F3J timing equipment by Jo Grini
At world championship in Kanada the Italians had prepared a CD with timing that seemed to work perfect. It was talked about a version with Sydney Lensson talking and that would be so cool. But I think they never got time so I have prepared my own versions.
My idea was to use a MP3 player and a speaker horn that I allready got. The horn is situated on top of a photostand and hooked to a 12v battery just in case the horn batteries goes dead during a full day. The MP3 player was a cheap one I bought in a local shop. As long as I could set the order of my "songs" and "repeat track" I was happy. So I ended up with a 128mb Packard Bell. The clue is to set the order with first a version with 5min preperation time and if all pilots are ready just switch to next "song" that is without the 5min preperation.
I have also made a practice "song" for those of
you that wants to hear more times. Then you can offcourse use a headset,
make a CD and play from your car or even use your fancy mobilephone ?