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Old 23 September 07, 07:50   #101
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oh, i see, thanks!
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Old 23 September 07, 12:23   #102
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Yes Johan is right and i use G-racer that gives me tyre,engine temps.And i dont go with it to lans or computer centers.its too heavy 30 kg +-
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Old 24 September 07, 17:24   #103
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Here is my simulator.

Picture 1: that's my computer.
Picture 2: the bucketseat.
Picture 3: the simulator.
Picture 4: the complete setup.

I've build this thing a couple off weeks ago.

p.s. don't mind the mess at the background:roflmao:
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Old 24 September 07, 17:43   #104
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There's always someone who takes it a little more to the extreme...

http://forum.gamer.nl/showthread.php?t=37022&page=28

Just scroll down a bit until you see some wood appear
The guy spent two years on it.

As they say: it ain't much if it ain't Dutch
for the time and effort put into that he should of used the money to go into real life racing!
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Old 18 October 07, 10:18   #105
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Just a little update for you guys. Finally had time to do a small video of my cockpit in action. Bought all the t-slot, brackets, and various hardware off of 80/20.inc on Ebay. Cut it all to my desired lengths. Found a very nice isolation damper for a gimbal under the seat, and made the stabilizer rods under the seat. Go back a post #73 of this thread to see the still photos, but here the video link. Damn thing is a blast to drive. Assembled it all my self, and just bolted Frexs actuators and damping kit to it. Only bad thing is having to wait for Frex to release drivers for the new games. Would love to see some sort of open source driver for his software where we could set it up, and just point it to the game exe we want to use it with.

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Old 18 October 07, 10:58   #106
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That's awesome, I want something like that.
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Old 19 October 07, 00:19   #107
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Damn, That was amazing
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Old 19 October 07, 20:41   #108
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Here is my simulator.

Picture 1: that's my computer.
I love those XClio cases!
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Old 6 January 08, 06:32   #109
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Mine with new 22" Screen
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Old 8 January 08, 12:33   #110
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Wow! Amazing cockpits in here. It is really cool to see what other people building. You gave me some new ideas with the pictures.
That thing with the moving seat is extreme!

now i want to show something.
my friends and i started to build something we call "racebox".

Basically it is a 21 inch monitor, a Logitech G25 Racing Wheel, speakers and a adjustable car seat built in a box. Right now there are two of them nearly ready (we already use them to race). And another one with a Logitech MOMO® Racing Force Feedback Wheel is in in progress.

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more:
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Old 19 January 08, 14:43   #111
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I have upgraded you can see my old one on post 41 here is the upgraded.

First picture is my TH2G with 3 22" Dell monitors. Best sim racing investment I have ever made.

The second is my G25 with a Momo Wheel TSW paddle shifters and some added buttons.
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Old 19 January 08, 16:00   #112
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jeremy, thats a sick set up. heres ma setup, looks quite rubbish compared to yours. best mod is the inverted g25 pedals and i jammed some rubber in the brake pedal so it feels almost like a real brake. u gotta push it very hard to get full brake power. id like to have a three screen setup but im sure u need a super computer to run them.i dont have the funds i just use a cheap projector. i like the idea of the momo wheel, might give that a go.



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Old 19 January 08, 16:54   #113
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I have to get the camera.... you guys all have great unique setups...! Tommy... you're cockpit/seat is AWESOME!
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Old 17 February 08, 23:15   #114
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i seen the new porsche wheel and thought i could do better than that. so took the wheel off my own car and bolted it to my g25.
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Old 17 February 08, 23:49   #115
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Lol Lee, nice work!
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Old 18 February 08, 03:34   #116
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Forgive the quality of these shots of my home sim.
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Old 18 February 08, 10:15   #117
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thats a sick setup rustybolt. id love to do somethin like that, i just dont have the space. and i dont think my missus would let me cut my car in half and stick it in my livin room . ah well maybe one day when i have more room. good effort
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Old 18 February 08, 19:28   #118
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Forgive the quality of these shots of my home sim.
OMG That's insane. :crazy:
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Old 19 February 08, 02:45   #119
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Wow.... that's an Imagination!
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Old 19 February 08, 17:36   #120
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Here is my new "ride". It is only a few days old. I just got my Sim-Gear shifter in today (not pictured). Now I am just waiting on the transducer and amp to get a little shaking going on.



