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Tachometer

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Anthony Levene, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Anthony Levene

    Anthony Levene

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    I got my beautiful new tachometer from SR Hardware :cool:

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    It's a surprisingly big unit that looks fantastic. You can choose 7 different backlit colours for the display by pressing the light button. The unit comes pre-calibrated, although mine was about 100 RPM out. But it only took a couple of minutes to re-calibrate using the provided software. I spoke to Brian and it is likely there will be a slight variation in the calibration depending on the PC and power outlet...but, anyway, it gave me chance to play around with the software :thumbsup:

    The software is also required to set up the tach for use with some sims (iRacing is one of the exceptions, which work straight out of the box). With GSC and rF2 that was as simple as selecting the install folder from within the software. Then all that remains to do is to set the desired RPM for the shift indicator light according to the car you are in. That is done by pressing the mode button on the front of the display and then using the Up/ Down buttons...nice n easy!

    I'm hoping that having the big shift light flashing in my face will also keep me awake and focused during the 2.4hr Mini race at the Green Hell :sleep:

    Tomorrow I should be getting the bits I need to mount the tach to my rig, and then I'll post some more pics...
     
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  2. Anthony Levene

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    A few pictures of the tachometer attached to my rig...

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  3. Kjell Eilertsen

    Kjell Eilertsen

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    Looking absolutely fantastic!
     
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  4. Brian Clancy

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    Glad your pleased with it Anthony :)
     
  5. Michael Lane

    Michael Lane
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    Say Anthony in your post you said something about provided software, did yours come with a disc or something. I just received my Tach also and their was no software and I can't get it to connect to any sim including iracing. Is their maybe something special you did other than plug and play.
    Thanks for any help.
     
  6. Anthony Levene

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    Hi Michael

    You should have received an email when the unit was shipped with an instruction manual and an xml file with the calibration for your unit.

    The Simdash software that you will need can be downloaded here.

    I can upload the instruction file if you didn't receive it by email :)
     
  7. Mat Venn

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    Looks great Anthony , your rig is getting more bling every time I visit this forum.
     
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  8. Michael Lane

    Michael Lane
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    Thanks Anthony, i just went back and looked at the email and of course it was thier. Thanks for the info.
     
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  9. Anthony Levene

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    Thanks Mat. It is becoming a bit of an obsession!! And everytime I think the rig is just about finished up pops another "must have" toy :rolleyes:
     
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  10. Mat Venn

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    Yes I know what you mean. We are very lucky with the amount of new peripherals that come to market these days.

    Long gone are the days when I had a DFGT sat on top of a ironing board.
     
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  11. Sergio Goncalves

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    Very nice...and that t500rs with the Renault Sport wheel looks really good.
     
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