Thanks to its 20ch Sirfstar III GPS antenna MiniLAP knows your position in each instant.
When you turn on MniLAP, it will automatically detect the circuit where you are, within 20 preloaded.
MiniLAP will set the finish line and you‘ll only have to practice and try to improve your performances.
The circuit is not pre-loaded? This is for sure not a problem, with a simple click you will set the new finish line position that you can easily store with the name you prefer.
Thanks to the download cable connection you can download MiniLAP circuits on PC or add new circuits to MiniLAP so you can create your favourite play-lists. And you will not need any transmitter but reaching 1/100sec precision.
With R version you can store not only lap times but also speed and trajectories becoming close to data acquisition.
Being based on GPS technology this lap timer is very compact and suitable both for a rookie and for a skilled pilot.
It is in fact very easy to use and does not require any configuration, form the other side it is totally customisable: you can choose what to show on display with big characters on the main line and what to show an the small line and also what is displayed during freeze time.
You can choose running time, total elapsed time, last lap time, best time, gaps between a lap and the previous.
The remote GPS connection allows to put it in an optimal position to avoid problem due to vibration or possible shielding by the dashboard.
You will notice you don’t have a transmitter when you’ll use up to two splits you can put anywhere along the track.
You’ll easily set the splits simply by pressing a button: MiniLAP will store their GPS coordinates and you’ll have fixed references during your practice.
Are you afraid to be distracted from driving having to check a time on a display? No matter at all: 3 green leds will flash and let you know if you improved in the first split or in the second or on the whole lap.
Both basic and ’R’ version store max speed for each lap and for each circuit so you have a rapid remind of your performances.
With one button only you can display all data about your Best Lap while with the apposite menu you can review all performed laps, up to 500 for each circuit, even divided into sessions if you like.
- 20 storable circuits (pre-loaded)
- up to 500 lap times storable for each circuit
- automatic identification of the circuit
- 2 available split times
- graphic display
- data download (with optional cable)
- non volatile internal memory
- special memory for speed and trajectories (vers. ‘R’)
- back illuminated display
- external 12V power supply
- sirfstar III GPS Antenna
- configurable auto power-off
- 3 signal led
- compact (display unit: 80x40x15mm)
- serial download cable included
The DAE (Data Extension) is a small accessory that allows you to extend the potential of miniLAP timer. The miniLAP (vers. R) thanks to its GPS technology allows not only to calculate and display your lap times but also to obtain the trajectories and speeds at any instant of your sessions on the track. If you are facing, through miniLAP, the world of data acquisition, thanks to the DAE you will expand the number of acquired channels and you will learn HOW to improve your performances. Thanks to GPS, and to the use of many splits, it becomes very easy to understand which parts of the circuit can be improved.
Thanks to the acquisition of the GPS speed you can get a first information on the maximum speeds and on average speeds, and with them you can get a first approach to the study of how to improve.
The next step is to understand if the gear is right, if you are accelerating too late, if the braking is not sufficient or if the suspensions are working properly.To obtain this information is necessary to acquire other analog channels (for sensors such as trottle opening, suspensions or braking pressure) or digital ones (rear wheel speed, RPM). The DAE can make your miniLAP acquire up to 4 channels at your choice. Its connector is equipped with 5 contacts, ground (for a proper reference) and four different inputs that can be chosen between a range of 1 RPM, 2 speed, 4 analog input and an output stabilized at 5V. Without adding any additional sensor to your bike, is it possible to acquire for example the RPM, the speed of the rear wheel, automatically derive from these two the gears, and add also trottle opening. By adding external sensors will then be possible to monitor braking pressure or suspension movements, setting up your DAE as you prefer.
The installation of the DAE is extremely easy. You simply have to connect the DAE in series between your miniLAP and the GPS receiver by connecting the two PS2 plugs the first to the timer and the second to the GPS receiver. The 5 inputs AMP connector to 5 inputs already comes with a piece of wire to each terminal at which you can connect the sensor you prefer.
Through your serial cable used to download data from your miniLAP, it will be possible to Configuring your DAE. You simply need to use Danas (1:41 or higher version) to choose which inputs to enable or the sampling frequency. The DAE can indeed be configured to sample signals at 5Hz or 10Hz.
Once data are recorded just connect the downloading cable download data from MiniLAP as usual
Thanks to the functionality offered by the DAE module in addition to miniLAP you can acquire a set of data that you can use as overlay in video. In the video above you can see the amounts taken by one of our customer, thanks to software TrackVision and a video taken with a bullet cam, he got a movie of his run on the track very similar to that seen in the world competitions.