HoiHman Race Rig and Rims Showcase

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  1. HoiHman

    HoiHman Well-Known Member

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    Because i lost overview of all my post in the "Show your rig" topic and a lot of pictures where not working anymore, it's time for my own topic.

    HoiHman Race Rig & Rims Showcase

    The purpose of this topic is:

    - Show case of my rig
    - Show case of steeringwheel collection
    - Future updates

    My rig is not permanent, but temporary. The rig is in my office and is stored during the day.


    This is my office "race mode" (at night and in weekends)


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    This is my office during the day.


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    Thanks to years of optimization, setting up the rig is now a piece of cake.


    My 80/20 rig is made of 3 sections:

    - The pedal section (is bolted down in the ground under my desk)
    - Seat section (NLMv3 motion rig + GS-4 seat+HE-shifter+Handbrake)
    - Steering wheel section (AccuForce + Dashboard + Windsim)

    To set up the rig i have to
    - Place the seat and steering wheel section
    - Thighten 4 handscrews
    - connect 2 power connectors
    - connect 3 USB connectors
    - connect 2 multi connnectors

    This takes 3-4 minutes on average


    The seat section is on a cart during the day


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    The steering wheel section is in the cupboard behind my rig during the day, this is also the place where all (13) rims are hanging.

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    PC Hardware

    MOtherboard : Asus Maximus Hero 9
    CPU: I7-7700K @4500mhz
    GPU: Asus ROG 1080Ti OC Strix
    MEM: 16GB
    HD: 2x samsum 850SSD
    Sound: Onboard + Logitech Z5500
    Simvibe: Creative X-fi en Asus Xonar DGX

    Display

    -Philips 40" 4k monitor
    -55" Samsung TV ( on a tv lift behind the desk )
    -Oculus Rift

    Race Sim Hardware

    -AccuForce
    -Heusinkveld Pro Pedals
    -Curved carbon fiber dashboard
    -Curved carbon fiber center console
    -HE sequential shifter
    -Fanatec Handbrake

    Tactile feedback and motion
    -Simvibe chassis
    -4x Simvibe extension
    -NLMv3 motion seatmover
    -GS-4 seat
    -Windsimulator

    Despite all the hardware that has been added over the years, including motion, 8 buttkickers, buttonboxes etc etc, setting up my rig takes just as long as when I raced in my office chair 8)


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    Simvibe

    From the moment that I was a Beta tester of Simvibe, I knew that this is something very special. You can compare it with the FFB of a steering wheel. Actually essential for every rig.

    I am a true enthusiast and have the maximum number of simvibe channels
    - 4 buttkicker mini LFE's in chassismode (small bumps, rpm, road-feel)
    - 1 buttkicker mini LFE at the HE-shifter ( rpm, gearshift effect)
    - 2 buttkickers mini LFE on the bakc of the GS-4 (rpm, gearshift effect)
    - 1 buttkicker Advance at the pedals (big bumps, impacts)
    - 1 buttkicker LFE under the seat (big bumps, impacts)


    The pedals section with left and right the "chassis buttkickers" and in the middle the larger BK Advance

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    The large LFE under GS-4 seat and the NLMv3

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    Left and right : the "chassis buttkickers" .
    In the middle : 2 buttkickers for rpm (cooled by a fan)
    Below: 12v powersupply and arduino housing for the WindSimulator.

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    Due to the large number of buttkickers, the "tuning" of this is quite a lot of work, but once you've done it, it's great fun

    The small buttkickers do road noise and small bumps much better than a big buttkicker. A bigger buttkicker you just want again for impacts and curbs. Especially the LFE under the chair has a lot of impact.



    [The GS-4 seat[/b]


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    Top left and bottom right of the picture the 2 connection points with which the seat section is attached to the desk and the pedal section.

    Due Due to the construction there is no to negligible flex

    The GS-4 is perhaps the best purchase I have made in the simrace field. The GS-4 has 4 panels that simulate the G-forces in the corners.


    A motion simulator only simulates the G-forces at the start of the corner, the GS-4 will do its job throughout the corner. Long turners are a pleasure every time .

    The GS-4 has no damping on the panels. For some extra comfort I made 10mm hardfoam on the panels. On the sides I have made a raised edge on the panels myself. This ensures that the "G-forces" come more from the side instead of the back and that the chair pushes better into your side.
    Let's call it a GS-4,5.

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    Beginning this year, all servos have been upgraded to "metal gears" for extra reliability.

    The GS-4 in combination with the NLMv3 is a golden combination, but I always use my 4-point belt. If you are firmly secured in the seat, the effect of the G-panels, motion and simvibe can be felt much better


    Next Level Motion V3


    Motion on a non-permanent rig seems impossible. In 2015 I briefly had a SimXperience motion kit. This was broken due to incorrect mounting angles because the footprint had to remain small.

