Racing sim cockpit for my G25

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  1. ob1

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    Here's my worklog for my Logitech G25 cockpit build-up. I wanted to teach myself welding and this is the project i chose to practice on. I love playing rFactor with the G25 just on my desk, so i recon a cockpit will be awesome.

    Here's what it should look like in the end:

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    doing some basic measurements. you can see the chair ive sourced is a leather jobbie - nice and robust. Its from a Hyundai Coupe of all cars! Bargain for $80.

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    13m of 25mm SHS steel. Wont use all of it, but it came in 6.5m lengths, so i just got 2 lengths.

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    $20 angle grinder on a $20 stand...cheap, but does the job.

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    The base laid out prior to welding.

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    The base with some spot welds tipped on its side for some stronger welds in the crevices.

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    more to come over the next few days.
     
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    DAMN man i looked EVERYWHERE locally for a angle grinder stand where did you pick that one up and does it fit a 8in grinder?

    I like the progress thus far, welder + angle grinder= anythings possible. doesn't hurt to have have a drill, rule, bevel square and a drill along with a touch of skill and a gimpy either hahaha... Keep up the great work bud :)

    p.s lil tip if your not aware...welding galvanized coated steel causes alot of spatter and makes the welding more difficult. If you get a flap disk for your grinder and remove the gal from the areas to be welded you wil get a much better flowing weld. ALSO most important...galvanized metal causes toxic fumes ALWAYS were a mask AT LEAST.
     
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    its an Aldi special :) it was in last weeks catalog, so when i saw it, it kicked me into gear to finally do the cockpit. It only fits up to 12cm grinders though (according to the box).

    Ive got a fume mask and i use an ~50cm floor fan to blow the fumes away from me and out the garage door. I think this is OK. Didnt think to grind off the gal first, but might give that a go just ni case.
     
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    Definitely do you will be surprised how better the tubing welds. The trike i recently built is made of galvanized tubing having not welded a heap of galv in the past one of my Boilermaker mates advised me to grind it off and it made the welding process alot neater. The fan and mask are ideal good thinkin ;-)

    KiM
     
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    Are you planning on making the seat adjustable, have it on rails, like in the car? or just planning on moving the base further from the desk for the lanky bastards?

    looking good so far, I wish I had space to set something like this up! (I know I think that for every racing sim / cockpit build that I see posted!)
     
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    the seat is on rails. I just have to get the wheel, pedals and shifter in the right relative locations and the seat will take care of itself.
     
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    yep, my bad. i didnt enlarge the pic and look at it.

    you know what they say about assumptions ;)

    lookin foward to seeing it come together.

    cheers
     
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    when your doing your offer-up i'd recommend trying out the full seating position and location of the controls. a m8 found that tilting his pedals made for a much more comfortable ride [​IMG]
     
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    Coming together nicely...flap disks are neat aint they best invention hehee..

    Look forward to next update keep up the excellent work :)

    KiM
     
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    Lovin the whole job but one thing.

    The position of the screen. If you drove looking up that long you neck would hurt. I would drop the screen about 6 inches so wheel on the screen is alignment with the G25 wheel top.

    Or use a mega size screen like a 40" or more, makes the world of difference for racing. otherwise :thumbup:
     
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    the sketchup models i downloaded might not be exactly to scale, so i think my alignment will be similar to what you say. In any case, it cant be any worse than playing on a regular computer desk - thats how ive been playing for the past 12 months.
    how does 130" grab ya? :leet: As well as playing with the PC monitor, it is portable enough to take out to the living room and put in front of the projector...Will post shots in action when i'm done.

    [edit] size of PJ screen...was thinking of something completely different :p
     
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    Nice job mate looks awesome!
     
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    LOL 130" of Screen. Bigger than life.
     
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    That's looking great, can't wait to see the final outcome.
     
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    Damn, Thats nice!

    My local internet gaming lounge just installed some racing booths similar to the plan that you made?
     
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    its done! Or at least it's usable. I might still give it a coat of paint and i will defo mount the pedals, which are just sitting on the carpet now. It plays quite nicely. The shifter should prolly come back a notch, but the rest of the spacing is OK.

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    The monitor moves onto the cockpit table from the usual spot on the left of the desk.

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    Nice work ob1 , that looks like it would be awesome fun :D
     
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    That is sweet as! Your keyboard is looking awfully lonely there though lol
     

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