SpAriel MkII aka The Hermanator

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Re: SpAriel MkII aka The Hermanator

Postby Bob.Murphy » Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:38 pm

Just what I need for next month's LDR ;) .

The Touratech mount I have is just too small and fussy so I have bought a tank bag with a map pocket on top. The problem is, I probably won't be able to read it with my vari-focal lenses :roll: .

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Re: SpAriel MkII aka The Hermanator

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:48 pm

I fear no.
It took me the best part of 3 days + a few false starts
I used this electronic box as a start point, finally I only used the hull.
https://www.conrad.nl/zoeken?search=145 ... pe=regular
Maybe I fit a few LED's in it for night riding…... :lol: :lol:

Next level is a head up display inside my goggle's :D

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Re: SpAriel MkII aka The Hermanator

Postby will_curry » Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:39 pm

Vincent,

The route card interests me. Was it computer generated?

I assume it's A4 size with 5 junctions to a row and 7 rows to a page.

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Postby dave.owen » Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:30 pm

Will, I'm sure on the vmcc forum is a link to tulip map planning.
Too long winded for me. I type the text then draw the junction detail.

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Re: SpAriel MkII aka The Hermanator

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:04 pm

Hi Will, Yes it looks like it. It's from the Piston Club in North Spain .
They are doing these rallys now for 30+ years so probably they have these things computerized.

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Re: SpAriel MkII aka The Hermanator

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:08 pm

One from the BOM organisers, different icons etc. looks good and clear

CHLS2337 - kopie (2).jpg


But...in good old Belgium fashion they start at the left hand down corner, then move straight up and again go down to second row bottom and up again.

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Re: SpAriel MkII aka The Hermanator

Postby will_curry » Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:17 pm

Vincent,

Thank you for the examples and the explanation. I'd realised the numbers didn't add up going
across but i hadn't (quite) got to trying from bottom to top.

I have a process to create page PDFs of a route from a text file which has the ability to
generate pages from 3 junction along by 4 up to 6 along by 7 up for the really keen-sighted.
It scales the diagrams and text accordingly.

This

1,,No Sign,,,,0.0,!st 270 90
2,,Upper Stondon 2,,,,1.0,!ra 225 90 170 315
3,,Meppershall 1/2,,,,1.2,!st 270 90
4,,Shillington 1 1/4,,,,0.6,!st 90 270
5,,Gravenhurst 1 3/4,,,,0.9,!st 270 90
6,,Barton 5,Bury Rd.,,,0.5,!st 75 255
7,,Lower Gravenhurst,Hanscombe End Rd.,,,0.7,!st 270 180
8,,Higham Gobion 1,,,,0.6,!st 270 135

creates this

sample_slice.jpg


I'm interested in seeing what others have done so I can learn from them.

Why did I do it? I found I was leading a procession of other riders as I was the
one who could see the route cards. Has it made any difference? Yes, I know do
all the route cards, not just mine.

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Re: SpAriel MkII aka The Hermanator

Postby Steven.Carter » Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:37 pm

will_curry wrote:Vincent,

Thank you for the examples and the explanation. I'd realised the numbers didn't add up going
across but i hadn't (quite) got to trying from bottom to top.

I have a process to create page PDFs of a route from a text file which has the ability to
generate pages from 3 junction along by 4 up to 6 along by 7 up for the really keen-sighted.
It scales the diagrams and text accordingly.

This

1,,No Sign,,,,0.0,!st 270 90
2,,Upper Stondon 2,,,,1.0,!ra 225 90 170 315
3,,Meppershall 1/2,,,,1.2,!st 270 90
4,,Shillington 1 1/4,,,,0.6,!st 90 270
5,,Gravenhurst 1 3/4,,,,0.9,!st 270 90
6,,Barton 5,Bury Rd.,,,0.5,!st 75 255
7,,Lower Gravenhurst,Hanscombe End Rd.,,,0.7,!st 270 180
8,,Higham Gobion 1,,,,0.6,!st 270 135

creates this

sample_slice.jpg


I'm interested in seeing what others have done so I can learn from them.

Why did I do it? I found I was leading a procession of other riders as I was the
one who could see the route cards. Has it made any difference? Yes, I know do
all the route cards, not just mine.


Every clever

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Re: SpAriel MkII aka The Hermanator

Postby Steven.Carter » Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:38 pm

Vincent.vanGinneke wrote:Made myself usefull by fabricating a old school map holder, for this years touring.

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Yes, I agree, slightly over the top with four sealed bearings…..
map holder.JPG


Wonder if I can make a leather one :D

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Re: SpAriel MkII aka The Hermanator

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:49 pm

Wonder if I can make a leather one



Sexy !!


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