Complete wind simulators and kitsets for sale
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Hi guys.

Over the last 2 months I have been designing and developing my wind simulators.

At them moment I am offering them as a fully assembled units or kitset consisting of all the 3D printed part you need for the project plus a list of the parts you will need.

You can order the full kitset or just the controller box or air straighteners.

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new pricing options

I am now offering fully assembled and partially assembled option. 

New Pricing options.

All prices are a special introductory price and are subject to change.

Option 1: The complete unit. $710 NZD Complete plug and play. Desk mount or rig mounted. 

Comes complete with blowers, PSU, Adruino and Monster moto all installed and ready to use.

It comes preloaded with iRacing Fanboi wind simulator plugin for iRacing and is also compatible with SimTool for other games.

The unit also comes with a pair of 50mm air straighteners which improve the air speed by up to 50% and it will also come with the TMC blowers which are  faster than the Seaflo blowers.

Note: shipping on these is really expensive due to the weight, Around $150NZD shipping to the states.

Includes the new suppressor boxes 

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Option 2: $590NZD plus shipping.The complete unit minus the blowers. I will provide quick connects on the end if the fan cables and I will include crimp ends in the box. All you need to do is crimp the ends on the cables then connect red to red and black to black on each blower. comes with 50mm air flow straighteners. This will save a lot of money because shipping is done by weight and the blowers are 1.4Kg. The whole wind simulator I sent to ISRTV was only 4.25KG so they blowers add a lot to the shipping, also the blowers are twice as expensive for me to buy here in New Zealand. This would be a good option for USA customers but wouldn't make that much difference for Aussie customers because they are in the same boat as me in terms of cost of the blowers

Includes the new suppressor boxes 

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Option 3: the Mini. $530 NZD plus shipping.This is an easy to mount compact version for if you don't have room for the full simulator. Again I will have quick connects on the end of the fan cables so you can just mount this box somewhere on your rig and then run the wires up to your fans, comes with 50mm air flow straighteners. Also due to the smaller size and weight, shipping will be much cheaper than a Option 2

Includes the new suppressor boxes 

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Option 4: $310NZD plus shipping. The electronics package. If you don't like soldering but you want to built your own mounts for the wind simulator then this is for you. It will come with the controller box, 50mm fan in the lid, heatsinks, Arduino and monster moto all soldered, programmed and fully tested. Again it will have quick connects on the fan leads and a forked connector on the power so all you need to do is connect it up to power and the fans and you are away and running

Includes the new suppressor boxes 

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Option 5: $210NZD plus shipping. The deluxe 3D printed kit (Controller box with fan lid, 50x50x15mm Fan, Heatsinks for MM, feet, PSU bracket, Power plug, 50mm air flow straightener, IEC320 Male Chassis Power Plug) Plus the DXF file to get your base water jet cut.

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Option 6: $425NZD. plus shipping.The Deluxe electronics package. Option 4 and Option 5 combined. Fully installed, soldered and tested Arduino, monstor moto inside the Controller box with fan lid with 50x50x15mm Fan and Heatsinks installed, feet, PSU bracket, Power plug, 50mm air flow straightener, IEC320 Male Chassis Power Plug

Includes the new suppressor boxes 

(Base plate is an optional extra for the option 6, add $60NZD for the base plate)

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Option 7: $155NZD plus shipping. The basic 3D printed kit in the first post. (Normal controller box, feet, PSU bracket, Power plug, 50mm air flow straightener, IEC320 Male Chassis Power Plug)

Option 8: Just the individual 3D printed parts, pick and choose from the 3D printed parts and just buy what you want.

All boards and simulators come fully tested with the following tests

Voltage tests 

I test and adjust the output voltage on the PSU, I test the voltage at the PSU, Input to the MM, Output to each fan. 

Wind speed tests 

I test every unit that I supply with blower for wind speed to insure my blowers are outputting at full speed and are giving me the right air flow. 

Current Draw tests 

I connect my shunt to each unit and check the current draw to ensure that you don't have a faulty blower drawing to much current. 

Temperature tests. 

Each unit goes through a series of temperature tests. The first is a 15 minute 50% speed test followed immediately by a 15 minute full speed test with temperature checks ever 5 minutes. In my testing the MM's get up to temperature in about 30 seconds then will hold at that temperature, much like you CPU will in your PC if you do a CPU stress test. 

The next test is a 30 minute real world test where I will race around a track, usually nords or Lime Rock in the HPD and test the temperatures after a lot of speeding up and slowing down. 

