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    Many Carrera Digital racers use our Lane Gate products to avoid lane change violence. We have discussed a Lane Gate for the Pit Lane entrance.

    I now have a few prototypes for a Pit Lane Lane Gate. I could use a a few - three or four - brave testers.

    Interested? Contact me.

    Thanks.

  • #2
    Definitely interested!
    Dave
    Saginaw Valley Raceway
    Only Rule: Just enjoy who you are racing with.

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    • #3
      Howdy Dave.

      You're on the list. What's your mailing address please?

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      • #4
        What is the purpose, to prevent additional cars from entering the pit lane?
        I still haven't installed the 4? I bought ...LOL

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        • #5
          I have a double pit lane using Pro-X electronics to alternate pit lanes once inside the pits. Is it possible to wire your lane gate to detect when both pit lanes are occupied but allow pit entrance when only one lane is occupied?

          love the lane gates. We have 4 and they make all the difference when running 4-6 cars and ghost cars.

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          • #6
            Not so sure about that one.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Eric P View Post
              What is the purpose, to prevent additional cars from entering the pit lane?
              I still haven't installed the 4? I bought ...LOL
              The most common function for a pit lane ACS is to not let a car enter pit lane if there is a car already there. I have a pit lane chip from Henky's in Germany on my pace car pit lane. My actual refueling pit lane is a double lane and it doesn't really lend itself to ACS

              What it really fixes on my track is when a newbie holds on the lane change button and rear ends the pace car.

              Monte, I would swap yours in if you want to send me one

              Cheers

              Ed

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              • #8
                I am also interested as I have a separate pit lane for my pace car. There have been times when someone has rear-ended it while parked in its lane.

                Kip
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                Kip - Kennesaw, GA USA, Home Track: Corsa Autodromo Seminterrato

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                • Bluevista
                  Bluevista commented
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                  Put a piece of black electrical tape over the pit entrance diode, no car will enter and hit it, including the pace car when it tries to get back in, lol. If there was a deal that could sense the speed and not let the car in if it is too fast is what I need, my grandkids just hold the lane change switch down and if I have no tape over that diode they do major pit crew damage when the car crashes trying to enter at speed.

                • 32lbking
                  32lbking commented
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                  Hey Kip, beautiful track. Are there any more pics of it posted somewhere? And how is the chicane section working out, racing wise?
                  Randy

              • #9
                Actually the most trick thing I have seen on a pace car pit entrance is to relocate the LED to the other side of the rail and similarly modify the pace car to move the LED, Then the only car that can go into the pace car pit is the pace car

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                • #10
                  Kid, I wouldn't mind trying that. My pit lane consists of a soft chicane entrance, then the pit entrance which creates a 2 lane pit, with an analog x-track in the middle making 2 separate pit stalls. Most times it works great. If there is a car in the first pit, you don't hit the LC button and you go directly into the second pit stall. If there is a car in the second pit you hit the LC button and you go into pit 1 by means of the pit entrance. However sometimes a driver [usually a grandchild] will just keep the LC button pushed after going through the chicane entrance and run into a car in pit #1 instead of letting off the button and going to pit #2. It would be nice to be able to avoid that. Dave and I race together, so maybe we could collaborate to make sure we get it right. Lol
                  Randy

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                  • #11
                    I received my trial chip and am ready to install it. Are there any instructions? I don’t see any on your website.

                    Thanks for including me in the trial!
                    Kip - Kennesaw, GA USA, Home Track: Corsa Autodromo Seminterrato

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                    • #12
                      Originally posted by Fourshipp View Post
                      I have a double pit lane using Pro-X electronics to alternate pit lanes once inside the pits. Is it possible to wire your lane gate to detect when both pit lanes are occupied but allow pit entrance when only one lane is occupied?

                      love the lane gates. We have 4 and they make all the difference when running 4-6 cars and ghost cars.
                      Fourshipp,

                      Can you post/send a picture of your hybrid double pit lane? I may be able to adapt a Lane Gate solution for it.

                      Mike @
                      Digital Racing Solutions

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                      • Fourshipp
                        Fourshipp commented
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                        Just got home from four day trip. I’ll get this done tonight.

                        Bruce

                    • #13
                      Originally posted by edmagner View Post

                      The most common function for a pit lane ACS is to not let a car enter pit lane if there is a car already there. I have a pit lane chip from Henky's in Germany on my pace car pit lane. My actual refueling pit lane is a double lane and it doesn't really lend itself to ACS

                      What it really fixes on my track is when a newbie holds on the lane change button and rear ends the pace car.

                      Monte, I would swap yours in if you want to send me one

                      Cheers

                      Ed
                      Ed,

                      If you are interested in adding protection to your refueling lanes, I'd be happy to discuss how to achieve it. A picture or description of what track pieces were used would be helpful.

                      Mike @
                      Digital Racing Solutions

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                      • #14
                        We'd like to thank those beta testers who helped refine the Lane Gate Pit Entry. I don't see where Kid ever shared the news, but the released product (Pit Entry v2) is now stock and available from Dealers or the DRS site.

                        Mike @
                        Digital Racing Solutions

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                        • #15
                          Originally posted by 32lbking View Post
                          Kid, I wouldn't mind trying that. My pit lane consists of a soft chicane entrance, then the pit entrance which creates a 2 lane pit, with an analog x-track in the middle making 2 separate pit stalls. Most times it works great. If there is a car in the first pit, you don't hit the LC button and you go directly into the second pit stall. If there is a car in the second pit you hit the LC button and you go into pit 1 by means of the pit entrance. However sometimes a driver [usually a grandchild] will just keep the LC button pushed after going through the chicane entrance and run into a car in pit #1 instead of letting off the button and going to pit #2. It would be nice to be able to avoid that. Dave and I race together, so maybe we could collaborate to make sure we get it right. Lol
                          Randy

                          For visualization purposes, I will use your 2-lane pit with X track example, because it is easier to describe in terms of a pit lane with two stalls rather than juggling three lanes.

                          Desired behavior:
                          Press/hold button to enter pitlane.
                          Entry is prevented if both stalls are in use.
                          If both stalls are open, automatically goes to stall 1.
                          If stall 1 is in use, automatically goes to stall 2.

                          I can foresee one problem that is unavoidable -
                          When both stalls are empty and two cars want to enter the pits, the trailing car will be denied entry if following too closely.
                          So on Randy's track, once the lead car enters the pits (at soft chicane section) the chicane LC would lock until lead car reaches stall LC (pit entrance section).

                          Still working through the other hurdles.

                          Mike @
                          Digital Racing Solutions

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                          • 32lbking
                            32lbking commented
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                            Yeah.. definitely wouldn't work on my track, as there are 4 3/30 curve tracks and 1 full straight [about 7' including the chicane] between the chicane LC/entrance and the pit entrance piece, so any car following closer than 7' would be denied entry.
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