Show your Cockpit

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

  1. Husker

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    If that's something you're interested in then yes, they will go pink for you.
     
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  2. Turtle Power

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    To be honest, the Fanatec shifter is great. It feels great in my opinion. The only downside is that you must open inside and apply more automotive grease for a smooth operation. I think it is fairly priced too.

    This one might be currently the best on the market but hey, can you afford it :eek: https://www.pro-sim.co.uk/shop/h-pattern-shifter/#tab-description
     
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  3. HomieFFM

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    Thank you for the Information, never had a chance to try the fanatec one, but so many people using this and from what it looks like it has the best feeling (yet)...

    There are a few reviews for the pro sim shifter online, they all say it doesn't feel like any ''real'' h shifter out there. Maybe there are some race cars with that feeling, I don't know...

    I'm gonna wait for ascher racing, if they ever release one.
     
  4. Turtle Power

    Turtle Power Well-Known Member

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    Ascher racing has top-notch quality products. Didn't hear anything about the H-pattern and it could be a long way, same as HE.
    Fair enough. I was in the same shoe as you. Never thought that Fanatec shifter will make me happy but in fact, it did very much. Hence that Sequential mode is not as good but it's there if you need it. You can't go wrong with the Fanatec in terms of build quality, price, and feel. I would highly recommend getting Fanatec shifter and the chances are you won't look back. While you driving you will get a sensation of a real car shifter. Metal construction, solid clunk, and the heavy knob is a perfect combination. I made a quick video showing where to apply grease. Only 4 screws and you are in. :D
     
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  5. HomieFFM

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    Ascher wanted to release one, but they currently redesigning the h pattern, because they wasn't happy with the first version... but yeah no information at the moment what so ever x)

    Thank, I think I will go for the fanatec one, the sequential mode I wont use because I have a aiologs sequential shifter, which is perfect.
    Gonna sell my th8a with ricmotechmod :)
     
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  6. Turtle Power

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    Sounds good.. I have my eye on Analogs Sequential. The reviews are very positive and the price is great too! Would you like to share your experience with the Analogs shitter?
     
  7. Ablaze

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    I have that Fanatec shifter too but my experience with it is the complete opposite as yours @Turtle Power. It's nice we can adjust the tension but that doesn't tightens the horizontal movement. That results in constant mis-shifts for me. If I'm in 4th and want to shift down in into 3rd it's way to easy to shift into 1st gear instead. Or from 3rd into 2nd instead the 4th. I had never driven a real car with automatic transmission but only H-pattern for my whole life and I'm to dumb to complete 2 laps with this shifter without destroying the engine due the mis-shifts. I don't know if it's only my shifter though.
     
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  8. HomieFFM

    HomieFFM Well-Known Member

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    Pretty strong pull push force, with loud clicknoise and build quality ''like a tank''
    If that's what you looking for I can 100% recommend this.

    Damn now I'm back to zero xD but thank you for your view
     
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  9. Ablaze

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    That's the reason I bought the Heusinkveld shifter. If the noise isn't a problem I would buy the Aiologs shifter too. :)

    You're welcome. :p The problem is, I heard only good news about V1.5, every YouTuber praised the shifter (SimRacingGarage, Jimmy Broadbend, Sim Raing Girl and some others) so I thought what can go wrong. :D It sounded to good to be true but like I said it can be a problem with my shifter. :oops:
     
  10. Turtle Power

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    I don't have that problem? I guess you may need to get used to it? Most reviews are saying that it is hard to mis-shift. Very accurate and precise. In addition, adding a little bit of grease will change the feel to better and smoother.

    EDIT: I cannot stress enough how important is to have your Fanatec shifter lubricated. Its a game changer and very important. Fanatec will allow you to do this without losing the warranty as long as you let them know and ask them for permission. They are more than happy with that.
     
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  11. Turtle Power

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    Thanks for sharing info. I like everything that has a robust, solid, heavy and clicky sound and feel. I am sure i will like this one. Also, like the size of it. Just perfect for my rig.
     
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  12. EsxPaul

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    You won't regret going for the Aiologs stuff. I've had the shifter for a few months now and it's outstanding.

    The customer support you get from Dmitry is also second to none.
     
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  13. Jorgen Wahlby

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    I have only tried 2-3 different ones but I believe that there is one H-Shifter that stands out among all the other's and that's Quaife. (stated by others above as well) The Shifter they make is not cheap but it is mimicking the feel real good.
     
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  14. Fanapryde

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    I have my second Fanatec shifter now and the feel is different from my first one. (I used to have the first 'model' and changed to the most recent V1.5 mostly because I still had a voucher from Fanatec that I could not use otherwise since the shifter is the only Fanatec gear that is left on my rig.

    I'm on the same page as you (having driven H-shifter cars all my life). I also occasionally miss-shift and it keeps surprising me...
    I only use the H-pattern mode (I have a HE SQ shifter on my rig).
    Therefor I initially installed the round knob on the Fanatec (used to switch knobs depending on the shifter mode before I had the HE SQ), but due to the miss-shifts I lately moved permanetly to the big SQ knob and I have had no miss-shifts since. Very strange, don't know why or how, but it did the trick. The feel is very different and for me it is clearly easier to hit the right gates now.

    Waiting for the HE H-shifter (not even considering the Pro-Sim monster because too big, too loud and too expensive)... :rolleyes:
     
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  15. Ablaze

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    Even more? That doesn't fix the issue I guess. :(

    If I shift really slow it works most of the time but as soon as I shift like I'm used to from real life experience it's a fifty-fifty chance to get into the wrong gear. I can't think of getting used to this. o_O

    Thanks buddy, that is my last hope. I'll give it a try.
     
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  16. Turtle Power

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    Please find the images below showing the most important area for lubrication where metal to metal friction happens. Feel free to apply lots of grease but be careful not to mess up the circuit board. Also, lubricate gauges and the metal spring.
     

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  17. HomieFFM

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    Just wanted to show my new ''sidemount'' update. Elgato Stream Deck as an Buttonbox (saw this on Chris Hayes Channel).
    I must say I love the Stream Deck. The options are almost limitless and you can design your own Buttons/symbols and map them to whatever function you want (you can even start the game with a mapped button if you want).

    I have used the Porsche GT3 2019 as an color inspiration, you can design/download Logos or pictures and put them in there. I know a Buttonbox with switches and rotarys and so on is nice, but this as an addition or even standalone is so powerful that I wont give this away anytime soon, can recommend this 100% to anyone who thinks about buying this :)

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  18. ravey1981

    ravey1981 Well-Known Member Beta tester

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    They look a great bit of kit, great that they can be customisable to different types of car too. But pricy for me unfortunately :(
     
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  19. RWB Charger

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    Less money on beer and hookers and more on sim gear ;-)
     
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  20. Fanapryde

    Fanapryde Well-Known Member

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    It does look nice, but rather 'restricted'.
    For a bit more you can get a good button box with 32 inputs... No brainer for me...