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Playseat compact 2DOF motion simulator 2014

Discussion in 'Commercial Simulators and Peripherie' started by noorbeast, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    And nor would you likely be satisfied with the performance @Nick Moxley.

    The more interesting thing for me is at what price point and feature set would a commercial sim be viable as a general peripheral for non DIY enthusiasts. I think it fair to say that the relatively high cost of commercial motion sims has resulted in a limited niche consumer base. I suspect the Rift is going to raise new interest in motion simulation and commercial developments like the Playseat motion and Next Level Racing seem like they are trying to be the new vanguard of commercial motion simulation.
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  2. bsft

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    after nearly 4 years building sims myself, re-selling and also playing on commercial rides, anything under $3000 is cheap for a commercial simulator to be placed in someones home. Even if it is a bit slow compared to our units.
    Out of nearly 20 invites for people to come over and play on mine, 3 have actually turned up, the rest were keen but never bothered. Intersting thing though is that most of them went and paid big money to play on commercial rides, because of clever marketing and a good looking sim and a good looking shop its set up in.
    The commercial guys build to specs, and make it simple for the end user.
    Yes what we have far out performs commercial stuff, even with comparison to price, however, you pay good $$$ for commercial for plug and play and simplicity.
    I am going to try a rift later today and will get back to you on it @noorbeast
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  3. Radstandard

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    Agreed it isn't cheap, but for someone with limited free time and still looking for the thrill of a sim, that bargain might be debatable, a trade of $ for time
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    Funny how some value their time as if they were working 24hours a day 7 days a week. o_O
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    time versus how fast you want a sim.
    Sometimes its simpler for them to go buy a commercial unit, because of the "want now and I dont really want to spend time understanding how a DIY sim could be built".
    Still, I suspect it cannot be used with Simtools so that probably the last we will hear Ranstandard
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    Not at all, I just wanted to point out why people could buy this, I do appreciate the DIY factor as well as the end product, I am an aircraft Tech and building heli engines with my bare hands is a daily routine, making my own Sim seams a fun thing whenever I get the time and cash and.. yes a father of 2 young kids and a 6 days a week schedule it is hard to find free time, didn't think that could start a new topic
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    I have 2 autistic boys 9, 11 , full time job, spend 99% of my time with them on weekends, so its more like 6-7 days week work, I cook, clean, do all the house duties, grocery shopping, take the kids to the respective services and professionals for help for them. Yet I am able to find 1-2 hours a week, sometimes more, to build something. Granted a project may take longer than we like, but dont be trying to point out whos the busier. Ive built 14 designs over the last 4 years.
    If you have the motivation, you will find the time.
    What about holidays? Is there a time when you stay at home and get things done around the house?
    Again if you want to buy a commercial unit and yes, there are plenty available, please go ahead.
    Again, its probably not simtools supported so go have fun.
    Its now pointless you commenting here again.
    Dave out.
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    Wow, really not sure when or how I offended you in any way, I went back to my first post and read all the way here and still don't see it, why did the topic changed so rapidly on my account !
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    I don't think he is offended he is just pointing out facts, anyone can find the time to build a sim once you have everything there that you need it soon comes together. I had mine up and running in less than 2 weeks and I didn't have a clue just lots of reading on here and teaching myself how to weld all good fun. If you get the jist of the basics its easy enough.

    I've spent probably 10 times more time since the initial build adding and tweaking stuff.

    I would never ever buy a commercial rig but that's just me, I see it as of a lot of wasted money in my opinion.
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    Well thanks for clarifying that, I am sure I will enjoy building my own as well, all I did is post a thread in: Non DIY forum the commercial ones, I never said I was going to buy anything, all my posts are there to read, it was a thread about non diy sims, so opinions don't have to be one sided.
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    I posted the thread and have speculated about the circumstances that non-DIY people may consider a motion simulator to be a viable consumer option. I think everyone has contributed to different aspects of that question in a way that brings the different interests and considerations into play, including yourself @Radstandard :thumbs
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