    I had given up my dream of motionrig until the NLMv3 came out.

    This compact unit fits right under the seat and is super quiet. It may not be at the level of SimXperience motion simulators, but you can use this unit at night without everyone waking up. From my own experience I know that this is not the case with SimXperience seatmovers.

    Below a video of the NLMv3 and the moving panels of the GS-4 in combination with SimWind.





    SimWind

    I only race in VR. It gets pretty hot with VR glasses on your head. The ideal solution is a Wind Simulator. Speed-dependent fans controlled by sim tools. At maximum speed the Seaflows Bilge Blowers are quite powerful and also make a lot of noise.

    Speed-based sim wind gives a huge sense of speed, acceleration and really creates an extra dimension in VR. I usually put the fans on 80-85% during the day and 60% during the night.

    A lap F1 with the fans at 100% speed remains great. I usually use about 50% for tin tops
    Because the seat moves I get automatically in the corners on one side more wind as the other side so the curve effect is amplified.

    The fan's can be switched on and off via the toggle switches on the dashboard


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    WindSim in Assetto Corsa





    Center console / Dashboard / HE-shifter

    I have made both the dashboard and the center console myself and even in VR, every button is easy to find because of the curved shape. On the left a mobile cabinet with a pair of amplifiers for simvibe and at the same time a nice place for the mouse.

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    HE-shifter en Fanatec handbrake right next to the wheel and underneath a compact center console
    Left below the steering wheel 1 of 2 brackets with which the steeringwheel section is firmly clamped on the desk.

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    I am currently experimenting with special support that my new 40 "4k monitor places directly on top of my AccuForce, for that single racing game that still does not have VR support.

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    Sound insulation

    To race at night with buttkickers, motion and wind simulator, I made 2 panels that are insulated at the back. These panels are placed in front of the door and these keep all the noises in the nightly hours.


    At first they were simply "brown" from MDF. I sprayed them white and made a number of trackmaps on them.
    During the day the panels are in the cupboard, together with the rim collection and the AccuForce. On this photo you can also see how little space there is directly behind my rig.

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    The above movies and a lot of other uploads can also be found at my youtube channel:
    YouTube: HoiHman?
     
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  2. HoiHman

    HoiHman Well-Known Member

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    Custom steering wheels

    Modding existing rims has alsways been something i like to do.

    It started with this "BMW mod" of the Fanatec Porsche steeringwheel

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    After that there was the next exciting step: Using a hacksaw to cut-off the top of the Fanatec Flat rim.
    The result was the "Sparco rim" which i lateron transformed into the "BMW Formula Rim"


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    Below my current collection of all my steeringswheels which i have build myself .
    Beside the modded Fanatec Formula, i have designed and build every one of them. Eventhough it was never intended, by now i have already sold quite a few rims and DIY packets.

    I have upgraded to a really good 3D printer and have bought a CNC machine. I'm getting pretty experienced, but i'm still learning with each new design. Every time i try to take it just one step further. For example: last couple of rims have a complete new shifter design

    Developing and making steeringwheels and replica rims has grown into quite a hobby, besides the simracing.




    BMW Formula Rim

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    - 275 mm diameter
    - Open D-shaped
    - Fanatec shifters (with magnetic shifter add-on)
    - Carbonfiber top plates
    - 9 buttons in BMW colours




    280mm Round Rim

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    -280mm
    -Nice thick handgrips
    -Fanatec shifters (with magnetic shifter add-on)
    -Fanatec funky switch
    -10 buttons




    Fanatec BMW Formula

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    - Converted to USB
    - Fanatec shifters (with magnetic shifter add-on)
    - Buttons in BMW colours[/b][/u]

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    -300 mm
    -14 buttons in BMW colours
    -2 buttonguards
    -Magnetic shifters
    -Carbon front plate




    AccuForce Rim Buttonbox Large

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    - 320 mm
    - 14 buttons
    - extra large buttonbox
    - magnetic shifters




    Mclaren 650S GT-3 Replica

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    - 295mm
    - 9 buttons
    - 2 toggle switches
    - 4 rotary encoders (with pushbuttons)
    - Magnetic shifters

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    A very very complex build and just when it was finished...... came Fanatec :-( (At least this version is garanteed DD proof :( Not saying theirs isn't ;) )




    BMW DTM M4 Replica (V2)

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    -315mm with "formula characterics "
    -Super light
    -CNC cut frame
    -Nice thick custom made handgrips
    -9 buttons
    -1 button guard
    -1 rotary encoder
    -Clutch
    -Magnetic shifters
    Presentation video:
    DTM M4 V1 version: https://s19.postimg.cc/h19hbs8mr/image.jpg




    Formula VR

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    "Exploding" presentation video

