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Hood
2006.08.23, 05:08 PM
I have been looking for more info about using my AMBrc timing system with the Mini-Zs racing on RCP. I have sent a couple emails to tracks that I see using it, but no response.. I also asked the customer support at AMB, and like usual, no response..

I am really looking for info on the loop.. AMB can't tell me how to set it up, and I know people are using it.. If your local track uses AMBrc for your timing, can you get your track director/owner to give you specifics as to how to build a loop. The distance between the wires is ~18", but the purchased loops have tranistors/diodes or something in the middle and you can't purchase a short loop..

Any info would be great..

We are planning on using it for Time Trials in public locations to try to get more interest into the Mini racing here in Arizona.

Thanks,
Hood

arch2b
2006.08.23, 05:36 PM
try tom thumbs? anyplace that held a kyosho mini-z cup regional event as they used amb-it.

Hood
2006.08.23, 06:39 PM
Tom Thumb is closed for a short while, the message states that his father passed away and they are working on some of the legal issues..

Anyone have any other ideas?
Thanks Arch..

dean
2006.08.23, 08:10 PM
It is scary to cut such an expensive loop but it is fine to cut what ever length of the loop line and twist the 2 ends you created together. No solder needed just twist them together.Keep the piece of wire that you cut out of the loop somewhere in case you ever sell the loop you can then just reattach it.You need to keep other lanes from triggering the looped lane with a sort of buffer zone of at least a foot preferably. And if another lane is too close that is triggering the loop from another lane you can cheat a little by not running the loop all the way across on the finish line lane.
- good luck- :cool:

Tubaboy
2006.08.24, 10:56 AM
The actual loop is just 16 gauge wire. In the middle of the loop is a resistor. I don't remember the resistor specs, but will try to find out for you.

Paul

Hood
2006.08.24, 04:15 PM
Thanks for the info..

I knew about keeping the other lanes a little bit away from the timing loop to keep cars from counting twice.

I do have a spare loop, but may need it for the big track at some point and it really will not work well trying to put it into the ground with a splice.. The asphalt is cut very narrow to allow the wire to press down under the running surface..

It is funny, that AMB can't/won't take the time to help you after purchasing an expensive piece of equipment.. The same support that I got during the sale, so nothing out of the ordinary for them..

Any info on the resistor would be great a couple feet of 16 guage wire and a resistor costs 60$ from AMB..

Hood
www.HoodsHobbies.com

Hood
2007.02.20, 11:31 AM
I have begun testing the AMB system with our cars..

After calling everyday for a couple weeks, I finally got to speak to their tech rep. It took him about 30 seconds to answer my question..

The resistor is a 470 ohm resistor, but for such a small loop he suggested that I try just using the 16 guage wire..

We have cut through the smooth side of the finish tile and embedded the wire without leaving any type of bump. We always have a bump at the finish with the Core system.

With one day of testing under our belt. We have had no trouble with dead batteries not counting, nor with full batteries counting on an adjacent tile even when we parked the car across from the loop against the foam wall, No glitching either..

The transponders weigh 6g compared to 2g for the Core tag, and they fit well under both the Enzo body and the Corvette body that we tried.

We use RC Scoring Pro with our AMB system, and can't image a better piece of software to use. It is nice that we setup practice and the system will call out our laptimes as we run.. If nothing else it will be a great way to practice in my garage with scoring..

Does anyone have any good reasons not to use the AMB transponders besides the fact that they are expensive.

arch2b
2007.02.20, 12:00 PM
the biggest complaints i heard were both cost and the need to hardwire the transponders and limit as to number of transponrders available. alot of the drivers hated having to solder or screw in the leads to the chassis power. this ment just about everyone left their cars turned off until the actual countdown started vs. leaving a peice of paper in the car.

in each of the events i've participated in using the amb-it system there were problems that resulted in several heats being run mulitple times. i'm not saying core has not caused this to happen as well, just that the few times i've dealt with amb-it, it had as many flaws and flukes.

i'm sure the software your using is much more thought and flushed out than core and miles better than what giro-z uses. for the life of me i don't see what people like in that command line driven software. in cores defense, it's relatively easy to use and easily modified for personal effect and display.

how did you come to buy amb-it? it seems like an enormous expense for what your using it for. i do not however have any good reasons why anyone with that kind of money to burn to not try amb-it. did you happen to look into the ko prop arc system? mini-z has one of these as well as core.

