Re: Performance Trends Newsletter (updates)
To: Visitors to Performance Trends Website
Subject: Product News/Updates, March 2012
- Sportsman Plus DataMite 4 Drag Race Package
- Spring Wiz Enhancements
- Blowby Recorder Enhancements
- Last January's Newsletter
1) Sportsman Plus DataMite 4 Drag Race Package With the introduction of our new DataMite 4, we now have a
much cleaner installation for those who want 8 EGTs on their Drag Race
vehicle. (With the DataMite III we had to use some external amplifiers for
more thermocouple channels beyond the standard 4. Now 10 thermocouple
channels can all be built inside the box.)
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The $1299 DataMite 4 Sportsman Plus
package consists of:
Qty Part # Description
1 DT4-DRS DataMite 4 USB Drag Racing System
1 DT4-TC10 10 Internal K Thermocouple channels
8 DTM-EKE Exhaust K Thermocouple w 1/8" NPT
fittings 52 416
1 DT3-IWS Internal weather sensors and fan
1 Disc Package Discount
Total before shipping $1299
AND, you still have:
12 0-5 volt
2 thermocouple channels
2 RPM channels
4 digital on/off channels
for future expansion.
more details on our Drag Race DataMite software and hardware, including the
ability to download a working demo and check on pricing.
2) Spring Wiz Enhancements Based on the feedback from
early customers, we've added more analysis features to our Spring Wiz
software. The users want the program to actually tell them if the spring
is going to work with various cam profiles and valve train specs. We
typically are reluctant to do this, because as materials change and technology
improves, what didn't work 10 years ago may work fine now.
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Here 's some of the new analysis features:
- Frequency analysis. Frequency analysis is done by FFT (fast
fourier transformation) and is used to determine the likelihood of spring
surge at various RPMs.
- Required Force and Safety Margin which determines if you have enough
spring to control the valve train mass for the rpm range you want to run.
- Pointing out if the stress in the spring is very high.
- Pointing out if the valve's seating velocity is too high.
more details on our Spring Wiz software, including the ability to download a
working demo or purchase it.
3) Blowby Recorder We've added a couple of features to our
new Blowby Recorder:
- Time and Date are saved with each data set.
- Segments are now graphed in different colors in the free software.
Our Blowby Recorder is a hand held device lets you display
the blowby as either CFM (cubic feed per minute) or LPS (liters/second) without
need of a data logger. You can also record blowby for as little as a few
seconds or for up to several hours. And then you can download the data to
the free Blowby Analyzer software for graphing, printing, saving, etc.
Blowby Recorder's Main Screen Display
Main features include:
|User selectable averaging time, from None (meaning 0.1 second readings to
catch fast changes) up to 5 seconds for good average readings and long
|Recorder Options of Start and Stop recording, erasing data, and playback
on the recorder.|
|Free software lets you send recorded data to your PC for graphing,
printing, saving, adding comments, and opening old data files (Win 98,
XP, Vista, Win 7).|
|Display blowby readings as either CFM (cubic feed per minute) or LPS (liters/second).|
|Option to provide a linearized 0-5 volt DC output signal for easier
recording by third party data loggers, for example a dyno system or vehicle
data logger ($30).|
|Lithium Ion battery for long life and charging via USB cable to PC.|
|Advanced Calibration factors let you fine tune your blowby meter's
|Priced at $249 if you are adding it to our Blowby Meter with a new
purchase. If you are retrofitting an older Performance Trends blowby
meter and you send back your old meter, cost is $279.|