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by rookie20
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Grandprix Race Manger Issues
Replies: 1
Views: 521

Grandprix Race Manger Issues

We just ran our area kub kar races this past weekend and had a couple of issues with Grandprix Race manger version 16. We had tested the software at our own kub kar / scout truck races (I am from Canada) and we had no issues with the software. We only had 15 youth in the kub kar and 10 youth in the ...
by rookie20
Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Compression software recommended
Replies: 1
Views: 1439

Compression software recommended

Our cub group just purchase a new web camera HD Pro Webcam C920, and was wondering if anyone has this camera and what video compression they would recommend. I have turn on the h.264 compression in Video replay menu and are currently using the compression recommended in the help files for Race repla...
by rookie20
Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:29 am
Forum: Scheduling Methods
Topic: Schedule with grand prix
Replies: 11
Views: 3726

Re: Schedule with grand prix

Is it possible for Grand Prix software to run different amount of heats then the number of lanes. Since we have a 4 lane track can the software run 5, 6 or 7 runs for each cub or does it have to be a multiple of the number of track lanes. Multiples of our track would be 4 or 8 runs Thanks for your h...
by rookie20
Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: Scheduling Methods
Topic: Schedule with grand prix
Replies: 11
Views: 3726

Re: Schedule with grand prix

Yes I was going to score by times, I think it is a more accurate way of determining the fastest cars with the least amount of races. That is why I would like to run more than 4 races but not sure if the extended time (as you suggested above) starts to affect the cubs fun factor. I know last year we ...
by rookie20
Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Scheduling Methods
Topic: Schedule with grand prix
Replies: 11
Views: 3726

Re: Schedule with grand prix

How many races after the original group has finished is required. Is an additional 8 race to many? The most important part to me is the kids have fun and are not bored. I know last year we did 6 races for each youth, and two warm up races. I was not in charge of the computer so I am not sure how the...
by rookie20
Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:09 am
Forum: Scheduling Methods
Topic: Schedule with grand prix
Replies: 11
Views: 3726

Re: Schedule with grand prix

I understand your point, since we have 4 lanes we would always need a combination of 4 races per cub. If there is an odd number of cars (divisible by 4) will some of the heats not run on all 4 lanes, to maintain equal number of car runs. The main issue is not knowing how many youths will show up for...
by rookie20
Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:47 am
Forum: Scheduling Methods
Topic: Schedule with grand prix
Replies: 11
Views: 3726

Re: Schedule with grand prix

Thank you for the quick response, One of the reason we bought the best track is to reduce/eliminate differences in the lanes. We tested cars last year after setup and there is virtually no difference between the lanes. I do understand the simplicity of running each car down each lane twice and we ma...
by rookie20
Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:53 am
Forum: Scheduling Methods
Topic: Schedule with grand prix
Replies: 11
Views: 3726

Schedule with grand prix

I am sorry if I am posting in the wrong spot, this is my first year running the computer for area kub kar races and trying to make sure I am prepared for the races.Does any group allow warm up race prior to the start the main race? (to make sure the cubs have no issues with there cars). Is so how wo...
by rookie20
Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Recommended scales
Replies: 3
Views: 1901

Re: Recommended scales

Thank you for your help
by rookie20
Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Recommended scales
Replies: 3
Views: 1901

Recommended scales

Our local area has asked our scouting group to host the area kub kars. In Canada we have to weigh the cars in grams. The actual amount is 141.7 grams. I bought a scale from from pinewood derby last year (AWS model amw-13), a great scale but it only weighs to the nearest gram. This scale will round u...
by rookie20
Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:37 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: semi - trucks
Replies: 2
Views: 1057

semi - trucks

Hello Everyone, My son has moved up from cubs to scouts and this year we are racing 18 wheeler's. I have noticed on the web there are lots of ideas (web sites) for pine cars (kub kars) but not very much information on building 18 wheeler's. I am interested in finding ideas to show my son to help him...