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RC & Drone Racing

Keeping track of lap times and race positions is tough in events as fast as RC races. MYLAPS offers a timing system that is automated and optimized for RC racing.

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Get your own RC4, RC4 Pro or DR5 Transponder for RC and Drone racing.
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Find all of your RC and Drone racing results on MYLAPS Speedhive.
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Timing Setup

 The MYLAPS RC4 and DR5 timing systems for RC & Drone racing are easy to set up and manage. They can be used for indoors as well as outdoors race track for model cars and model boats. The MYLAPS RC4 timing system not only shows lap time information, but also measures performance data such as connected voltage and ambient car temperature. Results are undisputed.

All vehicles on the track are equipped with MYLAPS transponders in order to identify the racer and record their results.

Every RC vehicle has an RC transponder installed, that sends out a unique signal to the detection loop in the track. RC Transponders are small and lightweight and have been used in the world of RC racing for many years.

RC4 Transponders are available in different versions

  • The regular RC4 Transponder gives insight into your lap times, connected voltage and ambient car temperature will improve your performance.
  • The RC4 Hybrid Transponder is similar to an RC4 Transponder, but the Hybrid is compatible with older MYLAPS Timing Systems (RC4 Transponders only work when an RC4 Timing System is installed at the track)
  • New The RC4 Pro Transponder: It’s smaller, lighter and in all-black. Learn more about the new RC4 Pro Transponder!

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Optimize your race experience with real-time results! Get the most out of your race event by broadcasting live race results to your fans and followers. With the new Speedhive Live Timing Web you’re fully equipped for your upcoming races.

The RC4 Decoder determines the exact time at which each transponder passes the detection loops. The decoder sends this data to the timekeeper’s computer. The decoder has a built-in practice mode that allows automated uploads of practice results to mylaps.com, without the need of a timekeeper. Please note all new RC4 Decoders come with Firmware 4.5.

The MYLAPS RC4 System picks up signals from the transponders and decodes this data. Third-party software can create race and championship results.

Compatible RC Software

MYLAPS doesn’t offer dedicated software for the RC4 System, but several third-party RC software packages are available.

These third-party companies offer RC4 compatible software:

RC4 Detection loops are embedded in the track’s surface at the start and finish line and at intermediate timing points along the track. A detection loop works as the system’s antenna. It picks up signals from the transponders and passes them through to the decoder.

Detection loops can simply be embedded in pretty much all types of track and surface. They function in snow, mud, dirt, tarmac – even in ice. MYLAPS loops are highly durable and will last a long time.

Every pilot owns or rents a lightweight transponder that is mounted onto the drone. The transponders send out a unique signal, so there is no video signal erroring. When pilots register the transponder to their MYLAPS Speedhive account, they get an overview of all their training and race data.

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RC4 & DR5 Timing System

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Keeping track of lap times and race positions is tough in events as fast as RC races. The timing system is automated and optimized for radio controlled vehicle racing. It is easy to set up and to manage.  It is used for indoors and outdoors with a variety of model cars and model boats. The MYLAPS RC4 timing system not only shows lap time information, but also measures performance data such as connected voltage and ambient car temperature.

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