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News Feel VR Direct drive Wheel

Discussion in 'News - Aktuelle Infos' started by mariano68, Dec 1, 2017.

  1. mariano68

    mariano68 Active Member

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    My Motion Simulator:
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    Pre preorder
    https://feelvr.game/
    feel vr.jpg

    Some specs

    DIMENSIONS

    Wheel
    • Height: 180 mm (7.08 in)
    • Width: 250 mm (9.84 in)
    • Length: 240 mm (9.44 in)
    • Weight with powersource: 12 kg (26.4 lb)
    Pedal
    • Height: 250 mm (9.84 in)
    • Width: 370 mm (14.56 in)
    • Depth: 450 mm (17.71 in)
    • Weight: 6 kg (13.2 lb)
    SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

    Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8 or Windows 7

    Powered USB Port

    220V /110V power supply

    WARRANTY INFORMATION

    1-Year Limited Hardware Warranty

    TECHNICAL SPECS

    Wheel
    • Direct Drive
    • Infinite Rotation
    • Precise Sensor
    • Overheat safeguard

    Pedal
    • Loadcell nonlinear brake pedal
    • Foot stand
    • All metal construction
    • Realistic force magnitudes and curves
    SUPPORTED GAMES

    Assetto Corsa, iRacing, PCARS1/2, rFactor1/2, DiRT Rally, DiRT3+, Eurotruck Simulator 2. American Truck Simulator, Shift 2 Unleashed


    What do you think guys? A direct drive wheel for as low as U$388???
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  2. Hobbs77

    Hobbs77 Active Member

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    It looks promising, although the pedals look too close together for my liking. Don't know enough about it to get involved atm, but will keep an eye on it. Thanks for the posting!
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  3. Blame73

    Blame73 Albeit it does move!

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    $388 for early bird instead of $770 retail price

    But I can't find anything about the motor...
  4. SeatTime

    SeatTime Well-Known Member SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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    Sorry, but if this was a kick starter I would run a mile...
  5. mariano68

    mariano68 Active Member

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    Sorry, English is not my language, could you explain please.
  6. SeatTime

    SeatTime Well-Known Member SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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  7. mariano68

    mariano68 Active Member

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    Looked like it, anyway, google is my friend from long time ago, but you has to be a little more polite with your fellow forumers.
  8. SeatTime

    SeatTime Well-Known Member SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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    I give up... think I will put myself on a forced vacation from this site. Bye guys.
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  9. wannabeaflyer2

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    Nooooooo @SeatTime don't go :) those of us that have been here awhile understand where your coming from LOL< the new guys my not as yet have had a chance to get accustomed to someone that speaks as they see it .. Hang in there ... you dont wanna spoil my Xmas do you LOL :)
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  10. SeatTime

    SeatTime Well-Known Member SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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    Would not want to spoil your Xmas :), therefore have decided to limit myself to posting updates just to my thread, no correspondence. Sad, but it is the PC world that we live in and I'm not going to change for anyone, so if I don't comment - no one should be offended :).
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  11. wannabeaflyer2

    wannabeaflyer2 Well-Known Member

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    @SeatTime ..Phew LOL Crisis averted , Thank You Santa :) that's me sorted present wise
  12. Gadget999

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    please keep posting and ignore the politically correct - a snowflake will not survive the heat :)

    how many nm is the servo motor ?
  13. sim2go

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    YouTube comments quote -
    "It has 350w 12 Nm custom motor, 262,144 PPR and about 300 RPM max speed. An answer on facebook from their ceo."

    Is anyone pre-ordering this for 388?
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  14. sim2go

    sim2go New Member

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    And I just asked in FB about this, hope he wont mind -

    "Regarding tech specifications, we have stripped out the numbers because we are still tweaking/optimizing the device and they can change in some degree. So we decided not to publish them until product launch.
    But what I can say is that the torque is roughly 7 times more than something like G27 or T500.
    We intend to launch a crowdfunding campaign at the beginning of 2018. So you can pay as a backer and choose pledge you want."
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  15. gSeat

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    FYI all the pub of them appearing and demoing at real sim shows doesn't really matter, they could spend X amount on a build, pay for a place at an event and advertise a Y amount sale price, what matters is true end product/pricing.

    The cost is definitely possible, recall that we source our components via public knowledge, sites like alibaba are not the lowest prices possible. If they are able to design their own motors and source cheaper manufacturing/supply chain (as they have stated they have), there is no reason that they can't make 100% profit, including on the early bird pricing. Manufacturers initial pricing can be tied to the growth and response they receive via crowdfunding, many variables here.
    As market is 1k for 10nm+ there is no business sense for them to drop MSRP much below 800, 20% cheaper than competing products. OSW motor prices are all based around known/easy to work with motors with boards/ION/etc.

    All that being said, they have early bird where you can sign up and DO NOT PAY...so it does no harm, use a spam email account if you are concerned. When it comes time to pay, they deliver or you charge back.

    Unlike pimax 4k, which bombed as a product but somehow (marketing genius) yielded massive funding for the 8k version. People have forked out money already for that product.

    No risk here until it comes time to pay, so I'll be waiting till it's time to pay, and
    1) read terms
    1b) if it's paypal only - nope, only if they take a CC, paypal is notorious for screwing over sellers and buyers
    2) if product isn't delivered, charge it back as it totally normal for failure to provide product
    3) if product is bad, send back/charge back
    4) product is good keep

    Basically, no need to speculate, just do steps 1-4 (#1 especially in case they are shady and say it'll take pi max time to ship ;))
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