The new fiberglass racing cockpit

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Yoodaa, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. Yoodaa

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    Hey all,

    Those that followed my last thread know that my last cockpit was coming along nicely, until I got a phone call.

    I was approached by an Australian company who develop racing simulators, and they are interested in what I can offer them in terms of development.

    As a result, they have given me one of their cockpits to keep, and as such I dint have room to keep two. So I had to sell the old one, and am now devoting my time to the new one.

    So far, I cant include to many pics, as the product is still in development, but here are a couple of teaser photos of a friend driving in a test setup on the weekend. We are playing with different display technologies at the moment. The quick pic taken here is with my high def projector running on the garage wall. We will be mounting the projector just above the drivers head in future.

    I will be integrating a 5.1 setup into the simulator, and also a buttkicker shortly. It currently runs a G25 kit, however I have changed the shifter over for the SST lightning. Will also look at implementing todds pedals shortly.

    Every component is adjustable so maximum comfort is always achieved.

    Anyways, here are two pics of my new toy.

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    Cheers.
     
  2. cheddo7

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    Very cool indeed - sure beats sitting on the lounge table with a saw horse holding up my momo.

    Would love to have a go with LFS or rFactor!

    And one thing for development - find somewhere to put that beer that is sitting on the floor in the second photo, nothing like pausing a race on the start finish straight before the last lap and chugging down half a cold one!!

    Cheddo.
     
  3. BJMBen

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    A few ideas

    Intergrated swivel folding/popup (at the front) speaker mounts with wiring channels to allow the basic setup of the speakers that you have, but all consolidated into the actual unit.

    Lockable castors - for movement.

    beer holder is a must too hehe

    Sure is purdy tho !
     
  4. Dorz

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    they need to implement real speakers into it, and have a 'head unit' with a volume control and bass / treble adjustments... like a real car... (they could then have power to it for maybe lights or something, would be good to have a real dash (gauges working) and an audio input to connect the pc to it :)

    how much does it cost?
    (actually he has 2 beers, therefore the car must have 2 drink holders!)
     
  5. cheddo7

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    Hey - how about a flip-up 'bonnet' section so it was easier to get into, so the steering wheel and bonnet would fold up or to the side for easy access???
    I could see myself going arse up once or twice getting in that thing!!!
     
  6. maxy0987

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    Adds to the realism lmfao
     
  7. terroristone

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    the cockpit is great but what if you dont have a projector or would like to stay with a 3 monitor setup? i dont see any spot for 1 monitor let alone 3, and as for speakers only a place to sit them should be enough, without seeing more of the unit i can't really comment on anything else.
     
  8. PodgeSSS

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    Integrate the audio into a racing helmet, or make inserts for helmets so the audio is in the helmet . .
     
  9. anlashok

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    Nice looking mock up - just thinking you need a adjustable blower of some sort at the front help give you feel of speed
     
  10. ChinoPD

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    *drools*

    Looks awesome, I'd love some rfactor action in that.
     
  11. entilzah

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    hey yoodaa are you related to mr pixlated face ????
     
  12. -Antiskeptic-

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    Very nice mate!!

    keep up the top work, get some inside shots up!
     
  13. von Stalhein

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    Excellent!!!
    Huge potential - I especially like the realism factor as shown by the oil all over the driver's face!!!

    Just out of curiosity, any idea of ballpark selling price and availability?
     
  14. Smoke87

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    Get one of those vibrating "thumper" things that are meant to be bolted to seats and such, so it vibrates the cockpit! :D :D
     
  15. craka

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    Thats what happens if your unlucky enough to get caught behind a slower car(Ford).Usually not behind them for long though.

    Nice set up,look forward to seeing it develop and hope you get a nice bit of renumeration from it aswell.

    cheers craka.
     
  16. Oosh

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    Add a petrol scent diffuser for that authentic race-day smell.
     
  17. OhFoRkMe

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    Also, one in 100 pitstops, the car actually sets on fire and you have to put it out before you die in flames..

    Realism at its best :thumbup:
     
  18. Oosh

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    How about a 2000W heater running full bore behind the seat so you can loose a few kilos to sweat each time you play too?
     
  19. alch

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    Hah cool.. You've even got oil spray coming from it, You really should wear a helmet ;p
     
  20. ppg

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    My God, that man has no face!

    Otherwise, looks pretty gosh darn sweet.

    Too bad about the face though.
     

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