Now If I can just learn to drive!?
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Old 20 February 08, 14:57   #121
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no pis there andy
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Old 20 February 08, 20:35   #122
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I fixed it. Sorry.
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Old 3 March 08, 14:13   #123
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cool setups here!
mine is only a basic bureau-setup with a half broken momo on it :p
I do have just one wish if it comes to these kind of rigs ... :
the one from force-dynamics!
http://www.force-dynamics.com/content/about.php
http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=ojMhKVsaELc

but i do find all this a bit too much money , since i haven't been on a real track with a real racingcar yet..that's why i play gtr instead of living my dream on the track!
Maybe when i'll update (new desk , seat and g25 or momo wheel) my rig in the summer, i'll post some pics of mine...

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Old 8 March 08, 17:26   #124
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Ghetto Rig

Here is my ghetto home made cockpit set up in my garage. Not as bling as some of the others iv seen on these pages but i thought id share it all the same.

Basically consists of a £500 PC I put together, 19" monitor, Logitech surround sound, G25, dodgy bucket seat off my mate attached to small table and a PC desk which I hacked to pieces.

Several "custom" features........

Speakers attached to seat with zip ties
Piece of wood under back of wheel to make it flatter
More wood under front legs of table to tilt seat back
Gaffer taped speakers to desk
Shifter can be used on either side
Ashtray always close at hand:roflmao:
Lots of general junk n stuff strewn about the place

Sorry about the small pics, but you get the idea. Hope you enjoy it as much as i do:roflmao:
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Old 8 March 08, 21:45   #125
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Here's my cockpit. The desk I made from scrap material from my CNC router shop. The seat is from my old POS VW jetta, passenger side. The parts for the desk, seat base, and rear speaker bracket I made using my CNC router. The desk is made KD(knock down). So if/when I have to move I can disassemble it for easy transport. The whole thing, not including the computer and acc. of course, cost me about $20.
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Old 9 March 08, 00:11   #126
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Cool... though I must disagree with the cost! Add in the CNC router...
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Old 9 March 08, 02:42   #127
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Cool... though I must disagree with the cost! Add in the CNC router...
Yea it cost about $130,000 when we bought it 10 years ago. But it's more than paid for itself by now, so we own it outright.
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Old 10 March 08, 08:43   #128
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Not my cockpit, but some DIY handiwork from the brother of a colleague of mine...
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Old 10 March 08, 09:14   #129
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Not my cockpit, but some DIY handiwork from the brother of a colleague of mine...
Now that is a sim racing cockpit
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Not my cockpit, but some DIY handiwork from the brother of a colleague of mine...
I'm not one to challenge your buddies handi work.... but it looks awefully faimilier to these sold at Hyper Simulation:
http://www.hyperstimulator.com/perso...eme_built.html
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Old 11 March 08, 02:57   #131
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I think it's the same, the Ferrari 2000 design is available. Holes etc are on the same place.. I think it was a kit package to build further yourself
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I'm not one to challenge your buddies handi work.... but it looks awefully faimilier to these sold at Hyper Simulation:
http://www.hyperstimulator.com/perso...eme_built.html
You're absolutely right He just, er, took those as an example and made the cockpit from scratch
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Hook that whole chassis into SimconMotion system and a Matrox TripleHead2Go with three 40 inch screens and that's what I call a sim racing cockpit
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Hook that whole chassis into SimconMotion system and a Matrox TripleHead2Go with three 40 inch screens and that's what I call a sim racing cockpit
Yep, that would be nice .
Unfortunately, the bloke only hooks up a PS3 to this equipment, so no 'real' race sim in sight
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I really would like the simconmotion system... but those guys won't even offer a 90 warranty.... and for $3K...., that's hard to risk!

Are they really good and RELIABLE?
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Old 21 April 08, 22:05   #136
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well this one is mine.....
i've build it together with a friend..

at least, he's the one who put it together and i was the one telling him how i wanted it......lol


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Old 22 April 08, 01:59   #137
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All of yours are so nice compared to my current setup. Great stuff there guys!
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Old 1 August 08, 14:06   #138
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Hi guys, I am getting bored with my current desktop set up and want to build a proper cockpit for my siming pleasure.
I plan to make it out of various bits of salvaged and bought wood and have a rough idea of what I want it to be like.

I was just wondering if anyone who has made thier own cockpit has any advice or words of wisdom to offer me??

