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OFSOC Race Discussion => Schedules Discussion => Topic started by: jscully on March 17, 2015, 07:37:25 PM

Title: 5th Scale and 8th Scale Series Schedules
Post by: jscully on March 17, 2015, 07:37:25 PM
We are excited to present 2 different series in 2015

(http://joescully.com/rc/OFSOC2015.png)

(http://joescully.com/rc/O8SOC2015-v5.png)


We look forward to racing with you this summer.


Title: 5th Scale and 8th Scale Series Schedules
Post by: jscully on May 07, 2015, 08:47:59 PM
MyLaps Transponders in OFSOC & O8SOC Series
Mylaps has a monopoly on RFID technology, they created it and it is the mainstream for all racing - 1:1 Cars and Trucks, Marathons and of course RC. As most of you know, a new MyLaps transponder is a considerable investment (about $125 at Skycraft Hobbies), and there have been some knock-offs of their technology over the past few years (i.e. MRT Clones... the black transponders). To gain their share back in the market from those that have taken their technology away from them, MyLaps has created a new system that won't read clones. This is the Upgraded RC4 Decoder Box. It is the only thing on the market available, and they were crafty in getting a lot of tracks to upgrade their RC3's/RC4's firmware or trade for RC4. They won't "downgrade". So now, this is where we sit. RC Acres has a RC4 with old firmware and Walton has a RC4 with the new firmware.
What that means:
RC Acres - 2-wire MyLaps and 2-wire Clones are compatible
Walton Raceway - 2-wire and 3-wire Genuine MyLaps are compatible
If you have a clone transponder (usually black, or say MRT on them), you can either purchase a 3-wire MyLaps for Walton and continue to use your clone at RC Acres, or purchase a 2-wire MyLaps and be good at both. 2-wire is the most popular in the world, so that would be my recommendation.
Title: Re: 5th Scale and 8th Scale Series Schedules
Post by: jscully on May 08, 2015, 09:24:37 AM
If you have an MRT, per Shawn Fraser: "The MRT's will work at walton if you send your MRT in and they will update it.  You know you have the updated MRT if the blue light flicks twice after you turn in on.  ;-)"