Traxxas DTS-1 Information
Looks like Traxxas has released a few more details about their DTS-1 Drag Timing System. Dual beam lasers will allow pre-stage and staging, along with two more lasers for the speed trap and finish. It’s interesting that they are using lasers when all the companies that have been making RC timing systems usually do not. They normally use a infrared beam, so we look forward to seeing how well this works, and how easy it is to set up compared to other systems.
You can select either a Pro or Sportsman tree for the countdown. The Pro-Tree is when all 3 amber lights go at the same time, then four-tenths of a second later the green goes. So it’s basically see yellow, take a breath, then gas! The sportsman tree is when each yellow goes one at a time, then the green. This lets you try and get the timing down for the green and gas.
The DTS-1 system will cost you about $200, and Traxxas also mentions there is an additional option part that will let you use wi-fi. That will be cool if you can link it to your lap-top to get the times and such.
Visit the Traxxas site for a few more details.