Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Georg Ortner, Jan 23, 2015.
Wheel rim emblems:
Sharing latest Top Panel add-on:
I've posted this topic on a Facebook group as well so if you have already seen it, just ignore this one. Top panel job done. This project, in particular, is an important add-on (for me personally) in order to achieve very immersive visuals and experience. Must admit been going through some serious frustration, trails and errors, spent so many dollars because I did not really know what I was doing and so there was a huge learning curve. It may look simple and easy but that wasn't the case. I failed so many times, wasted 3 MDF panels, 2 cans of glue, 3m carpet, 6 cans of spray paint, got bashed by wife and more...
After all that bullcrap I've worked it all out, cut to size and went to see an upholsterer for a good finish and look. The panel is supported by 3 hinges, 2 gas struts, Industrial grade synthetic leather/vinyl and a couple of extrusion profiles. Originally I wanted in black but it didn't look good from inside. Grey colour blended perfectly with the virtual rooftop and cannot be any better. The top panel is sitting 10mm above the monitors to allow airflow and eliminate heat. A few photos attached for your reference.
Someone said sim project never complete, there is always something and its true.
Note that for some reason my camera is showing brownish color instead of grey? Anyway you get the idea.
Some more wall art.
Some pics of my man's cave - w.i.p.
Just got a gift from a friend that knows how much I love shifters!
Replaced my old Sparco Torino with a SimLab bucket seat last week...
So I needed to relocate my rear speakers that were next to my ears on a bracket fixed to the Sparco.
The 'ears' on this seat prevented continuing this setup, so I moved them down. Was a little bit afraid, but changing the f>r balance and adjusting the angle of the speakers took care of that and now I have more detail in the sound...which was actually a surprise to me...
Some of you might know Youtuber Barry of SimRacingGarage. Some weeks ago he testet and reviewed the "Thrustmaster true QR" made by Peter (Youtube: Peter Makes Things), and was enthusiastic about this. So i got in contact with Peter, asked if he is able to create a wall mount for his QR and ordered a big number of parts for all of my steering wheels.
The idea is to replace the Thrustmaster parts with 3d printed parts and use the original Thrustmaster PS2 connector to get the signals from your steering wheel to the base. Peter is only delivering the printed parts, to make it work you have to order those cheap chinese slim QR for every wheel you will convert. I am totally satisfied with the result, so first things first, here ist the link to Barry's review:
The link to Peters video for contact:
I will just add 4 (bad quality) pictures, as i have problems with the light in this time of the year, and it's to dark to take proper fotos.
Before you ask, i've ordered 1 base adapter, 7 adapters for Thrustmaster wheels, 3 custom wheel adapter and 8 wall mounts. Together with the 10 chinese QR adapters it was a ~450€ bill.
I am totally satisfied with the result, if you are interested, watch the videos and get in contact with Peter. It's well worth the money, the print quality and fitting is perfect and it adds so much to the immersion.
Got some new button boxes.
Monitor upgrade (Samsung c49rg94ssu)
Puts the immersion to a whole new level.
Can you post a photo in-cockpit?
Got myself an early christmas present, the Thrustmaster Open Wheel Addon.
The same time there was a mod available on ebay with LCD display and LED shift lights, so i purchased it, and installed it on my wheel.
I was'nt happy with the look and build a cover out of plastic card. The cover and the plastic housing of the wheel was coated in the same color to make it look better.
The front cover of this mod (which was a cheap piece of plastic) was rebuilt with a 1mm carbon plate. The wheel itself is covered with an anti scratch carbon foil cover, available on ebay. Some colored buttons of a Thrustmaster TMX wheel, some labels and a Mercedes badge finishs the new look of the wheel.
Looks really great but I still prefer my triple setup.
Thanks for that! Wanted to see the coverage, and apparently still seems lacking (even compared to triple 23"). is that 4k?
No Problem. Yes, it is.
Indeed with a triple setup you get a much wider view..
Hey guys, I could use some help. I'm thinking about a triple screen setup but can't decide which screens to buy. 120+ Hz, G sync, HDR and very thin bezels are desired. Can someone recommend something?
Hard to tell which screen you should buy. Depends on your budget, which hardware you have etc.
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