First Article in a Series for my BMW CCA Chapter Newsletter

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First Article in a Series for my BMW CCA Chapter Newsletter

Post by karacticus » Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:33 pm

It appears the Northern Ohio Chapter may be running these as well based on talking with the newsletter editor at Mid-Ohio!

Maybe I should crowd source reviews for technical accuracy?

http://www.bmwia.org/wp-content/uploads ... letter.pdf
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Post by Harry » Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:59 am

Thanks Mike, great presentation. Besides research on technical accuracy (starting point: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=459), I can provide information on the way LapTimer uses GPS to achieve highly accurate results. This is not for the plain user, but for people interested why it is possible at all to achieve acceptable timing accuracy with e.g. 1 Hz GPSes. Well - you know the audience better than I do. Video capabilities up to PiP reference videos will be by far more attractive for your readers - that's at least what I see every day.

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Post by karacticus » Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:24 am

I'm kind of soft pedaling the timing aspects as BMW CCA driving school events are all billed as "untimed, non-racing events," and pushing the data acquisition and display and video capabilities
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Post by Harry » Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:42 pm

O.k. I understand :-) Just let me know if you need some more background somewhere.

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Re: First Article in a Series for my BMW CCA Chapter Newslet

Post by dcampbell » Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:21 pm

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I joined the BMW CCA Patroon chapter back in Feb. I have been to three track events so far and am signed up for two more, and looking to sign up for more. I got HLT working with multicam and been showing some of the people in the club.

You right about the anti timing stance with BMW CCA events and it has to be that way for insurance and other legal reasons. So I too have been touting the data acquisition and video recordings.

Would you be willing to allow the Patroon chapter to reprint your series on HLT in the Patroon news letter? With all proper credit of course. Also if you want some help with your articles I could assist.

I am very impressed with HLT and Harrys support and would like to see the user community grow.


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Re: First Article in a Series for my BMW CCA Chapter Newslet

Post by dcampbell » Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:46 pm

I was just informed that resent rule changes in BMW CCA Northeast allows timing. I think this is only for personal data acquisition and nothing can be displayed real time to the driver.
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Post by karacticus » Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:19 pm

I don't have a problem with that. I need to get the next article written!
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Re: First Article in a Series for my BMW CCA Chapter Newslet

Post by karacticus » Sat Jul 06, 2013 4:33 pm

If you or your newsletter editor get in touch with me at mjmyers52349@gmail.com, I can send the source version of the first article with the pictures still in color.

I'm getting close to done with the second article now, mostly just pictures to go. Though I have sent the article on to Harry for a review.

If you've already got a dialog going, if you could come up with some kind of side bar article on BMW CCA policy on use of thngs like this at the clubs driving schools, that would be pretty nice to have available.

I do have to admit some hesitation at poking the bear though, in case we've been working under some kind of "don't ask, don't tell" kind of situation.
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Re: First Article in a Series for my BMW CCA Chapter Newslet

Post by dcampbell » Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:08 pm

DJ McArdle is the one that told me the rule change. This is for Northeast.

I would say we keep focusing on the other aspects of HLT and not the timing for now...


I will bring this to my chapter and see what they think. I just wanted to get your permission first.

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BTW I just submitted a new track to Harry. Its not even a year old! BMW CCA Patroon was out there a couple of weeks ago to check it out and see if we could have an event there.
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Re: First Article in a Series for my BMW CCA Chapter Newslet

Post by karacticus » Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:28 am

Second article was published. I think I can finish this off in one more.

http://www.bmwia.org/wp-content/uploads ... letter.pdf

I had Harry do a little fact checking and review this time around. Still working on getting the club to post a version on the website with color pictures-- don't miss too much on this article without color, but the graphs in the previous article's pictures would have been better in color.
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