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Ralph's Racingsim Project

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by ralphvdberg, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. Nima

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    hi ralph,
    now looks perfect.
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    Hi Guys...

    Today I finished my sim project... Was a little busy with working the last time..

    Here the final results pics;
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    Feel free to comment!!


    Do someone have experience with the fantec GT3rs wheel and clubsport pedals?
    Maybe want to buy a set...
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    Very nice sim. :clap:

    I'm looking for such a beautiful seat. They are very expensive here in germany. :(
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    Great job ralph. Any plans on adding tripple screens?
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    Jakob:
    The seat is a original 993 RS seat.. It's hard to find... If i found a nother one.. I let you know...

    Mike:
    That's the plan... but it cost a lot of money.. maby two more 24 inch's.. but i think that will be to small.. like your screen set up..

    I have also a AP pedal box left.. maybe build that on.. or the fanatec clubsport pedals.. do have anyone experience with those pedals?? I have now put a stronger spring in my g25 brakepedal.. feels a lot better but not realistic enough...

    Yesterday tested a prof. racecar driver my sim.. he was realy inspired of it..
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    hi ralph,
    the fanatec paddels are better as the g25 the wheel can use with x-sim
    i have test it for make a profil on x-sim is a good feeling.
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    Hi Ralph,

    I have added a load cell to my G25 brake and also mounted them from the top and the feeling is much more realistic. There is also a hydrolic cylinder that you can get for the G25 brake which is said to feel even better than the load cell.

    Yeah, the triple monitor setup is costly but once you have it, you wont want to race without it :)
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    I happen to be looking into mounting the G25 from the top, but what are the real benefits.
    From what I understand they are positioned more like they are in a real normal car, but if I remember correctly in a open wheeler you push them forward instead of downward, like on the G25.
    So what would be the smart thing to do?

    @Ralph: http://www.apelectrix.com/e-commerce-so ... talog.html loadcell can be found here, considering to order one myself once they are in stock again!
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    Top mounting of the G25 pedals give optimal positioning for road cars and give you the ability to adjust them for proper heal toe modulation. If you only race open wheel cars, the current positioing is probably most adequate as long as you have them firmly mounted. Once you change the brake to a load cell, you will need to ensure that you have a very ridgid and strong mount for the pedals because of the increased braking pressure required.
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    @Niels
    In the fanatec pedals they put also a vibruation motor to feel locking wheels.. I this arealistic feeling?
    And can you setup the brake force from the fanatec around 70-100kg? like a real race car...
    Can you run the steering wheel and the scn5's in 1 profiler?

    @mike
    I put my pedals on a angle.. not straight.. I feels okay for me.. (see pic)
    Where can you buy the hydrolic cilinder?

    @Learndriver
    Thanks fot the tip.. A saw that thing af few months a go.. was already forgotten it..
    I will order also if they in stock again..

    I also bought a mini keyboard including mouspad on ebay €25,-.. realy great..
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54iQktxDQOM
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    hi ralph
    the vibrationmotor in the brake is to small for drive with simulator.
    but i only have test a short time with the paddels.my vpp with motopc hydralicbrake is many better and i can have a real brake feeling.
    you can use the fanatec wheel and the scn5s with one profiler.
    with the fanatec wheel and x-sim and rfactor you can make the best
    ffb.
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    You can find it here:

    http://www.perfectpedal.com/
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    Thanks mike and niels,

    I think i will order the loadcel..
    Today I tested the spring on the seatbelt.. works a little.. need to get some stronger springs.. ;D

    I think i will buy a buttkicker.. Wich buttkicker is the best to buy to put on the seat? (gamer? or a different type)
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    I don't want to spend so much money.. whats the best option between 100 en 200 dollar?
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    Hi Ralph,

    You will need to get a bass shaker that can handle a lot of power to ensure that it does not overheat and shut down. I currently have the Buttkicker gamer mounted uner my seat and a single gamer does not provide enough vibration for me and once I have it at a volume level that I like, It eventually overheats and shuts down. I have ordered 2 more of the large Buttker LFE's which should do the job quite nicely. The iBeam that Niels is using is also a very nice device but much more expensive.

    Here are the ones that I purchased.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-BUTTKICKER-LFE- ... 2eac7bfb8f
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    hi mike
    is a very low price for a lfe buttkicker.the lfe is a powerfull buttkicker you only
    must have one for a simulator.the lfe have more power as the ibeam but the ibeam
    is more pracise.ralph.by this price by the lfe but you mast have 1000 watt amp
    for the lfe for the ibeam only 200 watt.
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    Yes niels i saw that..
    I think i need to spend more money.. ;(
    A butkicker gamer is 75watts min - 400watts max, and that for the price of €150,- incl amp
    Ibeam around €340,- incl amp
    LFE €500,- incl amp

    Ad: do you have experinse with the bass shaker??