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Harness Tensioner

Discussion in 'Commercial Simulators and Peripherie' started by SeatTime, Apr 23, 2018.

  1. SeatTime

    SeatTime Well-Known Member SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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    Yes, can confirm that all who have expressed an interest have been added to the list. Unfortunately I have only had time to build a few in the last few months due to work on my G-seat and other projects/hobbies. Just not enough time in the day.
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    Hi seat time
    May I know will you sell your harness tensioner ? If yes how much will it be ?
    You can reach me through email, smallfathim@gmail.com

    Thank you
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    SeatTime Well-Known Member SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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    It just clips onto the top Harness through holes on the race seat - no modification of the seat required.
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    Thank you for extra information.
    I am using a Sparco Sprint seat, is it possible to mount your hardware please ?
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    Would be interested in the status of this project. Myself and some others are searching for tension solutions with a DIY motion solution and this looks very interesting. Am in Australia, too :)
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    SeatTime Well-Known Member SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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    Yes.
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    SeatTime Well-Known Member SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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    Status is that I build these in my spare time. For information, currently investigating releasing a more powerful product at the moment.
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  12. HugoB

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    Wow, this looks like a blast! I’ve been searching for a belt tensioner for quite a while now to combine with my SFX100.. because breaking just doesn’t really give a lot of feedback with this type of chassis motion.

    Hopefully you are not completely overworked... I understand how hobby-turned-commercial can be a dread :/ (please don’t let us keep you from simracing!) but if you do still consider fixing-up a hit for other simracing addicts, I’m very interested in your current belt tensioner and EVEN MORE interested in your secret powerful project ;) I’d buy at any price if its even better than the current one!

    Also, I’m considering buying the GS-5 seat, but it never really convinced me because the panels kind of only come from behind, do you think something better is possible for cornering g-forces? Micha on RD is currently building something, but am I correct you are also onto something?

    Cheers

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    I think servo controlled harnesses are a must for any sim, even if you have a GS5 seat, my sim feels 'dead' without it. To keep me interested - new year, new ideas, new products. Now using large stepper motors to drive my Bowden systems, which are now under test on my own sim. Still a few things to sort out, but I am impressed with the resolution and size/power of this setup. Yes, I have a G-seat, designed to work in conjunction with the harness.
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    I only disagree that it necessarily needs to be servo controlled.
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    Not to rush you but do you have a time frame on your G-Seat/belt release for sale?
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    That's OK, it just that the parasitic spring based ones never worked too well for me and not everyone has, or wants a motion sim. Have sold quite a few Tensioners to members with static sims.
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    Still waiting for some parts to be delivered from China. Once they are delivered and tested, will be in a better position to estimate a release date.
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    Great, I'll sit tight and play with the new toys I have now before the new hardware is ready. Perhaps you need testers for it? I reckon myself and my RD mate Hugo here would be happy to help! I'd just purchase one of the early models and give feedback on it for you to improve.
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    I’m very interested in your stronger stepper motors design. At the moment my SFX100’s are running on pretty high settings, with violent movements, I had to turn up my FFB and my Buttkickers to be able to feel anything, so I’d hope the belt tensioner can keep up.

    I haven’t bought the GS-5 seat, because I’m not completely convinced about the design of the panels (very little side force?). But I’m very interested in your implementation! Can you share any general design philosophy’s you are aiming for?

    I’m about to buy a six-point harness, 3 inches wide, is this a good design for your tensioner?

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    (In anticipation)
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    Hugo, I use that harness with SeatTime's harness tensioner, Sim Labs P1 and a Sparco Pro 2000LF seat. Works well
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