Hood
2007.02.20, 02:20 PM
www.SpeedWorldScaleSpeedway.com

When I opened the track, I originally purchased the KO Propo Type II System. It was OK, but having to change crystals was too much. The other 1/4 scale tracks already had AMB IT, so I wanted to conform.. Never tried the version that picks up the freq.. Too limited, what about other scales, AD band, etc..

That being said the other 1/4 scale tracks still use JLAP, and have problems at every event.. I have run numerous events on RC Scoring Pro and have never had it fail. I even run it for extended periods of time in practice mode and I have never seen it lock or quit counting.. The system is only as good as the weakest link, usually the software is the weak link..

Not that I have money to burn, but half of our racers already have an AMB transponder in another car, and I have spares for the track. I just used the silicone motor wires from PN to a Mini Deans, I used the battery terminal screws to draw the power, and I can remove the plug very easily with two screws..

I saw the pics of people running them on the roof. But, I don't see any reason for this and so far 'knock on wood' we haven't seen any glitching with them inside the bodies.

arch2b
2007.02.20, 02:53 PM
it sounds like you made the most logical choice for you. i'm certainly glad to hear that you have been doing well with it and had little to no problems.

i like your method of attaching the transponders as well. none of the events i attended that used them provided anything which made it a mad rush to find the stock plug type and hook it up to the car. the majority of racers soldered them but i would prefer the screw tab method to make it easier to remove is needed. we were also told to mount them to the roof to avoid interference which resulted in all the bodies having large holes reemed into the windsheilds.

perhaps you could do a little tutorial on making that little setup;)

Hood
2007.02.20, 02:58 PM
We still use the Core system for Mini-AZ events, but I wanted to play with the AMB for practice and to see if we had any of the same issues that we have with core. So far so good, but only more testing will ensure that there aren't any glitching issues..

I will take some pics and post here so people can see how easy the wiring is.

Tim Johnson
2007.02.22, 02:23 AM
the AMB system is a solid system. It is used in both R/C and well as Full scale racing(get in and drive cars), such as NASCAR type events, all the way down to Go-Carts. The best way I have found to mount your transponder is to hard soilder in a futaba J plug to your chassis, and use the female end on the transponder. The transponder is attaced with velcro or two side tape. I have pics i can post later.

Personaly I am shocked that the popular tracks do not use AMB. It is the most stable system out currently, as long as you don't use AMB's stock software that is....LOL When i get a chance I will post images of a typical transponder set up on a chassis.

arch2b
2007.02.22, 06:15 AM
talk to alex who ran the kyosho mini-z cup series a couple years back. i think he would have a very experienced opinion. i don't know if many or any of those events that went off without a hitch using the amb-it system. i'm sure some had to but i do know many didn't.

i'm sure it's an attractive system for shops with decent attendance and run mulitple scales but the price alone excludes it from most clubs.

Tim Johnson
2007.02.22, 11:43 AM
talk to alex who ran the kyosho mini-z cup series a couple years back. i think he would have a very experienced opinion. i don't know if many or any of those events that went off without a hitch using the amb-it system. i'm sure some had to but i do know many didn't.

i'm sure it's an attractive system for shops with decent attendance and run mulitple scales but the price alone excludes it from most clubs.

Most of the time the "hitches" are software or human (err) related, I know this from experance. I have ran many club races in the 10th/8th/5th scale on road area, and really the most issues I have had is mostly the software that comes with the AMB system. For about a year I used the software provided from AMB, I was not happy with it nor were the racers. Mainly because it did not conform to the Autoscore standards, that is pretty much and industry standard if you run a track. The two best pices of software to use with the AMB system is RC Scoring Pro(which a lot of people are switching to), or Autoscore. These two are the most stable and non problematic scoring softwares. Also these are what is most common at any 10th and 8th and 5th scale race track. The IFMAR Worlds uses the AMB system. Now im not saying the AMB system is perfect, but it IS the most stable timing system PERIOD. I am not trying to be opinonated.
I hope I did not rub you the wrong way with this post.

arch2b
2007.02.22, 11:57 AM
not at all. i only have the racer end experience of amb-it and it hasn't been as reliable in my experiences.

the software that you mentioned, are those stand alone packages or do they come with a system?

