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    Pro Racing Gaming Simulator Cockpit

    Anyone had or own one of these, i am seriuosly looking into this but wouldnt know where to start.

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    Pro Racing Gaming Simulator Cockpit

    I know the guys who own https://www.vesaro.com/store/pc/home.asp.

    Amazing kit
    Last edited by Anygreg; 19th November 2018 at 18:55.

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    This is my rig. It consists of:

    Sim Lab GT1 Evo cockpit
    OMP TRS-E seat
    AccuForce Pro v2 wheel
    Fanatec Formula rim converted to USB by Simracingmachines.com
    Fanatec CSP v3 pedals
    Thrustmaster TH8 shifter
    DSD P1 and P2 button boxes
    Oculus Rift CV1 HMD








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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Lee View Post
    This is my rig. It consists of:

    Sim Lab GT1 Evo cockpit
    OMP TRS-E seat
    AccuForce Pro v2 wheel
    Fanatec Formula rim converted to USB by Simracingmachines.com
    Fanatec CSP v3 pedals
    Thrustmaster TH8 shifter
    DSD P1 and P2 button boxes
    Oculus Rift CV1 HMD



    Crikey!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    Crikey!!!
    There are some much more expensive setups out there. You can get full motion cockpits if you are prepared to spend the money.



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    wow Phil ! haha

    what platform do you use for that?

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    I race online in iRacing. I also have Assetto Corsa and the new early access Assetto Corsa Competizione. 90% of my racing is in iRacing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Lee View Post
    I race online in iRacing. I also have Assetto Corsa and the new early access Assetto Corsa Competizione. 90% of my racing is in iRacing.
    where do I start with this?

    for your rig, whats the cost?

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    Here is my GT Sport sim.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Kippax View Post
    where do I start with this?

    for your rig, whats the cost?
    What do you race at the moment?

    My cockpit and seat cost around £750. My wheel cost £1000 with the extra rim costing £500. The shifter cost £120 and pedals cost £400. The Oculus Rift was £400. The button boxes cost £150 and an extra set of magnetic shifter paddles for the AccuForce rim cost £130.

    iRacing is a subscription service. They are currently running a 50% discount for new members. Extra tracks cost $15 and cars $12 over and above the base tracks and cars.

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    Good God! I did not realise kit like this even existed! My hat off to those who indulge and enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KavKav View Post
    Good God! I did not realise kit like this even existed! My hat off to those who indulge and enjoy!
    Whilst expensive, my rig is towards the lower end of what people race with. Wheels cost up to £4000 with custom rims costing up to £3000. Here's an example of a custom rim:

    GPX Wheel by Precision Sim Engineering, on Flickr

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    I can get great discounts on Thrustmaster wheels if anyone is interested.

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    A different world. Wow!

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    I noticed Guy Martin used one of these for practising the ĎRing:

    http://www.aeonsim.com/product/aeon-...-play-package/

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    Simulator cockpits. You're doing it wrong https://sexyrealsexdolls.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by g40steve View Post
    D-box solutions are the best you can get for a multi axis home sim rig. The problem is each actuator costs around £4K, making it a very expensive option. There are cheaper home motion rigs which move the seat and can also move the platform to simulate rear traction loss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kippax View Post
    Anyone had or own one of these, i am seriuosly looking into this but wouldnt know where to start.
    I have one. Might be getting rid of it soon. Not using it much.

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    Just a question Phil, why not buy a banger and get to Oulton Park for real experiences for a year? Cheaper and it's real with real memories. Serious question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K300 View Post
    Just a question Phil, why not buy a banger and get to Oulton Park for real experiences for a year? Cheaper and it's real with real memories. Serious question.
    I do a dozen or so track days per year and I have an entry level sim rig. You don't have to fill up a sim rig with petrol, or fit new tyres, or spend 6 months and thousands of pounds rebuilding the thing when you put it into the wall. Nor do you have to get up at stupid o'clock in the morning to drive to the middle of nowhere in the pouring rain with a van full of crap. If you bin it, you just press reset rather than take a tin pigeon ride to A&E. You can change your set up instantly at the click of a mouse and not after 2 hours rattling spanners. Sim rigs take up a lot less room and the driving experience I find is 90% as rewarding with zero risk. Bang for the buck, a sim rig wins by a country mile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Groundrush View Post
    Sim rigs take up a lot less room and the driving experience I find is 90% as rewarding with zero risk. Bang for the buck, a sim rig wins by a country mile.
    Each to their own but I canít possibly see how this can be the case. Much like there can be no comparison regardless of how much you spend between a flight sim and flying a real fast jet.