The 3D printed individual pricing is as follows. 

Power plug: $15NZD 
Controller box with fan lid: $50NZD 
Normal controller box: $40NZD 
4x Feet: $10NZD 
PSU bracket: $30NZD 
Pair of 25mmx100mm air flow straighteners: $30NZD 
Pair of 50mmx100mm air flow straighteners: $50NZD 
Heatsinks for MM: $15NZD 
50x50x15mm Fan: $30NZD 
IEC320 Male Chassis Power Plug: $10NZD 

You can order as much or as little of the 3D printed parts you need, so if you only want the controller box then that would be $40NZD plus shipping 

For the kitset options, upon purchasing I will send you the DXF file so you can get the base plate water jet cut. 

The feet can be uses as a desk top unit or they can be reversed to be mounted to 8020 rigs and the likes.

If you only want to buy the 3D printed parts the the rest of the parts needed to complete the kitset are (Supplied by the end user) 

2x 4 inch blowers (Either Seaflo or TMC Note: TMC needs active cooling) 
1x Arduino Uno 
1x Monster Moto 
1x 12v 20A PSU (Must be 200x100x42mm with a 120x80mm bolt pattern on the bottom) 

Misc parts needed 
15A 16AWG wire 
Soldering Iron 
Heatshrink 
Fork crimp ends 

Bolts and fasteners needed 
4x 5/16th 1 and a half inch bolt (Or M 8 ) 
4x 5/16th washer (or M 8 ) 
4x 5/16th spring washer (or M 8 )  
4x 5/16th nut (or M 8 )  
4x M3 8mm 
4x M3 washers 
6x M4 10mm counter sunk 
4x M4 15mm 
10x M4 Nylock nuts 
2x M3 10mm counter sunk 
2x M5 40mm 
4x M5 15mm 
6x M5 Nylock nuts 
6x M5 washers 

Here are some photos of the completed kitset. This one is ISRTV branded because I will be sending them this completed wind simulator this weekend.

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These are some ISRTV branded air straighteners. The retail version will come with 50mm air straighteners without the mounting tabs.

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I have also made some changed to the base plate so you can adjust the angle of the fans

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You will be able the angle them at +/- 30 degrees.

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For more information about the evolution of my wind simulator you can read my thread here.

 

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Some more photos of inside the controller box

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The Arduino simply clips in to place and is held in by pins on the lid. 

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And the fan lid design, both lid designs have a working reset button so you can reset the Arduino from outside the case.

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And some photos of the cable and IO entry

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And some of my completed batches so far

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Some completed controller boxes that have already been shipped

The mini kitset all ready to send. Just add PSU and blowers and you are good to go.

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Each kitset comes with the crimps and heatshrink for the blowers

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Your controller box and airflow straighteners are all finished Frans

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I also splashed out and brought Simplify3D which is a much better slicer than Cura which came with my printer and it is doing much nicer prints now

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I am going to do a redesign of my controller box. I am going to switch from using 3D printed pins to screws with a captive hex nut for holding down the controller boards, This will make it much stronger.

 

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On 10/22/2016 at 2:29 PM, Avenga76 said:

Hi Avenga76 i am interested in the  Option 4: $230NZD plus shipping and wanted to know what the total cost with shipping to the USA  Zip 98058 ? thanks.

 

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I have been doing some experimenting with velocity stacks and I have been able to some nice extra gains in wind speed.

The TL-DR is 28KPH @ 600mm with just the blower and 45KPH @ 600mm with the air flow straighteners and velocity stack. That's 17KPH faster!!

I have a set of velocity stacks for the V8 Avenger race car that I am building out in the garage.

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I went and grabbed those and quickly designed something similar in CAD. I did them in yellow so you can see them better.

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I did some back to back testing, and also did some testing with my air straightener as well. With the velocity stack and the air straightener I am seeing 60% faster wind speeds at 600mm, not only that it changes the feel of the air, gets rid of the buffeting and makes it in to a smooth jet of air.

I present to you now the ultimate in blower technology :)

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I'll start off with how I did my testing then go on to some photos and info about the velocity stack.

this was my testing setup. One blower is naked and one blower has my airflow straighteners and velocity stacks. It is power by one of my wind simulator controller boxes that will be going out in tomorrows batch.

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This is the controller box powering it

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First up we will test the naked blower at 600mm 

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At 600mm I am getting 28KPH on the naked blower

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Now for the blower with the airflow straightener and velocity stack at 600mm, I now get 45KPH. A 60% increase in wind speed!!! 