Tim Johnson
2007.02.22, 12:12 PM
not at all. i only have the racer end experience of amb-it and it hasn't been as reliable in my experiences.

the software that you mentioned, are those stand alone packages or do they come with a system?

The two softwares I posted are sold aftermarket.
http://www.rcscoringpro.com/
http://www.bnbautoscore.com/

Sparc 2 is what comes with most AMB systems. But I think recently if you purchase an AMB system you can purchase the Autoscore software from AMB at the same time.

Now the Sparc 2 worked, but it just did not conform to the Autoscore format on the print out, so racers would get angry because they could not understand the print outs.

Tim Johnson
2007.02.22, 12:22 PM
this attachment is a picture of an AMB transponder on a Mini-Z.

arch2b
2007.02.22, 12:43 PM
thanks for hte picture. how do you like the ad band car?

wow, those are some hefty prices for software to go along with a high priced system.

the whole problem with timing systems in my opinion is, the most commonly used systems are so far out of the typical racer's/clubs price range that we are left with the entry level systems like lapz, giro-z and core. all of which i'm sure have there fare share of issues. the most common being software i think.
this doesn't make it any easier for hobby shops either which operate on slim profit margins so it's not surprising more of them are not using systems like amb-it and ko propo arc and the professional software and are looking at the cheaper entry level systems. especially since i would venture to guess most are in small retail spaces and can not afford the dedicated space for large scale tracks and equipment. for them, it's a stretch to get a hfay track and giro-z or core. i've seen many shop sell those off after awhile.

when you get to 1:10 or larger i think your no longer comparing apples to apples though. those scale require deep pockets to begin with so dropping $70 or so on a transponder is a relatively cheap cost.the shops that cater to these are also typically much larger. i think if you had this same conversation on say yourmicro or half-eight you will find many more people using and familiar with the high priced systems.

are there limitations for the software packages in terms of what systems they are compatible with?

Tim Johnson
2007.02.22, 01:27 PM
I can understand the cost issue. That is why it is nice to have Core and others.

as for the cost to the transponders, Even in the 10th and 8th scale world 90 dollars for a transponders is just stupid. it is a big complaint, but it is an industry standard so really you have not choise. About 5 years ago transponders were only 65 here in the states, but with the Dollar lossing power to the Euro, the price of the transponders went up.

Cost is the BIGEST draw back for the AMB system, if you have a small group. But if your running a world class event with the PN World Cup or the Kyosho World Cup, then the AMB really should be used because of reliablity. For the smaller club races, Core or others would be a wise choise (Financialy). But a shop or club could afford an AMB system over time if ran like a business. I do agree price is the biggest issue with the AMB, but you do get what you pay for sometimes :) And thinking even further, some people would not like the idea of a transponder costing alomost as much as the race car they are running....lol

If i remember correctly the software does not require a super computer. You could build a really cheap computer from 10 year old parts, and the timing system and still function well. The races I ran was on a 300 mhz lap top....LOL

Hood
2007.02.23, 08:50 AM
The old Dos version of AutoScore was great, but limited. I also own a copy of Autoscore and would recommend against it.. I purchased the Autoscore program and the service and support was horrible.. After the purchase, Bill the owner, would complain to me about other 1/4 sclae tracks that stole his software and never want to help me with my issues even though he had my money.. I highly recommend NOT Doing business with Bill at B&B Software.

Doug at RC Scoring Pro is almost always available and helpful.. His sofware is miles above the competition..

The picture of the mounting looks good, thanks for posting.. My wiring is a little shorter and simpler, but you do need to remove the Futaba plug and replace with a Mini Deans. It just shortens the wiring to make it look cleaner. The advantage to your setup would be not making any changes to the expensive transponder. I will post a pic of mine as well..

