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Using fans on sim rigs

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Brian McManus, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. Brian McManus

    Brian McManus
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    Hi.
    Im just wondering how you can use fans or air blowers with sim rigs.
    So it simulates the wind by the speed of the car.

    How to setup them up ?
    What software is used ?

    I have seen videos on youtube
    and would like to set it up on my rig.

    Thanks.
     
  2. FrankyMS

    FrankyMS

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    But the thing is.. in almost all racing cars you donĀ“t feel the wind directly.
     
  3. Psydfx

    Psydfx

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    Try this Brian ...

    http://fergotech.net/diy-wind-simulation/
     
  4. Brian McManus

    Brian McManus
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    Cool thanks
    I want to give this a go.
    I have all the parts sourced now.
    @FrankyMS
    I normally race open wheelers
    And most gt car and air ducts fitted in the dash boards to keep the drivers cool which i mainly want because i get very warm when racing for long periods in this summer heat :laugh:
     
  5. Juris

    Juris

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    Brian there was the hope of the Petal VR fan but unfortunately it failed to reach its Kickstarter goal. I'm not sure where they are right now or if they are gone like the Dodo.

    http://www.petalfan.com/