Originally Posted by dartguy
How would I test the power consumption?
First off, you would have to be in the group of 8 people who were chosen to be voted on; which was chosen quite a few days ago. The poll is located here:
Next off, to measure the power consumption, the easiest way would be to use something called a Kill-a-Watt. It is pretty simple, you plug it into the wall, then plug in the electronic device you want to test. The screen can be cycled through to display different things; the most common being kilowatt/hour.
It is so simple, and so cheap, it is a great tool to always have around the house.
Originally Posted by Tkrau
Build quality, considering the brand name...
I thought this was a given. =] Every little detail will be scrutinized. My Clubsport pedals came with a few stripped hex screws, so if I get the chance to test, I will even check every single screw if that's what it takes.
As for the durability of the wheel, it will be hard to tell. I don't actually know how long the testers are going to have with the wheels before they can publish their reviews. I am assuming somewhere between 2-4 weeks. If given the opportunity, I would drive the wheel harder than I normally do for the duration of the test period. Hopefully bringing out any problems that would pop up further down the road.
These next points were brought to attention on the iRacing forums. I'll post them here for the non-iRacers.
- Slop in the shaft/bearings. Any rattling or wiggle room there.
- Belt slip and belt tension
- Quick release durability (I would try to take it off and put it back on at least several hundred times, probably not quite a thousand like one iRacer mentioned!
-Dead zones (Most pronounced around center)