My computer is old, maybe a 600-800hz.. The speed of the computer is not important, but the way you use it is.. I see too many clubs that use a laptop that is used on a daily basis and has all kinds of other software running in the background. I believe it is important to have a dedicated scoring computer that you do not load up with other software that may cause problems..

I will be playing/testing later this afternoon..

Tim Johnson
2007.02.23, 11:15 AM
Agreed, RC Scoring pro is the better software. A dedicated computer is the only way to go. If you dont have a clean install of windows you can run into all sorts of problems with the scoring.........

The image is not a picture of my car, it is acualy one of my customers cars. My car is set up the sort of the same way. One of the transponders that i have is out of warranty, so i have shortened the wires a bit, and i am using the futaba p plug, the red two wire plug. I am thinking of removing the hard case, but im not sure if want to do that just yet.

Dusty Weasle
2007.04.02, 03:51 AM
After much grumbling about glitching from the CORE lap counter, Mini-AZ has now switched to the AMB system. It's orders of magnitude more expensive, but fortunately Hood already owned one for large scale racing. Lucky us.

Yes, compared to CORE the tags are large, heavy, and draw on the batteries, but none of this appeared to have any impact on performance. In fact, we enjoyed a glitch free day with lots of intense fender-to-fender racing and scored some of the highest lap counts (for that day's track) in our club history.

Fitting the AMB tags under the body can be a bit of a challenge in some cases, but we managed to get them all in. I believe the most difficult case was my McLaren F1 LM. The placement you see pictured is about the only spot +/- 1mm that it can be wedged in, but in that spot it fit snuggly in place.

We also had some creative placement in cars with plenty of space in the boot by extending the motor mount and attaching it there.

Our next challenge is to somehow fit them to the F1's. :eek:

A bunch of cars with AMB mounts. Cross your eyes to see it in StereovisioN

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r38/DustyWeasle/Mini-AZ/AMB/Topless_3-D.jpg


Placement in the McLaren F1 LM

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r38/DustyWeasle/Mini-AZ/AMB/AMB_McLaren.jpg


Placement in the Porsche 935

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r38/DustyWeasle/Mini-AZ/AMB/AMB_Porsche.jpg


Mounted off the back of the motor mount

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r38/DustyWeasle/Mini-AZ/AMB/AMB_3RacingMount.jpg


Support extenstion

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r38/DustyWeasle/Mini-AZ/AMB/AMB_MountSupport.jpg


Still can't see the 3-D picture? Ok, here it is in 2-D

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r38/DustyWeasle/Mini-AZ/AMB/Topless_Lineup.jpg

jakster!
2007.04.02, 08:06 AM
we run amb at fasttrack hobbies in longwood florida,
we never have any problems.
i also took the transponder out of the red case to lighten it up as well as make it a smaller profile to fit under my bodys
with out the case i have mine down to about 3 grams
about half of the weight!
fit is great!

YBSLOW
2007.07.02, 02:30 PM
How did you get it out of the case. Can you post a pic of it?

Brad

promatchrcr
2007.07.14, 11:32 PM
we run amb at fasttrack hobbies in longwood florida,
we never have any problems.
i also took the transponder out of the red case to lighten it up as well as make it a smaller profile to fit under my bodys
with out the case i have mine down to about 3 grams
about half of the weight!
fit is great!

Yes please share! I would like to open mine up as well.

Terry_S
2008.02.21, 03:00 PM
We (MRT) have the new PTX AMBrc/AMBrc3 compatible personal transponders available details are at www.rclaps.com prices start from around $60US for the ultra-micro size 'stealth shrink version'.. they're ideal for mini and micro scale rc cars being a very small size and they're also lighter weight too.

The comparative dimensions are:
AMBrc PT: 28 x 22 x 7 mm
Cased PTX: 22 x 16 x 9 mm
Shrink PTX: 21 x 13 x 8 mm

The cased PTX can be supplied with or without mounting tabs. The base can be removed and replaced to change between tabs or no tabs, the power lead can also be easily replaced if/when required.

Here's a photo to show the sizes of a PT, cased PTX and the shrink PTX:

http://www.team-mrt.com/images/pt-img.jpg

mugmug
2008.02.21, 08:46 PM
does that small shrink wrap version work just as reliably as the larger orange AMB version??

