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• Based on real life experience and data
• Applicable to racing, hillclimbing and autocross
• Provides guidance for buyers to ensure you get what you need
• Shows how to create robust and accurate installations
• Shows how to build and calibrate your own sensors
• Identifies the quick payoffs that help you go faster
• Provides strategies for longer term analysis of data
• Packed with graphs and charts that help you understand the data
• Unique quick reference field guide
• Starts from where the manufacturers' instructions leave off ...
Aimed at amateur racers, this book will no doubt find its way onto the bookshelves of many professionals because of its no-nonsense direct approach to the use of data logging to improve the performance of both car and driver. It includes a buying guide to ensure that you buy a system that suits your present and future needs, and deals with installing and calibrating the system to give useful results. Contains practical advice that will minimize problems with the system, and It deals with strategies to extract the maximum amount of useful information to help mechanics, engineers and drivers. Reveals the secrets of the professionals: what is possible and what is worthwhile.
At last. A practical handbook on how to choose and operate datalogging equipment and get the full benefit from what it tells you. Aimed at the amateur competitor, it covers hardware and software and takes over where the manufacturers instructions run out. It shows how to understand what the data is telling you and how to use it to go faster. It covers standard information screens and shows you how to create your own charts and tables that will illuminate the performance of both the car, the driver and the team. On the way, it deals with systems management issues, how to get the quick and easy payoffs, and how to benefit in the long term. It explains how sensors work, how to fit them so they survive and to calibrate them. The final chapter is a Field Guide designed to help you run the system, trouble-shoot hardware and software problems and quickly interpret the output of the graphs under pressure during an event.
"... the book is packed with examples of just about every conceivable data trace that the engineer, mechanic or driver in amateur will require ... it starts from where the manufacturers' instructions leave off." – Speedscene
"This does a good job of explaining things that many manuals would not touch on. The graphs and tables are well labelled and explained, showing examples of what can be expected when using data logging." – Track & Race Cars
"A practical handbook on how to choose and operate data logging equipment and get the full benefit from what it tells you. Aimed at the amateur competitor, it covers hardware and software and takes over where the manufacturers instructions run out." – Porsche Club of America, Polar Region
"I would strongly recommend this book to anyone considering adding a data acquisition system to their racing equipment. Read the book first, then start shopping for the system." – The Observers Stand, Ohio Valley Region, Sports Car Club of America
"If you have not used a data acquisition system before, then this book is an excellent starting point for beginners ..." – Racecar Engineering