Bluetooth Rally Remotes - RallyBlitz app compatible

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  1. GalacticGS

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    Liking the setup - but a question. How do you prevent the iPhone or iPad from overheating on a long hot sunny day?
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  2. rides2little

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    @GalacticGS I have ridden in cloudless 100 degree heat in Utah in August with no issues. I did take care to put my gloves over the screen when stopped for any extended length of time and or point the bike so the screen/s weren't directly aimed at the sun. I have actually had more issues when it has been well below freezing with getting the devices to charge. You need to make sure you have a 2+ amp USB port for the iPad. This was an iteration ago of my setup where I was running an iPhone and iPad mini. I couldn't get the phone to charge initially and had to swap the charging cables around to keep things running until it got closer to freezing. Most dual port USB chargers have one full 2+ amp and one 1+ amp ports.
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    Got mine Tuesday. It looks awesome and paired up quick and simple. Can't thank you enough for the great workmanship and quality components. Even with all the same pieces I doubt my attempt would look half as good. It seems to be working way better than my Chinese Bluclic devices but I'll need to get out and field test it as soon as we get a little better weather.
    Thanx again!
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    Glad it arrived safe and sound. I really like the fact there is no 'pair' button shenanigans with the newer boards, makes getting a clean setup a bit easier. Let me know how it works.
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  5. rides2little

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    So I have been playing around with another version for those that have already invested in traditional gear but want to use a digital setup as well. This would allow for the use of your existing switchgear. It would be basically plug and play and connect with the standard M8 connectors. You would still have to provide 2 usb charging ports somewhere on the nav setup. My limitations are that I only have easy access to ICO and F2R buttons/toggles so that is all I can test with. I believe that the Aurora roadbook holder controller works the same as the F2R but not 100% on that. What setups are you running? and how much interest is there in this really?
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  6. alongat

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    I am running F2R switches and an F2R 730 roadbooks reader. I'm currently using one ICO and one rally-dash for my main and backup tripmeters. The rally-dash wires up exactly the same as any ICO. @MultiDoc is running one RNS XL tripmeter and an MD roadbooks reader with the Lyndon / Gany switches.

    I've already got a waterproof dual USB port ready for accessories and I'm also using a rally-dash m8 connector distribution box which works the same as the F2R power box.
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  7. alongat

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    Sorry, didn't answer your last question. I own two iPads that I can use for this and I have an iPhone 4 and a 6s that I can use. I'm involved in developing a green lane "overlay map" for the UK TRF and so I'll need to do some testing on these devices alongside my Garmin Montana during the development so....I'm very interested, can't speak directly for @MultiDoc and I totally get that you need to figure out if the effort is justifiable...I really can't comment to how big the market could be for you but I do believe that your Bluetooth version does a good job of credentialising you and your abilities. I'm happy to speak offline to see what we can do as there are a number of guys in the UK who appear to be highly interested in digital roadbooks riding but aren't necessarily on advrider but are generally on one Facebook group or another.

    @640 Armageddon can comment on the aurora reader
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  8. Baja Dad

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    Looks GREAT !!!!!!
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    @alongat Thanks for the response, the last question was more for others out there reading this. I have shunned Facebook but may have to give in to see some other groups.

    I am concerned that the RNS or other flavors of trip computer, while using a 3 wire connector, aren't using the same pins for the same functions. I don't know that there is 'standard' out there for rally gear, maybe there is and I just haven't seen enough devices to make that call. I know I can make one that would work for your setup and be plug and play, no problem. The others are just unknowns. If someone has a RNS setup and will take the time to draw me a map of the pins on the connector that would be very helpful.
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  10. Gany

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    RNS=ICO as far as M8 3 pin remote standards go.
    Aurora=f2R as far as roadbook M8 4pin standards go (D, correct me if Im wrong). MD and others don't supply M8 connectors and use various others.
    PM me if you want the pinouts, but if you have the f2r remote you have all the info you need.
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    That is what I needed to know, thanks Gany.
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    I knew gany would chime in - he knows these inside out. If you send me a PM with your Facebook name, I can share one or two closed groups that I think would the correct audience for you to gauge the market demand that way you’re not just throwing crap on a wall and seeing where it sticks while exposing yourself to the eternal fountain of useless shit that Facebook is :)
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    Only have a few red/black switches in the works at the moment. Thanks for all the support!!

    I will have time to work on the traditional cable based setups in a week or so, busy time of year.
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  14. 640 Armageddon

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    Correct on the pinout guys.
    MD-Migtect
    Touratech - on its own design...

    Bluetooth switches for normal RB. I'd want them too and wanted to start a project on that. No cables? Who could resist this solution?
    @rides2little, do keep me updated. With the controller we have, where you can hook two RB switches, I can get some proper testing in some proper races as they could go cable for the main switch and BT for their auxiliary switch, so the riders feel safe if you know what I mean.

    I am trying to catch up with everything. Stealth atm because of Dakar and Eco Race, I have seen the pm's too and will catch up with them guys, don't shoot me yet :hide
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  15. Gany

    Gany Been here awhile

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    D, are you talking a dongle to connect to a paper roadbook? Ie, arduino wireless switch to drive the roadbook via bluetooth remote? Seems complicated?
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    @640 Armageddon I think you misread my intent. I was thinking of traditional buttons/toggles with a digital roadbook. You would just connect to the bluetooth box using M8 connectors. A way to get traditional setup users to use digital for training, etc.

    I agree with Gany that the wireless full traditional would be problematic to say the least.
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    Thank you to all that have ordered a set of the switches. I haven't gotten much feedback so I am assuming that all is good!!

    I added a video to the end of the first post showing the buttons working with Rally Blitz Pro app.

    I have only red and black sets that will be available next week as the potting cures. If you want a custom button color config just let me know. I have red/black/yellow and blue buttons in hand and can do whatever scheme your heart desires with those colors. I also have a few lower button brackets that face forward and backwards if that is of any interest. See the photo below for what the buttons would be like. The one facing the rider scrolls the roadbook forward and the other scrolls the roadbook backwards. The button color is less critical in this configuration as you use your thumb for forward and your index finger for reverse, but can still do what suits you.


    This image is from a personal set I built up a few years ago, so it dirty from many miles and has two cables but the button layout would be the same.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
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