Runs

Runs are the core of TestLogger as runs are used to store data from test and race days. One run is one visit to track. It doesn't matter if it's one lap or one hundred laps. You can enter a new run by selecting Run from “New” menu.

New run page loads all necessary data automatically from latest run user has entered for selected car. This makes it faster to enter new runs. If track type is outdoors and coordinates have been defined then TestLogger will fetch current weather data automatically.

Format of New run page varies depending on different parameters. For example laptimes import availability, track type and car class effects the input form.

Basic data

In basic information you can enter car, track, date, time, tags, weather information, track condition and grip. Air temperature is in Celsius degrees. Weather condition and wind speed is not available if track type is indoor.

Run data

For run data you can enter data in several different ways. Run data has two section which are Summary and Lap times. Summary section is used to enter only the summary of run (laps, total time, best lap, amount of mistakes). Lap times section is used to record individual lap times by methods as follows.

  • Manually enter lap times
  • Utilize internal stopwatch to record laptimes
  • Import from Mylaps Practice
  • Import from MyRCM
  • Import from Sanwa M12 data file

Summary

For summary you must enter laps driven, total time for driven laps, best laptime and mistakes in seconds. For the mistakes there is no exact way to do it. It's completely up to you to decide that how many mistakes you did in the run and how much you lost time for those mistakes.

Manually enter laptimes

By default you have only one lap. More laps can be added from the button in the bottom. Currently you can't delete a lap. Click calculate mistakes button and then uncheck unwanted lap time and clock “calculate mistakes” again. This way you can delete a lap time.

Stopwatch

Stopwatch section shows all unsaved stopwatch sessions. How to use stopwatch, please check here.

Mylaps import

For Mylaps practice import you need to select the Mylaps Practice track in the track settings.

Additionally you need to set car transponder in the car settings. Same transponder number can be used for several cars, but be careful if you are using the same transponder with different cars (especially on the same day) that you will import the correct sessions to TestLogger.

When importing laptimes from Mylaps Practice you need to select the Mylaps session first. After selecting the session Testlogger will bring a list of laptimes.

Below the laptimes there is an option to merge sessions. For example you have two short sessions in Mylaps and you would like to merge those together in TestLogger. It is done by selecting the second session from the list and will add the new laptimes from second sessions after the laps of first session. Testlogger won't organize the laptimes by the time of the day.

When importing laptimes from Mylaps practice, please make sure you have correct car, track and date selected. Otherwise the tool can't import data. Testlogger uses those parameters to fetch data from Mylaps Practice.

MyRCM import

TestLogger will fetch list of MyRCM events based on selected run date. Additionally the correct transponder number must defined in car settings.

Before importing you need to set car transponder in the car settings. Same transponder number can be used for several cars, but be careful if you are using the same transponder with different cars (especially on the same day) that you will import the correct sessions to TestLogger.

After selecting the MyRCM event, TestLogger will show a list of heats were your transponder has been used.

When importing laptimes from MyRCM practice, please make sure you have correct car, track and date selected. Otherwise the tool can't find correct data.

Performance of the MyRCM is not great at the moment. Fetching import data can take up to 20 seconds depending on the event size.

CSV Import

It is possible to import data via CSV file. Select CSV import tab and paste the content of csv file to the text area. After pasting click Import. Currently only Sanwa M12 file format is supported.

Setup information

In setup information you can select the used setup sheet. Setup sheet can be selected from drop-down and it's possible to edit/make a new revision of the setup with edit button. If you have only one setup change, then quick change can be used. Just select changed parameter from drop-down and change the value.

It is also possible to view the selected setup with view button.

Tire information

Under setup sheet it's possible to select the tires used in the run. For some classes (currently 1/12 onroad, 1/10 onroad and 1/8th onroad) there are additional options like tire diameter, tire additive amount and tire additive time.

Comments

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