in coaching my son every year. In the end, each tip you employ will add speed. Depending on your competition, these will either add up to help you towards a first place finish or a second...
by Rfieldbuilds
Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:41 am
Forum: Space Derby
Topic: Issues in 2014 Space Derby
Replies: 0
Views: 16542

Issues in 2014 Space Derby

So, I do PWD and Space Derby and have done so for a few years. I love PWD-Easy results with effort. Space Derby is another story... Last year was difficult. this year was 2-3X as difficult. It seems BSA changed the red rubber/plastic tubing on the prop assembly. We had numerous props breaking, rubbe...
by Rfieldbuilds
Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:41 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Using GPRM, RaceReplay and RaceFX together
Replies: 4
Views: 2047

Re: Using GPRM, RaceReplay and RaceFX together

Seeing as my questions are totally off base from my original post, would it be best to start this as a new post?
RF
by Rfieldbuilds
Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Using GPRM, RaceReplay and RaceFX together
Replies: 4
Views: 2047

Using GPRM, RaceReplay and RaceFX together

Randy, So this year, we plan to run (1) four lane track with GPRM 14 and just plan on getting our staging personnel to keep a tight game to keep our event down to 2-2.5 hours. We typically see about 50+/- racers. I also am integrating the Race Replay and Sound effects software. Shall I install both ...
by Rfieldbuilds
Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:59 am
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: What is your favorite PWD Planninh/Coordinator Guide
Replies: 6
Views: 2114

Re: What is your favorite PWD Planninh/Coordinator Guide

Vit K, Our pack lets the boys decide. Simple process-We put out small Dixie cups on race day and give each boy two dried pinto beams to put into the cup that is next to the car(s) they like. Which ever cup has the most votes(beans) wins. I like this because it keeps the kids busy for a moment or two...
by Rfieldbuilds
Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:25 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: What is your favorite PWD Planninh/Coordinator Guide
Replies: 6
Views: 2114

Re: What is your favorite PWD Planninh/Coordinator Guide

Thanks Whodathunkit. I found the first link particularly useful. Especially on the fundraising/sponsorship! It was a previously undiscovered (by me) link. I know there are others out there with much more planning and am sure a better set of checklist/planning documents exist. I hope others chime in ...
by Rfieldbuilds
Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: What is your favorite PWD Planninh/Coordinator Guide
Replies: 6
Views: 2114

What is your favorite PWD Planninh/Coordinator Guide

What is your favorite PWD Planning/Coordinator Guide? I'm coordinating for both Pack and District races this year. It's time to get my ducks in a row and would like some input as to the best planning guides available. Anyone have favorite(s)? I've poked around and cant readily locate one on DT tonig...
by Rfieldbuilds
Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Blue and gold homemade trophy awards
Replies: 3
Views: 2349

Re: Blue and gold homemade trophy awards

Argh. I need to reread the how to post photos topics.

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Hey, looks like this worked.
by Rfieldbuilds
Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Blue and gold homemade trophy awards
Replies: 3
Views: 2349

Re: Blue and gold homemade trophy awards

Try again w smaller files http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/yy77/rfieldbuilds/Mobile%20Uploads/image-3.jpg http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/yy77/rfieldbuilds/Mobile%20Uploads/image-2.jpg http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/yy77/rfieldbuilds/Mobile%20Uploads/image-1.jpg http://i779.photobucket.com/...
by Rfieldbuilds
Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Blue and gold homemade trophy awards
Replies: 3
Views: 2349

Blue and gold homemade trophy awards

Well, a few have asked. Here are the final awards for our blue and gold awards trophys for our PWD. B&G was based on the Olympics this year, so I painted them gold! silver and bronze. Kids LOVED them as did most adults. Top surface bearing doubles as a display position for the scouts car. So trophy ...
by Rfieldbuilds
Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:52 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Million dollar cars and priceless memories
Replies: 2
Views: 2119

Million dollar cars and priceless memories

I remember seeing a user signature last year that really struck me. I've even paraphrased this users byline in a pack email I sent out while admitting I was stealing it as well as likely screwing up the wording. Signature was something like "Out of sawdust and sweat come million dollar cars and pric...
by Rfieldbuilds
Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:45 am
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Have you seen issues with fixed axle location rules?
Replies: 13
Views: 4117

Re: Have you seen issues with fixed axle location rules?

Check this post out for the expected head and heart ache of exactly what it is you ask about.. http://www.derbytalk.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=7498" target="_blank Major headache for leaders and heartache for one father/son. I still advocate for fixed wheelbase to keep the field of play more uniform. ...
by Rfieldbuilds
Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Scheduling Methods
Topic: Perfect N 8 lane
Replies: 8
Views: 3149

Re: Perfect N 8 lane

Ouch! As I mentioned I am a bit of a Luddite when it comes to this sort of thing. Definetely beyond my capability. I was hoping to find an easier way to run PPN races for our (2) 4 lane tracks. Obviously, numbers for entrants changes every year. Well, I guess I will write this off until I have too m...