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My F1 and GT Cockpit

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Masi_ProSIM, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. Update 4

    ProSIM F1 Cockpit Proto V4

    Right, now this IS the final design that supports both the Clubsport Wheel Base and Pedals, and the Thrustmaster Wheel and pedals (Thrustmaster pedals shown below). There will be different nose designs (detachable) to accomodate any high-end pedals with vertical/perpendicular pedals like Emery Emondm's, HPP, and the likes. The pedal mount below is adjustble; disrance and rake.

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    GT Cockpit 100% complete.

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    FIN.
     
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  2. Very cool!
     
  3. Thank you! Hoping to start building the F1 rig in a few days. :)
     
  4. Great project! Looking forward to the completed F1 sim, from the overlays it looking you nailed the seating position!
     
  5. Thanks Miguel!

    Quick update.

    Quick Kimi renders. Final design for T500 and CSW.


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  6. Progress Update.


    Update 4

    ProSIM F1 Cockpit Proto V4

    Right, now this IS the final design that supports both the Clubsport Wheel Base and Pedals, and the Thrustmaster Wheel and pedals (Thrustmaster pedals shown below). There will be different nose designs (detachable) to accomodate any high-end pedals with vertical/perpendicular pedals like Emery Emondm's, HPP, and the likes. The pedal mount below is adjustble; disrance and rake.

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    Comparison to V3

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    r0b

    Make sure you keep us updated throughout the process, love seeing these sorts of projects progress from start to finish :D

    Best of luck with it as well.
     
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  8. Will do.

    Back home from holiday, and here's a quick update.

    Still mulling over the wheel mount, but I did a quick mock up of the cut pieces so far and sat on the rig - I could honestly say that it was very comfortable even without any padding. I would personally just add padding around the bum as it may get sore after a long race stint (I think).

    The shape of the seat was perfect, at-least for me. Not to brag, but I have some pretty beefy quads/calves from football and track, but laying down, the height of my legs (knees at highest point), skin to skin, was only about 100mm, give or take. There's a clearance of about 150mm with the planned wheel mount; that's about 50mm with either a T500 or a CSW. A G27 will have a bout 100mm+ of clearance.

    Here's a pic. Nothing special. Shows two main divisions; Seat rest and Core. Don't be fooled, it's actually pretty stable, and with proper bracing, this will be rock solid. I sat in it (5'8" - 170lbs), no screws and all, and It held me pretty good.

    I didn't show the nose as I made a mistake and ran out of MDF. Will have to go tomorrow and grab a new board or two.

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  9. looking fantastic!
     
  10. Thanks!

    Quick update with the F1 rig. Slow progress due to real life priorities at work and school. Structurally complete except for the wheel mount which was redesigned. It was pretty rigid, but I thought I'd add a few more millimeters to further strengthen the assembly. No pictures until finished.

    Also, I'm currently learning to get familiar with a couple of CAD Softwares, Autodesk and SolidWorks to be exact. This is in the hopes of getting a proper quote from a local CNC shop. Sketchup was not supported, unsurprisingly.
     
  11. How is the construction?
    I also built a F1 rig during the summer. I used fiberglass to my chair. Became really comfortable :)
     
  12. Hi. this is looking cool. do you have the measurments for all the boards? i wanna try building one.
     
  13. Hi, I'm extremely interested in the F1 version. After scouring many forums and all the commercial suppliers of cockpits for sim use I can't find any that let you sit low enough and at the right angle. They also have the pedals too low so it's pointless. This looks absolutely perfect and I really want to build one. I notice this thread hasn't been updated in years so I'm not holding my breath but if there's any info available in the future I'll be extremely grateful. I've read on other forums where this was posted that life has precluded you from finishing, which I completely understand. I won't be putting my rig together until the summer at the earliest so hopefully this project gets back on it's wheels. If not I'll try to use the current pics as a guide and figure out the rest. You've done an amazing job so far and I can't believe F1 cockpits aren't in high enough demand for simmers that something adequate isn't available to the mass market without spending a fortune. Thank you kindly.
     
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