Pavement Ends Rally

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Brian Thorpe
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Pavement Ends Rally

Post by Brian Thorpe » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:43 pm

Can someone please give me a write upfor OE of how the Richta app was accepted and what were its advantages and diadvantages. I noticed the Equipped scores were high compared to usual.

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Re: Pavement Ends Rally

Post by TeamHarco » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:25 pm

There were 73 controls. So when compared to 15 to 20, the scores are likely to be higher.

From my perspective, it was very interesting. So interesting, that I will be using the app for Son of Sno* XXII. My son operated the phone, and will do so when helping me layout the rally.

Among the pros:
Many more controls can be included.
There are no limitations on workers and getting them to their assigned locations.
There is no risk of a control crew writing the wrong time down or introducing mistakes (that is still left open to the RallyMaster).
Near-instantaneous feedback as to scores at each control, as well as a running total.
Somewhat more granularity in times. As opposed to 1/100 of a minute scoring, we are now at 1/600 of a minute (1/10 of a second). Believe it or not, we beat the team behind us, by 0.1 seconds!

Cons:
Still a bit of a learning curve to understand it fully and to apply it to our rallies (and philosophy).
Potential signal issues due to GPS updates.

With some refinement of the first trial, I think this will be a huge step in attracting more competitors to our rallies. We can run more events, bring in new chairmen and try many different formats. For example, we could run a rally on paved roads. We all know the best roads are unpaved, but there are sissies that are afraid to get their cars dirty.
Scott
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"Win on Sunday, Sleep on Monday"

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Re: Pavement Ends Rally

Post by Brian Thorpe » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:34 am

Thanks Scott

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