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    Ha Ha! William, you crack me up.

    It would be great if Aim developed something specifically for the C5/Spec Corvette. I would like to see that DA system become the standard for the class. I think SPM is using Aim to great success. Is that correct?

    Trans Am also is putting Aim in all our cars during qualifying and racing and then the retrieve them afterwards to do balance of power adjustments. It seems to be not only a good platform, but the defacto standard now instead of Traqmate.

    Be aware that one problem Aim might be running into on the C5 is that the ODB2 setup is of such an early generation that I think standards were less defined back then and I don't think they can grab some of the data for some reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olitho View Post
    Ha Ha! William, you crack me up.

    It would be great if Aim developed something specifically for the C5/Spec Corvette. I would like to see that DA system become the standard for the class. I think SPM is using Aim to great success. Is that correct?.
    yes, AIM Solo is working great with SuperMiata. Although we don't use the DL, just plain AIM Solo, because of ECU thing.

    1. magnetic, we stick it in a competitors car. by default (without pulling out a laptop), you can see each lap's TOP SPEED . this is a crude way of judging a car's top end power. If one is making too much power, it would be obvious.

    2. everybody use AIM (Miata drivers are cheap, so $400 AIM Solo it is), we all compare data. We make everyone share their AIM data.

    3. although AIM software is one of the worst in the industry, but AIM Solo hardware is cheap, small (stick it anywhere) and reliable (it is surprising, but most data system out there are pretty unreliabe), so it has become a defacto standard in amateur racing. in reality, predictive timing gives you 70% of a data logger, it is what most people only use it for anyway (again, AIM software is not helping)..
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    Quote Originally Posted by bellwilliam View Post

    3. although AIM software is one of the worst in the industry,
    Is it worse than Racepak?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bellwilliam;152771
    yes, AIM Solo is working great with SuperMiata. Although we don't use the DL, just plain AIM Solo, because of ECU thing.
    A lot of the SPM cars I have dealt with are using Megasquirt ecus. The CAN support for this ecu is very good. If you've got a MS ecu in your SPM it is well worth the money for the Solo2 DL.

    The other reason for the DL is the tight integration with the SmartyCam systems.

    RS2 Analysis like all complex software has a learning curve. It is not a tinker toy platform like some other systems. Fortunately for us, AiM has pushed back against a dumbed down analysis tool and instead gives us access to the big boy toys even with the low end loggers. If you are struggling with RS please give me a call. Happy to help.

    A great resource for Race Studio, Aim Hardware, and data logging in general, is the LearnFast YouTube video series produced by AiM's trainer, Roger Caddell, 59 videos and counting:

    https://www.youtube.com/user/aimdata


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    Trust me. Iíve watched most of those YouTube video. Traqmate (but their hardware sucks) is x10 times better. AIM software is probably 10 Yearís behind.

    Since I now have Smarty cam (just bought from you!!), I will be interested in DL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red_5 View Post
    Is it worse than Racepak?
    Haha. Racepak is probably worse
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    Racepak definitely worse. AIM software is not always intuitive but it almost always functions and has halfway decent documentation. Racepak software often doesn't work and has miserable documentation. That and AIM hardware has proven far more robust than Racepak. We switched from Racepak to AIM about 3 years ago after
    having several unsolved hardware and software issues that affected a very large and expensive pile of their equipment on our cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bellwilliam View Post
    I guess they have not heard of Spec Vette !!
    If the c5 doesnít give it aim canít read it
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    the AIM customer service team has been excellent to all my support requests.

    for the real time delta display, i've been able to set it up simply using the customized alarm.

    for ex see attached screen shot, this would light up LED1 in RED if your current delta is slower than your session bestlap up to 0.1second, and LED1 in Blue if your current delta is faster than your session best lap up to 0.1 seoncd.
    you can setup multiple led lights like this, for ex. LED2 for +- 0.2 second, LED3 for +-0.3 second.

    credit for this one goes to Mike Jaynes at AIM

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    Quote Originally Posted by bellwilliam View Post
    WIFI ?
    Yeah. This feature is found on the new MXS/MXG. I have been trying to remember to use it more on my MXS.

    You can connect and download AIM data without having to reach and find the USB plug. Just open laptop inside trailer, connect to the (password protected) dash WIFI, download your data.

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    If you configure the AiM as a wireless client you can have the system join an existing wireless network. One scenario is to set up a wireless access point in the RV/Trailer and allow the wireless AiM clients to join this network. Very handy if you have multiple cars to support as you don't have to keep reconfiguring the laptop to join the different networks to gain access. Now if they would only make the SmartyCam wireless....
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlpineFD View Post
    the AIM customer service team has been excellent to all my support requests.

    for the real time delta display, i've been able to set it up simply using the customized alarm.

    for ex see attached screen shot, this would light up LED1 in RED if your current delta is slower than your session bestlap up to 0.1second, and LED1 in Blue if your current delta is faster than your session best lap up to 0.1 seoncd.
    you can setup multiple led lights like this, for ex. LED2 for +- 0.2 second, LED3 for +-0.3 second.

    credit for this one goes to Mike Jaynes at AIM
    I want my LED to say:

    +0.5 = stop sucking
    +0.1 = stop lifting
    -0.1 = you are better than Oli
    -0.5 = you are awesome
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    Np William,

    That can be done
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    Quote Originally Posted by bellwilliam View Post
    I want my LED to say:

    +0.5 = stop sucking
    +0.1 = stop lifting
    -0.1 = you are better than Oli
    -0.5 = you are awesome

    Ha ha! You guys are funny. Now that Richard is gone it looks like I am the center of the joke(s).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olitho View Post
    Ha ha! You guys are funny. Now that Richard is gone it looks like I am the center of the joke(s).
    That's because you are always in your racing suit and we know you can take the heat...

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    So if a bulk buy going to happen? Do we need to wait until they are officially available before this gets kicked off?

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