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barryhi33

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When I asked what that app could do for the various ARC products (One/Air/Pro) I was given a link to the Scalextric website comparison list so might as well stick to the official app !

barryhi33

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Thats great thanks

barryhi33

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Anyone know where I can download a manual for C7030 ?

Googled without success.

Thanks

barryhi33

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@Dr_C

In very simple terms the track piece with dead spots is a simple car position detector. In analog operating mode, the powerbase can then look for breaks in track current in each lane... these occur for each lane every time a car traverses a dead spot. Two dead spots were used on each lane within a single track piece to create a double signal in order to reduce false positives. Of course the technique does not cross over to digital where multiple cars can share the same lane. In this case IR phototransistors that read car ID signals are much more useful for position sensing.

 

All of Woodcotes explanation then describes the particular Scalextric analog product that made use of this dead spot sensor approach... so the only users who would have had need of these specific track pieces were users of that now long discontinued analog product. As and when internet racing returns... as it certainly will (in my opinion)... no one will need recourse to those old current break track pieces... something far more advanced will become available...

 

Does this help?

 

C

ok - I am making progress :)

So for what reason would the powerbase need to identify the car position in analogue - there is mention of internet racing but I am still struggling to connect the dots. So each users powerbase would know when a car passes over this section of track (presumably this track would be positioned near the the finish line ?) - so would there be software both ends that used this to count laps and identify a winner ?

Thankx

barryhi33

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@woodcote

It was part of the old Scalextric Sport World system that was sold between 2004 and 2008, where racers raced each other over the internet. It was a nice idea, probably ahead of its time and never took off. The RMS side of it was supposed to be pretty good. Maybe ARC could integrate some of the Sport World idea, in a simplified form, via social media.

Errrr ok .....

If anyone could translate into English that would be good :)

barryhi33

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When and why would you use a 'Current Break Track' ?

barryhi33

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Current Break Track ....

Simple question - what is its purpose ?

Thanks

 

barryhi33

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There seems to be several reported issues surrounding the ARC PRO which in reality are not normally the system itself but user/device error or just lack of knowledge (neither meant in a bad way).

Writing software which needs to work on multiple platforms & multiple devices can be a nightmare so we should not under estimate the excellent work scalextric have put into the app - I would suggest for most people it just works, as the norm is only to refer to this site when things go wrong.

Is there a FAQ somewhere which describes potential issues and possible solutions ? - if not maybe someone with more knowledge than me could undertake the challenge of putting something together. There are a few contributors on here who certainly have the experience although maybe not the time.

I am thinking more towards newcomers rather than the experienced racers. What maybe obvious to some needs explaining to others as we all have different levels of experience and knowledge.

 

 

barryhi33

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Thanks for the info ............

barryhi33

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I am a little surprised that no-one deals, or can recommend, a local or national supplier with a good reputation.

I am not after cheap £20 cars - I am looking to buy new, high detail models.

Jadlam sell them ready chipped for £47 which is a £10 saving per car.

Thanks anyway - I will continue my search....................

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