Maybe someone has a template/technical drawing of a cockpit they already made or know somewhere where I can get hold of some blueprints? That would be awesome. I know its not going to be too difficult to build but having all the dimensions would really help.

I was thinking about buying one ready made but they are all overpriced and the cheap ones look very poorly designed, the Playseat for example.

Anyway if anyone can offer any pearls of wisdom id be grateful.

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freejrs - I designed mine around the chair I use for playing racing sims. Its the passenger seat from my 94' VW Jetta. I sat in the chair and used a tape measure to determine the hight of my desk. I then measured the area I was going to place the desk and took into account the components that where going to be on it. Refer to post #126 for pics. Hope this helps, good luck on your project.
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Old 1 August 08, 15:04   #140
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you lot have given me a few ideas for my cockpit but i might need some advice about using wood and cutting
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Plywood is probably the cheapest solution from a cost point of view. It does have several advantages. Easy to cut, lightweight, good screw holding, and takes paint quite well. A 19mm thickness is recommended as thinner materials, while cheaper, tend to have quite a bit more flex to them and are not as stable. Most home improvement stores sell plywood and also have the means to cut it down to smaller manageable sizes for you. Here in the States a 4 foot by 8 foot sheet costs around
$40 dollars. This is more than enough material to build a basic cockpit. As far as cutting, you would need at least a jigsaw( to cut the required shapes) and a power drill( to cut holes for screws). Get out a pencil and paper and start sketching ideas.
There's nothing worse than working without a plan. @BTCC Madman - feel free to PM me with any questions regarding wood, wood cutting, and fabrication, as I have many years of experiance in this field.
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Old 1 August 08, 18:32   #142
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don't think the wife could condone me having a massive rig setup in the living room ( i have no rec room or basement ) although i have pretty much everything i need to make a decent setup including a 47" LG LCD and 1000W home theatre system and a very capable PC. would love to have one of those Hyper stimulators ,damn i need a bigger house.

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Cheers for the advice Brabham67, good idea. I have some old Huntmaster bucket seat that I got off a friend which came out a mini I think, I need to figure out exactly what im trying to achieve though.

Iv been sitting in my dads Mazda MX5 today and it is a really nice seating position, I think I may do something similar to that. You are almost lying down in it so it will be good for old skool F1 like GPL!! I dont want it to be like any particular car though as I drive all sorts of things in rfactor/GTR2.

I need to make a plan but I absolutely suck at drawing technical diagrams. Iv just downloaded google sketch up which is a free 3d design program, hopefully it will easy enough to use.
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im not sure wots gonna happen with my cockpit yet
iv got 2 choices
1)build from scratch and buy bits 1 buy 1
2)but a complete one

im thinking of buying a new one but i know this sounds silly but i just dont know what i should buy and it needs to be £60 or less if there is any that price
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im not sure wots gonna happen with my cockpit yet
iv got 2 choices
1)build from scratch and buy bits 1 buy 1
2)but a complete one

im thinking of buying a new one but i know this sounds silly but i just dont know what i should buy and it needs to be £60 or less if there is any that price
I dont think you could get one for £60, I may be wrong. You would be much better off building one yourself or getting someone to help you do it. Also it will cost very little especially if you can re use wood from an old desk or something.

Im going to be building a relatively simple design out of wood within the next week. Once iv got the plans ready, and if it doesnt turn out to be a complete disaster, i'll post them for you to see.

It wont be anything special but it should be sturdy and easy to build.
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heres where i do 99% of my gaming,its not fancy like all the others on here. If the comp is in use which its usually not i jump on the kids pc (it can run GTL and GTR2). Since the 47" is so close i picked up a 16 foot HDMI cable so i can use that when no one is home.
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Can't find the camera so let me just tell you about mine. It is sad.

Picture a coach. A laptop on a desk chair in front of the seat on to the left of the coach. A mouse pad and mouse to the right on the center seat of the coach. A controller (not a wheel) coming out of the righgt side USB connection.

not much. When I find a camera, I'll snap a pic.
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Old 3 August 08, 01:10   #149
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@[SSR]Hoskins - Sweet tv, Do you have to chock the wheels on that computer chair?
I get this picture in my head of you rolling away from the desk when you hit the gas,LOL!
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A good way to chock wheels of a rolling PC chair is a nice thick piece of carpet....it sinks in.

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