SIMUL8R Mark II PVC plans - bottom of pg #7, donations accepted
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Well, 90% cut and test fit. I beefed up the front area because i decided once i got my 27"s in i wanted to keep a "desktop" in front of the wheel for keyboard, mouse, bobblehead, etc.... The dashdesk(lol) will smoothe the appearance transition from wheel to screen imo. Will take pics and post as i start gluing.

Thought I'd share this by another builder named A-ster. He posted his rig on my Lumenlab thread. He also used 27's with actuators for his seat. Although, I'm not sure if this is actually him in his rig it might be his friend.

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Sound's like you have money to burn :D In any case, I'll be looking out to see what you come up with.

well I have been on overtime for sometime now :) and had a bit of money saved for a turnkey rig and this saved me most of that so ..... but IDK i will probably just wait until the wheel comes or I guess I could just um borrow ;) my sisterinlaws x-box and wheel

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well I have been on overtime for sometime now :) and had a bit of money saved for a turnkey rig and this saved me most of that so ..... but IDK i will probably just wait until the wheel comes or I guess I could just um borrow ;) my sisterinlaws x-box and wheel

I know the feeling with the overtime. 3 84 hour weeks makes the wife happy.. But i would rather save where i can and besides that, this rig will be unique and something i made with my hands, a sense of accomplishment....

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Looking good, especially in that shade of red! :)

Bet you can't wait to give it a spin when it's completed.

Take care

Regards: >>>> Jack <<<<

Yes i can't wait! I have everything ready except I'm having a hard time finding a seat. It's been snowy here lately and the junkyards have been closed and then when the one I go to was open one of the workers had an accident and had to go to the hospital. So i have to go to the junkyard tomorrow and finally get a seat. I've been using a stool and some pillows to sit on, it isn't very comfortable. I painted the base and table black. If i do say so myself it looks pretty darn good. I'll post the final pictures when I finish it tomorrow.

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Excellent.

Nice bit of work on the rig, very ingenious for both the rig and the triple monitor stand.

All painted black, it looks pretty darned good, congrats on a job well done. :)

Take care

Regards: >>>> Jack <<<<

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Thanks for share your project.

Hi SIMUL8R's, i posted in Lumenlabs forum, but i think my firts post will take some time to appear.

What do you think about this pipe?

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It's 1/2" instead of 2", they also have 2" but i think this one its strong enough.

I don't know what to do for me it looks like 2" its a bit large...

Thanks

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Thanks for share your project.

Hi SIMUL8R's, i posted in Lumenlabs forum, but i think my firts post will take some time to appear.

What do you think about this pipe?

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It's 1/2" instead of 2", they also have 2" but i think this one its strong enough.

I don't know what to do for me it looks like 2" its a bit large...

Thanks

You know your ruler is in centimeters right? And 1/2" is very weak. 2" may look big in the store but once you put it together it isn't all that big. It is very strong and rigid. I would go with the 2". You probably could get by with 1 1/2" but 2" is extremely strong once put together.

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Welcome MJRL, I'm going to have to agree with iGuitar. A diameter of 1/2" would be too thin to build with perhaps 1 1/2" would be minimum with 2" being the best overall.

BTW, I responded to your question posted on Lumenlab.

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Guys sorry to induct in mistake, but i'm used to use metric and i make mistake.

This one is 1 1/2 sorry for my mistake, its the size before 2 inches. :D

You can see the outside its almost 1cm.

Thanks

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Seat is here! http://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/JegsDirect/include/popup.jsp?img=photos/900/942/942-80-1606-65.jpg

Hopefully Mounting it tomorrow.

90% painted (Cobalt Blue), Bottom MDF sheet is cut to size to Match Drill the Cockpit to.

Picked up a Creative Gigaworks 500, 5.1 surround system. Basically new since my stepson never used it, he always has his headphones on. I will also use my Home theater Sub on a split off the sub lead from the PC ( Definitive Technology Supercube III :D

Taking Pictures now... I figured we have all seen White PVC... lol....

