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Feb 02, 2013, 10:24 PM
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Zen Wheels Track Test 2 (3 min 5 sec)
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Feb 03, 2013, 02:56 PM
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So what's new in the updated firmware/app?
Feb 03, 2013, 03:34 PM
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Looks good

Nice driven
Feb 04, 2013, 07:53 AM
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Significantly improved with new firmware - please keep us updated on mods we can purchase - thanks.
Feb 05, 2013, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Draconious

That's some pretty good driving
Feb 05, 2013, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by nyccar
Significantly improved with new firmware - please keep us updated on mods we can purchase - thanks.

We will be strengthening the knuckles with indestructo plastics

We will be strengthening the safety clutch spring so the vehicle can climb the steepest hills without the safety clutch skipping and clicking.

We are examining the linear pot, found some reasons for servo jitter that we should be able to eliminate.

We would like to make a video to show guys here how to take apart and mod.

Thanks for our customers who are also our testers haha.
Feb 05, 2013, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Draconious

We at Plantraco were wanting to make a PDF that you could print out. Either a large format sheet you can get printed at Kinko's or Staples, and/or a layup of paper sheets that you could print and tape together to make a large layout.

This standard paper track would have autocross cone markings.

End users would be able to drive the "standardized" course and then they could make a video of their fastest lap time and post on YouTube for proof of their fastest lap time.

If anyone can beat me, they would be getting some trophy and honor and a gift certificate.

If everyone beats me, then we have to probably do a Gold, Silver, Bronze thing.
Feb 05, 2013, 02:58 PM
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Hey if someone could take the time and make a course layout PDF and post it. We could take that and make an official release and get a standardized ZenWheels Micro Car autocross course going right away.

It comes down to figuring out what the local Kinko's can print for size, and then we make a 6 or 8 page 8.5 X 11 version that you tape together so anyone with a printer can easily print their own at home.

Or we can make some posters and mail them out in tubes, but that gets costly for shipping just for a poster size paper.
Feb 06, 2013, 09:21 PM
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Feb 09, 2013, 09:21 PM
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Trying to find different tires for these vehicles is not an easy task.

I tried some slot car tires and they work, but as you can see I had to extend the axles in order for them to be able to turn.

I realize it doesn't look good but its only a prototype.

ps the tires have been taken off soo many times and reglued that they;re no longer straight lol







Feb 11, 2013, 06:03 PM
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New app version 1.3 has been submitted, and probably will be available on the App Store in the next day or so if it goes as smoothely as the last update!

This version has another firmware payload that improves steering servo precision.
Feb 12, 2013, 05:56 PM
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That looks pretty cool haha!
Feb 14, 2013, 04:41 PM
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I recently got one of these and love it! I updated the app with the latest firmware, and when I turn on the car it tells me that device must be connected to update the car? And, it is connected to the iphone via the bluetooth.
Last edited by mommabird62; Feb 14, 2013 at 04:48 PM.
Feb 14, 2013, 05:12 PM
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It has to be attached to a power source to update the firmware (USB)
Feb 14, 2013, 05:30 PM
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OK thanks-that got it:-)


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