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

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well i have pretty much read, or scanned threw all 30 pages of this thread and i think this rig is the best thing sence sliced bread( i wasn't talking about joey logano either). it seems to be simple enough and cheap enough. great job on all the one's i have seen built and i plan to do my own near the end of the summer!!!

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well i have pretty much read, or scanned threw all 30 pages of this thread and i think this rig is the best thing sence sliced bread( i wasn't talking about joey logano either). it seems to be simple enough and cheap enough. great job on all the one's i have seen built and i plan to do my own near the end of the summer!!!

 

Glad you found the thread helpful.  Be sure to drop a photo of the finish product when your done.

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well i have pretty much read, or scanned threw all 30 pages of this thread and i think this rig is the best thing sence sliced bread( i wasn't talking about joey logano either). it seems to be simple enough and cheap enough. great job on all the one's i have seen built and i plan to do my own near the end of the summer!!!

You can't beat a racing rig that can also move water from place to place!  :D

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i will definitly drop a few photos of the process. im thinking of running most of the wire mess threw the pvc. seems it would be a logical thing to do to avoid tripping/tangling of them.

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So my build started yesterday with the cutting of the pipe. So only 1 pic so far with this taken with most of the cutting done which took about 2hrs all up. My kids thought I'd made snow. :)

Have to say it was pretty hard getting the cuts to the exact measurements. Probably more to do with the equipment I used but i'm not too fussed given I'm not gluing the rig together.

I think that will be the beauty of deciding to screw the rig together as it's not so critical to have the butts of each join perfect.

I'm hoping to trial fit the rig today so more pics soon hopefully.

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So my build started yesterday with the cutting of the pipe. So only 1 pic so far with this taken with most of the cutting done which took about 2hrs all up. My kids thought I'd made snow. :)

Have to say it was pretty hard getting the cuts to the exact measurements. Probably more to do with the equipment I used but i'm not too fussed given I'm not gluing the rig together.

I think that will be the beauty of deciding to screw the rig together as it's not so critical to have the butts of each join perfect.

I'm hoping to trial fit the rig today so more pics soon hopefully.

I would say you have the ideal cutting saw. I did mnewith a reciprocating saw and that was tough. And yes maybe the measurements may not be exact once cut, but once you put it all together it should be ok.

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Trail assembly is done & it went pretty well. There are some minor misalignment's but nothing that doesn't look bad or mean it won't function as intended.

I found the 45' angle fittings were the worst to fit, I think it's their rounded shape making it hard for the rubber mallet to strike squarely, thankfully there are not too many of them.

The table top is also not level as it slopes slightly towards the front of the rig. It is bad enough that I will cut a couple of longer upright pieces to fix it as I intend to have the PC sitting behind the monitor once it's finished.

Other than that I have got to shout-out to simul8r, your plans are fantastic mate & as long as you think about it as you build it there is nothing that can really trip you up.

Although I have no idea how you would use the PVC bonding agent? It took me long enough to home each join without any type of glue, let alone PVC bond that sets in like 20sec's. :shock:

 

Oh BTW you will notice the driving position is the other way around compared to the plans, that's because we drive on the correct side of the road here. :-P:mrgreen:

 

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Although I have no idea how you would use the PVC bonding agent? It took me long enough to home each join without any type of glue, let alone PVC bond that sets in like 20sec's. :shock:

 

Oh BTW you will notice the driving position is the other way around compared to the plans, that's because we drive on the correct side of the road here. :-P:mrgreen:

 

Looking good Flinty, before you finally take that plunge in gluing - decide if you really prefer having the shifter bar that far out because you can always shorten it down to 3 inches, just as I have.  For the glue, look for something with a longer curing time rather than the PVC cement, it's definitely required or just go with screws.

 

And as far as relocating the shifter bar....well, everybody's entitled to one mistake.   :wink:

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Hehehe, mistake you say... I did howver do as you suggested & brought the shifter brace closer using 3" pipes. ;)

 

Also overnight I decided to mod the rig as I felt the top area wasn't large enough to provide enough room for both a monitor & PC box on top as I need to do. So here is what I came up with today.

I have to say even these little mods took a while to get right which makes the original plans even more impressive.

I'll edit the original plans with the measurements I used when I get time. If that's OK with you simul8r?

 

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Trail assembly is done & it went pretty well. There are some minor misalignment's but nothing that doesn't look bad or mean it won't function as intended.

I found the 45' angle fittings were the worst to fit, I think it's their rounded shape making it hard for the rubber mallet to strike squarely, thankfully there are not too many of them.

The table top is also not level as it slopes slightly towards the front of the rig. It is bad enough that I will cut a couple of longer upright pieces to fix it as I intend to have the PC sitting behind the monitor once it's finished.

Other than that I have got to shout-out to simul8r, your plans are fantastic mate & as long as you think about it as you build it there is nothing that can really trip you up.

