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G Seat - (SeatTime)

Discussion in 'Commercial Simulators and Peripherie' started by SeatTime, Sep 7, 2018.

  1. SeatTime

    SeatTime Well-Known Member

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    Hi Members
    I have been receiving quite a few Emails/PMs in regard to the release of a G seat. Unfortunately my limited spare time has been engaged in building Harness Tensioners. I expect this to soon change, so hopefully stay tuned for some news in the next few weeks.
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  2. hideki

    hideki Member Gold Contributor

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    Hi SeatTime, I hope you donnt get bored or fed up with the Harness Tensioners becouse a lot of us, sooner or later, will want one of yours... Thanks anyway for averything
  3. SeatTime

    SeatTime Well-Known Member

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    I will likely keep building Harness Tensioners until there is no interest, but it's also nice to work on new projects and will listen to the market.
  4. SeatTime

    SeatTime Well-Known Member

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    Design finalised and parts ordered for the first commercial system. It will be a bowden cable back/adjustable sides paddles system with the option of a 'back-heave' function. Once it is finished, I will put up some pictures/video.
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  5. SeatTime

    SeatTime Well-Known Member

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    Just a update, have been testing my paddle based G seat insert, but was not happy with how it performed compared to my own G-Vest setup (fussy I know :rolleyes:) So have come up with a design which borrows some of the technology used from my own G -Helmet. Stay tuned, I'm actually excited with the potential of this one.
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  6. SeatTime

    SeatTime Well-Known Member

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    New design G-Seat still progressing as parts arrive and components are built. Initial tests have gone well. Like my G-Helmet it is a pneumatics based, 'free to move' system.
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    Last edited: Dec 3, 2018
  7. BlazinH

    BlazinH Well-Known Member

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    May I ask how many "actuators" there will be in total and have you gotten far enough to be able to estimate a sales price?
  8. SeatTime

    SeatTime Well-Known Member

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    To keep costs down likely to be just a two actuator system to begin with, but the possibilities are endless. For testing I'm using components similar to what was used in my helmet, which are a touch on the expensive side. Cost will depend on what is finally chosen.
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    BlazinH Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for your reply mate. :) Its quite difficult keeping costs down when it comes to most any kind of motion simulator so good luck with that one. My experience has been that even when I think I've come up with a low cost solution to something by the time I consider all the little odds and ends that I hadn't factored in yet it ends up not being near as low cost as I thought it was going to be. :(
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  10. SeatTime

    SeatTime Well-Known Member

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    So true, although never said it was going to be cheap :), just trying to keep the costs down. It's a modular system, so happy to build just for my own sim if they end up too expensive to attract customers.
  11. Trigen

    Trigen Member Gold Contributor

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    Ah just 400$ I thought... Nearing 900+ now with tools and little bits lol.

    Looking forward to seeing this pneumatic system! I bet I will give it a go myself one day