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floyd

9 posts

im new to scalextric 

ive got a digital set up and im thinking of buying a pit pro deluxe and a race management system like RCS64 or SSDC

can anyone give me advice on weather these are worth buying please

alan_west

26 posts

I definitely think that these are worth it. I run SSDC and it is brilliant. You haven't mentioned what PB you use? Only the C7042 (6 car APB) can be used with these (SSDC for sure). You will need to update the firmware - guidance is on the SSDC website to do this. 

floyd

9 posts

@alan_west

I definitely think that these are worth it. I run SSDC and it is brilliant. You haven't mentioned what PB you use? Only the C7042 (6 car APB) can be used with these (SSDC for sure). You will need to update the firmware - guidance is on the SSDC website to do this. 

ive got the C7042

i would need to spend £100 on pit pro, £30 on the USB cable, £30 on a race management system

but ARC Pro is £136 

im more of a laptop man myself, ARC runs with a tablet or smart phone

plus ARC Pro has only just come out so it will be a while before its firing on all cylinders

so do you think i should spend the money on pit pro

 

 

alan_west

26 posts

I am also more of a 'laptop man'. I run two LCD TV screens off the laptop for displaying SSDC. I don't use Pit Pro - why do you think you need that? I have run race meetings with just setting fuel so that drivers have to pit (I have a dedicated pit lane) at some point and it works well. SSDC allows you to say where the pit lane exit is in relation to the start and complete newbies have managed it well. Therefore, only £60 needed to spend? Bottom line is I would not spend £100 on Pit Pro. Instead, I would spend on retro fit chips to enable more of my collection to be digital. Hope that helps!

Twigman

91 posts

I have PitPro and SSDC....

SSDC allows a pitlane speed limit to be set (with PitPro deluxe) and restricts cars to this limit while in the pit- it only knows where the pits are and who is in the pits because of PitPro.

I have found it to not be totally reliable so far with the pit exit not always registering thus restricting cars to pitlane speed all the way to the start/finish line. And sometimes SSDC not even noticing that a car has entered the pits.....

That said I have, today coincidentally, returned my PitPro sensors to be examined by the chap that converted them to PitPro so perhaps I shall eventually enjoy a properly restricted pit lane.

 

if you like Murray Walker tediously announcing "...and into the pitlane..." then PitPro + SSDC is for you

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