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Re: New Toys

To: "Scott Gardner" <>
Subject: Re: New Toys
From: Chris Delling <>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 21:32:07 -0500

No, my unit is very basic.  It has no provisions for any output.
Basically, one line LED diaplay.  A typical message came from a 0-60 run I
did on the way home this evening in my F*rd Contour.  The display flashed
<0-60>, then flashed <8.72 SEC>, and alternated back and forth between
these lines of text until reset.  The other parameters are selected by
different operating modes.  No memory, just one run, then reset to clear.

Perhaps this explains the price differential.



(P.S. the 8.72 seconds was legit, just wish my little ol' B could match it!)

At 09:13 PM 2/13/98 +0000, Scott Gardner wrote:
>> Hello All-
>> Thought I would share a new toy that is just the ticket for anyone
>> interested in gauging vehicle performance.  My wife presented it to me as a
>> gift for our anniversary yesterday, and it's fun.
>> It's called the G-Force, and it's made by Tesla Electronics.  It is a small
>> performance "computer" which will monitor 0-60 time, 1/4 mile E.T. and Trap
>> Speed, 60-0 braking, and with a bit more work, cornering forces, and rear
>> wheel H.P (sorta a reach on that last one)
>> All the usual disclaimers apply.
>> Regards,
>> Chris Delling
>This is hardly a new toy, since I've seen the same thing in Road and 
>Track magazine for the last ten years, although I think it may have 
>gone under the name "G-analyst".  I didn't realize the price had 
>dropped so much on them, though.  I thought I remembered them being 
>in the $375 range.
>       I think the acceleration/speed measurements are neat, but you're 
>probably not going to do them too often.  I think the best feature 
>are the lateral-g measurements, because you can detect and correct 
>mistakes such as pinched turns, early turns, and later turns.  
>Probably only really helpful if you race, but fun nonethless.  Does 
>your unit have the recording feature so you can review a run 
>afterwards, and/or output the graphs to a printer?  Also, does it 
>just give you numbers for all the measurements, or does it produce 
>graphs as well?

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