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  1. Based in Glasgow - Scotland. Looking for rSeat rs1 or Trak Racer RS6 cockpit in good condition. Must be willing to ship or deliver to the south glasgow area.
  2. Hello, thank you for checking out my "How to" on building my simrig! I have attached zip files for you to download that have all the information needed for every single piece to build the rig, along with plans, sections, and elevations with some dimensions for reference. I will try to explain how I chose to go about assembling it below. - Attachments are at the bottom of this post, after the pictures. **** I strongly encourage you to take time and familiarize yourself with all of the information given before you begin construction. **** A few pieces of the build will require you to take some of your own dimensions to have it work best with all of your equipment. Refer to the "Piece Tickets.pdf". - For example, you will need to take specific dimensions of the monitor you decide to use. These will be very important in determining where the cutouts will be located for the monitor and front speakers, and how large they will need to be. **** If you have any questions about anything or see that I have left out something needed to build the rig, please send me a message or reply to this topic and I will do my best to explain anything you need. I would suggest that you reply to this topic, that way if anyone else has the same question they can get an answer just by following the posts. If you decide to build my rig, I would greatly appreciate it if you could add a picture of your finished build to this topic. I am very interested to see how you will make it your own, and if you decide to make any modifications to it. Feel free to change anything you would like about the build, I have only given information for how to build my rig exactly. - If you would like to play computer games on it, I currently do not have it designed with that in mind. If you wanted to though, a simple solution would be to put your computer inside the large panel that you use to access the back of the monitor & front speakers, Depending on how large the monitor is you use, it should be able to fit inside well. I would suggest that your computer has a good cooling system in it though, because it could get quite warm being enclosed in a small area. Key things to pay attention to: 1. All of my dimensions given are based on using 5/8" thick wood. If you use any thickness other than 5/8", many dimensions will be slightly off which will cause problems with pieces lining up correctly. If you use a different thickness of wood, you will need to add/subtract the difference it makes in all pieces that would be affected. 2. I used a 32" LG monitor. I would assume you could go up to a 36", but I have not verified that, and it would still depend on the overall dimensions of the monitor, and front speakers. You will need to reference dimensions given and make sure the monitor and speakers you choose will fit inside the designated areas for them. 3. Plan out ahead of time how you plan to finish the rig off. Whether you decide to add material, paint it, stain it, etc. You should figure that out before assembling the pieces so you know how hard it will be to finish off once fully built, or how much prep work you will need to do before assembling. 4. The plans I have designed were for my own personal preference, using a Fanatec CSR Elite wheel, Fanatec CSR Elite Pedals, and Fanatec CSR Shifter Set. Please review the dimensions given and figure out if they will work well with your equipment of choice, and personal preferences. Certain dimensions were not provided (such as location of the seat, etc.) because you should determine that for where you would like it yourself. 5. I have not provided information on how to attach all of the pieces together, I used screws. - First I drilled a pilot hole, then recessed it some so when I drilled in the screw, it would not stick out from the wood. I also did not use any backup support to drill into, I just lined the pieces up and drilled directly into the ends. If you do this as well, make sure you are very careful when drilling your pilot holes and make sure you are going through the wood as close as possible to the center of the 5/8" thickness. If you are off by too much, the screw will end up coming through the side of a piece, or cause the wood to split and not hold the screw in place. If you choose to add extra wood backing so you have a wider area to drill into, you should be able to cut small pieces from the left over 4' x 8' sheets of wood. *** Plan out what you will do before starting construction. 