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rSeat RS Formula

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Jari Vinnari, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. I like "traditionally" designed cockpits but whatever rocks your boat. :)
    Biggest problems for me is the length of that thing.
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  2. Looks very Interesting. I wonder how much it's going to cost.
  3. Adrian Britton

    Adrian Britton
    @ Simberia @Simberia

    An arm and a leg with a bag of sand. (in english "over a grand") ;)

    More then I can afford to spend on a rig, but yeah it does look different.
  4. Competitor to Playseat´s F1 style seat.

    looks interesting. interesting to see if that pedal plate can withstand 70-80kg´s of pressure.
  5. On the rSeat FB page they say that it's price is €999... that puts it at about £800. So cheaper than the playseat.
  6. That's it. It's the price we put on the Fb Fan Page :) I have one for testing on the Mondial de la Simulation in Paris :) it's wonderful ! Love it ! Driving position is weird at the beginning, but after a couple of minutes, you are IN the car !
  7. For €1000 euro's, and still resembling a playseat, not for me. If I were to spend that amount of money, I'd want to have a proper enclosed cockpit to be honest.

    @Jean Marie Zmiro
    With weird, do you mean you're not used to this position? Or do you feel the position isn't right?
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  8. Weird cause its not a position I raced before ! But now after one day in it, on pCars, I feel very comfortable in it, and, at the end of the weekend when I'll come back home, I think it's could be weird (again) to sit in my "classic" RSeat EVO ^^
  9. Jan Larsen

    Jan Larsen
    Premium Member

    Unfortunately another F1 seat with a rediculous price tag. We either have the choice of shed build contraptions from mainly US backyard builders (not meant to offend anyone) or the ultra highend versions like Playseat or rSeat. I already own an rSeat V3 and thus know about the quality but oh would I wish I had something inbetween to choose from rather than the two options currently available. Either go cheap and cheerful but not very functional or rediculously expensive. Whoever manufactures something simple, functional and adjustable to about half the price of Playseat/rSeat Formula gets my coin.

    I tried the Playseat at a car fair last year and promptly fell in love with the driving position. When rSeat announced the Formula I was stoked. When they finally unveiled it I was even more stoked, but then I saw the price... :(
  10. I think you'd be lucky if you ever see a commercially available product of this kind at the price you want. The biggest issue for these kind of companies is economies of scale. It would be very easy to lower the prices if they were building thousands of the things but the sim-racing community is a very niche market and then the market for a purpose-built cockpit is an even smaller market within that. I bet these guys would consider selling a few hundred of these things a huge success.
  11. You can build your own out of aluminium for probably half that price.
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  12. If you happen to know a welder and have a shop that sells aluminum or sheet steel and tube steel, then you can go that route, but welders are typically not very cheap. At least that is the case here in the US.
  13. You don´t need a welder to build a aluminium rig.

    The possibilities are endless with Aluminium, here´s four examples.


    The only tool you would need is this,
  14. Here´s a site if you live in USA.

    They will sell a custom made rig soon from what i´ve heard.
  15. Dave Stephenson

    Dave Stephenson
    Technical Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    And although very, very functional, they aren't all that racey. I'd still like to engage the services of a professional sheet worker/welder to enclose it all.

    I think price here for good welders is probably rising all the time too. We are not the manufacturers we one were and aside from specialist shops or structural welders I think welding by hands had been in decline for some time. CNC is were is at for more and more things these days.
  16. Seems completely pointless in my opinion but to each his own i guess.
  17. Where can you get that F1 seat on the third picture hampus?
  18. Hampus I looked into building a rig out of 80/20 and it was going to be around $500 (at least in my region)

    Very neat stuff, but it sells for around $20/foot. Even for the bottom design (which looks to have the least parts) would be around $580 here. And that's not including any connectors.

    For sure the f1 seat pictured would be well over $1,000 US just for the structural frame.

    Throw in the g27, logitech 5.1 sound system, f1 wheel + seat...you're looking at at least 2 grand for everything pictured.
  19. I think the guy works at Williams so i´m not sure but i think it´s custom made.
    You can do your own one for a pretty cheap price.

    All you need is some chemicals and some bags with those small balls then 4 hours of sitting still.
    (would probably need to build a frame of some sort to sit in but it´s doable.

    Really? Here in Sweden, thought it would be more expensive the 80/20 but it costs $7 for a foot here.

    But yea, you can get a complete set up supporting gear shift holders, triple screen set etc for less the what one of those F1 cockpits cost.

    It´s well worth the money.
  20. It's starting to seem like everything is more expensive here except gasoline and video games.