Race Simulator Cockpit

  1. Bear

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    No its still for the xbox.

    Im determined to get it painted and finished soon so i stop adding more things to the design and never end up getting it finished hahaha
     
  2. carbon

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    I know I've said this before but if your going to paint it think about adding some extra support at the top for the wheel mounting, even if it's adding a bracket that you can bolt a support to later if required.
     
  3. Bear

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    It seems very strong and sterdy the way it is to be fair ive done a bit of pushing and pulling on that but to make sure it will take the abuse thats its going to get and doesnt seem to move ;)

    But thanks for the advice
     
  4. Bear

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    However may look at putting a couple of support bars in from near the top out and down to the bottom frame if i can see any movement next time i get round to looking at it
     
  5. carbon

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    The only reason I suggested it is the my wheel was bolted to a 2mm thick plate with the edges folded down approx 20mm and I thought it was solid. When I started using it, it was surprising how much it flexed and how much reinforcement was needed to stop if flexing.
     
  6. Bear

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    Ok so after listening to @carbon advice I decided to reinforce the wheel stand part of this rig. So after some thought decided the simplist and best way to do it was as below

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    Has all been welded up now. I must say thanks to carbon for the advice. It is so much sturdier now and is a great improvement to the usability :clapping:
     
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  7. carbon

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    Glad I could help, it looks a lot better now. It may make it a bit more difficult to get seated at but for me a wheel that stays put and doesn't flex about makes for a better experience. I know mine wasn't moving much with my first mounting design but it really felt weird to drive for any length of time.

    I only have a few pictures of mine but only during construction, nothing recent as its still not finished. I have a few more mounting brackets to make, but its in use so not sure when it will get completely finished ;)

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  8. Bear

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    Looks good. What are the gas struts for?
     
  9. carbon

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    Because I don't have race seat to sit in, only an arm chair, access is a bit limited if not nearly impossible so the wheel and top half hinge up and forward to get in. The gas struts support the wheel and frame in the raised position and when down they push down a little as the rear pivots are higher than the front ones. This downward pressure stops the wheel moving vertically when racing

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  10. Bear

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    Nice!
     
  11. Bear

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    Well i finally got round to getting this finished off and hopefully put it through its paces this weekend

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    Then on with some paint. I went with satin black


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    Now in its new home with all the ally plate riveted in place

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    Just the tv to mount tonight/tomorrow then the fun begins.

    Not bad considering it started from some old swings :D
     
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  12. jpmillermatic

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    a man with a vision...it looks fantastic finished..that ally plate really looks nice!

    JP
     
  13. Bear

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    Thanks JP
     
  14. Bear

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    Made all the images into a video and uploaded it its easier to see how it started and finshed :thumbup:



     
  15. carbon

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    Can't believe I've taken so long to get this finished only taken about 5 years. An upgrade of wheel and pedals helped but how have it welded and painted, with a few more braces to stop flex

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  16. Bear

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    I like that mate looks really good. Thinking about selling mine and remaking it with changes hahah
     
  17. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Tidy. Highly recommend a g25 if you feel like upgrading the wheel. My mk1 to set geometry. Never got around to mk2. Interests changed.
     
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  18. carbon

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    Had a fanatec csr elite formula wheel and pedals, which was discontinued shortly after purchasing it but have had no issues with it. But thought it was time to upgrade now have a simucube with mige servo motor. Not plug and play but a different league
     
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