Rally Navigator - Create Rally Roadbooks with Google Earth and GPS

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  1. Hayduke

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  2. RenoMoto

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    Question: Have any Beta users recently experienced a failed Route Save?

    We have made a few fixes and can no longer recreate the failed save....did we get it fixed??

    Thanks!
  3. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    I'll check it out. Stopped work on my route when I could no longer save.

    Is there any way to print the Legend? Would be nice to be able to print it w/ the road book so people not familiar w/ the symbols can study them.
  4. DaveRMS

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    We have a link on our Rally School page to a PDF primer written by inmate "lastplace" which includes the lexicon.

    But it might be a nice idea to (optionally) include the lexicon in the printed route header.

    Dave
  5. Motorfiets

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    Is there anyway to have a printing option so that I do not have to print individual sheets and tape them together?

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  6. SteveDennehy

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    How did you get it to print the full width of the paper? No matter what I do or what printer I choose, I get a print which is about 2/3 of the paper width....

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  7. DaveRMS

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    The printed area should be about 6" wide, regardless, to fit into the physical roadbook holder. You have to trim the paper (on one side only) to fit.

    Are you saying that it's printing larger or smaller? What size paper are you using and what size paper are you selecting in your print dialog?

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  8. DaveRMS

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    HogWild has discussed this at length and built his own custom printing contraption. This really is outside the domain of the Rally Navigator software since it's at least partially a hardware problem. However, when the software is done, we will be looking for a pay-to-print option if we can find a printing partner to do the work.
  9. Motorfiets

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    I can take the print outs to the local Office Max store and they can roll print it for me but I want to try and print it without having the page gaps
  10. HogWild

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    That's my printout (special one with most tulips removed, for Jonah training). As Dave said, it's 6 inches wide, on special paper. And the printer can't pull the heavy roll, so I had to make a machine to feed the paper to the printer. The other problem is it takes way too long to print them. I only use this approach when I print one or two roadbooks. Most of the time I print on sheets and glue them together with a glue stick.
    Printing video: http://www.HogWildRacing.com/deathvalleyrally/Roadbook_Printing.mov

    I'm building a new fast Laserjet that will print on 6 inch rolls, but that project is third priority, so it will be a while before it's ready.
  11. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    We have a plotter at work that prints on a 34" wide roll that is quite long...100'? maybe more. If you could format the route with the appropriate software you could print up to 5 6" wide continuous charts on it. and then you would only have to make several very long cuts to split them up. I cannot use the work printer for personal projects but I am sure there are units available at office stores.
  12. Motorfiets

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    bingo.... I have a plotter like that at school I can use
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    oossie Been here awhile

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    i can ask around at my work, i'm working at a large printing company. My colleagues must have a solution.
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    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    Not saving again.

    I saved three times OK, then on the fourth I got an error message instead of the usual project saved.


    System Info:
    Windows 7 Home Premium Edition service pack 1
    FireFox 19.0.2
    Google Earth 6.2.2.6613


    Just noticed that GE automatically updated itself to <style type="text/css"> p, li { white-space: pre-wrap; } </style> <table style=" margin-top:0px; margin-bottom:0px; margin-left:0px; margin-right:0px;" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="2"> <tbody><tr> <td> Google Earth
    </td> <td> 7.0.3.8542
    </td></tr></tbody></table>
    Could that be the issue?
  15. DaveRMS

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  16. theantipaul

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    Any possibility of making this an app?

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  17. Seth S

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    pretty sure its not illegal to text and ride yet.:rofl


    though in all seriousness...we have talked about using an Ipad for stage rallying in the car in place of a route book. So instead of having a spiral bound book full of stage notes we would have a constantly scrolling pdf file read off of the Ipad. Solves the need to flip pages and it also helps reduce map light glare for both the driver and navigator on night stages. Figured the Ipad could be put into a protective case and tethered inside the car so it does not become a projectile in the event of an offroad off wheel excursion.
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    I can't even imagine that.

    What I was thinking was while the iPad mini is tracking and logging, you could stop and add tulips and notes on the fly, end up with a pretty accurate roadbook first shot. Not as a replacement for paper roadbooks, but to make them. With it as an app, it would be easier to just go for an afternoon ride and make a roadbook.
  19. greglewis

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    I'm actually working on it, although it's very slow, as I'm not a techie.

    I built my own electric roadbook holder, and it's fine, but I really believe the future, for a number of reasons, lies in another direction.

    Right now, the challenge, for bikes, is "remote" control of the device. I'd appreciate any ideas, especially from anyone who has some Android OS skill.

    Greg
  20. DaveRMS

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    I think it would slow your progress to a stand-still. HogWild has written about his experience, and I concur having pre-run routes with him several times. With all the homework done at the computer, it still takes 2x longer to pre-run a and correct a "draft" roadbook than the route is meant to take (e.g. 2 days for a 1 day route). I can't imagine how much slower still the progress would be if you were drawing tulips, etc, while riding.

    Just my experience, YMMV.

    Dave