So I have decided to do a build log for my all my Sim Rig Stuff that I am doing in the near future! I will be re-building it all and going for a full motion rig! But I will be building a few wheels and stuff as well so decided to post it all here! After dreaming about it for 10 years or so I built my current SimRig about a year and a bit ago. It's a mix of MDF and 80/20 Aluminium Added 5 Buttkickers for Simvibe, which is great btw. I plan on adding more to the seat later I have a Simucube on order that should arrive within the month. So this is why I have decided to re-do it all. and prep for the future SFX build (sometime in the next 12 months, depending on order of other stuff) So i will be rebuilding it out of more 80/20 for the base, adding some bits and pieces, and also making my Porsche GT3 Center Dash/Button box. additionally I will be getting triple screens again, as I VR is great but I miss triples for some stuff. But as I am in need of a Rim for when this wheel is arriving I am concentrating on that. I very much want to build as much of this as I can, that is 50% of the fun for myself. I love to build from scratch. I also have a set of Tilton 600's I plan on getting back to completing as well.. Oh so much to do, so little time and money! Wheel Shopping list Porsche GT3 Cup Rim http://www.carnewal.com/products/993/p91010/Cup-Steering-Wheel-991-GT3-Cup Buttons https://au.rs-online.com/web/p/push-button-switches/0224984/ D-PAD http://www.leobodnar.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=98_87&products_id=210 Electronics - Leo MicroBBI http://www.leobodnar.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=94&products_id=316 Shifters and Quick Release www.hrsims.com.au Carbon FIber and Aluminium CNCing TBA, Maybe HRS (Brett is a busy man so I don't want to bug him too much ) Screws/nuts http://www.ebaystores.com.au/fastenerkitsonline I had the wheel arrive a few weeks ago now, and started to design a backplate right away. I am still teaching my self Fusion360 so my methods are not great yet. My first hack at it didn't go too badly from the reference pictures I could find at the time. I needed to adjust the hole sizes slightly as I couldn't get the button in the mounts (waiting for the final ones to arrive though) Designed a holder for the MicroBBI I am planning to get this machines out of Aluminium.. First deign was not really what I wanted. Especially once I put it up against the Quick Release 70mm part. It looked cheap and wrong. Shifters and Electronics arrived! I like the shifters ALOT HRS stuff is seriously good quality! How ever I think I might change the buttons I really want it to match as close as possible. These are very nice but I will use them on a different project I decided to re-do the holder design. As it didn't fit with the shifters or look good with the QR, I am designing an insert for the holder as well. this is just me over engineering it because I can. Printing the new draft and checking it against the QR, I have edited the latest verion to have a Chamfer'd edge like the QR side. Checking that it now fits in between the shafters... All looks good! Checking that the insert and electronics fit. I am redesigning this to accommodate the need for a shared ground terminal. I am working that out currently. I have some ideas, just need to test them So I am upto order a few bits and pieces like bolts etc. and then getting my final backplate and holder parts cut. I have decided to re-do the backplate as I found some better reference pictures, and I am better at this now, so it should be better result overall. Okay that's it for now, I will keep you all updated as I start to build the rest!