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Considering Building Ferrari 488 Wheel - need help

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by OldNslow, Jul 6, 2017.

  1. OldNslow

    OldNslow
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    As the title suggests, I am planning a potential build of a replica Ferrari 488 wheel to fit a thrustmaster base (for now). Trying to come as possible to something like this: IMG_0967.JPG
    I've identified someone who knows what they're doing to fabricate the frame but a few questions:

    - any suggestions on diameter 300 or 350 mm? Is 350 mm too wide for Ascher paddles or other?

    - was planning to use Knitter
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    for the push buttons unless someone had a suggestion for something else.

    - for the rotary switches I was thinking using cts encoders unless there's good reason to use a selector switch ( 12 position?) for some positions like mix or map.

    - speaking of the rotary switches, any suggestions on a source for knobs that would come close to those on the wheel pictured?

    - any other lessons learned would be appreciated

    Thanks in advance for any help.
     
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  2. rocafella1978

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    usually GT wheels nowadays 290-310mm wide.