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I also did another test at 650mm just to take in to account the 50MM airflow straightener and that was 43KPH, so a marginal drop.

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Now for a test close up at 300mm, with the naked blower I get 40KPH

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And with the blower with the air flow straightener and velocity stack I get 51KPH. So a 30% increase. You don't see as much of an increase at closer range because my airflow straighteners are designed to project the air out further, for example I am getting 5KPH faster wind speeds at 600mm with the air flow straighteners and velocity stacks than I am at 300mm with the naked blower. Without my airflow straightener then the wind speed drops off really fast.

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Just for due diligence I also did the test at 350mm and only saw a 0.5KPM drop, it was effectively the same.

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At point blank range I see 70KPH with the naked blower

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And 75KPH with the velocity stack

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Unlike other copies of my designs that are just designed to look pretty I do a lot of testing and research in my designs. I read many articles about wind tunnel design before building my airflow straighteners, things like the hollow section after the honeycomb is vitally important to the design and efficacy of the airflow straightener and like wise with the velocity stack I did my research in to the science behind velocity stacks before designing this. I know they work because I have them on my Dellorto carbs on my '75 Avenger and on my V8 Avenger race car that I am building.

Basically it works by sucking in the air from the sides of the pipe to increase the amount of air it can draw, without them the flow area will be pinched down

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I found a nice formula for working out what my radius should be https://neutrium.net/fluid_flow/pressure-loss-from-pipe-entrances-and-exits/

To show this effect in action, here is a photo holding my Anemometer above the lip of the velocity stack, you can see that it is sucking in 8.5KPH and my Anemometer is at 90 degrees to the wind flow, so you can see how the air is being pulled in from all sides around the curved surface.

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Here are some photos of the velocity stack itself, it is really hard to see in black

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It sort of looks like a top hat.

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The finish came out really nice. My new slicing program, Simplify 3D has an option that lets you randomise the starting location of each layer so you don't get a phenomenon called Z Scaring which will cause a ridge down your model because every layer started in the same place.

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It does take a little long to print with the randomised start points but the finish is so smooth, which is important for this

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Attached to the back of the blower

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And from the front through the airflow straightener.

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I have been doing a little more development of my velocity stacks. I think I can get better results from a smaller package.

These are the 2 new designs of my velocity stack that I am testing.

The first is a mini version of my first prototype. 

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The next one is another small one but this one has straight sidewalls instead of tapered sidewalls.

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I have printed out one of my first new design and the first test results are good. It looks like it might work over better than my first prototype. I am now getting 11KPH when holding the anemometer at 90 degrees to the blower vs 8.5KPH with the old velocity stack. This means that it is sucking more air from around the lip.

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Here are some shots of the new velocity stack installed

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And the old one on the left versus the new one one the right. I think the old one was longer than it needed to be and the radius in the lip was bigger than it needed to be.

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Also, last weeks batch was sent out on Sunday. Thanks heaps to everyone for their orders

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Hi.

I am really interested in buying this, and have been following along since i first read about it on the Iracing forum.
However, as I have no clue in regards to DIY projects I would like to ask if, and if so, how, this could be mounted on to a Thrustmaster T300RS wheelbase and/or the Obutto Revolution rig in any way ?
Also, as I am using my racing rig for my normal office work too, I have the screen directly above the wheelbase, with only a few spare milimeters, and I guess this would pose a problem in regards to the mounting.
Do you plan on selling a complete set including those air ducts, as that would remove some of the problems around where to install the blowers, and only have to somehow mount the end of the airducts somewhere.

Do you have an estimate on what the shipping of the complete package to Denmark is going to cost (with/without the blowers) ?

Best regards, and facinating to follow your work.

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On 06/12/2016 at 11:22 PM, Psico said:

Hi.

I am really interested in buying this, and have been following along since i first read about it on the Iracing forum.
However, as I have no clue in regards to DIY projects I would like to ask if, and if so, how, this could be mounted on to a Thrustmaster T300RS wheelbase and/or the Obutto Revolution rig in any way ?
Also, as I am using my racing rig for my normal office work too, I have the screen directly above the wheelbase, with only a few spare milimeters, and I guess this would pose a problem in regards to the mounting.
Do you plan on selling a complete set including those air ducts, as that would remove some of the problems around where to install the blowers, and only have to somehow mount the end of the airducts somewhere.

Do you have an estimate on what the shipping of the complete package to Denmark is going to cost (with/without the blowers) ?

Best regards, and facinating to follow your work.

