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Old 15-10-17, 20:21
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Data/video logger choices

Looking to buy a budget (I know they aren't cheap) data/video logger for my rally car.

Only really want speed and maybe GPS, not fussed about G force or extra things like that.

Any suggestions? Ta
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Old 15-10-17, 22:24
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best bet would probably be a race technology DL1, can get them from around £200, will tell you speed, GPS, and G-Forces as a minimum, also possible to connect to your ecu and gather additional information, dependent on ECU type of course (also requires a separate lead). I was using one on my Westfield on a DTA S100, also had it connected to RT Dash 2, a neat little feature was that you could view Lap Timers/Split times on the screen in real time, not so useful if you're rallying though I suppose. Was able to record, Speed, GPS, throttle position, Water Temp, Oil Temp, Oil Pressure, Water Pump Speed, etc. Moved onto AIM MXS dash now as I didn't really need all that jazz, still have the option of buying a AIM EVO4 and hooking it up, but looking at around £400 for one of those.
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Old 15-10-17, 22:42
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If it really is only video and speed....or even GPS position.

Most decent dashcams offer that ? only downside is the GPS units can be fairly slow, maybe 1-2Hz.

But still usable for that purpose.

So is it an actual logger you're after, or just video with that info ? A logger should offer a lot more, but you dont mention actually logging any engine data etc.
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Old 16-10-17, 09:55
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I'm not fussed about data logging - it's a rally car...
My ECU software will show me any issues with the motor and everything else is just mechanical.
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Then a dashcam would be worth consideration. Do get an external GPS aerial though, although that applies to most GPS devices, or at least an aerial that can be placed at/on a windscreen to get a decent view of the sky.
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Old 16-10-17, 13:01
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I'd second the DL1 suggestion, it's what I use - and have for many years (it's the original not so nice looking version). 'Cheap', cheerful, but rather good. Video is provided by a standalone Sony bullet camera thingy (HDR-AS20). Interfacing the output from that with the DL1 isn't something you do after several pints, as I am now, but does give a good result in the end.

If I had the financial resources of others, then I'd go for one of those VBox all-in-one setups, or the SmartyCam thing.
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Old 16-10-17, 15:41
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Then a dashcam would be worth consideration. Do get an external GPS aerial though, although that applies to most GPS devices, or at least an aerial that can be placed at/on a windscreen to get a decent view of the sky.
Been looking at dashcams a lot lately - seems like the best and cheapest option and has front and rear view too. SD Cards will be changing fairly regularly but I don't mind that.
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Tom Tom Bandit or the Garmin Virb may do what you want.
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Old 18-10-17, 16:42
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Tom Tom Bandit or the Garmin Virb may do what you want.
Not allowed satnav type devices in rally cars.
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Old 18-10-17, 17:47
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Road rallies you mean. OK for stage rallies.
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