Our new lap timer has arrived. We had many discussions, and selected the DirtChamp Design TimeR. Today, we have a bunch of pictures, as well as an “Unboxing” video. Once we get this thing outside, and put it through its paces, we will give a full review.
The other RC Lap Timer that we considered was from TrackmateRacing.com. It seems like a neat system, which deserves consideration, if you plan to purchase a RC Lap Timer. But for now.
Receiver Module. Side
Transponder & Hardware
Lap Timer Software
Lap Timer Software
RC Lap Timers Post #2
So we have decided on DirtChamp Design.
We have found it at two different locations in North America. At this time both places are out of stock.
Dirtchamp Design Laptimer at Stormerhobbies
Dirtchamp Design Lap Timer at Amainhobbies
Transponder at Stomerhobbies
Transponder at Amainhobbies
RC Lap Timers #1
The base system is $290.00.
It includes 4 overhead detectors to cover a 5 foot track. 3 Transponders, Decoder and USB and all cables, Software.
To cover a 14 foot wide track we need 12 total overhead detectors. So we need to purchase an additional 8 detectors. The detectors cost $25.00ea, for a total of $200.00.
Each vehicle being timed needs a transponder. The system comes with 3. Additional transponders are $38.00ea(This should be noted for future reference, as well as the fact that this system can accommodate up to 14 cars.)
Shipping cost to USA or Canada start at around $20.00
We are looking at a total of $510.00 divide that by 3, and you get $170.00. This price doesn’t include a port USB to serial port adapter, or any extra transponders.
Dirtchamp Design 1
Dirtchamp Design 2
The base system here is about $425.75 Canadian. The base system only comes with one transponder, so we would need at least 2 more. They are approx $64.00 Canadian. I have not calculated shipping on this system, I think they are in Europe some place, but I have found their system in the US. At Amainhobbies
This system appeaars to be newer technology and is wireless compared to system 1.
We would be looking at approx $184.00ea