Welcome to Aurora Rally Equipment (www.aurora-rally.com) Who We Are: My name is Dimitri and some of you have been following my venture in building a new generation of rally roadbooks in the rally navigation bracket photo thread (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=684282). Last year we started from scratch designing a new generation of roadbook holder and with the help of other inmates we are now in position to say that the design and testing has been completed and we are putting the finishing touches for this innovative device. Why even care for this roadbook when there are so many others out there, proven in the rally racing field? Well, if you want to know, read below and then follow the link for a teaser video, technical stuff etc.... Feel free to ask anything technical about the unit, details and such, either here or by e-mail in the addresses shown on the website. Before mentioning the features, we would like to express our appreciation to those inmates who helped in completing this development either with their ideas or with supplying parts, we are heavily in debt to Paul (TheAntiPaul) and without his nav tower this would have taken a lot longer. More info for whom when and what, can be found on the website under the ''Special thanks to:'' tab Mk I (its name... ) , among others, will have: Removable interior. You can take the interior of the unit out, change rolls and place it back in. In addition to that, you can use it as an autonomous manual roadbook outside of the main shell! In case of a two stage day for example, the shafts are completely removable so that you can carry a spare shaft with you, take out the cartridge, load the second stage shaft and off you go! And all that in a matter of seconds! Rare earth magnetic transmission for smooth scrolling which can take axial and angular misalignment. Transmission will always self align so that you do not have to take any special care while taking out or sliding in the removable cartridge. In the event of an accident and if the hit is very violent there is an air gap which can take the axial, radial and angular misalignment should they occur. Up to 50mm paper roll. Using the detachable paper shafts you can now load up to 19m of A5 (92 pages). And if you feel that this is not enough, you can always carry spare shafts with you and load a new shaft in a matter of seconds! In addition, because the paper is rolled by hand (and you can tight it as match as possible), twice the information can be fed in this roadbook compared to others. Efficient transmission means that this roadbook will operate effortlessly, even for rallies such as Tuareg (where the roadbook is rolled top to bottom), without the need for manual assistance. Going forward or rewind this roadbook will operate from the start till the end of the race! Special o-rings, guaranteed for life. No more transmission failures. Safer navigation throughout the entire life of the roadbook! We are so confident that these o-rings will stay intact, that we will give you a life guarantee. Unbreakable shell. Thin Aluminium shells are light, but they deform permanently in the event of a crash taking all sorts of parts with them. Mark I is the only roadbook with a tested, unbreakable shell. Combined with a transmission which can take axial misalignment you have a 'bomb proof' unit! Paper Support. How many times you had to write your personal notes outside of the roadbook with the rolls all over the place? Well, not any more. The cartridge features a special paper support so that you can write your own notes when you have it outside of the unit. After finishing you just slide it in and you are ready to go! Hybrid bearings. Rubber sealed, stainless steel outer races, combined with ceramic Silicon Carbide balls. Sealed for life they will never fail as ceramic balls can even run dry. Rolling smoothness is guaranteed. High performance motor. Although motor failures are not common in roadbook holders we went a step further. The motor used rare earth magnets to increase its torque (while maintaining its small size), it is equipped with a stainless steel shaft and it is rated for up to 600 continuous hours! Choice of LED colours. You can now match ICO, IMO and RNS products by choosing the LED colour for your unit. Easy maintenance. While the cartridge is out you can service/clean all the parts of the roadbook easier and safer. Taking the cartridge apart is very easy if you want to upgrade internal parts (Full ceramic bearings for example) or if you just want to clean it. Even if both paper shafts have bent due to an accident, they can be replaced straight away without the need of any tools on the roadside in less than a minute. Industrial cable glands and IP67 connectors. Waterproof connectors to ensure that water, sand and dust stay out of Mark I. The unit will be completely waterproof. Read more in www.aurora-rally.com If you need more info and looking to pre-order sent us and e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or if you would like to become a member of our test team send us and e-mail to email@example.com and someone will contact you with details of what and when. If, on the other hand, you are looking for brochures or just more info, firstname.lastname@example.org is your email address. Till later, D.