Terry_S
2008.02.22, 05:16 AM
The shrink version works more reliably than the original AMB version, it operates down to 2.8V (AMB min voltage is 4V) and has a 'full power' signal unlike the AMB which drops/dips when the input voltage gets lower, below 4V the AMB stops but PTX transponders keep counting with no problem.

The only difference with the shrink version is it's not waterproof, we only recommend it's used for indoor racing.
The cased PTX versions are fully waterproof and fuelproof.

mugmug
2008.02.24, 01:06 AM
That bieng the case AMB is fianly relevant in the miniz world on the function side. Being ultra relaible (their own main system that is) is not going to bother anyone either. Now only if we all could email them to have them cut the price of their system by 2/3ds.

In any case nice job on the transponder. A smaller version was badly missing for many applications.

stuZ
2008.02.29, 05:06 PM
We (MRT) have the new PTX AMBrc/AMBrc3 compatible personal transponders available details are at www.rclaps.com prices start from around $60US for the ultra-micro size 'stealth shrink version'.. they're ideal for mini and micro scale rc cars being a very small size and they're also lighter weight too.

The comparative dimensions are:
AMBrc PT: 28 x 22 x 7 mm
Cased PTX: 22 x 16 x 9 mm
Shrink PTX: 21 x 13 x 8 mm

...Here's a photo to show the sizes of a PT, cased PTX and the shrink PTX:

http://www.team-mrt.com/images/pt-img.jpg

Terry S,
do you have any idea how long it takes for these to ship to the states from the UK?
The stealth shrink version seems great for the new LM bodies.
My local track uses AMB only, and a smaller, lighter transponder would be ideal.
Also, is there anyway to set up or quote a concrete USD price?

Thanks

Terry_S
2008.03.31, 11:02 AM
Hi Stu, apologies I've not been back to the forum for a while.

I'd guess it takes around a week to ship to the states from the UK.
There's no concrete USD$ price, but it's most times around $60US
for the shrink version unless there's a big change with the US$/GBP
exchange rates. Just checked earlier today and it was $60.75 with
free shipping. Don't forget to enter the store checkout or the price
is shown with VAT (17.5%) UK sales tax included. You need to use
the dropdown and select the delivery location.

Hood
2008.03.31, 05:19 PM
We can't wait to try them out, but buying these from MRT has been very difficult to say the least. Finally gave up on getting a bulk order and pricing after waiting for weeks for untimely responses and no answers to our questions. I told our club members to purchase their own since we couldn't get any response, and didn't feel safe sending them all of our transponders and/or 500$ overseas to someone that doesn't respond. I ordered two of them to start trying them on our system. It has been 19 days since payment, no transponders..

I hope their product gets here and works better than their Sales, PR, Delivery, and Customer Service..

stuZ
2008.04.01, 06:23 PM
Hi Stu, apologies I've not been back to the forum for a while.I'd guess it takes around a week to ship to the states from the UK.
There's no concrete USD$ price, but it's most times around $60US
for the shrink version...

Thanks terry, I should've posted a 'Never Mind'. I figured it out and got one.
It took 10 days to get here from across the pond which wasn't too bad.

The thing works killer!!!

It is very small (a bit taller than I had hoped, but still)
It fits under the canopy of my 2.4 Porsche body, barely, but darn good enough. It still gives a good signal sitting above the board and batteries.
The price is right and it works great. A great development for Mini-Z Racing.

Hood
2008.04.02, 06:49 PM
It took 21 days to recieve these from the UK. They look great, and easily change from number to number.. Will have to wait until the end of the month before we get to try them out in our Zs.. We will be running them this weekend in the AZ PanCar Shootout.

Hood

Terry_S
2008.04.02, 08:12 PM
Hood, I have to apologise about any delays with my replies and the time it took for you to receive your order. I have to admit your early enquiry came through at time when we had been caught out by the response all over for our new transponders. We don't have extra office backup right now, I do all the replies to emails and forums plus take all the phone calls etc, so any problems blame me.

