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SIMUL8R Mark II PVC plans - bottom of pg #7, donations accepted

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Simul8r,

Can you tell me what the overall dimensions of the rig are, following the plans for the Mk II version?

I just want to make sure that once I have the initial frame completed, it will fit through the door going into the racing room.

thanks...

Jim

My rig fit through my standard size front door with no issue. the width of the rig on the top bar from the endcap to outside of crossbar is 33 1/4 inches wich is the widest part of the rig.

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Thanks Jim, honestly I allow my pride to get in the way not to accept but just mere recongnition, however I would truthfully admit my family and I could use the kind help, so thank you.

Any donations can be sent to my Paypal account: [email protected]

I've not built a Simul8r rig myself but I will be making a donation. I think its the least the community should do and especially if someone did benefit from all your hard work and generosity. It won't break anyone here to send a few bucks your way when you are in need especially in light of how much we all spend on our sim racing "toys" anyway.

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Simul8r,

Can you tell me what the overall dimensions of the rig are, following the plans for the Mk II version?

I just want to make sure that once I have the initial frame completed, it will fit through the door going into the racing room.

thanks...

Jim

Sure, PVC frame without a seat mounted are approximately:

length - 5 ft

width - 3 ft

height to top of front table - 2 ft

Depending on how you mount your seat could be 3 to 3 1/2 ft high when folded forward to a little as nothing if reclined as far as it can go. The down side when moving the rig with the seat through perhaps a standard 3 foot door way would be a bit heavy and clumbersome. I found putting the rig on it's side is easier when transporting through doorways. And if needed you can remove the seat and then mount it later the room.

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I've not built a Simul8r rig myself but I will be making a donation. I think its the least the community should do and especially if someone did benefit from all your hard work and generosity. It won't break anyone here to send a few bucks your way when you are in need especially in light of how much we all spend on our sim racing "toys" anyway.

Thanks for the comments BK, appreciated it.

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Sure, PVC frame without a seat mounted are approximately:

length - 5 ft

width - 3 ft

height to top of front table - 2 ft

Depending on how you mount your seat could be 3 to 3 1/2 ft high when folded forward to a little as nothing if reclined as far as it can go. The down side when moving the rig with the seat through perhaps a standard 3 foot door way would be a bit heavy and clumbersome. I found putting the rig on it's side is easier when transporting through doorways. And if needed you can remove the seat and then mount it later the room.

Thanks, Vic

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Hi,

Great work

I can't download de file :(

Can you help me?

João

Hey Joao, no file to dwnload. You can right click and copy the image on your end and print or refer to the plans as you see it on screen.

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Apologies if this has been asked before.

The Mk2 version, what height of user was that built for?

Much taller than the Mk1 for sure. I stretched the original lower frame and raised the front a few more inches just to accomodate gamers much like Darin Gangi's height who if I'm not mistaken stands 6'3". My rig with the seat I mounted should allow those pass 6'5" I'm sure.

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Been a while but I have been slowly working on a new viewing display for my rig. Here's a quick tease of what I copied from Remco Hitman's idea of super FOV using a 720p projector. Immersion is thru the roof IMO compared to my previous 3 LCD monitor setup. Once again Remco, thank you.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=/vOlCY_kXgXI

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Good day all,

Down to the wire for building the rig. a couple 45 deg connectors away..

However, I have read mixed comments on what to cut with.

I picked up a Stanley PVC Saw as that was all Home Depot(up here.. eh :P )

would recommend.

Mr Cole used a mitre box to cut his, and it seemed to work well.

I found schedule 40 PVC Pipe up here, but no idea if it is the same as what they or anyone else used.

oh, besides the fact that it was $220 CDN+ tax and no clamps or wood yet!

Seat was 100(used Sparco on Kijiji)

Just thought I'd check if anyone had "other" suggestions

THX and BIG thx to SIMUL8R :)

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You switched from three 20" LCDs to one with the Super FOV (I think that's the term that's floating around to refer to this kind of setup).

Two questions: you think it is worth it to go from three 23" monitors to one with Super FOV? Second question, if I go for the super FOV thing, you think I can still use my PC for general computing (or should I just keep one 23" monitor and bring it up every time I need it for general computing/surfing/etc).

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Two questions: you think it is worth it to go from three 23" monitors to one with Super FOV? Second question, if I go for the super FOV thing, you think I can still use my PC for general computing (or should I just keep one 23" monitor and bring it up every time I need it for general computing/surfing/etc).

That would be your decision Alfalfa. Bottom line for me was after seeing some of Remco's videos of his setup I was sold and made the decision to sell off my 3-20's including the PVC stand immediately. If your'e on the fence with this then see if borrowing a 16:9 projector just to try it out is within your reach. By that time and it becomes in favor of the projector then I think you'll will make that decision to whether keep 1 or all the 23's you currently have. Good luck!

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Awesome rig, and I totally plan on making one of my own soon enough. But I have a question about the seat height. I've noticed a lot of users that place the rig in front of a TV, or have their display mounted in front of them. I would be using this in conjunction to my computer desk (standard height). What is the seat height of this? I know it varies depending on seat / rails, etc, but I don't see this being near the height of my computer chair (about 15 inches).

 

Would I have to modify the base a little bit, or add some extra "fluff" to get that extra inches of height? If I'm too low, I don't believe I'll be able to have a good viewing angle on my monitors.

 

It just seems by looking at all the other finished rigs, that I'll be sitting too low.

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