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G6 Simulator on Indiegogo

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by RaceDepartment, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. RaceDepartment

    RaceDepartment
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    RaceDepartment submitted a new blog post:

    G6 Simulator on Indiegogo

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  2. Helmut Skrdla

    Helmut Skrdla
    Premium Member

    Cool idea, but not sure if a "push/pull" on the head transfered trough the helmet can feel like actual G. Under actual G Load it's not the helmet cushion pushing against sides of your head or forehead.
     
  3. Risto Kappet

    Risto Kappet
    Premium Member

    This looks big, what they said about the full body motion gadgets having a delay is true.
    The test version with strings looked scary though, wouldnt want the machine to brake your neck in a crash lol.
     
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  4. Robert vd Heide

    Robert vd Heide
    Piloting RC Helicopters and sim Racecars

    @Risto Kappet
    had the same thought when seeing this

    live leak reports : simracer killed in crash ;-)
     
  5. This is ridiculous but also quite a good idea !

    I can certainly see how it has the potential to communicate FFB and G's far better than a standard motion rig. It also happens to look quite similar to the devices real world driver use to train neck muscles at the gym.

    Would be awesome to try this out but I think its very likely to remain a super niche product even within the field of sim-racing as its seems to me like it might be a bit to cumbersome and fiddly to be practical.
     
  6. oculus rift ready....
    I think I have found a new dream.
    this with the oculus rift would be the most amazing thing ever
     
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  7. But, can it simulate forward/back g-forces?
     
  8. This + oculus rift = headache :D
    Am kiding this thing actually sounds like a good idea
     
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  9. Hi everyone,
    We are grateful for your positive feedbacks. We would like to put your concerns at rest.

    @Risto Kappet
    @Robert vd Heide
    The forces are limited by both the hardware and the software of the interface. The motors cannot generate that much force and they have limited working area, so they cannot move as far as to harm you.

    @HelmutS
    If your helmet is too large you will feel that effect of helmet cushion pushing against sides of your head or forehead. But if you have a helmet that is the right size you will feel the force of the car.

    @FrankyMS
    Yes, we have a simulator that simulates latitude (x-axes) and longitude (y-axes) forces felt in the car.

    G6 vs. Real Pagani Zonda R

    Andrej Jereb - G6 Test driver

    Robert Markic - G6 Test driver
     
  10. Ricoow

    Ricoow
    420 Premium Member

    This is amazing. I want one! :o
     
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  11. Eric Jaeger

    Eric Jaeger
    2012 GP2 Champion

    Agree with bigboy. If this company teamed up with the people making the oculus rift it really would be the next big thing in sim racing.
     
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  12. Too bad shipping is expensive to the USA :\
     
  13. Another question @Alesprof; when you are using it, can you turn your head feeling the forces?

    thx
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2013
  14. Cote Dazur

    Cote Dazur
    AC Addict

    This looks like it has a lot of potential.
    One more step in the right direction, but seems to me like a big step. Can't wait to try it, bring it on!
     
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  15. Pete Bone

    Pete Bone
    Premium Member

    This would be better than a motion rig as its your ears that are used for your balance and internal gyro, so if your head is feeling the same as you would in a real car you immersion is going to be increased.

    What are the prices for something like this?