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SFX-100 Open Sim Racing Build

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by mprofitt, Jun 21, 2022.

  1. mprofitt

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    I have been sim racing since mid-1990's, Papyrus NASCAR and Hawaii. After NASCAR 4 I lost interest due to the "SIM" becoming and arcade game. Years later, I wanted to get back into sim racing and found iRacing. I dug out my old plastic MS-Sidewinder and started racing iRacing. I soon discovered I needed a better wheel so I bought a Logitech and it was a huge improvement. After I wore that wheel out, I had to have a direct drive wheel, so I went with SimXperience and because of the torque, I had to build a chassis. No more racing at my desk. Along with the chassis I found a cheap HMD for a little more than $100. I have since upgraded the PC and the HMD to a Pimax 5K.
    It is now time to add some motion and I have decided on the SFX-100 using a design provided by OpenSimRigs.
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    The chassis is in the process of powered coating. I expect to receive all the needed parts over the next 4 weeks so this is going to move fast. I have waited a long time for this.
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    I am going to try and post my progress as often as possible and will probably need assistance from the community.
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    I picked up the 150 lbs of extruded aluminum in Columbia City, IN. It was a 4 hour drive and still cheaper than shipping. I bought long pieces to save the $3.00 fee per cut. I recommend not to do that. It is a lot of work, messy, and takes a lot of concentration not to screw up. I only saved $30 after I bought the proper non-ferrous metal blade. I would have gladly paid the $30 to save the 4-5 hours of work. Now I know.

    UPS Claus has been here the last couple days and I have assembled what I could. I am patiently waiting for the machine shop to complete the powder coating.

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