Sandown - looking for tips to improve my driving & times

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dbz
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Re: Sandown - looking for tips to improve my driving & times

Postby dbz » Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:18 pm

That app is awesome need to get me one of those Harris lap timer. Is it just the rookie edition? :)
MY15 BRZ (Clubman Class) PBs: PI-1:49.7 Winton-1:36.1 Sandown- 1:26.0
MY15 BRZ (Street Class)
PBs: PI-1:54.7 Winton-1:39.9 Sandown-1:29.4 Broadford-1:08.5

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Re: Sandown - looking for tips to improve my driving & times

Postby h-are » Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:03 pm

The app is just the free version of racechrono on my phone and I link it to an in car gps receiver.

Great app, gives some great info.

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Re: Sandown - looking for tips to improve my driving & times

Postby dbz » Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:19 pm

h-are wrote:The app is just the free version of racechrono on my phone and I link it to an in car gps receiver.

Great app, gives some great info.


I see, thanks. I have race chrono but never used it will try that next time :)
MY15 BRZ (Clubman Class) PBs: PI-1:49.7 Winton-1:36.1 Sandown- 1:26.0
MY15 BRZ (Street Class)
PBs: PI-1:54.7 Winton-1:39.9 Sandown-1:29.4 Broadford-1:08.5

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Re: Sandown - looking for tips to improve my driving & times

Postby phantc_wrx » Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:04 am

What phone are you pairing the racechrono with? Its an awesome app but I couldn't get it working well with my older samsung phone.
Picked up the AIM solo lap timer recently and cant wait to try it! Will post a review once I've tested it.

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Re: Sandown - looking for tips to improve my driving & times

Postby h-are » Wed Sep 30, 2015 2:25 pm

My phone is a Samsung 4. If its not working delete it then re-install, that just happened to one of the guys I race with. Is working perfectly now.

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Re: Sandown - looking for tips to improve my driving & times

Postby phantc_wrx » Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:28 pm

Finally got around to testing the AIM solo laptimer!
Very handy little unit if anyone wants to step up from phone/GPS receiver. Here's our thoughts on the device! http://bit.ly/1U3Dqoh

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Re: Sandown - looking for tips to improve my driving & times

Postby bazzasti » Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:58 pm

phantc_wrx wrote:Finally got around to testing the AIM solo laptimer!
Very handy little unit if anyone wants to step up from phone/GPS receiver. Here's our thoughts on the device! http://bit.ly/1U3Dqoh


Nice article.

"Another cool feature is that you can export laps to Google Earth allowing you to compare different lines taken on the race track. You can easily see the 2 lines John took coming onto the front straight at Sandown (the blue line being his faster lap). Unfortunately you can’t export individual laps to Google Maps but it can be done easily using free apps and online guides."

The only thing I don't like about that map function is it depends on the satellite quality, how many clouds and trees etc are between you and those and how US Defence is feeling as to how accurate their GPS is for you... 1-2 meter inaccuracy means comparing lines might be leading you up the garden path. Does it give you a reading? The one I've got (GPX Pro) with an antenna shows the GPS signal so unless it's reading 95-99% you can ignore the lines.

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Re: Sandown - looking for tips to improve my driving & times

Postby phantc_wrx » Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:44 am

Thanks bazzasti!!

Good point on the GPS signal...didn't really think of that! I don't believe it shows a % reading for signal on the display. It does show the number of satellites connected to which from the manual says 6 satellites is good and optimal is 8 connections.

So far I've used it at Sandown and PI and times lined up virtually exactly the same as natsoft which has been handy!

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