Sim Racing.

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  1. Chin
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    ....that'll teach you for buying the Thrustmaster pedals. :oops:
     
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    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.
     
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    4play rig incoming... :coffee:
     
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    like I said, I have some fanatec pedals I'd sell on the cheap if you had interest.
     
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    Weak sauce breh. Step up your game!
     
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    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! 20180914_194807-1024x576.jpg 20180914_194802-800x450-1024x576.jpg 20180914_194813-1024x576.jpg 20180914_194826-1024x576.jpg 20180915_011826_HDR-1024x576.jpg
     
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    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.
     
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    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.

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    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:

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    *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:

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    So do you just need to extend the keyboard tray, or get it to swivel further out of the way?
     
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    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.
     
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    I picked up a cheap 7" tablet on eBay. Anybody here using an Android tablet for a sim dashboard?
     
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    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...
     
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    So this just happened...

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    deleted as Id posted earlier
     
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    Surly rocking the DD...niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice
     
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    Oh my...
     
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    I built a tower with an RTX 2080, so I'm hoping that gives me some additional performance over the 1070 in the laptop
     
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    what's the league name?
     
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    "STRUM FEST Z71 RACING LEAGUE"
     
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    Craftsman Truck Series?
     
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    Don't mind the name. He does completely random things. Tonight is radicals or corvettes (I guess somehow this makes sense?) at indy road.
     

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