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gunny
11-26-2007, 08:10 PM
Built mine this past summer out of black 2 1/2 inch pvc, some 3/4 inch plywood and a passanger seat out of a Honda! Nice and comfy to drive for those hour long races!

zslinger
11-26-2007, 09:14 PM
Dayum! That's sweet Gunny!:bow: What are you running for equipment?? I don't feel so bad about running a 1:40 at Brands just using my keyboard. :D

Skeen
11-26-2007, 09:41 PM
What kinda bike is that Kenda tire hanging on? I've got a Specialized Stumpjumper I need to exchange for something new. I'm thinking it might be time for a 29er.

gunny
11-26-2007, 10:17 PM
What kinda bike is that Kenda tire hanging on? I've got a Specialized Stumpjumper I need to exchange for something new. I'm thinking it might be time for a 29er.

I have two mountain bikes. I have a Epic and I have a Zion Single speed bike I built. The Epic is a cool bike but I like the hard tail better! Plus it's great fun when I'm in good form to smoke the geared bikes with my SS. If you ever in Richmond VA let me know few great places to ride (got to wait till my hip heals up though)

Lobo6
11-26-2007, 11:31 PM
Built mine this past summer out of black 2 1/2 inch pvc, some 3/4 inch plywood and a passanger seat out of a Honda! Nice and comfy to drive for those hour long races!

Too cool Gunny. And home made to boot. :clap: Very impressive!

f1rocks
11-27-2007, 08:09 AM
Most of the Rochester gang have sat in mine. I did however add a new 24" monitor this year. Hasn't made me any faster though!!

Wife says she's going to bury me in it when I die. I think she may actually do that.

Logitech Old Red Wheel
ECCI Pedals

JimLill
11-27-2007, 09:01 AM
Any comments on the best controls you can get today...

Both THE best and the best value

satnu
11-27-2007, 09:52 AM
G25 is nice but about $250. I use a Logitech DFP $99(Driving Force Pro) It was made for the PS2 but they have a windows driver for it. I installed the FREX add-on $400 and ECCI pedals $425.

See post below.

satnu
11-27-2007, 09:56 AM
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m193/satnu/rF/P1010004.jpg

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m193/satnu/rF/P1010005.jpg

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m193/satnu/rF/P1010006.jpg

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m193/satnu/rF/P1010007.jpg

jstecher
11-27-2007, 11:24 PM
I just bought a G25 tonight because I can't stand not being able to run without force feedback any more...I keep f*cking up coming out of turns because I have to "drive out". So we'll see if this actually does anything or if I just get slower. :)

JimLill
12-12-2007, 06:27 PM
Some of this PVC fitting stuff is the basis of a nice frame etc.

https://www.greenhousemegastore.com/departments.asp?dept=1160

Matt Newcombe
12-12-2007, 06:45 PM
Has anyone taken a look at this yet? http://www.cxcsimulations.com/index.html

f2000keith
12-13-2007, 11:01 AM
Has anyone taken a look at this yet? http://www.cxcsimulations.com/index.html

I saw that on the simracing webcast.. I'd be surprised if it was under $10k.

Matt Newcombe
12-13-2007, 02:21 PM
More like $20000 for the base model! :o

jstecher
12-15-2007, 11:06 PM
Jesus 20k...thats the cost of a real FC. Why not strap it on and race for real for that kind of cash.

gunny
12-15-2007, 11:16 PM
Jesus 20k...thats the cost of a real FC. Why not strap it on and race for real for that kind of cash.

Come on guys. I could care less what you or someone could find on the web! Lets see what you actually race on!

jstecher
12-15-2007, 11:22 PM
I'll get a picture of mine up tomorrow man. You can see the plywood and 2x4 monstrosity. :P Lets just say its not pretty, not comfortable but works.

Matt Newcombe
12-16-2007, 01:07 AM
I have a desk and a chair... lol

Hanewf_83
12-16-2007, 05:05 AM
Has anyone taken a look at this yet? http://www.cxcsimulations.com/index.html

I got to try one of those at the Champ Car race in Toronto this year. Not bad, but for the price I'd just buy a real car.

Dale B
12-16-2007, 09:28 AM
I have a desk and a chair... lol


:):)

Ditto, same here!

20" monitor, Black momo wheel & ECCI pedals.

Ah, someday!! :rolleyes:

JimLill
12-16-2007, 02:57 PM
I have a "TV" table + Momo wheel+pedals
Monitor in it's normal postion...
and desk chair

I posted that PVC info as I am considering an upgrade......

