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Scott (69Mach)
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From: Walnut Creek, CA USA
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posted 09-10-2003 11:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott (69Mach)        Reply w/Quote
I read on one of Kid's posts that he has a delay box and hits the button on the first light. Is this one of the Dedenbear boxes I see in Summit??? What is it and how does it work??? How does this differ from a crossover box (or does it).

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Scott

kid vishus
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posted 09-10-2003 12:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus        Reply w/Quote
It is the same as the crossover box. But the cross over box has an added feature.
They way they work is, I stage the car, and depress the transbrake button, when the first amber comes on I release the button, the delay box takes over from there. It then releases the transbarke, launching the car, based upon the amount of time that is entered into it. The logic behind it is, your reaction to first "color" is always the most consistant. All a cross over box does is allow you to put your dial in into the box, the dial in of your opponent, and allows you to leave on thier top bulb (crossing over.) Thereby once again, reacting to "first color."

It does work. But it enters you into a class where the margin of victory is generally less than .010, and total packages (reaction time + amount of dial in) is less than .020.

Scott (69Mach)
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posted 09-10-2003 12:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott (69Mach)        Reply w/Quote
Will the use of the line-lock and 2-step discussed on the other post put me into this class as well??? I've got a total of three runs in at the track and may not be ready to run with the big boys just yet...

jsracingbbf
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posted 09-10-2003 11:44 PM              Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Scott (69Mach):
Will the use of the line-lock and 2-step discussed on the other post put me into this class as well??? I've got a total of three runs in at the track and may not be ready to run with the big boys just yet...

That depends on the rules at your local track, some footbrake classes allow the use of a two step.
What KV described is exactly how it works and why it was used in the first place. All a delay box is.... is a time delay relay. A fancy one BUT that is all. A long time ago I had a very crude one built out of a time delay 12v programmable Allen Bradley relay. I had no extra stuff like crossover and what not. It was cheap though at $24.00.

You activate it with a switch and it counts down a preset number until launch. Human error can still play a HUGE part in losing here. A missed light ( late or early off button ) or wrong numbers in the box, are just a couple of examples. so why use it? go back to what KV said, supposedly you react quikcer and more consistantly to the first light you see.
JS

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