The AIM Solo 2 DL raises the bar for GPS lap timers. Like its predecessor, the unit is capable of being connected to the vehicles ECU in order to obtain various data from the sensors fitted to the car. A comprehensive range of compatible ECUs allows for an easy installation. However, in the unlikely event your particular ECU protocol is not supported, an ECU Driver Builder is available as part of the powerful Race Studio 3 Software.
The GPS technology used in this unit has been updated from its predecessor and now receives the data from three satellite constellations, GPS, Glonass and Galileo; making for a significant improvement in data speed and positioning precision. This means that the start up time is reduced to a matter of seconds and lap times are accurate to a tolerance of two hundredths of a second.
The display of the Solo 2 DL features a selection of 7 different backlight colours which can selected by the user to suit their requirements. The sharp, high contrast display helps the driver to easily identify the data being displayed.
Making use of GPS technology, the Solo 2 DL is pre-loaded with a database of over 1,000 tracks from all over the world so that as soon as the unit is switched on, it identifies its position and loads the start line coordinates ready to begin recording lap times. If, however, the particular track that you are at is not recognised, the Solo 2 DL automatically enters auto-learning mode and begins to build the track layout based on your car position and records the lap times.
The improved GPS technology in the Solo 2 DL also provides better reliability from the predictive lap timing function so that you can see, in real time, how your current lap compares to your best lap. The LEDs are also configurable to give a visual indication on whether you are quicker or slower. The Solo 2 DL now features a theoretical lap timing mode which pieces together your overall best sector times to provide an optimal lap time that could be achieved. Timing information can also be shown in a delta format which gives a representation of how much time you are quicker or slower than your best lap.
The Solo 2 DL is not just restricted to circuit racing, it can also be used for point to point or regularity events as well as performance tests such as 0-60 mph etc. As with the circuit racing mode, all data is recorded and can be reviewed immediately after the session.
This DL version has additional inputs to enable data to be taken from the vehicles ECU. Connecting the Solo 2 DL to your ECU (standard or racing ECU) is very simple. The sampled data depends on the actual ECU but typically includes RPM, engine load, throttle position (TPS), oil / air / water temperature, oil pressure, battery voltage, speed, gear, lambda value (air / fuel ratio). The list of available ECU drivers is constantly being updated and upgraded, and includes to date approximately 3,000 different ECUs, either stock or racing and both car and motorcycle. Available with a choice of ECU CONNECTIONs, depending on whether you want to connect to the ECU using the OBDII port, or directly to the ECU through the CAN/RS232 channel. New for the Solo 2 DL is a coil RPM input which provides a digital input derived from either square wave signals (8-50 V each signal) or pulse signals (150-450 V ignition coil trigger – primary circuit).
If you want to further review the data, the Solo 2 DL has integrated Wi-Fi so that you can transfer data securely and quickly to a laptop or computer up to 50m away without the need for connectors or cables. You can then import the data into the AIM Race Studio 3 software for full analysis.
Kit Contents: Solo 2 DL GPS Lap Timer, external power lead with OBDII or CAN/RS232 or RPM (choice of cable) connections, power cable with UK AC adaptor, mounting bracket with screws, user manual, Race Studio software (free download – to ensure latest version), AIM sticker
Dimensions: 98 x 73.7 x 30.2mm