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Post by xps911 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:10 am

Hi,
doing my first track day next friday and looking forward to using the software have the petrolheads version:)
Is it as easy as just loading up software, using guide to select driver, car, and track, and then i press record when im about to drive out of pits? and when i finish do i just hit stop back at the pits?
how much space does the video take up? does it only do one lap at a time, or will it do whole session? thanks
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Re: first time user

Post by Harry » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:05 pm

This is all you need for your first drive: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NS09uYux ... e=youtu.be
Once it works, you may try the video option. It is similar to what is shown in the Quick Start: instead of using the Timer view shown in the video, press the Video button. You do not need to press any button while driving or leaving the pits. It is all automatic.

Memory requirements are available here: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=459

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Re: first time user

Post by hms » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:02 am

It will record the whole session, although when you overlay the graphics onto the video, it does that on a single lap basis.
Generally best, to conserve memory, to datalog only in the morning whilst you learn the track, then video in the afternoon.
Are you going to Abingdon on the 12th by any chance?
I'll be there in the stickered MX5, as per my sig.
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PS. it may be an idea to set up a course around you house and try the system ahead of using it live on circuit. Saves wasting time and missed laps on the day.
There are threads around about setting a course up, see:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1267
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Re: first time user

Post by xps911 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:12 pm

hms, no unfort not doing that track. Good tip about data logging, will do that in the morning, I presume this data is then used as reference when doing video as well?
I'm using the tom tom car kit with my iphone 4. I've been reading on here about gps tweaks etc under advanced, is this needed on my setup?
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Post by hms » Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:19 pm

TomTom should work OK without tweaks. (Not used tomtom so cannot say for sure.) The only tweaks that I have ever needed to do is the corridor detection width. If you have POI's that are close then you might get a mistrigger. Narrowing the detecton width should avoid this.
See: http://www.gps-laptimer.de/Trigger_Logik.html
All of the laps logged will show as laps for that track, but obviously, only laps with video can be overlaid.
Where will you be?
Don't forget to post your vids afterwards
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Re: first time user

Post by Harry » Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:50 pm

No corridor tweaks any more please. LapTimer v17 uses a different mechanism and broadens the corridor to the max for all triggers having a direction set. So the number of situations one changes these Setting should be near zero.

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Re: first time user

Post by hms » Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:09 pm

Noted harry.
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Re: first time user

Post by Harry » Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:13 pm

Reminds me I need to update the documentation on this one...

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