Dynomaster User Guide
Dynomaster has many powerful features that allow you log and analyze your performance. The following user guide describes the use of these features. Click on the links below to jump to a section.
  1. Quick Start

  2. Logger

  3. Runs

  4. Your Run

  5. Your Profile

  6. Vehicles

  7. Your Vehicle

  8. Setups

 
  1. Your Setup

  2. Settings

  3. Calculator

  4. Importing Data

  5. Tips


1.Quick Start

  • Exploring the Example Data - Example data is included with Dynomaster. Explore the play and rewind features to animate the data. Tap on specific ET markers to view the ET times and speed. You can also view a list of ETs on the Time Slip menu option.
  • Logging Your Own Data - To log your own data, go to the Logger screen and hit the start button. By default, Dynomaster will start in Movement Mode and run a full 1/4 mile. You can then view your data under the Runs menu option.

2.Logger

(Vertical Layout)
 
This is your main screen for logging your run data. Press the start button to start your run. If "GPS not ready" is displayed, this means that the GPS does not have satellite lock or accuracy is poor. Please wait for the GPS to acquire satellites or for accuracy to improve. This also might occur if you're indoors where the GPS signal is weak.
 
Note:If you do not want phone calls to interrupt your logging run, set your phone to temporarily send calls to voicemail. On your phone go to Settings > Call Settings > Call forwarding.

3.Runs

 
Select a run to view from this screen.

List Item Menu (via long press):

  • View - View the run.
  • Rename - Rename the run.
  • Share - Share the run. You can share your run data in Google Earth or Excel formats.
  • Save - Save the run to storage. You can save your run data in Google Earth or Excel formats.
  • Delete - Delete the run.

Function Menu Options:

4.Your Run

 
After selecting a run, you can play and rewind your run data. Tap the ET markers to view your ET results. Tap the path to see data at that position.

Function Menu Options:

  • Edit - Use the option to add notes to the run. Change the run name or specify the vehicle or setup information for this run. When you share or save, the vehicle and setup information will be included, too.
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  • Share - Use this option to brag about your run results. Share you run data as a Google Earth, Excel file or image. The Google Earth file can be opened in Google Earth for replay and analysis. See the Google Earth section for more information. Other Dynomaster users can view the data, too. See the Importing Data section for how to import a Google Earth file to your android device. The Excel file can be opened with most spreadsheet applications (MS Office or Open Office) or uploaded to Google Docs to share via the web.
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  • Import - Import and view a run file from your storage.
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  • Save - Use this option to save your runs to storage.
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  • Time Slip - View your ET results. Add your own custom ETs based on speed or distance. Save your time slip to the storage or share your time slip via email, Twitter, Facebook, and more.
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  • Dyno - Observe your speed, crank power, drag loss, and wheel power graphically.
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  • G-Meter - Plot your acceleration data in Gs. Use it to analyze your suspension improvements.
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5.Your Profile

 
Edit your profile. When you share your run data, you can choose to include some personal information and a picture.

6.Vehicles

 
Select a vehicle to view or edit. A "selected" vehicle means that it will be linked to any new run.

List Item Menu (via long press):

  • View - View the vehicle.
  • Select - Select the vehicle for new runs.
  • Rename - Rename the vehicle.
  • Delete - Delete the vehicle.

Function Menu Options:

  • New - Create a new vehicle.
  • Delete All - Delete all your vehicles.

7.Your Vehicle

 
Edit your vehicle information. Add notes about your modifications or add a picture or icon. The icon is used on the G-Meter and Session analysis. The picture is included in your Google Earth data. This is a great way to personalize Trackmaster.

8.Setups

 
Select a setup to view or edit. A setup allows you store vehicle setup information like tire pressures and suspension settings. Choose between a car or motorcycle specialized setups. A selected setup means that it will be linked to any new run.

List Item Menu (via long press):

  • View - View the setup.
  • Select - Select the setup for new runs.
  • Rename - Rename the setup.
  • Share - Share the setup. You can share your setup in Excel format. This format can also be used for importing.
  • Save - Save the setup to storage. You can save your setup in Excel format.
  • Delete - Delete the setup.

