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New wheel needed

Discussion in 'Presto GP' started by Jim Hawley, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. Jim Hawley

    Jim Hawley
    PrestoGP Veteran

    Right, I've got issues with my 3 year old g25, it keeps calibrating itself on the cock and the pedal pots are shot, basically it's had it:frown:

    I've been looking at the two most obvious replacements, a new g27 or a fanatec gt3 rs:cool:. (yes I'm feeling flush atm)

    I've been chatting with Chris J on the subject, he made some very good points, but before I place an order is anyone here using either? and could give me some real feedback on them

    More to the point is anyone using the gt3?, the g27 is just a new improved g25 so I know pretty much what to expect but the fanatec is an unknown thing for me.

    Any help would be appreciated here

    Thanks


    Jim
     
  2. Valter Ostman

    Valter Ostman
    PrestoGP Veteran

    Jim, I have changed one of the pedals to a modded type. I looks like you can replace the pedal potentiometer if you can find a suitable spare. Have you tried that?
     
  3. Noel Spence

    Noel Spence
    Premium Member

    you can also spray the pots with an electronic cleaner that fixed mine up as good as new
     
  4. Jim Hawley

    Jim Hawley
    PrestoGP Veteran

    hey guys

    I've already swapped the clutch for the brake pot some time ago, not tried the cleaning fluid tho, that's worth a shot

    As for the wheel not centering properly I have no idea why or what to try to fix that

    It's only just started doing it and it's not always out the same way, sometimes its 1 o'clock sometimes it's 10 o'clock


    Jim
     
  5. Valerio Vinassa

    Valerio Vinassa
    PrestoGP Veteran

    Hi Jim I have the same problem with G25 when start my PC 1or10 o'clock (not ever) but after that I unplug and plug the usb all is OK but think that have you tried this:).
    About G27 you know all only news that I know about Gt3 and related special pedals my friend have a load cell problem but maybe the first version,in any case the pedals of Fanatec are really beauty and with many opportunity of adjustments.
    Look here nice rewiew of mate Brian
    http://www.racedepartment.com/content/795-fanatec-club-sport-pedal-review.html
     
  6. Hi Jim,

    I have a fully working G25 for sale. PM me if you're interested.

    Phil.

    (In fact, so does my brother!)
     
  7. I had a g25 before and it was giving me the same problems , last month I put it in the rubbish bin and replace it with a g27, the g27 is much quiter & smoother , the extra buttons will give u more options to setup your racing strategy and other things and you can find more features to adjust in the advanced menu setting of the steering in the in-game menu.

    PS. I tried to cleane the pots before with an electronic fluid , they worked perfect for couple of races but then the same issue came back.

    Anthony
     
  8. Valter Ostman

    Valter Ostman
    PrestoGP Veteran

    Hall pots.
    http://www.frex.com/gp/hallpot/index.html
    FREX has released a a new type of potentiometer especially suited to gaming controls such as pedals and joysticks that is based on the Hall effect theory. The same type of potentiometers are also being used in aviation and space exploration.
     
  9. As long as my only wheel throughout my sim-life is still working as it was new, I will continue to hail it. And I am of course talking about the Logitech Momo. We are now talking 3 years with heavy use... I do not dear to think about how many hours that is... maybe 1000?

    The icing on the cake is that I bought it "second hand" (probably not used much though) for a 1/3rd of full price (about 34 euros) :D
     
  10. Jim Hawley

    Jim Hawley
    PrestoGP Veteran

    I have to say I am tempted by the club sport pedals, they use the hall pots that Valter refers to, and being pressure sensitive not position controlled is something that gets me a little bit excited:eek::tongue:

    I could do with a wheel that is quieter than my g25 as I have new neighbours who have decided to use a different room for sleeping than my old neighbours, i.e. the room next to my office, and they go to bed quite early so I don't want to upset them with the noise of my rattly old wheel if I'm racing late in the evening

    Not sure about the Gt3 wheel tho, the paddles look a bit small and flimsy, maybe thats just the impression I get from the photos


    Jim
     
  11. Valter Ostman

    Valter Ostman
    PrestoGP Veteran

    I like the FFB in the Club Sport brakepedal. I's a lot of money for a hobby gadget but life is short:)