6. IMPORTANT: I did not build this rig with plans for it to be easily taken apart or transported. When fully built it is too large to fit through typical doorways. Make sure that where you build it is where you are going to plan on keeping it, because you will not be able to get it out of its location unless it is disassembled. 7. You will probably want to run all the wiring for the speakers before you close in certain areas of the rig. Once it is fully assembled, it will be difficult to run certain wiring, such as the rear left surround speaker. I also would encourage you to make sure you use something to hold the wiring in place in certain areas, so if you disconnect a wire it can't fall down through a hole pass through, and be near impossible to get back out. 8. (I will add more to the list as I think of them, or are brought to my attention) I hope I have given enough information for you to complete the build as easily as possible. Some of my ticketing for the pieces and layout may be confusing though. I tried to fit everything including the dimensions onto the size of a typical sheet of paper so you can print them out and follow along without needing a computer by your side the entire time you are laying out and cutting the pieces. - Please print out all of the tickets, and use a highlighter to check off dimensions and pieces as you know they have been drawn and then cut. Thank you very much for your interest in my rig, and building it for yourself. I became inspired to build/design this rig from seeing other peoples amazing creations on this site, and I hope that I have been able to inspire you in some way to build your own rig. It really is rewarding and almost as fun as actually racing in it once you're done the build....almost. Ha. Happy Racing!!! Material required for build: (8) ---- Sheets of 8' x 4' x 5/8" wood. (8) ---- Hinges for door panels. (5) ---- Knobs/Door pulls for door panels. (1,000,000...jk) ---- Screws. Recommended tools: - Circular Saw - Jigsaw - Drill - Sander - Measuring Tape - Level - Router (for recessing holes on shifter mount) ****Please download all attachments. They are all required in order to have all information needed to cut the pieces, and build the rig. Good luck! STEP 1: BASE - P-14, (2) P-15 Hold P-15 pieces 5/8" in from the edges of piece P-14 STEP 2: BASE - (3) P-16 STEP 3: LEFT SIDE (BOTTOM) - P-1, P-2, P-3, P-4, P-5, P-6, (1) P-7, (1) P-8, (1) P-9 STEP 4: RIGHT SIDE (BOTTOM) - (1) P-7. (1) P-8, (1) P-9, P-10, P-11, P-12, P-13 I placed the amp for my transducer on piece P-10. If you choose to use an amp with transducer, this is where I would recommend you also placing the amp as it is easy to reach with your right hand. Dimensions and cutouts will need to be taken for your personal placement. You will also need to have a cutout somewhere near the rear of piece P-10 for the speaker wire to run though, to the transducer located under your seat. STEP 5: ATTACH SIDES TO BOTTOM Attach the assembled sides from Steps 3 and 4, to the bottom of the rig from Step 1 STEP 6: MONITOR STAND - P-17, P-18, (2) P-19 Pieces P-18 and (2) P-19 can be modified depending on how you choose to support your monitor. If you extend them to the back of piece P-17, and widen piece P-18, you can probably place a computer on it as well as the monitor. STEP 7: MONITOR PANEL - P-20, (2) P-21, (2) P-22 Attach pieces (2) P-21 & (2) P-22 to piece P-20 before installing piece P-20. All cutouts on P-20 will need to be determined by you based on monitor size & speaker choice. Piece sizes for (2) P-21 & (2) P-22 will be determined by monitor cutout on P-20. STEP 8: FRONT SPEAKER STANDS & SIDE SUPPORTS - (4) P-42, (2) P-43, (2) P-41 Dimensions will need to be taken. Heights and widths depend on your monitor and speaker choice, and cutout locations on piece P-20. Piece P-41 is added to help pieces P-32 & P-33 together. STEP 9: SIDES (TOP)- P-32, P-33 Piece P-32 goes above piece P-1 from Step 3. Piece P-33 goes above piece P-13 from Step 4. STEP 10: CEILING, CENTER CHANNEL & LIGHT OPENING - P-23, (2) P-24, (2) P-25, P-26, P-27, (2) P-28 Attach all pieces needed to piece P-23 before installing P-23. Verify ahead of time that your center channel speaker will fit on the base designed to hold it. STEP 11: DIVIDERS - (2) P-29, P-30, P-31 