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Enjoy a truly Rally Raid experience, with precise navigation and all the features that the pro riders use. Ready to ride?

Digital Roadbooks

Roadbooks are the Rally Raid pilot’s best friend. It’s simply the purest form of cross-country navigation. But in order to use one, expensive equipment is often needed. With the Rally Roadbooks app, a Tablet (or smartphone) is all need. Optionally, also a bluetooth remote controller. Easy. The app includes all the instruments used in the main events of the sport – so you can ride like a pro, in your own backyard.

Adventure On Demand

CHOOSE A TRACK ➜ CHECK OUT THE DETAILS ➜ NAVIGATE

Biblioteca de roadbooks.
Informação detalhada de todos os roadbooks.

SPECS

A navigation app that simply works. Easy to use, fully featured and customizable to the rider’s preferences.

INTELLIGENT

Keep track of your roadbook with smooth and flawlessly intelligent scroll. Adjust the odometer at speed without loosing any precision – it keeps counting while showing you the adjustment (just like the best hardware odometers).

WAYPOINTS

Complete the Rally Raid experience with Waypoints. The app is waypoint aware. Meaning that you’ll be able to open and validate waypoints. It supports all the waypoints type (visible, hidden, safety, navigation, etc) and works just like the best hardware used by the pros.

ZONE ALERTS

With speed zones awareness, you’ll know when a speed zone (SZ/FZ) is coming in. Also, if you go above the zone speed limit the app will let you know.

Configurable Cockpit

CUSTOMIZE YOUR SETUP

INTEGRATED LIBRARY

Whenever you sign up for a Rally Raid that uses our RDS platform, you’ll get the event’s roadbook appear at race day. No passwords, pins or smoke-signals. It just works. But also, the app ships with a library of free roadbooks, made by our partners, so you can get some training whenever you feel like it. They are categorised, so you can choose one that suits your style. And you can always get our own roadbooks, in beautiful Portugal, or upload your own with an RDS Personal account.

DIFFICULTY

With terrain, navigation and fitness levels, it’s easy to choose the right roadbook for your skills. From novice to pro, we’ve got you covered.

DISTANCE

Kilometers for all types of stamina. The roadbooks varies from less than 100 kms to 300+ kms, and even some are multi-stage – for extended trips.

TYPE

Circular tracks for convenience, or cross-country, point to point routes, that often can be combined.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Device Compatibility

The app is compatible with devices running Android 5.1 (or newer) with GPS, WiFi and Google Play Services.Although we recommend at least Android 9.

The WiFi (or 3G/4G) is only needed for the initial load of the Roadbooks, and it's not required to navigate the Roadbook.

We recommend using a rugged tablet for better visibility and durability, such as:

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 1 is supported, but due to it's limitations (low memory) it can only handle small roadbooks

PS: Devices with an unlocked bootloader, rooted or running an unofficial rom not certified by Google are NOT compatible - simply because they not meet Google's security standards. Also, some devices require you to update the Google Play Services when you buy them (for example, the Smasung Galaxy Active tab 2).

Please feel free to email us at support@terrapirata.com for any doubts or questions.

PS2: The Carpe Iter tablet is only compatible after the update to Android 11 or 13 (check Carpe website and forum for more information on how to update).

Editing the Odometer

For editing the odometer distance you have 3 options:

  1. Use the adjustment buttons (+ and -) on the remote. Each click adjusts 10 m (0.01 km). You can keep the button pressed to faster adjustment, if the remote allows it). You can do this while riding, the app will still track the distance on background, and after you  finish adjusting, it will add that distance to the one you adjusted to.
  2. Tap and hold for about 3 seconds the Odometer. A window pops up and lets you edit the total distance with a keypad.
  3. Tap and hold for about 3 seconds the distance on the note you want to adjust to. The Odo will automatically adjusts to that exact distance.

The odometer only counts to 99.99, and then reverts to 0.00 - this is to save space on the screen, and have bigger digits.

The partial odometer can't be adjusted, only the main one can.

Check out the video tutorial here.

Using the partial Odometer

The partial odometer can be reset by a click in the third button. It's always active, and each click makes it reset to zero.

It has more precision than the main odo, so you'll see 0.000 - measured in kilometers.

Using the Chronometer

The chronometer will start automatically whenever you enter a Special Stage. It starts as soon as you validate the corresponding waypoint.

It will stop automatically when you finish that stage by validating the corresponding waypoint.

The time shown in the Chronometer it's only for the rider's feedback. It's not the official time used for classifications.

Ignoring a Waypoint

To ignore an open waypoint tap on the arrow for about 3 seconds. The waypoint won't open again until the RB is reset.

Using Go-to-note

If the roadbook contains any "GPS" box on the lower right corner of the notes section, then it allows the rider to navigate to that note's coordinates using any navigation app present on the rider's device.

To use this feature, tap for about 3 seconds on the "GPS" box, and choose the app you wish to use. It has been tested with Osmand (with offline maps) and Google Maps (online).