    Part of the thrill of racing is precisely that there is risk. To remove the risk and sit at home in your man cave is to remove the thrill. All IMO of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougair View Post
    Each to their own but I can’t possibly see how this can be the case. Much like there can be no comparison regardless of how much you spend between a flight sim and flying a real fast jet.

    Part of the thrill of racing is precisely that there is risk. To remove the risk and sit at home in your man cave is to remove the thrill. All IMO of course.
    I know what you mean. When I was skydiving a lot of people liked wind tunnels as much as jumping. I didn't. I just saw tunnels as a training aid. Flying head first towards a planet at 260mph is thrilling. Floating about is a windy room holding hands is not. But I do find sim racing rewarding and it has nothing to do with the threat of death. Flights sims however are dull, as is flying. YMMV.
    Last edited by Groundrush; 14th May 2019 at 12:43.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Groundrush View Post
    I know what you mean. When I was skydiving a lot of people liked wind tunnels as much as jumping. I didn't. I just saw tunnels as a training aid. Flying head first towards a planet at 260mph is thrilling. Floating about is a windy room holding hands is not. But I do find sim racing rewarding and it has nothing to do with the threat of death. Flights sims however are dull, as is flying. YMMV.
    Youíve not done the right kind of flying 😉

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougair View Post
    Youíve not done the right kind of flying 
    Oh, I definitely have.



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    Quote Originally Posted by K300 View Post
    Just a question Phil, why not buy a banger and get to Oulton Park for real experiences for a year? Cheaper and it's real with real memories. Serious question.
    Sim racing has been my hobby since I bought my first PC in 1994. I got serious with it in 1999 when I took over one of the major sim racing forums at the time. I continued to run the forum until 2005 at which point it had over 50000 users.

    I have always loved sim racing and racing real people online. Iíve made a lot of long term friends through it. Thatís the main reason why Iíve continued, its a niche community which Iíve been a part of for a long time.

    I have no interest in real racing. I can race online at any time to fit in with my family, something I couldnít do in real life. Most of my racing at the moment happens in the mornings against Australians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Groundrush View Post
    Oh, I definitely have.


    Thatís not flying...itís falling with style 😂

    Looks awesome 👊🏻

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    Quote Originally Posted by Groundrush View Post
    Oh, I definitely have.


    Did you put your camera on a timer for that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Lee View Post
    Sim racing has been my hobby since I bought my first PC in 1994. I got serious with it in 1999 when I took over one of the major sim racing forums at the time. I continued to run the forum until 2005 at which point it had over 50000 users.

    I have always loved sim racing and racing real people online. Iíve made a lot of long term friends through it. Thatís the main reason why Iíve continued, its a niche community which Iíve been a part of for a long time.

    I have no interest in real racing. I can race online at any time to fit in with my family, something I couldnít do in real life. Most of my racing at the moment happens in the mornings against Australians.
    Understood, but do have a go on a real track sometime though, you'll find that it is far more rewarding and you'll find that on the real tracks there are tiny characteristics that you won't get on a sim no matter how good it is. coming out of Druidds at Oulton for instance there is an almost imperceptible dip that is higher at one side leading to nothing at the other side, at(relatively) slower speeds it doesn't matter, at higher speeds and in the wrong place the steering goes light giving that seat of the pants moment. As somebody said it's the thrill of trying to get it right at higher speeds that makes it's own reward. You'll also find that having driven the real track your skill on the sim will more than likely improve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K300 View Post
    Understood, but do have a go on a real track sometime though, you'll find that it is far more rewarding and you'll find that on the real tracks there are tiny characteristics that you won't get on a sim no matter how good it is. coming out of Druidds at Oulton for instance there is an almost imperceptible dip that is higher at one side leading to nothing at the other side, at(relatively) slower speeds it doesn't matter, at higher speeds and in the wrong place the steering goes light giving that seat of the pants moment. As somebody said it's the thrill of trying to get it right at higher speeds that makes it's own reward. You'll also find that having driven the real track your skill on the sim will more than likely improve.
    I think it goes the other way. Sim driving helps on track as you know which way the track goes, where the brake points are etc etc. But no matter how good your kit at home it doesnít replicate the real thing, sim driving is a thing of its own to be enjoyed for what it is.

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    I find the pedals the hardest thing. The belt driven or direct drive wheels are remarkable in feel and feedback but the problem with the braking is around knowing when the car is just about to lock up etc, which is dead through the rig.

    I was using a fixed Omega GT rig but it became a bit of a nuisance so I actually downgraded to a playseat challenge and it's awesome. You can fold it up like a deck chair and while it's got movement when empty, once you sit in it the seat settles down fine.

    I've found it really useful for learning tracks and lines before doing a real day there, because when you are driving it for real it's actually a bit easier with the gyros in your body giving you much more information.

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    Damn this looks good. I have the PC capable of doing this but nothing else, time to start looking.

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