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Commercial wind simulation

Discussion in 'Commercial Simulators and Peripherie' started by noorbeast, May 21, 2018.

  1. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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    One of the advantages of the SRS kit is that their software is included with the purchase. No need to buy additional $70 software/plugins for wind or bass shakers. There is iRacing fanboi but I don't know if that supports any other Sims.

    Edit : not having a shot at pricing for simtools or simxperience. But SRS began their offering on the iRacing forum, where probably 99% of forum members do not have a simtools licence. More recently SRS added an all in one bass shaker (amplifier and Dayton puck cushion) product line. I would guess that under 25% of iRacers own Simvibe. (On this forum I would imagine >75% already have at least a DIY simtools license.) For sure, DIY builders could assemble their own 2 x PC fan wind simulator for much less money !
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    what kind of FANS are they using... are those regular psu computer fans?

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    It's a 120mm High Speed 4500RPM with 218 CFM
    Noise Level 45 dbA
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    I have the full set up. It actually works really well and blows really hard with the cone attachments. It is pretty cool how they Stop and start when you go around corners. They do max out around 40 miles per hour though. Meaning from 40 miles per hour to 250 miles per hour it's the same fan speed. But it does add quite a bit of realism, not to mention a cool breeze during a hot race.

    A few things I might add, I ditched the mounts. They are 3D printed and basically a GoPro Style. I think they would work fine on a non motion rig but when I had them attached to the motion rig they were swaying all over the place. Eventually I moved them to the monitor stand. Even the tachometer had this problem, which Speaking of the tachometer works so so. The big shift light and gear indicator are very useful however the RPM gauge is driven by a motor and is relatively slow compared to actual RPM. But the effect is nice.
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    Also the software is very easy to use and doesn't seem to interfere with any other apps I'm running. For instance I have a renovatio LED and if I run the software for it it cancels out sim tools. Let's be realistic I would much rather be running some tools then an LED RPM gauge
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    Just thought I would share this as a possible other option. Its not yet available, but would love to hear your thoughts on it.
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    that 4d thing looks cool!

    I have the srs wind package with curving (around corners) its excellent at adding immersion and keeps my cool as a bonus! especially as I play in vr
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    There's also another option from a UK company called "Symprojects".

    They offer a Fan Controller PC board which supports up to four 12v PWM fans which you must supply, or buy theirs at a premium. It also includes software called "SimDash" which runs in the background with very little overhead.
    I'd post links but I'm a newb here on the forums and don't yet have that privilege. Just a long-time lurker who's commercial motion platform died and am now looking to build my own compact seat mover (YIKES! HELP!!!! LOL!). I figure that if I can build it, then even more importantly...I can REPAIR it if/when need be.

    The fan controller board costs around $38 USD plus shipping, or in my case around $50 CAD.

    I'm using one along with 3 CoolerMaster JetFlo PWM LED fans ($15 each) which draw 0.5A each, and an upgraded 2A power supply which I had on hand (It ships with a 1A PS which can handle up to two fans max, so check your amperage requirements). There are also some fan/wind concentrators for 3D printing available on Thingiverse (I used the 120mm turbine-looking version which is very effective).

    This system works extremely well and has also kept me cool when racing/flying for most of the Summer.

    One added bonus is that with the software you can also just put the fans into "test mode" and have them set to any desired speed without running any sims. Great for those hot days!