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Extremely Adjustable Cockpit?

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Emery, Apr 16, 2017.

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    Emery

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    Anyone ever seen an extremely adjustable cockpit? One that changes seating & pedal position from modern F1 to vintage formula to sportscar to sedan? Perhaps with electric seat/pedal positioning controls?

    I've seen a few rigs that fold up and also have adjustability that might let you go from sedan to sportscar seating & pedal position, but I don't think anyone has taken it to the next level. One went so far as to fold away into the floor of the family's home theatre at the flip of a switch to power an electric motor!

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    Teidis has several adjustable PVC cockpit designs that come closest to what I'm thinking of
    https://www.youtube.com/user/TeidisAris/videos
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    OmGiGho Go-Go (no longer in business?)
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/4916406/go-go-multi-function-rocking-chair

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    Thanks @Beef36, that looks good. Now to figure out how to duplicate for the price of scrap metal instead of a new car!
     
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    One thing that complicates an extremely adjustable cockpit is the need to slightly move the monitor(s) up & down (if you're not using VR) to best match the view. Either that or you're moving the whole cockpit & leaving the monitors fixed... personally, I prefer moving the monitors and leaving the wheel mount fixed.

    So I've been testing a prototype concoction of my own which sort of works and thinking of ways to refine & motorize it since you don't want to be fiddling with a handcrank from the cockpit. That led me to motorized sit/stand desk frames to look at their designs and the discovery that there are quite a few on the market! Looks like this one is relatively cheap, has a 4-position memory (bonus score!), and could be easily adapted: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KKUPZ9K/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=I1ID932JV3FHA5&colid=2PHOY7H4MGWI0
     
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