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Trip's G-seat project (primarily for flight)

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by Trip Rodriguez, Nov 19, 2019.

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  1. Trip Rodriguez

    Trip Rodriguez VR Pilot

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    I generally agree, but I've always got entrepreneurial aspirations floating around in the back of my head no matter what I'm working on. =D
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  3. Trigen

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    Cool project you got here! Looking forward to seeing some of the end results when it goes into production. Ive been toying with the G vest myself and do have a plan for a G head system. As a compromise for quickly getting in and out of my rig im using my harness to simulate the Gs ands actually quite convincing with the wide belt. Like you i want 9g to hurt lol! I plan to add some extra straps going across my mid chest and perhaps an air system for the belly. Ive been testing the latter a bit and it aint bad. It also feels safer as the harness can produce so much torque it literally rips itself out of the attachment points.

    Another thing If it was not for racing i could actually give up my flaps due to the pressure of the harness pulling me down. I also have a back sway system which is also quite convincing when slamming the stick left and right. I dont have much of a sway on my my 3x SFX for fear of tipping over. It has happened haha. Its much better to have that in the seat itself.

    All of you guys give a lot of ideas and inspiration so i cant wait to see what you do next.