SpaceFrank wrote: squidrope wrote:
Extra bottle expires just like the other one. That means 2x the cost of keeping things up to date, and almost 2x the cost of purchasing the system.
That is a big deal to us.
When entry fees alone are ~$1500 per race, I think an extra $300 up front and an extra $100 every two years is good insurance against mishaps and recoverable fires.
Just a point of clarification, for those wanting a spare bottle for at least their team, we are looking at lets call if $400 per car plus extra bottle plus recert of those bottles every two years. So for us that is 3-4 bottle every two years...it does start to add up.
I am not specifically complaining as much as making the impact clear. We likely will never run more than two cars at once but unlees we want to swap the system each time from one secondary car to another, we have three systems to buy and the bottle from the third, unused that race system goes to the track as our spare. $1200'ish upfront and $300 every two years. Building a stable of terrible racecars is not for the faint at heart or severely cash strapped.
This definately calls, in my mind, for cooperation amongst teams that frequent the same track and know each other well. Agree on system you will all use and have one sucker coordinate the spare bottle for like 15 teams. Each team chucks in a $20 and then it becomes a monetary non-issue. When recert time comes around, a new sucker is elected to keep charge of it and the teams check in a $5'er.