Show your Cockpit

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

  1. Turtle Power

    Turtle Power Well-Known Member

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    The handbrake looks very solid. I love sim gear made of metal and minimal or none plastic. I presume it has a pot aor some sort of analog sensor inside.
     
  2. G.Deurwaerder

    G.Deurwaerder Well-Known Member

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    info hand rem.JPG look again Turtle :)
     
  3. Turtle Power

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    Thanks. I see a micro switch good for sequential on/ off. The handbrake would require analog connections like hall sensor or 10K pot.
     
  4. G.Deurwaerder

    G.Deurwaerder Well-Known Member

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    @Turtle Power

    these are on both sides, so i don't think you need a digital .....
     
  5. pierredietze

    pierredietze Well-Known Member

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    There is a microswitch on the right for downshift and a microswitch left for upshifts. No hall sensors or analog switches, nothing. Just upshift and downshift, no handbrake function anymore.
    The big washer you see is just to limit the way you can move the gear lever.
     
  6. pierredietze

    pierredietze Well-Known Member

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    So, just a few words...
    If you remove the front cover of your T300 you will find 2 pair of cables. One is connected to the left padel, the other to the right padel.
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    I used male dupont cables to extend this cables and installed a GX16 aviation socket on the right side of my T300:

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    I've soldered the cables to pin 1+2 and 4+5, the GX16 plug of my seq. shifter is soldered the same way.

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    Done!
     
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  7. ravey1981

    ravey1981 Well-Known Member Beta tester

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    Excellent! I have had the panel off and seen the wires, I will run them out and connect my sequential in a similar way (I use a 6.4mm stereo plug as my connection). This way the t300 sees paddle and sequential as the same input? This will free up 2 inputs on my button box and stop me having to change profile to use sequential shifter
     
  8. pierredietze

    pierredietze Well-Known Member

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    Keep in mind the T300 provides 4 cables, a stereo plug has only 3 contacts.
     
  9. ravey1981

    ravey1981 Well-Known Member Beta tester

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    Each switch has a ground/common wire which can be joined together. Leaving 2 free wires for the inputs.
     
  10. pierredietze

    pierredietze Well-Known Member

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    Thats what i've tried to say...;)
     
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  11. pierredietze

    pierredietze Well-Known Member

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    Small update (or should i say big?):

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    Just installed my new Samsung 49" curved 4K TV! Amazing! So a big step forward compared to the 32" LG 720p TV before.
    And Raceroom runs pretty good in 4K, 140+ frames in training and between 50 and 75 with 99 AI cars on Nordschleife.
    Driver point of view:
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    The steering wheel is my T300 and the display my old Xperia Z3 with dashpanel app. I like it!
     
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  12. RWB Charger

    RWB Charger Well-Known Member

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    New (to me) Vesaro rig, motion is a game changer ;-)

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  13. sherpa25

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    What exactly are those you wrapped on both sides of the wheel, and made them stick with? Might be a good option to prevent sweat building into the alcantara. :)

    What size are those triples? Don’t you find them bit too far forward?
     
  14. RWB Charger

    RWB Charger Well-Known Member

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    It's called Kinesiology sports tape, used for injury support, it works quite well, bit sticky to start with but yeah it will stop the Alcantara going shiny, would just need a quick clean to get rid of any sticky residue if removed, feels nice and chunky as well.
     
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  15. RWB Charger

    RWB Charger Well-Known Member

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    Yeah the triples are a problem, I have the Vesaro triple stand as well but those 24" monitors don't have a VESA mount so I can't use it so I just used my old desk and pulled them as far forward as possible before they fall off, it doesn't look too bad when you are actually in the seat it lines up quite well but my next upgrade will be triple 32" with VESA.

    Need to clean the shed up now as it was full of junk but cleared it out lol.
     
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  16. Turtle Power

    Turtle Power Well-Known Member

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    For this reason, I would never consider buying Alcantara or Suede steering wheel for my sim rig.
     
  17. sherpa25

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    For similar cost, what options you suggest/have in mind? DFGT is rubber-like and G27/T300 is artificial leather, and have their own issues with sweat (ie. get sticky).
     
  18. Turtle Power

    Turtle Power Well-Known Member

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    I would consider a new legit steering wheel with genuine black leather and custom button box that would last for very long time. Initially expensive to buy but it would last for a very long time
     
  19. pierredietze

    pierredietze Well-Known Member

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    Both, Alcantara and Suede are easy to clean and to keep clean. My oldest suede steering wheel is now 3 years old, i clean it in the dishwasher every six month. It looses some color, but is totaly easy to dye in black again. Looks like new again after the treatment.
     
  20. Bull Shark

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    Agreed, If you never wash your pants it won’t be easy to get it clean. If you wash it more often it is not that hard to clean it at all. Same for Alcántara.