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« on: February 25, 2013, 09:12:12 am »
A link was posted in the Amageza navigation thread to http://www.rallynavigator.com/

I think it deserves a thread of its own. This site lets you create rallye navigation roadbooks of your favourite dualsport route using Google Earth!

How 'bout a concerted effort to add our favourite South African routes and share with the rest of us dogs? There are already a few European routes on there that look pretty interesting. The site's still in testing, but it kinda looks useful already.

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Re: www.rallynavigator.com
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2013, 09:32:12 am »
It's still in beta though isnt it?
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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2013, 09:41:50 am »
It's still in beta though isnt it?

Indeed it is. There's a "Contact Mike" email link if you want to take part in the beta testing.

I wonder what kind of level they're catering for? Obviously Amageza type stuff, but would simple dirt road routes around SA also be included?
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Re: www.rallynavigator.com
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2013, 10:02:00 am »
It's still in beta though isnt it?

Indeed it is. There's a "Contact Mike" email link if you want to take part in the beta testing.

I wonder what kind of level they're catering for? Obviously Amageza type stuff, but would simple dirt road routes around SA also be included?
Iv been on the beta waiting list for a few months, I suspect its only the US guys that are helping with the beta
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2014, 11:37:33 pm »
To resurrect an old thread. Has anyone used this to print out roadbook rolls? How good is it to practice and get an idea of how the roadbook works.
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2014, 12:30:07 am »
Yes I have, spent the money on it as well. Its pretty good and is absolutely worth it doing one for the practice. The trick is you should not follow your own road book.

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Re: www.rallynavigator.com
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2014, 07:46:35 am »
aka.goliath, ping alanB. He made a roadbook last year for us to use as a practise run somewhere in JHB.

I never got round to trying it but I'm sure it'll help.
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Re: www.rallynavigator.com
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2014, 09:18:58 am »
Yes I have, spent the money on it as well. Its pretty good and is absolutely worth it doing one for the practice. The trick is you should not follow your own road book.

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and thats exactly it.

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Re: www.rallynavigator.com
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2014, 11:08:16 am »
Yes I have, spent the money on it as well. Its pretty good and is absolutely worth it doing one for the practice. The trick is you should not follow your own road book.

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and thats exactly it.

If/When I manage to get any of this mythical "free time" I'd like to make a few

If a few of us make a couple each we'll have plenty to practice with.

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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2014, 01:37:31 pm »
Yes I have, spent the money on it as well. Its pretty good and is absolutely worth it doing one for the practice. The trick is you should not follow your own road book.

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and thats exactly it.

If/When I manage to get any of this mythical "free time" I'd like to make a few

If a few of us make a couple each we'll have plenty to practice with.
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Re: www.rallynavigator.com
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2014, 08:30:07 pm »
Thread resurrection alert.

I'd like to make a DeWildt roadbook for some of the Amageza guys to ride, but I'm not willing to fork out R550 for the proper version and just use it only once. The free version is really limited.

Anyone willing to share their login details or share the cost of a package?

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« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2014, 09:10:12 pm »
Sorry bud, I hate to rain on the parade, but we cant condone sharing login details to Dodge a licence fee in the name of rally in RSA, not on this forum anyway.

What about the rally guys who built the product? It has a very limited market and we dont want them to shut down the website because it cant be maintained.

Sharing the cost of a licence is another story that might work.
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« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2014, 09:23:15 pm »
I will say that I think this is an absolutely stunning product at a very reasonable fee, that takes something highly obscure and otherwise inaccessible, and makes it available to us to make our hobby possible. I think the free version is really just to get a taste and to convince one to buy the real thing. R500 is the entry fee to one off road race, and although money doesn't grow on trees, and this is an expensive lark for all of us, I think they deserve our support.

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« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2014, 05:12:14 am »
Agreed Max & BB - Rally Nav is a great product and I am blady addicted to the thing.   :drif:  The free version does not actually allow you to do much or print off and save a route you may have prepared, it really is just a little introduction into the whole thing.  I have even started using it for long road trips for my family, as I find that with a normal GPS, it will take you via places/routes, you do not want to actually go.  ???   I know you could plan a route on Base Camp & Mapsource, but I find it easier on R/navigator.
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Re: www.rallynavigator.com
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2014, 07:12:31 am »
Thread resurrection alert.

I'd like to make a DeWildt roadbook for some of the Amageza guys to ride, but I'm not willing to fork out R550 for the proper version and just use it only once. The free version is really limited.

Anyone willing to share their login details or share the cost of a package?

For the greater good of ralley in SA.  ;D

I'm willing to sponsor some money towards your reg if it means I get to do a roadbook ride at De Wildt before Amageza. Let's rather see if we can get a few more guys together who'll do the same and that way we share the cost in exchange for the roadbook?
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« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2014, 07:56:00 am »
Ok guys, point taken, just going to feel like a waste spending the cash and then using it once for a 90km roadbook. Unlikely that I'll use it past this years Amageza.

I'm willing to sponsor some money towards your reg if it means I get to do a roadbook ride at De Wildt before Amageza. Let's rather see if we can get a few more guys together who'll do the same and that way we share the cost in exchange for the roadbook?

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« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2014, 09:03:09 am »
Been using the Reg version quite a bit lately. Very easy to do, and has figured out a few steps to follow to get a RB done in no time.
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« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2014, 11:45:35 pm »
Where do you print these things. I can barely get the local printer guys to understand what I want never mind get them to print it.
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« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2014, 08:22:00 am »
Where do you print these things. I can barely get the local printer guys to understand what I want never mind get them to print it.

For shorter ones just print them on A3 and cut and stick them together with wide sellotape.
 

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« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2014, 07:04:00 pm »
I have a A1 plotter at home.
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