Minimalist G25 Simulator Build

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    Not sure which creation your refering to but mine fine. You right foot accelerator + brake and left foot for clutch just like a car and its VERY comfortable.
     
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    Im referring to yours. Must be the angle the pics were taken at :p
     
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    how did i miss this thread? nice work in the minimalist build. looks like something i want to build in the future :thumbup:

    again, nice work :thumbup:
     
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    Cheers thanks. Its been nearly 18 months since I finished it and it still gets used and is fully intact. It really cops a hiding wtih mates + beers.

    The thing I'm most happy about is the ability to move it easily and the driving position - sporty but not a flat go-kart type so everyone can have a go. The 2.4 metre HD screen also helps.

    [​IMG]

    I'd like to make a super light version one day from aluminium actually but right now I dont need to.

    Cheers and good luck with builds. Its like art really!
     
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    I'm thinking about making one for when I get a wheel. What would you do differently if you made another one?
     
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    I would use aluminium if i could weld it. But primarily for cost and weight reasons I'd reduce the RHS size by 5mm in all aspects. So id use 25mm box RHS instead of 30mm for the base. Id also greatly increase the upright angle of the steering wheel holding bar to give more brake/clutch foot room as this would not detriment the functionality.
    I would also not have the adjustable foot pedal sections. With that seat im using the seat rail give enough room for adjustment for the leg length.

    All of these things would reduce complexity, time and cost. Id say it could be done for $70 + seat this way and it would be better.

    cheers
     
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    OP here. Been a while.

    Its working like a fukin champ.

    GT5 nights all over with beers. Might go another lightweight design with another projector for Daytona style GT5 action.

    Ideas?
     
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    UPDATE

    So almost 6 years and its 100% solid and rocking GT6.

    I have plans to mod it for a flight sim but GT6 is too much fun,.

    The G25 is starting to get a little loose but works well and the cheapo recardo copy seat is a bit worn but is holding ok.

    All in all a very robust, useful and fun project!
     
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    Now when do we see you in Iracing ?

    :)
     
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    Ok. More news. Have moved from Canberra to Gold Coast after 15 years of freezing my arse off. The sim is still performing very well, however I need to buy an 80 inch ultra HD television to make up for my lack of projector action.

    That being said my oculus rift DK2 is arriving in approximately one week or so and I just built a brand-new GTX 780 gaming PC. I should be having a lot of fun especially considering I can now use this six-year-old simulator setup for elite dangerous and space sims and the latest flight sims including DCS fc3 which I bought during the steam sale.

    The bottom line is my old school simulator should have a new lease of life with alsetto corsa and other simulator action in virtual reality.

    It really beats the shit out of the virtuality1000 ( yep I'm that old) and has totally renewed my interest in PC gaming and PC hardware which I lost about 7 years ago.

    I'm baaaaack!

    Russ :D
     
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    Look forward to your thoughts on the oculus rift in AC.
    Keep us posted.
     
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    :( No answer......?
     
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    I've been consumed by the DK2 Elite Dangerous nexus.....it's so sweet.
     

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