STEP 12: BACK PANEL W DOORS - P-37, (2) P-38 Hinges required to attach pieces P-38. STEP 13: FRONT PANEL W DOORS - P-34, P-35, P-36 Hinges required to attach pieces P-35 & P-36. The opening at the bottom left of piece P-34 is where I have the surge protector located. All electronics should be plugged into it, then you can run just the one power cord from the surge protector out to a wall outlet. STEP 14: ROOF W DOOR - P-39, P-40 Hinges required to attach piece P-40. STEP 15: REVERSE MOUNT PEDAL STAND - (2) P-44, P-45, P-46, P-47 Stand is optional STEP 16: BASE FOR SEAT - (2) P-54, (2) P-55 Location and height should be determined by you. (I'm missing the pictures, I will update when I find them.) STEP 17: MOUNT FOR SHIFTERS - (2) P-48, P-49, P-50, P-51, P-52, P-53 Shifter Mount is optional. Cutting the metal rods that were included with your Fanatec CSR Shifter Set will be required. The length of the metal rods, and depth/specific location of the recessed holes in the wood will need to be determined by you. If you choose to use a different shifter other than the Fanatec CSR Shifter Set, this mount will not work. FINISHED! SIMRIG "EXPLODED" VIEW (I'm missing the picture, I'll update when I find it) ****Please download all attachments. They are all required in order to have all information needed to cut the pieces, and build the rig. Good luck! The most important attachments are the "Layout Tickets" & "Piece Tickets" MBoyerRig-2dPlans.zip Piece Tickets.pdf Layout Tickets.pdf MBoyerRig-PieceMarkPictures.zip
  3. One of the members asked could I design a 8020 rig with style... Most 8020 rigs are made with lots of 90 degree angles, but by designing custom plates it's possible to create an 8020 rig with a bit more style. The custom plates can be made from mild steel, aluminium or stainless steel. Next I will work on the triple monitor stand.
  4. Hey Guys! New to the forum! Just thought i would include pics of my rig. Everything was built by me (except the obvious, haha). I have a wooden base that my wife and I designed and painted (she did the painting). It is carpeted and i also put a car floor mat under the pedals so i don't wear out my carpet. And of course..the GO FAST stickers! It has led lights that light up underneath and a switch under the dash(main kill switch) and a switch in the back to turn the lights off. I use a G27 pedal set moded with Ricmotech load cell brake and i swapped springs for clutch and gas. I use a T300rs wheel base and G25 modded shifter. I also have 2 aura transducers, one under the seat, and one on the pedals powered by a dayton amp. I also built my triple monitor stand..with the exception of the vesa mounts (pole mounted). So far i've only fit 32" tv's on it, but im certain it could fit around 42". Right now i currently run 3x24" 144hz asus monitors. I'm super excited to finally be apart of a simracing forum. Community is a lot bigger/better than i expected! Let me know what you guys think! My pc specs: i7 7700k, Asus Strix GTX 1080, 16gb gskill 3200 ram, 960 evo m.2, 2tb storage drive, Maximus 9 HERO motherboard. (anything else just ask)
  5. Hey all, I have what I believe can be a piece of SIMRacing history up for sale. I am the current owner of 2 VRX Viper Sim Racing Chairs, and they are badge as #002 and #003. These could very well be (other than #001 which would often be the manufacturer's prototype) the 1st 2 rigs VRX put into production for sale. So I am looking to sell #002 or if the offer is right both to keep them together. Prefer someone in the state of FL/GA that could pick up or meet halfway if it makes sense. If you are looking to ship I would have to get a quote and you would pay actual shipping. I will start at offers/bids at $500.00 each, which I feel is very reasonable considering it's a solid rig, and a great talking piece and part of VRX's continued frame base for their current rigs. If anyone is familiar with VRX, please chime in as I would love to hear how these 2 badged rigs came about. Please note: Selling RIG ONLY, Sparco is not included, only in pics so you can visualize a complete rig. I will also update this post with some pics of #003 which is set up in my play room. It does have a cool blue LED light under the chair that in a dark room gives a great ambiance to the room. I also have a used but in working order Buttkicker Concert Sonic Shaker for $175.00 (see pic) These retail new for right around $250 Thanks for the time and please reach out with any questions.