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My G27 finally showed up. So I should be getting it finished up on Sunday. My buttkicker should be here on the fifth. I will stop at best buy tomorrow and pick upnthe playstation eye. Then I just need to save up for the 3d tv. If they are worth it. Still trying to decide.

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My G27 finally showed up. So I should be getting it finished up on Sunday. My buttkicker should be here on the fifth. I will stop at best buy tomorrow and pick upnthe playstation eye. Then I just need to save up for the 3d tv. If they are worth it. Still trying to decide.

Are you getting the eye for headtracking?

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Are you getting the eye for headtracking?

Yes head tracking is what I hope to use the eye for, I picked it up today but havnt had time to play with it yet. I also looked at 3d tv's but the guy at best buy said that a tv that worked without the glasses was shown at the vegas electeonics expo but it still had flaws like it only works for a single person looking straight on. it didnt work at an angle.

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Well the head tracking only works on beginner arcade mode. I have a playstation eye and I found a head tracking option in the menu. I turned it on but after research online I found it only works in Arcade mode. I was disappointed it doesn't work in career mode

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well that kind of stinks. oh well it will be cool for when people come over and play it in arcade mode. hopefully they update that :cry:

Yeah it does. Maybe they will update that, but I heard gt5 uses so much resources that the head tracking wouldn't be possible in any other mode. Maybe if they optimized the engine a little bit more though.

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I got the rig all glued together and turned a few laps on it. What a difference I turned all of my driving aids off and I realize that I am not that good at it yet. Its closer to real racing but still not quite there. I haven't even tried the eye yet but if, it doesn't work anyways what's the point

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This is my variation on the PVC cockpit theme. As you can see, there is much more work to do. A large wheel deck that will accommodate the wheel, monitor and PC. Next, a shelf on the right side for a shifter, mini keyboard and mouse, then a pedal box will follow, hopefully with plenty of adjustment options.

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This is my variation on the PVC cockpit theme. As you can see, there is much more work to do. A large wheel deck that will accommodate the wheel, monitor and PC. Next, a shelf on the right side for a shifter, mini keyboard and mouse, then a pedal box will follow, hopefully with plenty of adjustment options.

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I like this! That's the same exact seat I got from Summit Racing.

SIMUL8R, I was curious if you had any thoughts/ideas on incorporating your 3 screen setup all into the chassis rather then a stand alone? Maybe I could work it into the one above? I don't know, I also want to have a kayboard tray that can be moved into place when not racing. I'm starting to seriously look at the PVC route though.

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SIMUL8R, I was curious if you had any thoughts/ideas on incorporating your 3 screen setup all into the chassis rather then a stand alone? Maybe I could work it into the one above? I don't know, I also want to have a kayboard tray that can be moved into place when not racing. I'm starting to seriously look at the PVC route though.

It has been done before so I can't see why not. I beleive I posted a vid of a member's build named Aster (see several pages back) with his 3 26" monitor stand which is attached to the front of his pod. Although, I stand by the strength of 2" PVC pipes @ schedule #40 I would still warn that there is a limit as to how much weight a single pipe and fitting will hold until things will eventually give. So far, I've tested my adjustable monitor stand with a 45 pound plate and each of my 20" monitors only weigh 8 lbs a piece. Otherwise, you could very well add a few more PVC fittings to support a standard desk table and just set your monitors on top with their individual stands. The table top route should support at least 150 pounds of weight.

BTW, since you are referring to TDMX build which appears to be quite different from mine perhaps he can chime in on some insights as to what your wanting.

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Yeah I have 23" LCD's but I don't think they weight much more then 8lbs either. I don't think I saw anyone elses 3LCD setup in this thread other then yours, I've been a member at lumenlab for quite some years but never really visit that often, so I'm looking through that thread now :)

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