Mclaren 650S GT3 steering wheel

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  1. HoiHman

    HoiHman Well-Known Member

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    A couple of months ago i made a replica of the BMW DTM M4 steering wheel. https://forum.sector3studios.com/index.php?threads/bmw-dtm-m4-steering-wheel.7916/

    Since the release of the Mclaren 650S GT3 in R3E, i have been playing with the idea to also make a replica of the Mclaren steering wheel.

    About 6 weeks ago i started from scratch, with just a screenshot taken in game:

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    From there on i competely designed and build the wheel myself, trying to make it as authentic as possible.

    The biggest challenges were designing the handgrips and the recessed buttons. The wheel has a total of 5 different layers. It features 4 rotary encoders with pushbuttons, 2 toggle switches, 9 pushbuttons and magnetic shifters. The diameter is 295mm which makes it perfect for GT-racing. It fills the gap between the 270mm Fanatec Formula and the 315mm DTM rim.

    Here's the final result:

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  2. Gopher04

    Gopher04 Well-Known Member

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    I love your wheels man, but god I hate you, I'm so jealous that only you have them...:p;)
     
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  3. Karist

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    Just like the previous rim, this looks absolutely stunning. Makes me wish I could build stuff like that.
     
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  4. Fanapryde

    Fanapryde Well-Known Member

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    These look like custom made grips too ?
    Great work, stunning ... :)

    A new brand is about to be born: HoiHmanTecH wheels :D
     
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  5. juan Fafian

    juan Fafian Well-Known Member

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    i am watching your post right now, turn my head to the left, i watch to my g27...I'm going to listen some blues
     
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  6. Gopher04

    Gopher04 Well-Known Member

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    Was wondering HoiHman, are you a lover of the Dymo gun like me, or do you use something else.
     
  7. boskapongen

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    Amazing! You should start selling those bad boys!
     
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  8. Patrick.B

    Patrick.B Well-Known Member

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    awesome wheel
     
  9. Eisprinzessin

    Eisprinzessin Well-Known Member

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    Maybe a licendsing problem?
     
  10. boskapongen

    boskapongen Member

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    Probably, just skip the brand on the rim, all good. Sell stickers aside.
     
  11. Jona777

    Jona777 Well-Known Member

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    Wauw! Very cool!

    Is there a manual on how to make this by myself? :D
     
  12. HoiHman

    HoiHman Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys,

    it took me over 100 hours to design and build this wheel. It was quite a challenge. I have no plans for making more or start selling them. It's a one off.

    It's unbelievable how immersive it is when the steering wheel you're holding exactly matches the one in the car you're driving.

    @Gopher04 i have another label writer (not sure which brand)
     
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  13. Sascha Reynders

    Sascha Reynders Well-Known Member

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    Wow...just...WOW ! Now that's one fine piece of craftsmanship :hearteyes:
     
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  14. switchface

    switchface Well-Known Member

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    Outstanding work!!
     
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  15. HoiHman

    HoiHman Well-Known Member

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    I wasn't planning this at first, but i'm now investigation the possibility of offering DIY build kits for the Mclaren 650S GT3 rim. This is the unfinished "beta unit" that will under go some extensive testing for the next couple of weeks before the final decision will be made.

    The V2 version has revised handgrips, new shifters and has been completely rebuild.

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    It's has been running great on my accuforce for the last couple of weeks and we will test it further on my friends rig including an AccuForce and a Bodnar Simsteering v2.
     
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  16. higsy

    higsy Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful..i may be interested assuming this fits on the clubsport v1.
     
  17. Fanapryde

    Fanapryde Well-Known Member

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    I highly doubt that.
    But if it fits, I'm interested too.
     
  18. Lølwut

    Lølwut Member

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    That would be a total overkill to put on a T300 base but damn would i buy that thing.

    Ever thought about doing Custom orders? Like if i wanted the Rim from the Lamborghini Huracan for example?
    I have never seen anything like that, thats a market gap for sure.
     
  19. HoiHman

    HoiHman Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, there are no plans for doing custom orders. I believe right now the Mclaren 650S GT3 wheel is pretty rare too.
     
  20. boskapongen

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    Put me on the interested list if you get further with this. :)
     
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