Send me a PM and we can talk about different mounting options

 

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Hey guys. Sorry for the lack of updates. I have been really busy making wind simulators.

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I have now perfected the printing of my velocity stack so I am now offering them for sale 

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They are quite tricky to print because of the overhang. I print the bottom section at 200 micron, then switch down to 100 micron then finally go down to 50 micron which is actually finer resolution than my printer officially supports.

You can see the different layers in these screenshots

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I have been working on something else for a customer. It is a beefed up RAM mountable version of my airflow straighteners. I have increased the side wall thickness and created a really chunky mount which will bolt up to a RAM-B-238 mount. It takes about twice as long to print and uses about twice the plastic but it is designed for those of you whole want to be able to angle and reposition there vents.

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Here is some photos of the first finished version.

This is it on the print bed with supports still attached

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Photo of the mount

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It connects up to a RAM mount like this

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I will wait until I get feedback from the customer then I will make this an option for anyone else who wants to mount my airflow straighteners using RAM mounts

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On 19/03/2017 at 10:15 AM, The Angry Arab said:

I'm interested in buying Option 1 after summer. How do I proceed? :)

Replied via PM last month.

Anyone else wanting to order a wind simulator just send me a PM and I will give you all the details on current build time and my paypal details.

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Hey guys, just doing a testimonial if anyone is on the fence about this. First, no matter how you go about it, wind really adds to the experience. But I have been having a blast with the setup I bought from Avenga76. I used the Sea Flo blowers and they work great. Got it slung upside down from a shelf above my desk and now I really miss it if I don't turn it on or forget to load the SimTools drivers that I use to feed it speed information.

You can see for yourselves what he puts in these but it's beautiful! The 3D printed parts are gorgeous and what did it for me. Beautiful black velocity stacks and flow straighteners and the cool boxes and such all done and ready to go. It also just works. He also kept me updated as he built mine with photos and finally a tracking number.

If I needed another wind kit, I wouldn't hesitate to buy again. Really well made.

@Mod - if this is inappropriate please don't approve, but I thought I'd just post my $0.02. ;-)

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i am curious, since i do not know anything about these. does it work constant? how does it simulate? is it based off track information? telemetry from the sims? does it work in every single sim? racing title? would be nice to have this explained in detail and more so people seeing this and new understand it better and more clearly. 

thanks and hope this is no hassle.

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On 30/06/2017 at 6:06 PM, rocafella1978 said:

i am curious, since i do not know anything about these. does it work constant? how does it simulate? is it based off track information? telemetry from the sims? does it work in every single sim? racing title? would be nice to have this explained in detail and more so people seeing this and new understand it better and more clearly. 

thanks and hope this is no hassle.

Hi, Sorry, I missed your message.

It works based off the speed of your car or rollercoaster, or other vehicle.

It uses telemetry and takes the speed value from the vehicle in game and then maps that to the blower speed, so the faster the car goes, the faster the wind blows. So when you are sitting in the pits or at the starting line then the fans will be stopped. As you accelerate the wind speed will increase. Then as you slow down for corners the wind speed will also slow down.

It works especially well for open wheelers because you can feel the rush of speed as you accelerate out of the corners and then feel the wind drop off as you break down in to corners.

There is two programs that you can use to control the wind simulator.

The first is iRacing Fanboi, which is free but it only works with iRacing.

And the second is Simtools Pro, which does cost $70USD but it supports most modern racing titles.

They both use different Arduino codes which you can replace very easily but I will ship it with either the iRacing code or the SimTools code based on which one you want to use.

I build them in batches of around 3 or 4. Here is a photo of my current batch of 4 that will ship this weekend, 3 full wind simulators and a mini wind simulator. Then on the bottom step you can see the 3D printed parts for my next batch that I will be building next week.

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If you have any other questions feel free to ask or send me a PM.

I am working on a video which will show the wind simulators in action.

 

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5 hours ago, Mayaman said:

This is awesome. 

Thanks

2 hours ago, anton_chez said:

I'd love to get a set of these, but struggling to find anywhere to mount them. I'm going to have to be super creative to get them anywhere near a decent spot.

A lot of my customers run ducting and have the wind simulator either behind there monitors or on a small table next to there rigs.

Here is the ducting on my own rig.

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And here is another one of my customers who used ducting to go under his monitor

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On 30/06/2017 at 6:06 PM, rocafella1978 said:

i am curious, since i do not know anything about these. does it work constant? how does it simulate? is it based off track information? telemetry from the sims? does it work in every single sim? racing title? would be nice to have this explained in detail and more so people seeing this and new understand it better and more clearly. 

thanks and hope this is no hassle.

