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News Fanatec launching a new direct drive wheel

Discussion in 'Commercial Simulators and Peripherie' started by noorbeast, Sep 15, 2017.

  1. noorbeast

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    Fanatec is launching a new direct drive wheel base at the Simracing Expo, which is the first of their new Podium series of premium products: https://www.fanatec.com/forum/discussion/557/fanatec-podium-series#latest
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    I wonder whether fanatic will go sensible motor choice of ~250w or submit to the macho man type and use 2000w dumbed down to 250w.
    My bet would be the former
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    Fanatec Podium wheel pricing will be the key, especially if it is around the same price as a OSW 20nm setup - we will see :think.
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    I'd still go OSW , can't beat an industrial grade full (true) servo system

    Putting the hype/marketing to the side of course, I think fanatic wheel will be a custom wound stepper similar to the accuforce , most motor manufactures will core wound to clients spec

    If fanatic price at around £400 / €450 will be another decent option for the price, if it's around £600+ then give it a miss & pay extra for the OSW
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    I think your gonna be looking between £800-£1200 ,,,,,,although i'd say they will be leaning more towards the £1200 mark if i had to guess.
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    Look at the end of the video, the wheel shows no real feedback of the road surface, light and sluggish at the same time. Bad settings or "weak" wheel (or bad driver, bad optimization...)? Who knows, time will tell.
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    I'm really kinda more interested in them bringing out a swanky new wheel rim with their DD that we can mod to put on our OSW's :D
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    I love it but i think the problem is the price osw are for me to much expensive 1.000€ or more thinking is fanatec posible 1.200€