  6. Dont hate me.. I combined the two! Does this make my sim games feel arcadie? lol. It had to fit the theme of the room. And it's far enough along to call "done". But there are a lot more gauges and LED indicators I would like to install. I made a video of it in its current state and would like to share it. I have lots of photos as well, of the build process.. There is a thread "Hydro Thunder sim Cockpit, the build thread". But it has been Archived and closed? So I'll get to the build photos later but for now here is my custom arcade racing machine in its current state . Its all Fanatec controls.. CSR wheel and Clubsport pedals and shifter. My shifter is the H shift only version. The switchable unit was 2 month backorder when I bought it over a year ago. But I love in nonetheless. My button controls are read by a Symprojects JC32 and my gauge control is Symprojects ProGauge. Their products are awesome. And have great support.
  7. So I'm sure you all know Dirt Series has started.. I pre-ordred all dirt content the night before, ready for me to get off the next day and start racing.. I got out the camera just to share my reaction and ability to take on the new terrain now available. I started with the Late Model at Volusia with a Test session...... (you can change the track state.. New track is lame. change it to 40% or so) . Ater a few warm up laps I went into a practice session and turned a dozen laps... After that I jump in the Sprint Car at Eldora and jump straight into a Practice session. My favorite was the Sprint Car.. You can just drive the hell out of it.. Fast though the corners. Barely lifting.. At times seeing how long I could just keep it smashed holding on for dear life lol.. I could recommend both. equally as fun and challenging. But sprint car was my personal favorite so far... But that could easily change with more wheel time. Glad I got both.. I still havent been to all 3 tracks yet.. after I post this Ill check out Williams Grove.. Here is a video I took yesterday of my first laps.. Are there any tips out there or setup tweaks I should know about? Wondering if simple tire pressure changes could change alot.. Still need to drove more with the RF brake active or not to see what I prefer there.. Im definitely stoked for the new dirt racing so far.. And once I get nice consistant laps It will just get better.. Time to stop typing and get to racing!!
  8. Darren Ralph

    My sim - THE WHALE

    This Project is currently on Hold for a few months. It is roughly half complete. Everything was built using hand power tools. Most materials were cheap, excluding plexiglass and vinyls. I'm choosing the VR route, so triples won't apply for my rig. Not getting into details this time around ,but stay posted. PS: Do you like my plexiglass Air foil? Its connected to my G29 brake pedal. Works as a brake light It Glows Red, or any other color programmed.
  9. Ive included some of my build pics, it did not occur to me i would be posting my build until it was done w\and came out so nice costs $70 in pine and 2x4s, nails 2in and 4in $60 seat, got it out of a u pull it yard out of an 90's acura integra $40 in stain and lacqur $10 leds with MANY colors w/ remote build took me about 2 days to complete. all tho it will never be complete seeing how there is always something i could add. i chose to reverse mount the peddles because the oem mount style never felt real to me plus not they so not move around. my pc is a custom build i did end of last yr gtx 1060 overclocked 6gb video card, i7 7600k 4.0 possessor, 16gb of ram. i have only been sim racing for a few months not but im already addicted. i currently racing on a g29 with H shiftier, and also own a g27 full set. on the rig i am using the g29 wheel paired with the g27 shiftier and peddles with no issues. P.S. the only real reason i am posting my rig is to thank everyone on this site for there great ideas and help with my build. thank you all and i hope you enjoy the build.
