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Old 03-05-03, 09:52 AM
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road racing and the power FC commander

Does the commander need to be mounted in order to pass tech?
Mine is velcroed to the dash and doesnt move...will i pass TECH inspections?
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You can try, but most tracking tech guys want it securely fastened, and velcro really doesn't count. You can ask them if you can duct tape it down..

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Velcro does not pass tech when I'm working. Take your commander down and remove it or put it into your glove box. Removal is best.
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The FC commander is very light, and if the velcro is securely mounted, ie the adhesive is really stuck on both the mount and the dash, then I'd say yes, it should. It will be a judgement call from the tech inspector, but I'd bet you could argue a good position that the FC commander won't go anywhere. If the FC Commander does, you've got bigger problems, than the FC Commander flying around, like perhaps crumpled metal around you and the instructor?!
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Originally posted by bradrx7
Velcro does not pass tech when I'm working. Take your commander down and remove it or put it into your glove box. Removal is best.
i dont really want to remove it. I would like to monitor temps, etc. I also dont want to chance not passing b/c of the velcro.
Does anyone have a mount that passes?
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I've seen long zipties to the glove box work, I've also see people ziptie to the heater vents (dunno how comfy tech guys are with that, but I've seen it done)

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Zip-tying it to something solid will work. I understand where Manny is coming from about velcro... but I've seen heat make velcro adhesive come loose. I don't mean heat from the engine or exhaust, I mean heat from the ambient temps.

As my Daddy used to say, "Don't be a dumbass". Lock the component down and be safe. You owe it to yourself and to the others on track to eliminate anything that can fly around during an off. It is the rule for a reason. If monitoring temps is THAT important, get a gauge that reads highest setting (Nordskog, for example) or get a datalogit.
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If temp is the concern, you shouldn't have overheating problems unless you have cooling system problems. At 60+mph, the airflow should be sufficient. So if that's the case, just stick in the glovebox. That's what I do. Plus, when I'm running hot laps, I'm more focused on who I'm going to catch ...
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Thankfully, I run my own events @ Putnam Park, so MY Power FC Commander STAYS LOL
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sorry to be dumb but im new and trying to get into the sport of LEGAL racing, so what is a power fc commander?
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where do you guys moutn it anyways? And what do you mount it with? I'm trying to look for a place to mount mine
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Originally posted by MazdaRx7Racer4Life
sorry to be dumb but im new and trying to get into the sport of LEGAL racing, so what is a power fc commander?
Some of the Race Car Tech posters DO actually road race in SCCA or NASA, but most do open track or drivers education events. TracQuest by far has the most liberal passing policy in a drivers education event, for Red Group. Passing anywhere, but no blocking or racing for position. I tried Todd Serota's TracQuest event at Mid Ohio as an instructor. Fun Fun Fun! Closest I'll every get to actual fender-to-fender road racing Gotta watch your sideview mirrors for faster cars diving in underneath. Amazingly there were no problems in Red Group at Todd's Mid Ohio event. As for the Power FC Commander. This is a handheld display unit for the Apexi Power FC stand-alone ECU replacement for the FD Rx7's ECU. The Commander can be set in monitor mode for 4 or 8 channels. Most of us use the 4-channel mode to monitor Knock (bar graph), boost/vacuum (kg-per-cm^2/ mm of Hg), water temp (degrees C), and fuel injector duty cycle (%). The commander is also used to adjust air-fuel ratios, boost settings, all kinds of stuff. It is really quite useful to have the PFC commander mounted, epecially if you want to adjust the boost in the hot pit (easier than reaching in the glove box for the unit).
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Cossie, where did you get the cell phoen holder? I need one of those
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