I hope we have made up on the product itself now you've got something to try out. We don't like to have less than first class customer service and a product that works well at a reasonable price. We've been finding it hard to keep up with demand we're getting from rc racers all over the world, it's tough going but we'll do whatever it takes to improve!

Stu, sorry for the delay you had too getting caught in customs can add extra days to the delivery time but most times it seems to be a week or just over. We designed the PTX to be small, about half the footprint of an AMB PT is pretty small I'd say. The 'shrink' (shrinkwrap) version is smaller than the cased versions and for indoor use with mini/micro scale cars I'd have thought is what's needed? The cased versions are 100% dust, fuel and waterproof so are really best for outdoors use.

Thanks for your feedback Stu it's good to know what you think. We'll have to wait to hear how Hood gets on this weekend in the AZ PanCar Shootout..

Hood
2008.04.03, 10:12 AM
I will vouch that every bit of communication came from Terry. I believe it is his signature on the shipping receipt.

The product looks good, but the delivery is going to hurt your business. I already spoke to another local hobbyshop that recently opened using AMB and looking for transponders to sell to their racers. They will not be purchasing any of these due to the slow responses..

It would be really nice to have a US distributor that could answer questions, help with the support of the product, and ship directly.. I looked on your webpage and you have a US supplier, but they don't list any of your products on their webpage?

I can't wait to start using them..

Hood

Terry_S
2008.04.03, 02:35 PM
I'm a one man contact person for MRT.. that's my problem :(

There's a few hobby shops and clubs that have stopped selling AMB transponders because of the high prices.. we don't have distributors or dealer prices for our transponder products to keep the prices as low as possible. It seems to be what people want, having a smaller and improved transponder with customising options if required is proving to be popular with racers which is great :)

The proof is in the product.. and the product is proving popular!

.. ;)

Please forward any enquiries to me at terry.stockham@team-mrt.com as I don't get to be on forums regular. Thanks Terry_S

stuZ
2008.04.04, 02:30 AM
I can't say enough about how great they are.
I was giving out your website out at the track, everybody loved the thing.
I just thought I'd post some pics.

Hood
2008.04.04, 10:26 AM
Terry,

This is a direct quote from your email to me on June 4th, "I'm sorry we don't have any details or prices available for deals just yet, I'll let you know when we have some info ready."

This is your comment yesterday, "We don't have distributors or dealer prices for our transponder products to keep the prices as low as possible."

It would be nice to give good info to Sales Leads, not something misleading that keeps them waiting and asking more and more questions waiting for the pricing info to come.. You still haven't responded back to my many emails asking about the bulk pricing that you referred to on RC Tech, and in my communications with you.. I guess you have decided to not offer these prices, but have ignored the Dealer and Club Sales Leads asking for large orders, not even informing them of your change in plans.

Mini-AZ our club has the current HFAY Club Championship, and the past two seasons Overall Champion. We are the only club to use AMB in HFAY and the only club in the US to run AMB at a PN Regional Qualifier. We would have been/and still will be, a great way to show off your product and get some feedback from a large group running regular events in cars that have voltage issues with the AMB PT Transponders, instead of encouraging that kind of involvment you put us on the back burner and never got back to us about our questions and concerns..

Hood

The product looks great, I guess I just didn't like waiting six months for nothing..

Terry_S
2008.04.05, 05:01 AM
Robin, I think when you first enquired we were in final product development before releasing new versions of the PTX (shrink version etc) and at the time we didn't have any details or prices available for deals. The deals are not dealer prices but quantity discount prices that anyone can take advantage of. The discount is 5% for ordering 10+ of one type of PTX, clubs like to have the discount when buying for their members.

As I said I take responsibility for replying to enquiries and I apologise to anyone who has enquired and not had a timely reply to their questions. Sometimes I can't answer questions immediately and occasionally I mess up and may miss one I should have replied to. We get lots of enquiries where I have to explain the 20 generic numbers, why we have them, what a custom number is, how the cloning procedure works etc. We also get lots of questions about the pricing, online ordering, custom built versions.. it's not as simple as it is with an AMB, you get one type with one number and that's all there is to know. Maybe we've got too many options trying to give people what they want? :o

Hood
2008.04.06, 12:50 PM
We used both transponders on Friday and Saturday Nights at the Arizona PanCar Shootout. Didn't miss a lap all night running 4 cell stock on either car.

