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SARC Pro and Analogue Cars

Haybaler

3 posts

I've got a similar issue.  I have a mixture of analogue and digtial cars and everyting works fine with Arc Pro in digital mode but I can only get the outside (red controller) lane, nearest the power base, to work to in analogue mode. I've tried all the instructions here, everything in the user guide, power transformer via either input socket, unpairing and pairing controllers etc but nothing works. All cars 'jolt' a bit when I pair the (blue) controller with the inside lane which suggests there is power intially but nothing works. Switch back to didigtal and everything is fine for digital cars.

Seems to me that I might have a dead lane in analaogue? I had a lane switching section which I've swapped out for straight track so there can be no issues with known digitial lane change problems but it makes no difference.

Any ideas?

woodcote

805 posts

Hi Haybaler - welcome to the forum.

 

For analogue, you need one controller paired with red and another paired with green. Those are the only two pairings that will work with analogue mode - green with the inside lane and red with the outside. Sounds like you did that, but it’s worth checking again.

Haybaler

3 posts

@woodcote

Hi Haybaler - welcome to the forum.

 

For analogue, you need one controller paired with red and another paired with green. Those are the only two pairings that will work with analogue mode - green with the inside lane and red with the outside. Sounds like you did that, but it’s worth checking again.

 

Haybaler

3 posts

Thanks for the advice Woodcote. That's actually sorted it so I'm very happy!

Nowhere was I able to find any notification that you need to have red and green lanes paired for analogue to work (it doesn't say that in the instruction book!) but as the led's are adjacent to each other on the ARC Pro base I guess that makes sense if you imagine the other led's don't exist for analogue mode.

I think it was having a 'blue' controller that threw me and I just hadn't thought about pairing it to a differnt colour.

Thanks again!

Andy P.

1707 posts


Community Moderator

Thanks for the info!

I have seen some users making a compendium for all things ARC PRO at the slotracer forum. This should be added methinks.

woodcote

805 posts

At some point, I will add a few details about the ARC Pro analogue mode here: https://slotracer.online/community/showthread.php?tid=181

 

In the meantime, the important thing to remember is that when you flick the switch to change mode, the app changes from the ARC Pro version to the ARC Air one. I have found that if you switch while the app is open, it can cause all sorts of confusion (for the app and for the user). Before switching I recommend closing the app, then dismissing / hard-stopping the app and then launching the app afresh.

 

You could go even further and - if you have a spare device - use one device for ARC Pro digital running and the other for analogue mode (ARC Air) running. That way, you have everything set up as you need it as soon as the app is open. I use ARC Air for public events - it's quicker for complete newbies to get the hang of - and I use my Fire 7 tablet exclusively for analogue running. At home, I really only use the app for digital racing with the app on my iPhone or iPad.

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