Although I have no idea how you would use the PVC bonding agent? It took me long enough to home each join without any type of glue, let alone PVC bond that sets in like 20sec's. :shock:

 

Oh BTW you will notice the driving position is the other way around compared to the plans, that's because we drive on the correct side of the road here. :-P:mrgreen:

 

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Well granted my PVC sim is right hand shift, but thats because I have been using right hand shift for ages from using the Driving Force GT, (wheel mounted right hand shifter) before I went to a G27 set, and the garage placing is easier to get in and out of if its right hand shift.

 

I am in Sydney Australia.

Mind you, my other sim is left hand gear shifter, just have to remember that swapping between simulators.

 

And yes, simul8tr is a legend!

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Also overnight I decided to mod the rig as I felt the top area wasn't large enough to provide enough room for both a monitor & PC box on top as I need to do. So here is what I came up with today.

I have to say even these little mods took a while to get right which makes the original plans even more impressive.

I'll edit the original plans with the measurements I used when I get time. If that's OK with you simul8r?

 

Thanks for asking but I prefer you didn't.  For one thing it might be mistaken for the actual plans. I'm already encountering other drawings/sketches/cads floating on the net being mistaken has mine.   I could imagine what more if my actual plans were altered.

 

Back to your table top.  The reason I didn't extend my pipes that far out front was for the purpose of weight distribution.  I was afraid that if a table were set that far out - there might a be a possibility for to much weight placed up front and find everything on the floor after the rig has tilted over.  So be careful, I would suggest at this stage since it hasn't been glued/screwed yet is to try a test run with weights/bricks or just sit on a makeshift table with your seat of course in place.  Hopefully, in your case, everything works out.

 

Good luck.

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No worries simul8r, I totally understand. ;)

If anyone is keen to make the same mod they can PM me for measurements if they want. Otherwise do what I did & work it out for yourself. :)

I also have some concerns around weight distribution & will be testing it. However I do feel it will be ok given it'll have a real car seat on the other end which must weight around 25kg at least. I'm also thinking how I might add support leg(s) to the front of the rig it if needed.

I'll report back once it's all fitted.

One other thing I've noticed is the 3" pipes seem to be a touch long if the intent is to have the connection pieces butt up against each other. I think it makes for a stiffer rig if they do so I'll be cutting them down to 2.5" or 2.75" to achieve this.

Not sure but it maybe a consequence of our metric measured pipe here.

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No worries simul8r, I totally understand. ;)

If anyone is keen to make the same mod they can PM me for measurements if they want. Otherwise do what I did & work it out for yourself. :)

 

You can come up with your own sketch and post it, that would be ok.

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Hi. I'm gonna start making my own pvc rig this week. I just wanted to thank you Simul8r. I don't know how it's going to turn out, but it's a great design.

 

Greetings from Chiapas, Mexico. =)

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Thanks for asking but I prefer you didn't.  For one thing it might be mistaken for the actual plans. I'm already encountering other drawings/sketches/cads floating on the net being mistaken has mine.   I could imagine what more if my actual plans were altered.

 

I am concerned that my Sketchup drawing is causing confusion.  Is there anything I can do to help the situation?  I am not looking to steal credit.

 

Craig

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Although I have no idea how you would use the PVC bonding agent? It took me long enough to home each join without any type of glue, let alone PVC bond that sets in like 20sec's. :shock:

 

Use a large bore solvent like this: http://www.hrproducts.com.au/ips-711-weld-on-large-bore#ad-image-0

 

Being large bore cement, it gives you more time to work with the fittings, before setting. Hope this helps.

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I am concerned that my Sketchup drawing is causing confusion.  Is there anything I can do to help the situation?  I am not looking to steal credit.

 

Craig

Youur drawings are fine enderw since you did come up with it yourself,  although, it may have been a little mistake on my part providing input in your pretty sketchup.  Your drawings actually depicts the true and current design of my Mark II sitting here at home when I finally incorporated Remco Hitman's super FOV display setup.

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Hi. I'm gonna start making my own pvc rig this week. I just wanted to thank you Simul8r. I don't know how it's going to turn out, but it's a great design.

 

Greetings from Chiapas, Mexico. =)

 

Ola Dobbac, have fun with the build and hope to see a photo of your rig at the end. :)

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Was there a picture somewhere of a PVC design with a centre post wheel mount? 

Thats where the wheel mount post is between your legs.

 

You know, there was this build made out of 1-1/2" by someone sort of following my plans who did added a center post.  Think it was back in the Mk I days on another forum.

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First post here and just wanted to add my thanks first to simul8r for sharing his awesome plans and second to all the builders that shared their builds. I am planning on building one of these this coming summer and have found some great ideas for inspiration and what I want to build into my own righ.

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Hello everyone just made one today this thing is amazing!!! First I would like to thank Simul8r for these great plans and everyone who made blue prints. I modified it and put another 37½ bar on the other side so the wheel doesn't shake, Works perfect the wheel is solid as a rock. I used red paint to match my Iracing rollcage but it turns out 2 cans isnt enough, I'm going to primer and re paint it in a few days when I have time. Now all I need is 2 more monitors... Anyways heres some pics!

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