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Mar
25

Bluetooth S530 ear bud instructions

I searched for a while trying to find the details of how to change language and details on the Bluetooth s530 PCHero headset.

Here are a few :

Pairing Instruction:

Holding down the power button of the headset for 6 seconds or LONGER until you see the Blue Light blinks, then please kindly click Bluetooth “S530” on your cellphone to pair with the headset.
If your phone can’t find the S530, please kindly try to restart your phone. If you can’t pair it, please Do not hesitate to contact us and We will try our best to solve your problem.

Charging instruction:

Please kindly plug the charger into the headset with 5V 1A and charge the headset for no more than 2 hours, then the led indicator will turn on Red when you charge it, but it will turn off automatically when fully charged (Usually it will take about 1 hour to fully charge).

Size:

The size of this Wireless Headset is derived from the test date of our engineers which it will be suitable with most persons’ ears.
But we are not sure it would be suitable for you completely, and we will be much appreciate if you contact us when you find the earphone is not fit your ears.

Language Change: If you change the language by accident, please try to following the below steps to change the language:

1. Disconnect the Wireless S530 with your phone.
2. Turn off the headset.
3. Turn the headset on until the led indicator being flickering from Red to Blue.
4. Do not pair the headset with your phone at this time.
5. Holding down the button again for 1 second, then the mode will change the language to English.
6. Connect the headset with your phone.

 

 March 25th, 2016  
 slowry  
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Jul
25

iRacing Ford GT Suzuka Preview

As a great surprise, iRacing released a vid of the 2 new cars, Ford GT & HPD ARX-01C running around Suzuka.

Cars are looking great and sounding good too.

Enjoy!

 

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIVTprFUeyw

 July 25th, 2011  
 slowry  
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Jul
23

BustaWrench.com Launched

With a few projects in the works around creating setups and crew chief duties for Sim Racing, I thought it might be a good idea to give Busta his own site. www.BustaWrench.com

Not a lot there yet but working on some updates to existing printable setup sheets and the ebook of course.

Feel free to let me know of any ideas, thoughts or things you’d like to see.

Cheers,

Shane

 July 23rd, 2011  
 slowry  
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Jun
29

iRacing NTM Setup Guide

OK so the New Tire Model (NTM) preview has been released and will be across all cars in the August 2011 iRacing release.

It’s about time that we tackle how the new tire works and how to get the best out of the car.

Things have changed significantly for the better and there is a lot that can be done.

Lap times drop off over the run, tires get hot and greasy and it’s easy to abuse them.

OK, so what do tires do for us? (Yes this is a traction circle discussion)

The tires are responsible for acceleration, braking, and turning the car. While it’s doing one of these, the effectiveness of the tire doing something else is reduced and there is only so much traction budget. ie if you are too hot into a corner and cranking on the wheel to get the thing turned the front tires are trying to slow and turn the car and if you are going too fast that will lead to an understeer condition and most likely a fast heating of the tires as they are over worked.

I’m going to run through a tire test/ setup session with the Nationwide COT car at Texas, which is the next intermediate oval on the 2011 Season 2 schedule.

First off we take the default Advanced setup and run 10 laps to get a base line.

 

LF 22.0   100 100 100

RF 47.0  100 100 100

LR 27.0  100 100 100

RR 47.0 100 100 100

 

The car didn’t feel good to me out of the box but I ran 10 laps as consistently as I could. At the beginning of the run the car was pushy/ loose. After backing up the corners a couple of laps I was having to brush the brakes on entry to get any sort of forward bight and get the car into the corner, but it didn’t feel too bad center off.

Tire Starting Pressure Finished Pressure Wear               Temps

LF      22.0                  26.3                   88% 90% 97%   200 179 149

RF     47.0                   58.3                    76% 79% 82%   245 229 216

LR     27.0                   32.7                    93% 93% 95%   198 188 177

RR     47.0                  56.7                    89% 88% 90%   211 206 202

Interesting results that show that what I was feeling in the car is being reflected in the tire wear. The push into the corner is over using the cornering power and causing the tire to both heat up and wear faster than the rear. It also looks like the camber maybe off as there is little to no wear on the outer part of the tire.

Rather than change the cambers at this stage I want to make the car handle a little better and see what that does to the tire wear.

I look up my trusty cheat sheet to see what changes I can make to make the car better into the corner and we’ll go try again.

So we lower the front ARB (2.250 -> 2.125) and added 2 clicks of RR Trackbar (8750 -> 9.250) to help with loosening the car up into and through the corner. To help with feel of the car in the corner I dropped the RR Spring a click to 1150lbs/in

Typically speaking you should only change one thing at a time so that you know how that change affects the car and in general that’s what I do. I just happened to have a setup I’d started tweaking and those are the changes between the Texas Advanced and that one when I started.