  10. Hey everyone, After using a desk mounted wheel setup for 5 years I've finally decided to (could afford to) take the plunge into a dedicated simrig build. Comparing all the different pre-built rigs available from Obutto, GTOmega, RSeats, Playseats etc., I couldn't seem to find anything that really suited my long term needs. I had been drawn to the seemingly limitless customization options of an 80/20 rig, and the added bonus of getting to design and build the rig myself just added to the allure. To begin, lets take a look at what I have been using for the past 5 years. Good god! Please, excuse the disaster. Thankfully it won't be around for too much longer. The rig pictured consists of a G27, 3x 24" Samsung monitors, an additional 32" Samsung TV with Ipad mount attached, and a number of other peripherals not specific to simracing. Needless to say, the desk didn't get much use as an actual desk. I based my design off of Giospeed Designs cockpit, with some personal alterations to reduce cost. Here are some Sketchup images of the design. For the record, I am 5'11" 175 lbs. The rig was designed around these dimensions, so if you follow any of these design sketches then make sure to take your own personal height and weight into account. The sketchup design allowed me to get precise 8020 lengths as well as accurate counts of the number of screws, nuts, plates and gussets for the rig. I ordered all of my 8020 extruded aluminum members from the 8020 Inc Garage Sale - eBay Store. The prices here were cheaper than on the 8020 catalog website. The initial intention was to spend as little money as possible on 8020, but not compromise the design aesthetic and customization options. Black 8020 was what looked best to me, however the price difference over regular aluminum lead me believe I would end up with a standard aluminum color rig. HOWEVER, I managed to score some overstock black 40-4040-Lite Black for even cheaper than the standard aluminum!! Yeah! (Note: not all pieces pictured. Still waiting on some backordered 8020 members.) In an attempt to save money I decided to order full length 8020 members and cut them myself. After looking online I saw many suggestions to use a miter saw or table saw with a carbide tipped blade. Well... I don't have access to a miter saw or table saw so I decided to do it the hard way and use... A hacksaw and miter box! With the use of some clamps and a little elbow grease I managed to cut through the aluminum with relative ease and minimal sweat. DISCLAIMER: If you have access to a miter or table saw, use it! After the cutting, the next necessary step involves a 9.5% double ipa, just for good measure. After making a few cuts I began to assemble the main rig rails and seat mount. One of the major downsides of a simracing hobby is that you don't really have the opportunity to test any of the equipment before you buy it. I was hesitant to order a seat that I had never sat in, but after a little research and some interrogation of popular twitch streamers I decided to buy the DXRacer seat. It comes with an adjustable recline and seat slider, and so far seems very comfortable. I havent finished cutting all of the 8020 members yet. So far all I have put together is the seat base and main rails. Some shots of the progress so far: This is all I've got for now. Stay tuned for more progress on the build! If you've got any questions please feel free to ask away.
  11. Hi Friends, Sorry I haven't been around for a long time! I had a baby and had to give up the room and my setup to keep my wife happy and our baby alive. Anyways I'm back and I ready for another crack. I first started with a G27 and a PS3 with a PlaySeat with a metal bar between my legs. It was the worst cockpit ever! I bought it from someone local second hand and never sat in it before I paid him. It really did put me off sim racing or should I say racing games. A few years later (2012 I think) I was walking past a shop that had a GTUltimate V2 setup with a Thrustmaster T500 with GT5. I loved how the cockpit had no metal bar between my legs and it was easy enough to get in and out of. I also loved the steering wheel, the lad in the store said he loved playing iRacing online, I had never seen it before and thought - It can't be any good if its not on Steam LOL. I ended up buying GTUltimate v2, Thrustmaster T300, TH8rs, Fanatec CS v2 Pedals, Butt Kicker Gamer 2 and 3 27" monitors and eventually loaded up iRacing. I soon took to it and loved it. I only completed 18 races before I had to sell it all to make room for our daughter, I'd spent most of my time practicing and practicing and it paid off, not in the first few races because of nerves but after that I got in tune with my car and had full muscle memory and was pushing up the field. I never reached any real mile stones but it was enough for me to think I will come back to it one day and give it another crack. So now in 2016 we