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Question road racing ergonomics

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Building Q&A / FAQ' started by Petertje, May 27, 2020.

  1. Petertje

    Petertje “Engineering changes the world.” —Isaac Asimov Gold Contributor

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    guys, designing my 6dof sim and trying to find a proper position for the driver. I read quite a bit online, and checked what others do and recommend. Of course there will be a range to adjust, but there is a limit to what you can do so a good starting position would be nice and saves big changes later on.

    I came up with this, see also picture:
    • A sim is not a racing car. Safety considerations and space constrains dont really apply.
    • When driving formula cars, the seating position is tiring and for us who arent 20 anymore not really fun in the long run. So a GT style position seems not a bad idea. Still much better then a garden chair.
    • This position still would be not too far of from drift cars or road cars imo.
    • Foot level with the seat, so at heavy braking this is the least stressing on your back and gives good feedback.
    • Legs angled
    • arms quite angled and steering wheel close by for optimal control
    • steering wheel around shoulder height, angle aimed for chest
    Does this make sense, input/thoughts appreciated!

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    Last edited: May 27, 2020
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  4. Petertje

    Petertje “Engineering changes the world.” —Isaac Asimov Gold Contributor

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    right, how could I have missed that...... thanks!
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