Further to my explanation, since I was testing my last batch last night I figured I would record a quick video showing the wind simulator in action. I am just using no limits rollercoaster because it is easy for me to have the game running in the background while I talk over it. It works exactly the same of racing games. If you use Simtools then it supports most modern sim titles.

 

 

I am working on a better video in iRacing that will have multi camera so you can see the wind speed in on my Anemometer and the PWM on my oscilloscope but I just need to find time to edit it and do the voice over.

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Just a quick update.

I am now offering the TMC blowers as an official upgrade for my wind simulator. The TMC is about 10-25% more powerful than the Seaflo (depending on range) and 4 times more powerful than the fans that Sim Racing Studio uses on their wind simulator. (And yes you can limit the max fan speed)

In my testing I find you get a much better feeling in the difference in wind speed with the faster blowers, you could look at the TMC blowers on my wind simulator like an Accuforce and the SRS wind simulator would be like a G27 compared.

Here is a graph comparing the wind speed at 600mm with all fans and no air flow straighteners. Obviously the closer you have the fans, the faster the wind speed, point blank the TMC blowers are 88KPH.

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Here is the raw data

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TMC                          42.64
Seaflo                        31.86
Tyhoon 5400RPM     13.24
B Blaster (SRS fan)  12.93
Tyhoon 4250RPM     10.21
Noctua NF-A14          7.24
Noctua NF-F12          1.44

Here is a batch that I am just sending out with TMC blowers

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Hello from the UK, just wanted to chip in here,

 

I have my wind simulator installed today and I can't recommend this kit highly enough.  Avenga76 even sorted a simtools software issue I had (from the other side of the planet!) and the build quality is superb.  It runs great, even with motion and vibration running at the same time, the immersion is unreal from slow corner to fast straight.

 

The strength of the fans is really needed, It sorts out a problem I had on the Vive with my head getting too hot towards the end of a race and my concentration suffering.

 

Top notch gear and can't thank Avenga76 enough,

 

Cheers!

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Hey guys.

Just a quick update.

I am going on a 15 day road trip this weekend so I will be away for a couple of weeks. I will be starting my next batch when I get back.

I'm all caught up on my orders and sent out my previous batch last weekend so it is a good time for a break.

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Since my trip is racing related I thought I would share it here.

I am going on a 15 day track-day tour of all of the race tracks in the South Island of New Zealand. I used to race back in the day so I have raced at most of the North Island tracks but I have never been to any of the South Island tracks.

I live at the top of the North Island so it is a pretty big journey. Here is a map of the tour. Pretty much driving the whole of New Zealand.

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I will be taking my 1975 Hillman Avenger. I fully restored this car about 6 years ago. I used to race Avengers so it has all my old rally car suspension.

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We are starting the trip by meeting at Hampton Downs race track. We aren't doing a track day of this track as part of the tour, but this is my local track so I have raced there before.

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After that we drive down the North Island and catch the ferry across to the South Island. We are then driving all the way down the west coast, stopping off at the glaciers and the Milford Sound, then to the very bottom of the South Island for our first track day at Teretonga Park, in Invercargill https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teretonga_Park

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After that we head up to our second track day at Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell. This is New Zealand's newest track and it is massive, 4.1km with 22 corners. It was designed by drawing inspiration from some of the world's most famous race tracks, so it is really varied. I have wanted to race here ever since it was built.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highlands_Motorsport_Park

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Our third track day is at Timaru International Motor Raceway (A.K.A Levels Raceway) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timaru_International_Motor_Raceway

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And then our final track day is at Mike Pero Motorsport Park (A.K.A Ruapuna Speedway) in Christchurch. It a bit of a tricky track because you need to brake for Flexopass corner while you are going around that bend on the straight 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Pero_Motorsport_Park

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After that we are cruising back up to the ferry then back up the North Island.

It really is a once in a lifetime trip. This will be my 6th time driving my old classic cars down to the South Island but it will be my first time on any of the tracks down there is I am really looking forward to some real world racing.

Here is a full itinerary and maps of the trip

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1465052036955297.1073741835.424707237656454&type=3

As practise I downloaded all the tracks in Assetto Corsa and I have been practising in a Ford Escort in VR, which is the closest I can get to my Avenger.

Thanks heaps to all you guys for your support of my wind simulators over the last year and a half, and I look forward to getting back to building wind simulators after my trip.


 

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