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by gpraceman
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Theme Race
Replies: 6
Views: 906

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?
by gpraceman
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 122
Views: 10136

Re: Hello brand new here.

Well it surly isnt my car you goof. 47 year old male girl scout? Do better. Some do a race with an adult division. Our son's Cub Scout pack did and our Awana club does. We do that deliberately in the hopes that the kids will be able to participate more in the construction of their car. So no, I am ...
by gpraceman
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 122
Views: 10136

Re: Hello brand new here.

My daughter is now in girlscouts and has a derby coming up and we are going to win 1st place at any $ cost! This is your daughter's car, correct? If so, I hope she is getting a chance to work on it (a lot of "my" and "I" in your posts, not "her" and "we"). Even at 5 years old, there is a lot the ki...
by gpraceman
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Grandprix Race Manager Issues
Replies: 6
Views: 1841

Re: Grandprix Race Manager Issues

So, what happened? All I can surmise is that some Windows update broke something to where it now takes 3-4 times longer to do what it could do before. But what? And how do I fix it? Again, anything else doing disk read/writes on that computer can slow down the process. Maybe Windows was updating it...
by gpraceman
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Grandprix Race Manager Issues
Replies: 6
Views: 1841

Re: Grandprix Race Manager Issues

Version 16 Standings are crunched after each heat and then saved to the data file. More racers means more standings to crunch and more writes to the data file. Anything else doing disk read/writes on that computer (like RaceReplay, Windows search indexer, anti-virus scanner, etc.) can slow down thi...
by gpraceman
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Computer Cart
Replies: 3
Views: 1021

Re: Computer Cart

I updated my original post. I've added a pull out shelf for the wireless access point. It makes getting into the drawer easier. I also added handles to sides to help load it into and out of my SUV. After running several races with this cart, I am really liking it. The power strip on the cart and the...
by gpraceman
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Army Jeep with functional trailer
Replies: 5
Views: 525

Re: Army Jeep with functional trailer

Better to post the photos on a site like Imgur. Then you can more easily add them to a forum post with the img tags.
by gpraceman
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Commercial
Topic: Racemaster Starting Switch
Replies: 3
Views: 620

Re: Racemaster Starting Switch

I've never been fond of the whisker switch for this timer. I'd rather have a normal lever type switch and the start gate holds the switch closed when in the up position. One other timer manufacturer swears by magnetic switches. However, I found that you need to be careful with the gap between the tw...
by gpraceman
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Forum Changes
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Re: Forum Changes

Just got done reorganizing the Tracks forum. Now there are subforums for Commercial, DIY and General.
by gpraceman
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Maximum Velocity
Topic: Check Your Rules
Replies: 0
Views: 545

Check Your Rules

Caution: If you are purchasing after market parts to build your race vehicle, first CHECK YOUR RULES to make sure the parts will not disqualify you. Some building techniques and "speed tips" may also be against your rules, which is another good reason to check them. If you have any doubt, ask your ...
by gpraceman
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Forum Changes
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Re: Forum Changes

I also went through the Electronics forum and made subforums for Timers, Solenoid Gates, Light Trees, and General. Hopefully, that will make things easier on people to find what info they are after.
by gpraceman
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Forum Registration - Location
Replies: 4
Views: 3081

Re: Forum Registration - Location

This issue is rather tiresome. If you want your new Derby Talk account activated, please provide a location that includes City and State on the request form. One or the other, or just a zip code, or just a country will not cut it. I see several spam membership requests PER DAY. I am really not going...
by gpraceman
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Forum Changes
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Forum Changes

There have been a couple of changes to the forums. 1. A new Pinewood Derby Times forum has been added under the General section. Maximum Velocity puts out a great newsletter with tips, articles, car photos, and more. This change will make the newsletters easier to find. 2. Several forums were added ...
by gpraceman
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Other Vendors
Topic: Check Your Rules
Replies: 0
Views: 556

Check Your Rules

Caution: If you are purchasing after market parts to build your race vehicle, first CHECK YOUR RULES to make sure the parts will not disqualify you. Some building techniques and "speed tips" may also be against your rules, which is another good reason to check them. If you have any doubt, ask your ...
by gpraceman
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Commercial
Topic: RaceMaster Timer shows 012 345 678 9Ab
Replies: 3
Views: 568

Re: RaceMaster Timer shows 012 345 678 9Ab

Glad you got it figured out