Function Menu Options:

  • New - Create a new setup. Select a car or motorcycle setup type.
  • Import - Import a setup from storage.
  • Delete All - Delete all setups.

9.Your Setup

 
Edit your setup information. Store setup data for engine, suspension, brakes, and tires. You can also copy, share or save your setup.

Function Menu Options:

  • Copy - Copy a setup.
  • Share - Share a setup.
  • Import - Import a setup from storage.
  • Save - Save a setup to storage.

10.Settings

 
Control the operation of Dynomaster with these settings.

Function Menu Options:

  • Orientation Mode - Change the layout of your screen. You can choose vertical, horizontal or sensor controlled orientaton.
  • Logger Layout - Choose your logger layout. Download more from the Android Market.
  • GPS Mode - Choose between the phone GPS or an external bluetooth GPS. An external bluetooth GPS provides higher accuracy and faster samples rates (5Hz and 10Hz).
  • Start Mode - The Start Mode determines how Dynomaster will trigger logging data. Movement option will start logging after Dynomaster senses forward motion. Countdown option will start a countdown. Dynomaster will give you a visual and audible countdown for this option. The Speed option will start logging after reaching a specified speed. Please specify the speed below. The Sportsman Tree and Pro Tree options allow a drag racing start and records reaction time.
  • Stop Mode - The Stop Mode determines how Dynomaster will stop logging data. The Manual option will stop logging after you manually by tapping the screen. The Speed option will start logging after reaching a specified speed.
  • Audio Mode - The audio mode determines what audio is played when ETs are crossed. With audio set to Speech, your speed and times will be spoken to you. With Beep, a beep is played. And audio Off plays no audio.
  • Pocket Mode - Turns Pocket Mode On or Off. With this set to ON, you may lock the screen and place the phone in your pocket without worrying about stopping the logging. You can lock the screen using the standard lock key (typically the power key). This works great for motorcycle racers who would like to stow the phone instead of mounting it.
  • Units Mode - This specifies the units mode of Metric (m, km) or English (ft, miles).
  • Tips Mode - This enables or disables the Tips dialog.
  • Facebook Mode - With this set to ON, your times and speed will be posted to Facebook. This is a great way for your friends to keep track of your speed and times.
  • Twitter Mode - With this set to ON, your times and speed will be posted to Twitter in real-time. This is a great way for your fans to keep track of your speed and times.

11.Calculator

 
Use the 1/4 mile performance calculator to predict results like ET time, power, and drag loss. Try "what if" scenarios like weight reduction or improved aerodynamics and determine your potential results.

12.Importing Data

 
You can import runs and view them with Dynomaster. This is a great way to post and share your data. There are two ways to do this:
  • Phone Storage - Import runs from storage. Dynomaster will automatically locate the files.
  • Email - Share the run as an attachment in email. Then open the attachment in your android phone email client. Dynomaster will recognize the attachment and guide you through importing the data.
  • Web Posting - Post your run to a public web page. Then open the posted file in your android phone web browser. Dynomaster will recognize the file and guide you through importing the data. If you post it to a web site, make sure your web server is configured to share the mime-type application/vnd.google-earth.kmz for KMZ files. You can also post your data to any forum.

13.Tips

Note: If you do not want phone calls to interrupt your logging run, set your phone to temporarily share calls to voicemail. On your phone go to Settings > Call Settings > Call forwarding.
  • Bluetooth GPS Tips
    • Choosing your phone GPS or external bluetooth GPS: Forum Link
    • Choosing between 5 Hz and 10 Hz update rates: Forum Link
  • Phone GPS Tips
    • Make sure that Phone Menu->Settings->Location & security settings->Use wireless networks is enabled. This will prove your accuracy and acquisition time.
    • The GPS will assume you're at the same location as the last time you had a GPS fix and look for the satellites it expects to be able to see from that location. If you've moved more than 100 miles or so from that location, then your initial satellite acquisition will take a little longer.
    • If possible, ensure that you have plenty of charge on your device or use a charger when logging data.