Our timing equipment inventory now includes the Alge TED wireless set, and the management here at Apex are enjoying racing on 'new' runs that were previously not available to them (non-sanctioned events). They have agreed to purchase or construct some kind of movable shelter for the race finish to protect equipment and operators from the elements.
We tried this about 8 years back with a small (6' x 8') frame shack on skids. It was a spectacular failure as the structure was very clumsy to tow and prone to tipping over. It was moved three times and it now stays at the bottom of the DH course, never to move again. I've also been provided with awning-type structures (not
weatherproof enough and vulnerable to wind damage), and tents (can't see out, fragile).
I'm looking for something different to the above. You guys know what is needed for a good timing shack: weathertight, insulated, ventilated, good visibility. Add to that light weight and 'towability' and you get my picture. I only need to accomodate two operators, and equipment will not be stored there in order to keep weight
down, so about 6' x 8' or 8' x 8' is big enough - much bigger and major cat time will be needed to level out a spot for it. What are you folks out there using now? Anyone seen a product or construction method that would work for me?
Thanks in advance,
Originally posted 8 Apr 2002 by Wally James firstname.lastname@example.org