 

Tweaked setup results

LF    22                  26.3                       198 177 148            89% 91% 98%

RF    47                  58                          238 221 212           76% 79% 83%

LR    27.5               33.3                       202 191 179          91% 91% 93%

RR   47                   57.1                        217 212 209          84% 83% 86%

The car started off a lot better into the corner but that only lasted a few laps. An easy throttle let the car roll through the center and thing could get a little dicey center off. Lap times were 31.1 for the best and were pushing 32 by the end of the run of 10 laps.

Ok … it looks like we definitely have right front wear issues so let’s try something there first.

To try something I stood the RF tire up changing camber (1.9 -> 1.4)

The car immediately felt better and i ran a 30.7 as my first hot lap. The car tended to oversteer more over the run getting progressively looser while still be hard to get into the corner

LF  22                  26.2                         198 177 147              90% 92% 98%

RF 47                   57.7                         232 219 215              82% 83% 84%

LR 27.5                33.3                         202 192 180            92% 91% 94%

RR 47                   57                            217  213  210            86% 84% 86%

 

Much better wear rates and the RR is now much closer to the RF which has almost even tire wear now. So far so good.

But i still want the car to turn better without killing exit which is the trick. I’ll increase the RR track bar a click and then work with the bump/ rebound as per the cheat sheet to try and dial in a better behaviour. I did the following.

+10 Clicks LF Bump

-12 clicks RF Rebound

+10 Clicks LR Rebound

-12 Clicks RR Bump

+1 Click RR Track bar.

The car feels a lot better although you have to be careful the first few laps as it is still a little loose off. I hope this gives a bit of understanding on how i go about setups and if you have any questions please let me know.

I also kept ATLAS traces of all my sessions and want to more with that soon also.

Cheers,

Shane

You can get the Texas setup on the Nascar B setups page

 June 29th, 2011  
 slowry  
 iRacing  
   
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Jun
26

News update June 2011

The new Nationwide car with NTM (New Tire Model) is pretty damned good.

I’ve been working on some new setups and will be posting those to the setups pages over the next couple of days.

I’ve been really impressed with the new tire model and you can really feel the car change based on how you are driving it over a run.

Along with doing some tire testing over the last few days I’ve started working on a Crew Chief dashboard based on the iRacing SDK. I have some big plans for it and so far I’ve made some good progress in getting the data out and displaying it on a webpage.

Swing on over to the forum where there is a discussion thread on crew chief stuff.

Update: Some of the Nationwide setups have been posted to the Nascar B page feel free to give feedback and let me know what you think.

Cheers,
Shane

 June 26th, 2011  
 slowry  
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Jun
11

Forum Issues Resolved

G’day Folks,

I was alerted to an issue where folks couldn’t register for the forum.

It looks like the issues were related to the mingle plugin. I’ve disabled that and you should be able to register and post to the forum now.

Cheers,

Shane

 June 11th, 2011  
 slowry  
 iRacing, Tech  
   
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Jun
05

Busta McWrench

I’ve been working with my Crew Chief Busta McWrench and things are coming along nicely.

He’s a good guy, tell him what the car is doing and he’ll suggest changes to your car to make it better.

We were sitting down and shooting the breeze after a testing session the other day and I was saying that if we could bottle him, other racers would be stoked.

He said, well why don’t we? I said what? he said bottle me.

So I thought about it and have been working on cramming Busta into 1’s and 0’s so other folks could get the benefit of a Crew Chief while running.

Things are coming along nicely and I hope to have something that runs on Mac and PC shortly so that folks can get the benefit of a crew chief themselves shortly.

Let me know here or pop to the forum thread what you’d like to see and Busta and I will see what we can do.

Cheers,
Shane

 June 5th, 2011  
 slowry  
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May
25

iRacing.com Atlas Telemetry

Setup freaks rejoice. Soon after announcing a partnership with McLaren Electronics Systems, iRacing.com has released the Atlas Telemetry program.

This will allow you to really get stuck into setup development and see how the changes to your setups are working.

I’m really looking forward to sinking my teeth into this program and get a real handle on some of the cars, especially the soon to be released Nationwide car with the new tyre model.

Swing on over to the iRacing.com reference page, (link below) to download the application, plugin and quick start reference guide.

Once I get back online, I’ll be working with this and will post my findings, notes.

iRacing.com Reference

 May 25th, 2011  
 slowry  
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May
25

iRacing Fanatec CSP update


Stephane Turpin’s Fanatec utility for adding brake vibration has been updated to 1.0

New in this release is improved tire lockup detection, for more realism with the CSP pedals. I’ve been using the utility for a while now and really like it.  Looking forward to trying out the update.

Download Here

 May 25th, 2011  
 slowry  
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Apr
28

iRacing New Tire Model Preview

The new tire model (NTM) has been a long time coming.

With the latest iRacing release and upgrade to 2.0 designation, the NTM is almost upon us. Combined with an update that helps the way the tires interact with the point cloud, racing should feel more realistic and go part way to helping increase the lanes used on ovals.

iRacing have sneaked us a peak of the NTM, enjoy!

Cheers,

Shane

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuOcjwd6AnM

 April 28th, 2011  
 slowry  
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