See the video tutorial here.

It's the roadbook creator who chooses which notes, if any, will have this feature active.

Waypoints

Roadbooks usually have several waypoints along the track. Some are hidden and some are visible.

When the rider is inside the open radius of a visible waypoint (close enough to it), the app displays an arrow pointing to it. It also informs about the distance to the waypoint and the waypoint number. If the rider goes inside the validation radius (smaller than the open radius), the waypoint is considered validated - the waypoint number flashes, the arrow disappears and the validated waypoint count goes up.

If the rider exits the open radius without validating the waypoint, it will become closed. The arrow disappears. If the rider enters again the open radius, it will open again.

Hidden waypoints are validated when the rider goes inside the validation radius.

Some waypoints will open immediately after the previous one was validated, such as the Eclipse Waypoint (WPE), End of Speed Zone (FZ) or Checkpoints.

Once a waypoint is validated it won't open or validate again.

Each waypoint may have different open and validation radius, regardless of their type.

Check out the video tutorial here.

Hide Hundreds

The app allows you to hide the hundreds digits from the Roadbook. So instead of viewing "120,99", you'll only see "0,99".

You can use this feature to enhance the readability of the Roadbook, as the numbers stay bigger, and they also match exactly what you see in the Odometer.

NOTE: The Odometer has 4 fixed digits, and it goes from 0,00 to 99,99 - and it restarts on 0,00 after that. This is so that the digits remain as large as possible, to enhance readability.

See the video tutorial here.

Locking the screen

The screen lock is useful when it starts to rain, or when you want to clean the screen of your device. It disables all touch features.

To activate it, long press on the third button.

On the ARN Remote, it's a double click on the third (yellow) button.

The Carpe Remote has a dedicated button for this feature.

To release the screen lock, repeat the same procedure, or use the "back" button of your android device.

See the video tutorial here.

Adding Roadbooks

To add a new Roadbook you must use the Roadbook Delivery System.

The Rally Roadbooks app doesn't allow for direct loading of roadbook files.

Registering for an event

When registering for an event you must use your device's account email to register.

If you register with a different email, you won't receive the roadbook on your device.

Auto-adjust Odo

This feature allows the main odometer to be automatically adjusted to the correct distance every time you validate a waypoint.

The main odometer is adjusted to the exact distance of the Note minus your distance to it's exact point. This is because the waypoint validates when you are "close enough" to it.

Sound Cues

You can choose to activate the sound cues on your app. If you do, the device will play a sound when you open or validate a waypoint.

During a speedzone, it will also play a sound when you're near the speed limit, and a different one once you're over it.

This feature can be enabled or disabled from the Settings panel.

GPS Rally Mode

If you're using the app on a phone, then you'll have the option to use the GPS Rally Mode. In this mode the app doesn't display the Roadbook - only the instruments.

This mode was designed to be used in tandem with the paper roadbook roll, as a way of assisting the rider with waypoint validation.

This is a crossover between the classic paper and the new digital to allow riders to still use paper while having full access to all the instruments.

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Bluetooth Remotes

The app is compatible with almost every bluetooth remote, but to take full advantage of the features, you should put your remote in "TerraPirata" mode. See here a list of some of the compatible remotes and their features.

iOS/iPhone users: you must use either the TerraPirata dedicated mode on the remote OR activate the compatibility mode on the app, if your remote doesn't support the TerraPirata mode.

Hesa Parts NAVCOMM PRO

  • Lever (silver): scroll up & down
  • Push buttons (blue): adjust trip plus & minus
  • Joystick (black) single click: reset secondary trip
  • Joystick (black) double click: lock/unlock touch screen
  • Joystick (black) long click: reset trip

Changing mode: press the top blue button and toggle the lever down at the same time. The LED blinks to indicate the mode. You know it's in TerraPirata's mode when the LED blinks: red-blue-red

ARN & ARN Pro

  • Lever (silver): scroll up & down
  • Push buttons (grey): adjust trip plus & minus
  • Push button (yellow) single click: reset secondary trip
  • Push button (yellow) double click: lock/unlock touch screen
  • Push button (yellow) long click: reset trip

Changing mode: press both push buttons (grey) and toggle the lever down at the same time. The LED blinks to indicate the mode. When the LED turns Red, it's in Roadbook mode. Leave it there. Then, while pressing the yellow button, push the lever (silver) down until the LED blinks 3 times. The remote it's now in TerraPirata's mode.

One Adventure

  • Push button (#1 from top): adjust trip plus
  • Push button (#2): adjust trip minus
  • Push button (#3): scroll up
  • Push button (#4): scroll down
  • Trigger button (on the back) single click: reset secondary trip
  • Trigger button (on the back) double click: lock/unlock touch screen
  • Trigger button (on the back) long click: reset trip

Changing mode: press both push buttons (#1) and trigger button. The LED changes color to indicate the current mode. TerraPirata's mode LED color is red.