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PaulB
September 26, 2016, 6:24pm Report to Moderator

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Hi
Has anyone managed to program this years RBRR route onto a Sat Nav, including waypoints so one can actually following the intended route rather than go the most direct route to each control stop?

Cheers


Cheers,
Paul

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2016 RBRR Car: 87      2014 RBRR Car: 36      2012 RBRR Car: 17
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mole42
September 26, 2016, 6:35pm Report to Moderator

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Er - isn't that what the Road Book is for?

And you've done it six times already, should be a piece of cake this time!!


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Tim Hunt
September 26, 2016, 8:00pm Report to Moderator

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What he said!

Tim
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PaulB
September 26, 2016, 9:58pm Report to Moderator

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I'm in a Spitfire so 2 man crew.
We always try and follow the actual route. I always mark the route on a road atlas as well.
We use road book when we are both awake but when one is sleeping, the sat nav is useful. As it's a bit tricky/dangerous driving and reading a road book at the same time. 😆


Cheers,
Paul

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2016 RBRR Car: 87      2014 RBRR Car: 36      2012 RBRR Car: 17
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RobPearce
September 27, 2016, 8:26am Report to Moderator

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I've done six of my ten RBRRs in two-seaters and only once used a satnav... and that was the time we missed a control! Use the road book.


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1967 Vitesse 2L conv "Tessa"
1970 Spitfire Mk3 (project) "Toby"
1972 GT6 Mk3
Not enough time or space
Recently sold:
1972 2.5 PI estate "Harry" (gone to russell on here)
1973 Toledo 2-door "Spike" (gone to a club official)
Used to have:
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1980 Dolomite 1500
1977 Dolomite 1850
1980 Dolomite Sprint
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timbancroft61
September 27, 2016, 8:46am Report to Moderator

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Paul,

Agree, Sat Nav is a good safety tool for when the co-driver is sleeping.

We have not produced a sat nav route.

As you know, Friday night is A1, A68, A9 and A99.

Saturday night is more difficult after Gledrid. I would just write down the prominent towns that we pass through and use that: Welshpool, Bulith Wells, then its Sugar Loaf. Then Llandovery, Monmouth, Chepstow, Severn Bridge, M5, Then off into darkest Somerset for Westonzoyland then back onto M5 to Exeter, A30 to Okehampton stop etc etc


I always think marking a road atlas is a good idea, gets it into the head.



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mpbarrett
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You can use a PC program called TYRE to generate a series of waypoints for an older TomTom (new ones dont do waypoints) or a Garmin.
All you need is  a couple of hours on the PC working thru the Road book to generate the files that can be down loaded to the Satnav.

Its also a good way of seeing where the route is going as it uses Google earth and you can switch between roads and sat images.

Yes the Sat Nav can be very useful when you are tired and your co driver is kipping...

Mike


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"Little Blue", 2.5L GT6 mk3, Didnt do the 2009 10CR as it refuses��to leave East Anglia. Didnt finish 2010 RBRR due to vibration for propshaft and very doggy ignition. Finished the 2011 10CR, getting ready for the 2013 10CR. Broke down up a 2650M mountain. Now with new owner.
"Little Silver" Triumph Acclaim. Now owned by the editor of Triumph World. Since been sold on....
"Big Blue" 1972 blue TR6 the new toy Was fun one 10CR and a trip thru the Alps. Now in Wales.

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Howard
September 27, 2016, 5:59pm Report to Moderator

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Anyone using a recent Garmin can download their free software which allows you to set the start and finish points eg London to JOG and then drag the route to exactly match the roadbook. (Just don't enter Knebworth to Knebworth as it doesn't create a route !)

There are three programs which all do different things:-

1) Garmin Express which downloads software and map updates and allows your computer to connect to the unit.

2) Garmin Basecamp which allows you to create very very detailed routes. Combined with Google Earth & Bing Maps it allows you to travel every road before you set off.

3) Garmin POI loader. Even if you don't load the route maps it is a good idea to load the control points, so if you have a problem enroute you can get the shortest/quickest route to the next one.

