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Thrusmaster F1 Wheel is going to get a make over

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Devil_Dog, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. Devil_Dog

    Devil_Dog
    I walk the line.

    Fedex just dropped this off this morning.

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    I will start modding it to add what is missing. A shift light indicator, working rotary switches & encoders and adding clutch paddles as well.

    Here's the SLI:

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    Here's the rotary switches and hall effect sensors. Only 2 of the switches will be used. The others are for another F1 wheel I'm working on. (I'll update that thread when I get the rest of what I'm waiting for.) I'm waiting on the rotary encoders which should be here Monday.

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  2. Hi Mike. I'll keep an eye on this to see what it turns out like. Strange that the design of the Thrustmaster F1 wheel looks like it was planned to include the SLI-M board, or similar.

    Would be very good to know if it can be done within the contacts already there i.e. without the need of a flexible USB cable flying around.
     
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  3. Super nice mate!!​
     
  4. Devil_Dog

    Devil_Dog
    I walk the line.

    We'll see about that. ;)

    Thanks!
     
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  5. Devil_Dog

    Devil_Dog
    I walk the line.

    Received the encoders and knobs I've been waiting for.

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    Now it's time to start cutting.:p
     
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  6. Nice Mate!I have the T500 RS F1 integral and i will build the Sli-Pro on my Wheel!Plase take Picture of your work,its very interesting for me!Thanks and god luck.:)
     
  7. Looks promising,:cool: i like
     
  8. Keep us updated!
     
  9. Devil_Dog

    Devil_Dog
    I walk the line.

    Well after dealing with a nasty virus that has been rampant in my house I finally got a chance to take the wheel apart this morning.

    Here's a few pics of the inside.

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    Now for the SLI I will fabricate a housing for it that will screw onto the wheel. Here's a pic to give you an idea of how it will sit.
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    Here is a pic of the real wheel. This will give you a better idea of what the SLI housing will look like when done and in place.
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  10. Hi Guys

    Good project, I have done this already :) SLI-M fits perfect, SLI-Pro is a bit tighter, needs a bit more 'fettling' :p



    If anyone wants the Tinted plates to do this along with mounting bolts etc, give me a shout ;)
     
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  11. Devil_Dog

    Devil_Dog
    I walk the line.

    Yeah, the SLI-Pro does take a bit more room than the SLI-M.

    Nice vid Brian.
     
  12. Hi Brian. Nice one. If using the SLI-M is it possible to do this using the existing Thrustmaster connection socket i.e. can it be done without requiring an additional USB cable ?
    Thanks
     
  13. Devil_Dog

    Devil_Dog
    I walk the line.

    You would still need to use the additional USB cable.
     
  14. I doubt it very much, however, if you are going to use the SLI to 'power' all the switches/rotaries etc, you could use plug in the hub (Like a DIN socket) to connect the SLI and then no visable USB lead! ;)
     
  15. Devil_Dog

    Devil_Dog
    I walk the line.

    That's the other option. I'm looking at this option as well but will have to wait until I get a new base. I received a dud and am not happy.
     
  16. Would anyone be interested to get paid for this? Assuming i just send you the wheel?

    PM me if you are interested in making a dollar or two.
    (obviously more then that but you get the idea ;))
     
  17. Devil_Dog

    Devil_Dog
    I walk the line.

    PM incoming
     
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  18. Clutch paddles would be an awesome addition!
     
  19. Mike, I am really interested to see how you are going to fit that Rotary switch in there, the thickness is what im worried about, and the main PCB in the middle for all the buttons in the way of your switches and encoders.
    are you going to ditch the pcb and use the sli pcb instead?
    will the wheel work without the pcb / connection to the wheel hub?
     
  20. Devil_Dog

    Devil_Dog
    I walk the line.

    The rotary switches will fit. There is just enough room to do it. I'm keeping the pcb that is in the wheel. Only using the SLI pcb for the rotaries and any additional things I may add.

    As far as I know you can use the wheel base without the pcb. There are a few guys that have Momo's on the wheelbase using an adapter to mount the wheel.