31st August 2006
Free 0.14 is now available for download,
the layout of the program has changed in several ways and an additional
screen for spectator viewing has been added. The spectator screen
will be useful for those with notebooks that allow dual displays,
this is useful as spectators can have a constant view of the race
while the race controller is free to change setting, add additional
to the manual will be made in the next few day.
31st August 2006
are releasing a new decoder for use with models, the decoder still
uses the existing "Red" transponders but includes additional
features and a change from USB to 10/100 Ethernet (network connection)
in line with decoders for other sports. Laps Free from version
0.14 can use the AMBrc3 Ethernet connection and serial port. The
new AMBrc3 decoder features are described on our timing
31st August 2006
cars, trucks and boats can be very loud and sometimes the start/end
signals are very difficult for competitors to identify. We have
created two new horn sounds to help
with this; worked very well in testing !
26th May 2006
sound files are now available from the downloads
page, thanks to Gala and Avi Yadgar for these.
update V0.13 -
22nd November 2005
with drivers using 2.4Ghz radios will welcome the new V0.13
release, some improvements
and fixes are also included.
manual has been updated to reflect
the changes, there will be software another update soon.
9th August 2005
Free 0.12 can now be downloaded,
this update increases the number of drivers per race and has some
Manual to be updated for new features soon.
Testers - Sold Out-
7th July 2005
Tests have all been sold, if there is demand we may build some
additional units in the future.
1st April 2005
Free 0.11 can now be downloaded,
this update fixes two problems
and has some improvements.
7th March 2005
range of hardware to work with Laps Free and other timing programs
is now available.
3rd March 2005
from Chile has sent payment for a transponder tester but hasn't
provided an address, please email with details.
2nd February 2005
latest version of Laps Free can now be downloaded,
there are a few improvements
and fixes, the manual has been updated to reflect the changes.
20 Transponders -
29th December 2004
20 transponders have now sold out, If you have a transponder that
requires a new battery then we have some of these parts still.
2nd December 2004
a year since the rctiming.com launched, thousands have downloaded
Laps Free and its pleasing to know that many of these are new
clubs/tracks that are just getting started. Not only do rc cars
facilities use our software but boats, slot car and a variety
of other sports often use it.
web site now has a festive look (hope you like it), most pages
on the site have been updated, "Future Software" has
been renamed "Future Products" and covers developments
for next year. Its disappointing that the new lap counting software
isn't ready for release but hopefully it will be worth the wait.
16th November 2004
new version of the software is online,
the new version is now installed using an automatic extractor
(no need for manual extracting/unzipping). The manual has also
been updated with the latest version
6th September 2004
future software page has been updated, the links pages now includes
some links to club/tracks and new information sites. A testimonials
page has also been added and the Laps Free page now includes new
31st August 2004
0.08 is now available for download,
a few useful little additions
have been included.
3rd August 2004
mailing list has been added to the site, if you want to know the
latest news by email then please subscribe via the box on the
left side of this page.
online manual -
22nd July 2004
new manual that can be downloaded or
viewed online is now available and includes the updates for
version 0.07 . The new manual is colour coded to show the parts
that have been updated.
20th July 2004
FAQ has been updated, there are some
updates planned for the site including a testimonial section and
a page for clubs that want us to link to them.
if you would like to write your views on Laps Free (a testimonial)
or want your club linked contact us.
update to 0.07 -
20th July 2004
0.07 of Laps Free is now online for download,
there are quite a few additions so please look at version
sound files -
3rd July 2004
sounds can be downloaded from the downloads
for Sale - update
- 4th June 2004
of system 20 transponders now available has been updated.
for Sale & Sound files -
22nd May 2004
are selling some system 20 transponders (link above). Dutch sound
files have been added to the downloads
16th May 2004
0.06 links were missing from the last site update, they now work.
13th May 2004
0.06 of Laps Free and manual/user guide are now online for download,
for update information look at the version
Site changes -
21st Apr 2004
new pages have been added to the site, a guide to timing systems,
RC car racing and a useful free software page.
31st Mar 2004
0.05 of Laps Free and manual/user guide are now online for download,
updates to the FAQ and version
20 Feb 2004
version 0.04 is now online, the FAQ section of the support page
has been updated to include a feature that was missed from the
manual in earlier versions.
- 18 Feb 2004
Free version 0.04 can now be downloaded,
the update information can be found at the
support page where there is also and updated FAQ.
- 18 Jan 2004
Free version 0.03 update & manual can now be downloaded, for
details about the updates see the support
page. A frequency file specifically for Germany is now available
(Thanks to Markus Dinkhoff), and an rctiming.com banner is available
on the links page.
- 30 Dec 2003
Free version 0.02 is now online, only a very minor update.
- 11 Dec 2003
of each version/updates have been added to the support
Users of Laps Free version 0.00 can now download
an update to 0.01
A slightly updated version of the Laps free manual
is now available for download.
The full site is
now visible to everyone, all the features should work. If anyone
has a problem please contact us.