have Virtual Reality headsets. I have the HTC Vive, its amazing! I could go on and on about how much I love it but I wont. I've seen a few people using them on YouTube with sim racing. They talk about how good it is to just look to your left and right and see if a car is next to you or to even look into corners better. I tried Project Cars with my Vive and I though it was cool but found the sun beaming into the car terrible and some things would flicker and be distracting. Also I found the size of the cockpit all messed up. I tried playing with setting but I could never find a setting I liked. I thought driving from behind the car was cool. Also I was using a XBOX 360 controller to drive since I have no sim setup. I've tried the Oculus Rift CV1 and I think the pixel density is slightly better in the middle, i think this is because its a narrower field of view because they are using the same spec OLED display. Should I look to get the Rift if I want iRacing & VR? I don't see any support for the Vive on iRacing website? I see people are talking about OSW and AccuForce steering wheel bases. I saw a sick video of a lad rally driving and drifting with the Accuforce saying its amazing and it looked like it was performing how a real wheel would in that situation whereas my T300 never performed like that allowing it to find its home and take control again etc. I would love something like this. I've always had my eye on the Fanatec stuff. I was able to edge into the market for the CS v2 pedals at $379 Australian but now the v3 pedals are $549. They look even better and I still have a soft spot for them - I loved the 2-Stage clutch actuation. The CS v2 pedals shaved like 5 seconds off my lap times. After that purchase I was inspired and flying down the rabbit hole in search of better equipment and was lining up to buy a load of Derek Spears Design gear (Button Boxes, Shiter, Brake, Pedals), the recon was done! I had even purchased some old dash and interior from a wrecked Nissan Skyline r33 and was starting to build it all into a full on rig with gauges and switches. Then the our daughter was born and I just didnt have the time and space. But now I have a new house and 4 bedrooms so plenty of room for VR and Sim Racing. I'm thinking the following. I listed 1st, 2nd, 3rd preference for things. Please tell me if I'm missing something or should look at something else. Dont forget I'm also in Australia so something may be hard to get. Like anything overseas that costs more than $1,000 Aud is going to cop import tax and 10% GST, unless there is a work around lol. Cockpit - 1st: Playseat Sensation Pro, 2nd: GTUltimate Wheel Base - 1st: AccuForce, 2nd: OSW 3rd: Fanatec CS v2 Pedals - 1st: Derek Speares Design, Fanatec CS v3 Shifter - 1st: Fanatec SQ 1.5, 2nd: DSD Sq, Brake - 1st: Fanatec, 2nd: DSD Button Box - Simple button box for launching game, it has to be easy to find when I have the VR headset on. This is another reason why the Viv is good because of the camera on the front allowing you to see without taking the HMD off. Monitors - 1st: HTC Vive, 2nd: Oculus Rift, 3rd: Ultrawide Sound - I have Logitech z906 5.1 and Headphones Vibration - I'm thinking SimVibe software and something better than the buttkicker gamer 2. It was forever stopping and doing random things but when it worked I was happy. I really want quality vibration. I like the Playseat because it looks more sturdy and looks to have good adjustment so my short and tall friends can use it too without me cracking out the shifters. I tried a local made motion sim by Simworx and I wasn't too impressed with it. I dont know if they had the motion dialed up, but It put me off racing altogether and all I could think was when should I stop driving so I don't offend them and also how it made my driving worse. I think there static rigs were fine and they did say that some people love them some people prefer just static with vibration and I think I'm the later for sure. Also I don't know how it would go with using a VR headset and also my daughter my get a finger caught. I don't know exactly my budget but I guess something will have to be sacrificed somewhere because everything at retail is going to be hard to hide from my wife LOL. Also just got to give a shout out to Darin Gangi last time I was on here he helped me a few times and I appreciate that he had the time to share some knowledge with me, a newbie to the sim world. Also Avenga76 gave me a hand too and he not to far from me over in NZ. Both were great and saved me hours of messing around. Hope this makes sense. Will share pictures and videos as I get the gear in hand and installed. At this stage I'm thinking iRacing, PC and Dirt Rally as my sims of choice for the sim rig. Thank you all for your time, Cheers! *********Here is a photo from the old setup I sold. Also noticed it was only 2014 when I sold the gear. It was like new when I sold it! Such a waste!*******