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Real Time Telemetry

Discussion in 'Presto GP' started by Jim Hawley, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. Jim Hawley

    Jim Hawley
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    I was wondering what the rest of you chaps use for this?

    I have tried the motec xd but I didn't like the way it messed up the steam overlay, I have a second screen so last night I tried to install the velocprod program but my AV removed it instantly

    Is there something else that works or is my AV giving me a false+ on the velocprod files?

    Jim
     
  2. Peter Marshall

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    I use XD. However, in the race I generally turn it off using the backslash key. When the lights go out, it is far too late to worry about anything but racing.
     
  3. Bruno Sousa Ferreira

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    For me I turn off XD, when racing but do come back to it a few times in the race to check engine heath, if i can set it to a higher boost setting(Rfactor only guys) also keep an eye on brakes etc......
    but i do my homework before so I know most info that i need to know.
     
  4. Nico Major

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    AV is known to give false alert.
     
  5. Steve Crossland

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    MoTeC XD for me too.
    I use it in the race to keep track of my tyre temps & Engine health, also Brake temp.
    Took a little while to get the size & location right but once sorted it is great.
     
  6. Jim Hawley

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    Does the XD only work in the overlay or can it be ran on a second screen without interfering with steam?

    jim
     
  7. Bruno Sousa Ferreira

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    I don't think that is possible Jim, as far i know, I think it has to be in the same screen as the application is running, but I could be wrong.
     
  8. Peter Marshall

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  9. Nicolai Nicholson

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    Yes, I use this on my (cough) 4th screen:rolleyes:, and it works perfectly. Currently it's most important feauture is that it tells me on and off path wetness. It tells me everything else as well, but as Peter sais, during race I don't have time to focus on that.

    During practice it is very helpful that it tells me everything from sector times to brake temps and tyre wear.

    Comes highly recommended!
     
  10. Reik Major

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    oh, this would have been helpfull at Singapore, because it took me a while to notice, that next to the line it was more wet and slippery...

    I don't have the money for a 2nd screen, but i'm very happy with the motec XD overlay. It tells me enough i need to know.
     
  11. Jim Hawley

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    I'll give that one a try tonight, thanks guys :)

    Jim
     
  12. Nicolai Nicholson

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    In case it seems like I am made of money with my 4 screens (and private jet ;) ) I must say I have "accumulated" my screens over several years. I have one 19" wide and 3x17" 4:3. The 19" is mine but the three other screens are screens that are not used anymore where they used to live and thus ended up with me. (Ok, it helps to work in an IT-company).

    My point is that a second screen (the smaller the better) for telemetry you can probably get very cheap, maybe even for free if you are willing to use an old fashion CRT. (Not saying that you should buy one Reik, but if anybody thinks it sounds cool with a seperate telemetry screen it does not need to be expensive if one is willing to buy second hand)
     
  13. Reik Major

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    Of course you're right! It also has to do with very limited space on the desk and my lazy attitude. Maybe it's because im all fine with the XD overlay.