Show your Cockpit

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Georg Ortner, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. GrimeyDog

    GrimeyDog Active Member

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    You should sell them i would Buy 1 in 1/2 a Heart Beat!!!... I have a u universal Hub PM Me if you want to Make and sell the extra Wheel rim!!!

    Edit: What did you make the wheel rim from Carbon Fibre??? Even if you Machine Aluminum to keep cost down they will sell to people who have universal Hubs... I want 1!!! Inbox Me;)
     
  2. fl0wf1r3

    fl0wf1r3 Well-Known Member

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    Hey, GrimeyDog so far I haven't thought about to sell the rim as a kit, or parts, or CAD drawings. CAD drawing and handles would be possible I guess, have to think about it. I printed the handles at shapeways. Even though they are hollow they were quite expensive to print. I think the handles were around 120€. I also printed the cab in the middle of the tim for the star and 6 washers for not to scratch the rim from the backside. Thw washers look identical to the ones from Fanatec. The rim was laser cut from 4 mm aluminium. I have thought about carbon fibre but couldn't find a company to do it. Carbon fibre isn't actually necessary I think it just a matter of taste. First I tried to spray the aluminium but this didn't really work out. The result was just too damagable. Then I looked out for companies who could anodized the rim in black. In the end the rim is not anodized but treated with another chemical method. I have forgotten the name for it. The rim is not glossy it has a semi gloss finish. The 6 holes for the screws are countersunk. The company who did the laser cutting did the countersunks as well. Unfortunately, I don't have a workshop at home to do this kind of works. To countersink the holes is not really necessary, but I wanted the cap to be as flat as possible.
     
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  3. ravey1981

    ravey1981 Well-Known Member

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    That's a crazy price for the handles, you can buy a very good home printer for €200, look up creality ender 3. I'm sure if you created a small batch of these rims they would sell easily and make a profit for yourself also. Very impressive work
     
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  4. f1simgames

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    First of all this a very very good work from you!..Well done!!...And now the most serious part...cost of materials!...I think that cost of grips is totaly crazy!.I hope that you don't pay for the other parts (aluminum e.t.c) the same crazy prices!...Look at the grips of my Mercedes AMG GT3 wheels...I made them in 2 versions , aluminum and carbon..Aluminum also can paint in electrostatic black mat color or carbon hydropaint.Grips are covered in real suede leather.For any help or advice for your next projects you can ask anything you want...

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  5. fl0wf1r3

    fl0wf1r3 Well-Known Member

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    wow, that looks nice ! Got to check your website.
    yeah, the price for shapeways was quit high. On the other the result is perfect and very strong. Last month my brother a 3d printer but I'm not so much interested in having a printer at home. I haven't heard of the other treatments for aluminum you mentioned: "Aluminum also can paint in electrostatic black mat color or carbon hydropaint." sound interesting. The anodizing was quit expensive as well. I also bought 3 spray cans before lol
     
  6. f1simgames

    f1simgames Well-Known Member

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    i never paint my wheels myself...Mercedes aluminum or hydropaint wheels paints in a professional car paint workshop.They have primer coating and then electrostatic painting.
     
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  7. Gopher04

    Gopher04 Well-Known Member

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    I know your more into building wheels more towards direct drive, but was wondering if fl0wf1r3 is unable to go down this route, maybe you could, to me it makes sense being able to make rims like this to attach to the Uni Hub, could be done as a kit, especially 300mm GT3 rims, just a thought.
     
  8. f1simgames

    f1simgames Well-Known Member

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    yes , you thinking right.But i don't work with Fanatec bases at all.That not means that i am not work to a solution as you said...I have think to build some wheel plates that can use with Fanatec Uni Hub....Btw , my wheels are already 300mm , so i think needs only some modifications....i think that i try it soon...
     
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  9. Gopher04

    Gopher04 Well-Known Member

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    Look forward to it..;)
    I think I mentioned to you awhile ago now, I would love for someone with the ability to strip down my Fanatec F1 rim and build a GT3 rim to contain all the workings, ever fancy using it for that we should talk..:)
     
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  10. Mandorelli

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    Hi guys,
    after hard work it's time to drive :-D

    This is my (really mine) rig ...wheels, button box, analog handbrake...

    See you on tracks!
     

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  11. ravey1981

    ravey1981 Well-Known Member

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    That's a nice setup. I have a spare set of g27 pedals, keep meaning to make a handbrake out of them.....
     
  12. Mandorelli

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    Thanks.

    About handbrake:
    with #amstudio tutorial will be very simple. Choose your "structure", for example, you can start with a real hydraulic HB. Or you can work a simple bar, stick, rod or whatever you look like!
     
  13. ravey1981

    ravey1981 Well-Known Member

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    Yes I've seen that, very good videos, he uses a 3d printed part which is very neat. I will probably just use the g27 pedal and some aluminium tubing or similar. Ive got various springs and foam inserts to make it feel decent.
     
  14. Lachaussette

    Lachaussette Well-Known Member Beta tester

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    Hello, here is mine ;)
    Cockpit : alloy profiles Motedis DIY
    Seat : Corbeau DFX bucket seat
    Racing Wheel : Simucube RFR Wheel Direct Drive + Fanatec BMW GT2 Racing Wheel
    Pedals : inverted Heusinkveld Pro
    Screen : LG 34" 21/9 incurved

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    Next step, install a H-Shifter :)
     
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  15. ravey1981

    ravey1981 Well-Known Member

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    Cockpit looks good but you really need your screen closer, it should be right up behind the wheel base
     
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  16. Lachaussette

    Lachaussette Well-Known Member Beta tester

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    Honestly I tested and it's OK for me, my eyes don't like to have the screen(s) too closed
     
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  17. Gopher04

    Gopher04 Well-Known Member

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    It peoples own opinion on the distance and how they use the game view, it's the same as fov everyone has their own taste.

    @Lachaussette nicely built bud..;)
     
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  18. ravey1981

    ravey1981 Well-Known Member

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    Agree, but with fov there's a right and a wrong, even if some people won't admit it.
     
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  19. Lachaussette

    Lachaussette Well-Known Member Beta tester

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    I always prefered feeling to set my elements instead of respecting measures exactly but be sure that I'm very satisfied by distance of each element that I tested a month before fixing them :cool:

    You're not the only one who's tell me that my screen is too far and I'm agree that is not a recommended distance by scientifics of simracing :D But I'm cool with this setup ;) Ten years that I keep my screens so far with my distant vision :p
     
  20. Gopher04

    Gopher04 Well-Known Member

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    If I set my fov at the recommended setting for my screen and distance it looks awful and driving is horrible, it's like you in slow motion and driving the car becomes so over sensitive also it's not natural to the eye.