Frequently asked questions
- How does the lap and sector timing work without a beacon?
Because the DASH2 uses the GPS data from the data logger, the system always knows its position on the track. To set your current point as a lap or sector timing marker you simply press a button on the DASH2. The data logger then calculates the lap and sector times every time you subsequently pass that point on the track and transmits them to the DASH2 for display.
- If the GPS data is 5Hz, does this mean the times have a resolution of 0.2 seconds?
No, the system calculates the position very accurately and the lap times have a resolution of 0.01 seconds. Sector times are generally far more accurate than a traditional lap beacon system.
- Can I directly compare the lap sector times from the display and the analysis software?
Yes, the track markers can be imported and exported from the analysis software.
- Can the DASH2 be used on its own?
Yes, the DASH2 has four built in analogue inputs for monitoring temperatures and pressures, alarm levels and set up information can be set directly from the PC so it doesn’t have to be connected to a data logger. It also has a non resettable odometer with trip counter for distance measurements and warning lights for main beam, fog light, indicators, brakes and alternator output.