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Support for racecar technical information#90

Something for any racecars on the site, the ability to input information about seats, harnesses, fire suppression systems that are lifed and could be tracked in a similar way to MOT/Taxing cars.

a year ago
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a year ago
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a year ago

Hi @James King !

Yes we definitely need to add this in. We will do our own research but if you happen to have them to hand could you make a list of Racecar specific technical information you’d expect to be able to add?

Your examples above are a good start but it’d be awesome if you had a complete list / ideas on what type of information you’d want to store in each.

If you give us a list we can immediately start on design work.

Best,
Jeremy

a year ago
J

Hi Jeremy,

I’ve reached out to a few more experienced racers to see what they would advise, but as it stands I currently have the following as parts that would be good to track:

  • Seats - Manufacturer, Model , Homologation, Not Valid After.
  • Harnesses - Manufacturer, Model, Type (4/6 point etc.), Homologation, Not Valid After.
    -Fire Suppression - Manufacturer, Model, Date of fitting, Date of service.
  • Brake Discs & Pads - Manufacturer, Model, Date of fitting (Could be tied together perhaps? A teammate changes discs every 3 pad changes)
  • Fuel Cells - Manufacturer, Model, Date of Manufacture (5 year life for FIA certification)
  • Fluids (Oil, Coolant etc.) - Manufacturer, Type, Grade, Date changed.
  • Bowden Cables (For isolator/extinguisher pulls) - Date of fitting.
  • Tyres - Manufacturer, Model, Date of fitting, Mileage

Timing belts, water pumps and those sorts of things that would be on a car’s service intervals as well if that’s not already something being considered?

There are tools out there already that do this sort of thing but they seem to be quite specialised, it could be possible to go into as much detail as they do but at the same time it’s a LOT of information to be gathering, this National Motorsport Academy post does talk about it as something a bit more snazzy than an Excel spreadsheet even offering a handful of examples!

https://motorsport.nda.ac.uk/news/do-you-life-your-components-when-you-race/

a year ago
P

I’ve reached out to a few more experienced racers to see what they would advise, but as it stands I currently have the following as parts that would be good to track 🥂🛣️

8 months ago

@James and @Petrabeatrice0 thanks for the input this is incredibly helpful. Sorry for the slow reply!

That motorsport.nda.ac.uk app looks very very data heavy! Crikey. Hmmm if we want to support all of that it’ll take some serious focus.

I’ll make a note internally that we will need to work with a subject expert when speccing this, when we get around to it.

I don’t want to get people’s hopes up too quickly though, we have a lot going on right now and our team is still small. We are launching our fee free marketplace (The Showroom imminently) and our Insurance product shortly afterwards. I’m going to have to put this on the backburner until those are done unfortunately. This looks mighty fun though!

Id love to implement something like Wrench one day - its a VR game - but I think thats a bit ambitious for now haha!

8 months ago