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#1 Shane Lott

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 10:42 PM

Hello All,

Just wanted to post a few pics of my 4 lane track that has electronic switching pits!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Makes for super realistic racing and having matched the track with customised controllers that inlcude the switcing mechanisms for pit access and Ultimate Racer 3.0 control software complete with fuel racing and power control, the whole racing experience is fantastic with power cut off per lane if you don't pit to refuel.

Through UR30, all cars have an individual file with fuel usage set up and practice/race stats. AWESOME!!!!!!!

Hope you enjoy the pics and I look forward to any comments.

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Shane

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From Race Control End toward The Cutting


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From The Cutting End looking over toward The Pits


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View over The Pits


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Aussie V8's in Pit Lane


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V8's on the Start/Finish Line


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Into the "Squeeze!"


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Down through The Cutting


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2 into The Pits & 2 onto The Main Straight


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Parma Controller showing "custom" tunable brake & pit access button (Left & Right depending on track direction)


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Customised splash screen in Ultimate Racer 3.0 race control software


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Drivers, Start your engines!!!!!!


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Customised Race Screen


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Pit NOW 4 Refuel! - Splash & Dash IF YOU DARE!!!! :-)


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Don't overshoot the Grid!!!


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In & Out in under 10 Seconds? - GO, GO, GO!


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All the stats are on the Big Screen!!!!


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Race Control on WinXP & Ultimate Racer 3.0, real fuel racing with power control per lane.


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"part" of the growing garage!!!


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2 of the best duel it out!!!!!


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Posted 29 October 2007 - 05:55 AM

Hey Shane what an great setup, Looks like some tight racing around those corners and love the pits. THe Mad Max coupe reminded me of seeing a replica outside the silverton pub just outside of Broken Hill, I was wanting one for my own track! Thanks for sharing the pics Good to see another 4 lane track here in Melbourne.

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 06:27 AM

Very very nice Shane.

Can you tell me a couple of things. FIrstly, how did you construct your flippers, and, on the picture with the power supply, what are the do-dangs underneath the keyboard for?
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Posted 29 October 2007 - 08:48 AM

Nice setup, Shane

is that another ferrodor surface I spy?

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 12:49 PM

Shane,

Your track is insane..... looks like a lot of fun to drive!

Glen Waverley eh? We need to run a V32 race at your place... :blink:



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Posted 29 October 2007 - 01:13 PM

View Postshodan, on Oct 29 2007, 01:49 PM, said:

Shane,

Your track is insane..... looks like a lot of fun to drive!

Glen Waverley eh? We need to run a V32 race at your place... :blink:



cheers
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I am looking to run a "test" session soon so it's a possibility!!! - When were you thinking of??
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Posted 29 October 2007 - 01:15 PM

View Postgah5, on Oct 29 2007, 09:48 AM, said:

Nice setup, Shane

is that another ferrodor surface I spy?

Cheers
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What's ferrodor???? :blink: ..... Sure is
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#8 Shane Lott

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 01:17 PM

View PostRob, on Oct 29 2007, 06:55 AM, said:

Hey Shane what an great setup, Looks like some tight racing around those corners and love the pits. THe Mad Max coupe reminded me of seeing a replica outside the silverton pub just outside of Broken Hill, I was wanting one for my own track! Thanks for sharing the pics Good to see another 4 lane track here in Melbourne.

Thanks for the comments! :blink:
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Posted 29 October 2007 - 01:21 PM

View PostSlotsNZ, on Oct 29 2007, 07:27 AM, said:

Very very nice Shane.

Can you tell me a couple of things. FIrstly, how did you construct your flippers, and, on the picture with the power supply, what are the do-dangs underneath the keyboard for?

Lane changers are cut from perspex (plexiglass) to fit the wedge removed when routing and are operated via modified 24V (Automotive) Horn relays (avail from Jaycar). Each runs to the same power supply with operation via the momentary contact switch (push button) mounted onto the hand ctroller (jiffy box - Jaycar again).

The do-dangs are 2 x switches (on/off) for the PC and power suppley, track lights (for night and Le Manns events) and the power supply itself.

Hope this answers your queries - :blink:
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Posted 29 October 2007 - 01:56 PM

View PostShane Lott, on Oct 29 2007, 02:13 PM, said:

View Postshodan, on Oct 29 2007, 01:49 PM, said:

Shane,

Your track is insane..... looks like a lot of fun to drive!

Glen Waverley eh? We need to run a V32 race at your place... :blink:



cheers
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I am looking to run a "test" session soon so it's a possibility!!! - When were you thinking of??

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 02:30 PM

Nive track Shane! I'd be up for a run sometime if the fellas are gonna "make" you :blink:
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Posted 29 October 2007 - 02:36 PM

Mate, what a track love the digital effects. :blink:

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 03:57 PM

This track is INSANE!, good job mate...

Did you make that program all by yourself??

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 06:18 PM

You've obviously gone to a lot of trouble! It'd be a shame not to have a run on this one!
Nice use of the old ear plugs!!!
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Posted 29 October 2007 - 07:07 PM

View PostJabob, on Oct 29 2007, 04:57 PM, said:

This track is INSANE!, good job mate...

Did you make that program all by yourself??

Jake

Hi Jake,

Program is a freeware called Ultimate Racer 3.0 (UR30) available from http://www.uracerweb.org/index.htm and is one if not the best MS windows based race and car control package around.

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 07:28 PM

View Postknoath, on Oct 29 2007, 07:18 PM, said:

You've obviously gone to a lot of trouble! It'd be a shame not to have a run on this one!
Nice use of the old ear plugs!!!

Thanks for your comments Knoath!

I toyed with the idea of painting the 'plugs' (btw, all are 'new'!) a cement grey or white however, after a 'couple' of hits with the odd livery, thought better of wasting the paint!

Hot glued down they are similar to the foldover sign posts that we don't want to hit with our 1:1 road cars!!!! meaning they spring back from 'collisions'!! :lol:

Regards,

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 07:50 PM

Great looking track looks like a scream to drive/race
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Posted 29 October 2007 - 08:09 PM

Far out, thats pretty good use with the software.

I see its through the parallel port, not bad, I was thinking serial but you get more pins with parallel so more options.

What I really want to know is this 'flipper/plastic perspex' design.
How does the flipper actually move.

I understand using a switch/parallel port which turns on a relay to flick the flipper, but how does it move/flip?

Cheers,
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Posted 29 October 2007 - 10:25 PM

View Postlefty, on Oct 29 2007, 09:09 PM, said:

Far out, thats pretty good use with the software.

I see its through the parallel port, not bad, I was thinking serial but you get more pins with parallel so more options.

What I really want to know is this 'flipper/plastic perspex' design.
How does the flipper actually move.

I understand using a switch/parallel port which turns on a relay to flick the flipper, but how does it move/flip?

Cheers,
Chris.

Hi Chris,

I'll get some images up asap for you, quite simply, the relay has been modified with a wire arm that pokes up through the 'flipper' and when the 'pit' button on the controller is pressed and held, the flipper turns in to the pits.

When the button is released, the pits close and racing is resumed!

All circuitry is LV (low voltage x 12V for switching and with a momentry contact only when switch is held down, the 24V horn relay will not burn out!!!!!!!

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 10:29 PM

View PostChewycat, on Oct 29 2007, 08:50 PM, said:

Great looking track looks like a scream to drive/race

It sure is!

With a full on fuel race you can program for 100 laps and refuel every 20, with V8's the refuelling becomes very tactical especially when it comes down to the wire and a splash 'n' dash can mean the difference between a podium finish and heartbreak!!!! :lol:

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