I just found a video featuring this timing system and it looks really cool! DirtChamp Design provides the RC car industry with easy to use, state-of-the-art and affordable RC lap timing / RC lap counter products and they’ve come out with a video showing this TimeR™ in action for the first time.
Now, it’s kind of expensive at 349 Euro which translates to around $463 but it is packed with some pretty cool features. This thing has a unique link to your laptop PC that enables you to follow the racing action in real-time! Awesome! And it’s wireless as well which allows for a level of simplicity yet unseen in RC lap counting. This is absolutely perfect for improving your practice sessions, setting up a club race or beating your friends on your parking lot tracks or driveway. And the setup time is less than 10 minutes. Can’t get much better than that.
- Run Time >12h
- IR Range > 4-7 meter depending on conditions
- Bluetooth Range > 100m
- Unique transponder number that allows unlimited users.
- Track temperature indicator
Software Features of LapR v1.0.4:
- Best lap time
- Last lap time
- Average lap time
- Best heat time
- Number of mistakes
- Total number of lap times
- Total track time
And there’s a lot more. I don’t think we will be buying this thing any time soon but for those of you who do a lot of timing and racing or hold your own events, it may be worth it. It’s compatible with excel and other PC programs for easy use of the data. So check out the TimeR video on YouTube and let us know what you think.