[quote author="the_chosen_one" date="1286990347"]Mike, how far can you test without the speed trap II’s
I’m assuming you’re asking how long of a distance I use them for? If that’s what you mean, the furthest I’ve ever tested was 300m….but then the gates are actually only about 80m apart. For total distance between gates, I frequently use them to test 150m with one gate set up half way through a curve, in which case the gates are about 120m apart as the crow flies. I’ll usually stand about 20-30m away from the starting signal and then run to within 20-30m of the finish one. I’ve had a couple times when I haven’t done this and it will work but not all the time (about 10-20% fail rate). Most tracks have too much opportunity for signal interference to trust that the gates will work perfectly over ranges longer than 50-60m.[/quote]
That’s exactly what I was asking, sorry for the typo! I just bought a pair and the instructions mention only putting the gates up to 38m apart which seemed to only give 50-60m worth of timing.
So as I understand your method, running over to the end gate keep the signal strength strong?