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    - Specially developed for racing in VR
    - 290mm
    - 10 push buttons
    - 3 rotary encoders (with push buttons)
    - 2 thumb rotary's
    - Magnetic shifters
    - Custom "ergonamic" handgrips
    - Dual clutch (met bite point adjustment)
    - 2 toggle switches
    - Carbon fiber print
    - CNC cut frame




    Formula d'italia

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    -280mm
    -Large thick handgrips
    -3 rotary's with push buttons
    -7 push buttons
    -2 button guards
    -2 Thumb rotary's
    -Magnetic shifters
    -Dual clutch
    -Italian colour scheme
    -Hybride design based on the Audi R8 LMP 900 steering wheel en Formule X in pcars2

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    Mercedes AMG GT3 replica

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    -295mm
    -CNC cut frame
    -New magnetic shifter design (+ / - Paddles)
    -9 push buttons
    -1 button guard
    -Custom ergonomic handgrips
    -4 way hatswitch (left from the start button)
    -Light and strong
    -Rear enclosure sanded and spraypainted
    "Performance improvement mod" YouTube:
    Mercedes AMG GT3 rim improvement mod :)





    Porsche 911 GTR-3 replica (momo Mod30)

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    -voor de Momo mod30 (replica0
    -custom front wheelplate
    -10 push buttons
    -2 rotary encoders with pushbuttons
    -new magnetic shifters
    -carbon fiber print




    BMW DTM M4 replica (V3)

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    -315mm with "formula characteristics"
    -Super light
    -CNC cut frame
    -Custom gemaakte handgrepen met ge�ntegreerde knoppen
    -10 buttons
    -New design magnetic shifters


    Nieuw shifter design

    The last 3 designs have the new Magnetics shifter, which feels even better than the previous version.

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    The latest addition of my collection is the:

    Momo Drifting Deep Dish

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    -350mm
    -Deep dish
    -No buttonbox / no shifters
    -Just a QR so i have to mandatory use the HE shifter :)


    Perhaps you might have noticed that i have a preference for BMW :cool:

    Another pic of the entire BMW rim collection



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  3. HoiHman

    HoiHman Well-Known Member

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  5. Arcson

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    Just W:eek:W! It's really impressive how dedicated you are to simracing. I love the concept of a compact and foldable racing rig, that's something I would gladly follow making my place. But a question you would sooner or later hear anyway: whats your estimated cost of all this hardware? It seems quite expensive :p

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    There's even a goddamn cup holder :D
     
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    This is actually mad to look at. Well done dude! :)
     
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    Thx

    Off course there's a cupholder:cool:

    Total cost is NFSW material:D

    The hobby has grown over multiple years and is not something you buy in a couple months.

    (I do have a special racing equipment clausule in my ensurance policy)
     
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    @HoiHman lovely show bud, can I ask where you got the replacement button caps or buttons for the Fanatec Formula rim, been wanting to do that myself..
     
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    Thx

    I took them out and spray painted them
     
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    Sweet mother of god :eek: Especially those rims man, absolutely amazing.

    Btw where exactly is your address I may or may not visit you tonight to steal the AMG GT3 rim :p
     
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    Really, nice job, was it a particular type of paint and did they need priming?
     
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    HoiHman Well-Known Member

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    I used automotive prime and paint
     
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    Actually I'm on holiday and about 3200 km from home, but I'm not giving you my adress:D
     
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    Is there or will there be any possibility in the future to purchase such G-Seat like yours? I heard they no longer produce it
     
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    Simxperience are working on the successor: The GS5
     
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    Henk, man!!!...:eek: ...this is awesome!!! What a dedication to simracing!!! I love it!:)

    (...some more news of my built of your BMW DIY kit will be incoming... it’s just so hard to get my ass to building with this awesome summer out there...)
     
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    New SFX-100 actuator motion rig, first couple of laps by my son.

     
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    So the SFX-100 motion rig is finished. As you can see i'm sitting in the opposite side of the room, which involved quite a few changes.

    "D-box style" motion is awesome and with the GS-4 seat it's golden combo :)

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    The blue toggleswitch on the left of the dashboard can be used to cut off power to the servos of the motionsystem .

    In this picture i'm testing a fresh made customer wheel, checkout the reflections on the carbonfiber parts

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    From office to race rig can still be achieved under 5 minutes. My record time this week was a whooping 3 minute and 26 seconds:D

    - The rig is stored in a adjacent room on a cart
    - Because there's limited space: the dashboard + wheel deck can be moved to the right for transport and the pedal deck can be retracted.
    - I put the electronic box in front the rig
    - only 3 cables to connect : 1x USB, 1x multi connector, 1x powerconnector

    and good to go:cool:



    Here's an animated gif that shows the process ( let it load first)

    https://i.postimg.cc/2y6gsQX3/From-office-to-race-rig.gif
     
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