I was also TQ and Winner with the Shrink PTX in my car.. The only thing I did was bring my reciever and drive the car. None of the equipment was mine, Team HyperDrive gave me a perfect car and Joe did all my pitwork. As I was busy, running the timing and scoring equipment for the event.

Same system we use for our Zs every month.. The low voltage issue in the Zs is bigger to overcome than the 1/10 scale..

Tjay
2008.06.12, 01:39 PM
I drove almost 2 hrs to get to Hobbytown in Petaluma, Ca to race with local folks. It was good experience for me. Different crowd and all. Everyone was friendly and such. I believe stuZ is from there. (that's what the team fast eddie crew said :))

Anyhow, I was surprise when they told me that they use AMB transponder on their mini-z. It was pretty BIG transponder for such a lil car.
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g10/Teejay_Cynthia/Toys/IMG_0242.jpg?t=1213374008
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g10/Teejay_Cynthia/Toys/IMG_0238.jpg?t=1213374049
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g10/Teejay_Cynthia/Toys/IMG_0240.jpg?t=1213374072

ByronF1
2008.06.13, 12:10 PM
They look great, and easily change from number to number.
We have AMBrc and the transponders are personal with unique ID, do you mean change this number?

Hood
2008.06.13, 01:10 PM
These are great, they are half the size of the AMB PT. They have 21 numbers stored in them.. You can change your PT number to any of the 21 numbers at the push of a button.

They have solved our low voltage issues with the AMB system and our power hungry cars.

Delivery of the product still needs some work, as my last order still hasn't arrived after 6 weeks of waiting. None of my orders have gotten here in under 3 weeks. Just be prepared to wait for a while, it is worth it in the long run..

Dusty Weasle
2008.06.14, 02:55 AM
I've been running the shrink wrap version of the PTX for several races now. Fantastic! It fits neatly over the Nose Clip inside the body keeping the weight low and the signal at the front. On my F1 it fits easily into a notch I cut in the back of the motor pod (also keeping the 2g mounted low).

I've been meaning to post pictures. Busy. I'll get some posted soonish.

robmob
2008.06.16, 01:53 PM
I drove almost 2 hrs to get to Hobbytown in Petaluma, Ca to race with local folks. It was good experience for me. Different crowd and all. Everyone was friendly and such. I believe stuZ is from there. (that's what the team fast eddie crew said :))

Anyhow, I was surprise when they told me that they use AMB transponder on their mini-z. It was pretty BIG transponder for such a lil car.
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g10/Teejay_Cynthia/Toys/IMG_0242.jpg?t=1213374008
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g10/Teejay_Cynthia/Toys/IMG_0238.jpg?t=1213374049
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g10/Teejay_Cynthia/Toys/IMG_0240.jpg?t=1213374072

Using the AMB definitely makes for some creative wiring and transponder locations. Most of us run them on top of the car, but there are few bodies that allow them to fit underneath.

Great to have you make the trip up to race with us TJ. Hopefully Ed and I can make the trip down to race with you guys sometime.

Tjay
2008.06.16, 02:48 PM
Hey Rob,

Welcome to the club!

I sure hope that you guys can come down on July 19 for PN regional race. We'll have folks for Frisco, LA, Sta Cruz and the locals. You guys's cars are set-up for stock class. Unfortunately we do not have 2wd mod only Pan mod. Stock class is great though. You don't need to worry about whatever fets you have. Just run the stock PN motor and you're in for stock class racing. I think most of the people here will be running stock class. So if can, please try to make it on this day. I will help you or anyone who needs help with their cars set-up.

See you guys soon!

hpgod
2008.06.19, 07:00 AM
Has anyone in your club tried the new amb micro trasponders yet?

robmob
2008.06.19, 03:15 PM
Yes there is and no problems whatsoever with them.

The shrink wrapped one offers the ideal fit under the body.

mugler
2011.01.29, 07:01 PM
can anyone post a side by side picture of he new small AMB (mylaps) transponder next to the shrink wrapped MRT? is there still a practical size difference between the 2 for mini-z applications?