Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by housemusic1, Jul 19, 2018.
....that'll teach you for buying the Thrustmaster pedals.
We're up and running. I'm already brainstorming on how to add more to this rig, to make it more user friendly. Definitely need to add a handbrake, and I'm not sure how much I like the conical brake upgrade. Its beefy, but I think it may be too beefy. Monitor mounts shipped from 80/20 today, so I should be rocking triples soon. I'll give these Thrustmaster pedals a little time, but I think Fanatec pedals are in my future.
4play rig incoming...
like I said, I have some fanatec pedals I'd sell on the cheap if you had interest.
Weak sauce breh. Step up your game!
After making multiple purchases from 80/20 Inc & McMaster Carr, I was finally able to mount the other 2 monitors last night. Now I just need to work on my FOV settings!
I like your gaited shifter. Nice looking setup!
What is that keyboard mount? Finally got my stuff together and not super enthusiastic about the approach they used for keyboard and button box mounts.
Its an improvised Macgyver mount that the previous owner made. The keyboard is held up by 2 little plastic nubs. It's actually pretty slick. It pivots on a hinge, and you can swing the keyboard out of the way very easily. I had to extend the mount a little, because I'm 6'5", so when I'm not racing, I move the seat back, and that would put the keyboard out of reach a bit. I just added a couple pieces that I got from 80/20, otherwise it came with the rig. I like the versatility of 80/20, but it can be a little tedious when trying to add on to the rig. I bought a handbrake last week, and I'm still trying to figure out how I'm going to mount it.
Hmmm... interesting... Mine came with some 180* swivels but they're mounted to the main wheel support. Makes it awkward to get it in the right position and swing at the correct angle. Might take a note from yours and get a little offset bit so I can move the pivots. This is my current config, you can kinda see how the hinges being where they are causes clearance issues:
*In related news, the above replaces a Next Level Racing stand. I haven't decided what I'm doing with that yet. Might give it to the minion... but if I don't I'll have it for sale shortly if anyone is interested. The wheel deck is predrilled for thrustmaster or fanatec stuff, pedal plate may need to be drilled for anything not-thrustmaster. Supposedly drilled for fanatec but didn't work for my v3i's OOTB:
So do you just need to extend the keyboard tray, or get it to swivel further out of the way?
This one came with shims on the back that support the gear. Technically don't need it to be a "tray", it gets the job done support wise. Mostly I want more articulation and/or better placement. Swiveling it out of the way isn't a problem, getting it to a nice comfortable position that doesn't feel weird is tricky with the gear I have.
I picked up a cheap 7" tablet on eBay. Anybody here using an Android tablet for a sim dashboard?
I was before I went VR... I was using an app that allowed me to create my own virtual buttons and then use them to trigger a keyboard press. Was pretty slick once I got it set up, though creating the interface was time consuming.
I also had created a cell phone mount for the CSWv2 that I used to show my dashboard.
None of it is really missed to much with VR...
So this just happened...
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Surly rocking the DD...niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice
I built a tower with an RTX 2080, so I'm hoping that gives me some additional performance over the 1070 in the laptop
Jordan has a quasi-weekly league going in iracing for anyone interested. Next race is tomorrow night... Not sure folks here were aware:
what's the league name?
"STRUM FEST Z71 RACING LEAGUE"
Craftsman Truck Series?
Don't mind the name. He does completely random things. Tonight is radicals or corvettes (I guess somehow this makes sense?) at indy road.