As I only get sim stuff out off-season, I might even move my Sparco Evo-L seat from my racer to the sim

gunny
12-16-2007, 04:09 PM
I have a desk and a chair... lol

I've seen some pretty nice desk and chair setups. I built my simulator this past summer. So anyways here is my desk setup I used before the simulator.
The computers have specific jobs.
The white one is the race server that we all have been racing on. It made a trip to Indy and hosted a pretty awesome lan party!

The middle one is a backup race server/backup race machine, and my media computer. I use is for everything.

The one on the right is my race computer.

Got a nice APC UPS which is capable of keeping the server and router up and running by itself for the duration of a full race.

I've swapped out the router you see there with a nice d-link router. Now I just need to figure out how to buy some speed to hang with you guys!

Dale B
12-16-2007, 04:36 PM
I've seen some pretty nice desk and chair setups. I built my simulator this past summer. So anyways here is my desk setup I used before the simulator.
The computers have specific jobs.
The white one is the race server that we all have been racing on. It made a trip to Indy and hosted a pretty awesome lan party!

The middle one is a backup race server/backup race machine, and my media computer. I use is for everything.

The one on the right is my race computer.

Got a nice APC UPS which is capable of keeping the server and router up and running by itself for the duration of a full race.

I've swapped out the router you see there with a nice d-link router. Now I just need to figure out how to buy some speed to hang with you guys!

Hey Gunny,

I recognize two of those boxes, one has mine and a bunch of fellow racers from when we were all at Indy for a F1 race and we had a LAN party, the other box is an identical box that you built for me! :)

Mossie
12-17-2007, 11:31 AM
Come on guys. I could care less what you or someone could find on the web! Lets see what you actually race on!

Well Ok, since you asked,

Pedals - home made, from plans I bought ($12) from Todd Cannon (cannon simulation) they cost me $200, later added a contactless hall effect potentiometer (gas) $40. The break uses a "load cell" they use them in elec scales etc. it works on pressure, not how far you push it down. I really like the pedals, they were fun to build, you can customize, I tried to make mine look like van diemen pedals. very adjustable, if they don't feel right, adj them. I do recommend the pedals, load cell is the way to go.

projector - I would not have spent that much just for sim racing, but it works great. the image is 5.5x4ft. thats 82" diag. max res 1024x768, very bright (hard to photograph) I can still move it into the other room and watch movies in Hd.

gunny
12-17-2007, 02:31 PM
Mossie
Thats awesome! building your own pedals and all.
82" screen! :bow:

Matt Newcombe
12-17-2007, 10:21 PM
Very nice rig Mossie! Here's my simple setup.

Hanewf_83
12-18-2007, 04:59 AM
Very nice rig Mossie! Here's my simple setup.

That is still really clean and better looking compared to mine (picture coming when I get around to it/ get it cleaned up enough to present)

I miss my rig that was somewhat similar to that Mossie., didn't have the pressure sensitive pedals though

f2000keith
01-23-2008, 09:58 PM
Well Ok, since you asked,

Pedals - home made, from plans I bought ($12) from Todd Cannon (cannon simulation) they cost me $200, later added a contactless hall effect potentiometer (gas) $40. The break uses a "load cell" they use them in elec scales etc. it works on pressure, not how far you push it down. I really like the pedals, they were fun to build, you can customize, I tried to make mine look like van diemen pedals. very adjustable, if they don't feel right, adj them. I do recommend the pedals, load cell is the way to go.

Hey Mossie,
Do you want to sell your original G25 pedals?

jstecher
01-24-2008, 12:08 AM
Mossie...yeah your my hero!! I can't even imagine how sweet that has to be to play on.

Matt - At least your getting good use out of your fluid dynamics book. :)

Mossie
01-25-2008, 10:48 AM
Hey Mossie,
Do you want to sell your original G25 pedals?

Sorry Keith, disassembled for parts, (like a lot of things around here), I would have given them to you if I had known.

Mossie...yeah your my hero!! I can't even imagine how sweet that has to be to play on.


Thanks John, and Gunny, yea the projector is great, the car is almost life size. some of the starts, here, have been pretty intense. Johns car has filled that screen a few times :cheers: I continue to be happy with the pedals, load cell breaks, and contactless pot on the throttle are the way to go. I changed the wheel mount, so now it tilts up to make getting in easier.

Mossie
01-25-2008, 10:56 AM
forum about the pedals at racesimcentral, some of these people did some really nice work.
http://forum.rscnet.org/forumdisplay.php?f=1123

forum on all controllers
http://forum.rscnet.org/forumdisplay.php?f=814