The other thing worth considering is downloading the latest camera warning software. There is a free trial available which will suffice for the RBRR.

Cheers

Howard



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Saltddirk
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hiya
I know it is frowned upon but Team Broom will also be using Satnav for the long stretches when all are asleep. Beside the driver that is.
Last time round we had a list of coordinates of the controls, any chance this year anyone did the same? Specially the more obscure ones... Sugar loaf, Westy-whatevert- airfield, badgers holt....
I will only be getting the roadbook on friday so advance plotting and programming is essential for us.

Cheerz
D


round the bend might be the best place to be.
slightly mad but mostly harmless
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Dannyb
October 5, 2016, 9:23am Report to Moderator

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-0.216785     51.8731     01 Knebworth House
-1.05996     53.3875     02 Blythe services
-2.47811     55.3544     03 Carter Bar
-3.43888     56.2093     04 Kinross Services
-4.29974     57.679     05 Skiach Services
-3.06896     58.63848     05 John O'Groats
-4.29974     57.679     06 Skiach Services
-3.92871     56.0867     07 Morrisons Garage
-2.60663     54.45264     08 Tebay Services
-3.042254     52.918471     09 Gledrid Services Oswestry
-3.69779     52.072086     10 Sugar Loaf
-2.918227     51.106891     11 Westonzoyland Airfield
-3.957194     50.738607     12 Whitehouse Services
-5.712468     50.065754     13 Lands End
-4.5474     50.82852     14 Bude Museum
-3.8754     50.54348     15 Badgers Holt
-2.13851     50.88669     16 Pimperne
-0.216785     51.8731     17 Knebworth House


Danny Baker
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Dannyb
October 5, 2016, 9:25am Report to Moderator

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oooooops  Westonzoland is wrong


Danny Baker
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Dannyb
October 5, 2016, 9:26am Report to Moderator

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Should be 51.103795, -2.898040   westonzoyland


Danny Baker
Langdon Hills, Essex.
RBRR Finisher 2012  2014  2016
My first car in 1970 was a 1965 Spitfire4 with 8 port head stage 2 conversion
Now drive 1980 Spitfire 1500
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Dannyb
October 5, 2016, 9:29am Report to Moderator

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-0.216785     51.8731     01 Knebworth House
-1.05996     53.3875     02 Blythe services
-2.47811     55.3544     03 Carter Bar
-3.43888     56.2093     04 Kinross Services
-4.29974     57.679     05 Skiach Services
-3.06896     58.63848     05 John O'Groats
-4.29974     57.679     06 Skiach Services
-3.92871     56.0867     07 Morrisons Garage
-2.60663     54.45264     08 Tebay Services
-3.042254     52.918471     09 Gledrid Services Oswestry
-3.69779     52.072086     10 Sugar Loaf
-2.898040    51.103795,    westonzoyland
-3.957194     50.738607     12 Whitehouse Services
-5.712468     50.065754     13 Lands End
-4.5474     50.82852     14 Bude Museum
-3.8754     50.54348     15 Badgers Holt
-2.13851     50.88669     16 Pimperne
-0.216785     51.8731     17 Knebworth House



That should be right

Danny


Danny Baker
Langdon Hills, Essex.
RBRR Finisher 2012  2014  2016
My first car in 1970 was a 1965 Spitfire4 with 8 port head stage 2 conversion
Now drive 1980 Spitfire 1500
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Velocita Rosso
October 5, 2016, 9:43am Report to Moderator

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Quoted from Saltddirk
hiya
I know it is frowned upon but Team Broom will also be using Satnav for the long stretches when all are asleep. Beside the driver that is.
Last time round we had a list of coordinates of the controls, any chance this year anyone did the same? Specially the more obscure ones... Sugar loaf, Westy-whatevert- airfield, badgers holt....
I will only be getting the roadbook on friday so advance plotting and programming is essential for us.

Cheerz
D


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Saltddirk
October 5, 2016, 10:45am Report to Moderator

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thanks Danny!

Did not know Shaun was that good looking..... perhaps after 48 h in a car....


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