October 22, 2020

WTS Transponder Diamond Edition

A Monaco RC exclusive, this Diamond Edition WTS Transponder features a unique transparent case for a refined look. Compatible with all RC systems including RC Version 4 Decoders with Firmware 4.4 or lower, its operation is purely lap counting and timing using its 7 digit ID number. The transponder is ready to be used right away simply by connecting to a battery or plugging into a free receiver channel or BATT socket. The WTS power cable is flexible and can be easily replaced.

Source: Monaco RC [monacorc.com]

January 21, 2020

LapMonitor 1/10th 4WD buggy transponder mount

Coming from LapMonitor is a new transponder mount compatible with the Team Associated B74, Yokomo YZ-4 and Xray XB4 1/10th scale 4WD buggies. The multi-piece yet lightweight mount was designed to be attached to the centre diff top plate, placing the transponder emitter in front of the clear body window area. This ensures a perfect detection of the transponder signal by the LapMontor lap timer. The holder features also a hole for easy and convenient battery wire routing.

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September 6, 2018

MyLaps RC4 Pro transponder

MyLaps have introduced the RC4 Pro, what they claim is the world’s smallest transponder. The RC4 Pro features a shorter 8cm / 3.15in cable, ensuring a perfect fit every time and the pitch-black design gives any RC car that beautiful finish it deserves. The transponder comes in at only 3 grams, making it almost as light as a feather.

Source: MyLaps [mylaps.com]

January 12, 2018

Black edition MyLaps transponders

Team Associated have introduced black edition MyLaps lap counting transponders. The Hybrid (2-wire) transponder is the same size and features many of the same specs as the RC4 transponder, but it is backwards compatible with older decoder boxes. This transponder does not support car ID numbers. It is compatible with all AMBrc2 decoder boxes and MyLaps RC3 and RC4 decoder boxes. The RC4 (3-wire) transponder is the latest in the line of transponders from MyLaps. The RC4 transponder supports car ID numbers so you can have the same transponder number in all your cars, with a different ID for each. The RC4 transponder also gives additional telemetry data such as voltage to the transponder and transponder temperature each time the loop is crossed. This transponder will only work on RC4 decoder boxes with version 4 firmware or higher.

View the 3-wire transponder here

December 9, 2016

LapMonitor personal lap timer

LapMonitor is a new personal lap-timer for RC cars that can also be used to time multi-driver races. The device is simple and fast to setup; it will be installed on the outside track, then connected with the Bluetooth of any mobile device and it is good to go. In terms of functionality LapMonitor will not only announce lap times but also a full live race commentary in many languages while also enabling to store and share the timing results. It has been tested and adopted by 2016 European Cup 1/8th IC winner, Stephane Bouche and the LapMonitor Training Pack is now available on Kickstarter with a 40 percent discount. The pack includes one LapMonitor and one transponder. Multi-transponder packages are also available and the system is compatible with both iOS and Android devices and it features a Bluetooth range of up to 80m.

Source: LapMonitor [lapmonitor.com]

September 20, 2016

Zeppin Voice Lap Counter mini transponder

Zeppin Voice Lap Counter mini transponder

Coming from Zeppin and made for the company’s Voice Lap System is the new mini transponder. Small and light of weight the transponder is ideal for cars such as Kyosho’s Mini-Z and many other mini and micro-size vehicles as it also offers a wide input voltage range of 4V to 8.5V. The device measures 16x16mm, it weighs in at 1g without wire and it offers a total of 14 channels for lap counting.

Source: Zeppin [zeppinracing.com]

August 11, 2015

Pocket Pit lap counting system

Pocket Pit lap counting system

New through Zen Racing in the UK, the Pocket Pit lap counting system uses a small line of sight infrared transponder to send a predefined code to the track side receiver box. The receiver box in turn connects to a mobile device using Bluetooth to automatically count and time your laps using a real time stopwatch within the Pocket Pit app. You can therefore listen to your lap times live as you race using headphones or through your devices speakers. Lap times can be saved with notes enabling you to keep a database of setups for the tracks you race. Currently available for iOS only it requires 3x AAA batteries which are not included.

View an image of the full set here