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by gpraceman
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Software
Topic: GPRM on Linux?
Replies: 2
Views: 743

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...
by gpraceman
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: RaceMaster Sensors - Replacement Part
Replies: 0
Views: 911

RaceMaster Sensors - Replacement Part

With the company that made the RaceMaster timers now out of business, getting repair parts can be an issue. One of our software customers had a defective lane sensor and was able to find a suitable replacement part (Part# L14N1) to repair it. That is available from Elliot Electronic Supply.
by gpraceman
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Timing issue
Replies: 3
Views: 1062

Re: Timing issue

There is certainly something weird going on with that timer. The software is merely parroting the results that the timer is sending to it.
by gpraceman
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Timing issue
Replies: 3
Views: 1062

Re: Timing issue

Please send your HardwareDebug.log file to support@grandprix-software-central.com so I can see what data is coming in from the timer.

This file logs all communication between the software and timer and is located in the Documents\Lisano Enterprises\GrandPrix Race Manager folder.
by gpraceman
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Dual projector screens on Gprm v17
Replies: 1
Views: 713

Re: Dual projector screens on Gprm v17

Yes, just make sure to turn off the Full Screen Mode in the Advanced Software Settings screen. Then you will be able to drag the screens to whichever monitor you like.
by gpraceman
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Topics posted to wrong forum
Replies: 0
Views: 1095

Topics posted to wrong forum

I've had to move several topics recently. The General Topics forum is really intended for something of interest to both race coordinators and racers. If you want build advice, please post to the Car & Semi-Truck Construction forum.
by gpraceman
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Changes to track length in Grand Prix Software
Replies: 1
Views: 620

Re: Changes to track length in Grand Prix Software

Software Settings screen.
by gpraceman
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: How to post a photo
Replies: 24
Views: 100310

Re: How to post a photo

Your image URL needs to end with .jpg, .gif, .png, etc.
by gpraceman
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Can I have some help?
Replies: 35
Views: 5630

Re: Can I have some help?

Awana axles are a tad larger in diameter than BSA axles.

If using the slots and you don't have a drill press or drilling jig, you can use a pin vise to drill for the axles. Like this or this.
by gpraceman
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Mock/Test races in software with out timmer
Replies: 2
Views: 714

Re: Mock/Test races in software with out timmer

Yes, you can easily run mock races. + Create yourself a data file to do your testing in. That way you don't have to worry about cleaning out your test data for your actual race. + Enter racers + Create schedules + In the Racing screen, you can use the pop-up menu to turn on the Test Mode + For each ...
by gpraceman
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Powering timers with USB
Replies: 7
Views: 2078

Re: Powering timers with USB

I went ahead and purchased a power converter and battery pack and will give it a try at a race this weekend. There are times that I end up one extension cord short and instead of adding one, not having to use one for the timer means that I will have a spare when needed. This particular power convert...
by gpraceman
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Tracks
Topic: Best Track Mods
Replies: 23
Views: 6470

Re: Best Track Mods

bracketracer wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:04 pm
Ah, did not know that the BestTrack switches were so fragile. I made my own gate and switch mount and designed it so the switch is recessed into the track and out of harm's way.
The start switch is fine, it's the reset switch that is a bit too fragile.
by gpraceman
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Tracks
Topic: Best Track Mods
Replies: 23
Views: 6470

Re: Best Track Mods

Wow! I didn't realize each Girl Scout race held in all those different cities across the states used the same two tracks?! Did they ship them or drive them to each venue? I just envisioned two guys driving a U-Haul truck across the United States :rofl: Yes, same two tracks. One guy with a big Ford ...
by gpraceman
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Tracks
Topic: Best Track Mods
Replies: 23
Views: 6470

Re: Best Track Mods

Even if the track sections have a little sag on the long spans, it doesn't change from run to run so the times shouldn't really change either. ... I think the main things to work on to have a consistent track are the smoothness of the track joints, the leveling (in both directions), the start gate,...
by gpraceman
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Planning, Preps & Running the Race
Topic: Run Off with the Top 4 Cars
Replies: 3
Views: 971

Re: Run Off with the Top 4 Cars

Here's the problem. I set up six databases, two for each group above. After the primary kids finish I take the top four cars and create a new database with just those four cars and do a run off with just those four cars to get 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place . I repeat that same procedure for the junior ki...