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Re: DIY FFB wheel.

Postby Jetboy » Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:49 am

Had come across that site while hunting around and lost it when I didn't bookmark it, think the prices were actually pretty good when compared to sourcing each part individually (and nice to know its all there and going to work when it arrives)
Signed up for the pre-order so will see what happens there and report back

Yea think your right thinking about it now with the brake, ankle was a bit sore afterwards so not quite where I should have been generating force from
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Re: DIY FFB wheel.

Postby Chomp » Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:29 am

Well, in a few hours I will know if I have another OSW...

I saw a kollmorgen motor going for a good price that I put my name down for it. Apparently I am next on the list as someone else got there first but hasnt committed.

It will probably mean I have to get all new electronics though as this motor is not as efficient as the MIGE so it will have less power unless I change.

So in this case, replacing motor may mean replacing entire setup.
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Re: DIY FFB wheel.

Postby Agent X20 » Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:05 am

All I can say jetboy is I'm glad you've still got your thumbs! :D
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Re: DIY FFB wheel.

Postby Jetboy » Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:11 pm

Yea I have to admit that Chomp had to prod me to get my thumbs back inside the wheel a few times, heading towards a wall was never that much of a concern with the Logitech wheels :shock:

Be a shame if you had to replace the whole setup for the new motor Chomp....have some storage space down here if you don't have a spare spot for it :D
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Re: DIY FFB wheel.

Postby Chomp » Mon Dec 14, 2015 6:12 pm

Some guy got the motor before me and there was another one but not the spec I wanted. Good news is I am still $2200+ richer and after having some good time at the pistol range on saturday I am happy I didnt spend the $$ I had aside for a new 9mm so it is a win anyway :)
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Re: DIY FFB wheel.

Postby Yoda » Tue Dec 15, 2015 2:06 pm

Did you get the new rim and flappy paddles working?
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Re: DIY FFB wheel.

Postby Chomp » Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:38 pm

I dont have the flappy paddles on yet but this is how it looks, from after I milled it to putting on the front and back. With the paddles will be a coiled usb cable so I wont have that awful white thing I put on for testing..
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Re: DIY FFB wheel.

Postby Yoda » Wed Dec 16, 2015 6:01 am

No shift lights?
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Re: DIY FFB wheel.

Postby Chomp » Wed Dec 16, 2015 6:16 am

Remember my snobbery? If it aint in the rift I am not doing it :) Saves me money on shift lights too..
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Re: DIY FFB wheel.

Postby Jetboy » Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:55 pm

have an interim wheel (and a few other bits) on the way, guy down South on the iRacing forums was selling up his rig to get his real racecar going, figured I'd be more than a few weeks getting the OSW parts (names on the pre-order list with Simplicity so will see if I hear anything before mid-Jan) so picked up Fanatec Clubsport wheel (BMW GT) and V1 base, DSD pedals, Fanatec H shifter, Fanatec Seq Shifter and a Vision Racer VR3 cockpit with a triple monitor stand...early Christmas present on its way to me on a Pallet :D

Figure once I've got the OSW parts will grab the adapter from Leo Bodnar and make the GT wheel a USB version and have that as the wheel (unless I get round to making one myself in the meantime), G25 and one of Riven's raceseat's soon up for sale (once I dust them off and get some photos)

Triple monitor stand will get replaced once the retail Rift is out

Now all I have to do is not suck and find out how to paint my cars up like the General Lee with 717 on the side :D
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Re: DIY FFB wheel.

Postby Bold » Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:44 pm

Let me know what you want for the race seat :)

And why the Vision Racer cockpit is better..
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Re: DIY FFB wheel.

Postby Jetboy » Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:00 am

Will do, nothing wrong with Riven's setup actually, still reckon its one of the best out there but the Vision Racer was part of the guys rig and after buying all the rest figured might as well grab the cockpit as well as he gave me a good deal on the whole shooting match rather than having to try and part it all out. Always interesting to try something new :)
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Re: DIY FFB wheel.

Postby Jetboy » Sun Sep 18, 2016 2:11 am

Bah, looks like my CSW Wheel Base just gave up the ghost...time to dig under the sofa for some spare $$ and get this OSW thing actually happening...how's your's going these days Chomp, anything new?
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Re: DIY FFB wheel.

Postby Yoda » Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:44 am

Jetboy, What went wrong with for CSW base?
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Re: DIY FFB wheel.

Postby Jetboy » Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:16 pm

Failing to turn on, press the start button on the base and nothing happens. Checked the power brick and that's got power at the pins so taking the base into work this week and I'll strip it down and see if I can trace the fault
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