Rallye navigation bracket photo thread

Discussion in 'Racing' started by wrk2surf, May 4, 2011.

  1. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    USB to cigarette lighter adapter to the iPad, then wire in a cigarette receptacle off the battery. A quick run of electrical tape over the plugs to keep them together and you're good.
  2. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    All of this is awesome!

    Now if I could just pull google satelite maps in quantity into the iPad for offline usage... I'd be making a roadbook every week. :D. I do have the accuterra maps but I find much better stuff with google earth...

    I need to remember to add any lock combinations for locks I pick along the way in the tulips :rofl


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    Geek oot & aboot

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    Just opened accuterra for the first time in forever... Turns out they've 'beensold' (yeah right) and now you have to subscribe to the data but no worries you get one year free. :flip


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  4. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Will that roadbook creation app work on iPhone? Sure more fiddely usage wise but also much more Dirtbike friendly??

    :lurk


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  5. wilkinsonk

    wilkinsonk soup de grimace

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    MotionX has an ap for the iPhone/iPad that allows you to cache maps to your device so that you do not need a data connection.

    http://gps.motionx.com/ipad/overview/

    - Ken

  6. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Thanks Ken :freaky

    I have motion X but unfortunately I don't need "maps".. I really need satelite data. Usually the trails we ride/explore in the mountains are not considered roads so map software doesn't have a clue. Hence why satellite imagery is so useful out here :thumb

    For example: one of my favorite areas:
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    speaking of which... PFB... perhaps when we do our annual ride up there this summer we should roadbook record a route? :hmmmmm

    :freaky

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  7. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    I think you'll find it takes a lot longer than you expect. Stopping for a couple of minutes at each waypoint to write the notes and select or draw a tulip means you won't get very far before the whole day is past. And that doesn't take into account all the planning needed ahead of time to figure out a good route. There's tons of talk here about cool tools, but not much actual use of them. I've tried a lot of different things to make the task easier. Most seem like great ideas until they are put to use. The real test is when the tool or technique is actually used in the real environment for a full stage or two. The next test is when you have to go back and insert a waypoint or make a change to a existing route. The fun factor can slip away pretty quickly!

    BTW, there's a new rally roadbook creation tool under development by RenoMoto that takes a completely different approach than what we've seen here. If he gets it working, I think many will find it the tool of choice.
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    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    More info ?

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  9. theantipaul

    theantipaul Reforming Neandertal

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    Hey Aaron, the nice thing about the cigarette socket is you can get just about any adapter for it, but if you just need a USB I got this from an inmate here,

    http://www.burnsmoto.com

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    It's a clean and easy install.
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    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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  12. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    I found a nice roadbook how to article on a rover site that I'll share when I get home from work. I've made many roll charts for rides, so I know it's a process.
    It's a process I enjoy thankfully:D

    I downloaded a few iPhone roadbook apps but nothing worked very well.
    The app for the iPad looks like the simple and cheap option that some of you are already using.

    Another thought I had was to create a nation wide D/S route in a roadbook format. There are certainly enough people on this forum spread all over to make it happen. Maybe Ghandi should have considered unity through Roadbook creation:lol3
  13. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Thx Paul, that is much less ghetto than my solution!
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    ok.. so bit of a "eureka!" moment when I realized all those holes in the top of the tree would fit RAM balls :D

    (at least until we all get off our arses and create a boatload of roadbooks so its worth while leaving the roadbook on the bike all the time... :ricky )


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    So yes.. I'm a bit of a ram whore

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    I have arms of different lenghts and holders for various devices

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    ...so a few of these balls with bolts
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    First I tried one in the middle
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    with a short arm (I need to find a shorter bolt to make it look cleaner)
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    with a medium arm
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    Then.. I added a second ball (we talked about using two arms with the Ipad mount

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    With a long arm on the iphone holder
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    ...or a short arm on the iphone
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    Here's my largest RAM mount (happens to be for a magellan gps - its about half the size of an iPad mount)
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    Magellan and spot...
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    So the options are pretty much endless - carrying an iPad should not really be an issue (make sure you have insurance :D ).
    All of this would be protected by the rally fairing when Paul gets it done.

    As for power:

    If you have a powerlet on your bike, you can get a "powerlet to iphone" cable like the one I use on my 950.

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    or just mount up one of these weather proof USB ports that Paul posted a link to above and use a standard USB cable.

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    I hope my brain storming out loud helps someone :freaky

    cheers,
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    Looking forward to seeing it :freaky

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    The MotionX on my iPhone lets me cache Bing road, satellite or terrain maps as well as MotionX's proprietary raster maps as well as NOAA marine maps/charts. That's what I was referring to earlier. Do you have the "free" ap or the paid for one? I think the map caching is only available on the paid for ap.

    - Ken
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    Geek oot & aboot

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    I think I have the paid one (I can't remember.. I grabbed it a long time ago when considering buying a Pioneer App Radio)?
    Here's a screen capture... Is this the right version?

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  18. Geek

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    looking at map settings it allows me to set it up to 2 gigs of storage for maps when offline - but I don't see how I can select what maps I want? It says "stores your most recently used maps".

    .. I need the opposite.. I need to store where I'm going not where I've been :D
  19. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Forgive my naivety... for using an application like this for iphone:

    http://appfinder.lisisoft.com/app/rallytracks.html

    wouldn't it require that the rally tracks are actually published in some sort of digital format?
    Is there a digital format "standard" for roadbooks?
  20. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Here is that write up I mentioned earlier.


    http://www.landroverclub.net/Club/HTML/Roadbook1.htm

    The Life Proof case for my iPhone has a GoPro compatible mount available. I've used my iPhone as a GPS in the van and also used it for a video camera and live streamed some trail riding this weekend. Maybe they'll offer a mount for the iPad?