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what cockpit to buy

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Baz Cutting, May 22, 2013.

  1. Baz Cutting

    Baz Cutting

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    looking to by decent cockpit but unsure on which 1.like the look ov the omega cockpit.can some1 assist please
     
  2. Alex Ball

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    I hated my omega. I switched to a Nixim and haven't looked back. Fantastic.
     
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  3. Martijn van Bommel

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  4. Baz Cutting

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    wicked mate many thx.to many to choose from which is why i asked here
     
  5. Tim Meuris

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    I hope more reactions will follow
    For now if I had to choose I would buy a GTOmega as well
    but that's just based on the price (best imo) and it looks good too...
    but the more advice the better! :)
     
  6. Tim Meuris

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    Why did you hate your omega, Alex?
     
  7. Baz Cutting

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    defo for price they look good and also been checking out the gtr aswell looks veri good
     
  8. Tim Meuris

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    well, that one especially caught my eye :)
     
  9. Michael Lowe

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    I got a gt omega evo a couple of months ago and paired it with a thrustmaster t500.it was an upgrade from g27 and wheel stand pro. Personally I could not be happier. Comfy as he'll and really sturdy. It's like night and day comparing the 2 set ups
     
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  10. Baz Cutting

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    thats is the 1 that really appeals to me,like the design very much.does it store very easy please michael?
     
  11. Michael Lowe

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    I've not tried personally and obvious it depends on where, but the seat folds up and the whole thing kind of splits in two at the base where the seat section attaches to the wheel and pedal end. There is a review of this rig on insidesimracing and they show the connection bolts I mean. They indicate some flex at that point, it's not been a problem for me so far, the I also find the wheel sits more rigidly too.
     
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  12. Michael Lowe

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    Not sure where race department came from. Inside
    simracing. Lol
     
  13. Rupe Wilson

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    I have a the Gt Omega with the monitor stand, this was made even better recently with the new side supports. i cant compare as this is my first rig, but ive no complaints yes there are probably better out there but bang for buck its spot on in my eyes.
    [​IMG]

    possible problems
    • triple monitor stand, getting the 3 tv's to line up required a bit of fiddling about. once done good and solid no wobble form the wheel as its a separate unit to the frame. without the stand the old one did move or wobble when a higher setting of ffb was used
    • lining up the bolt holes. don't tighten it up until all the bolts are in. had to drill 1 or 2 holes.
    • watch out under the wheel 4 strips of metal can catch your knee.. depending on wheel position.
    • G25 pedals and wheel fitted first time, other wheels might require you to drill the holes.
    • Keyboard stand does wobble and can be improved on..right hand side with wood on it used as my mouse mat. New monitor /tv stand has a much better one on it
    • it used to slide apart in the middle section.. (maybe did not have it tight enough)
    • used to flex with the wheel tubes but the new support make it real rigid.
     
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  14. Tim Meuris

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    well Rupe, thanks for that specific info!
    cause these are things you get to know normally after you bought the rig
    gonna copy paste this for later... :)

    one question mate:
    those screens look friggin big (and ace!)
    what inch is it,cause I heared it only supports up till 24 and others say 27 inch...
    (it are monitors right, or did you really mean tv's?)
     
  15. Rupe Wilson

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  16. Alex Ball

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    My GT Omega was flexible as anything. Perhaps I am hulk-like and put more stresses on the frame than most, but I think that's unlikely. I can't bear my race-rig flexing, it removes so much of the immersion for me. The Nixim doesn't move one bit.
     
  17. museumsteve

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    I loved my GT Omega but as Alex said, it was too flexible (the wheel section)
    I liked that it was nicely modular and upgradeable..and of course the prices are good :)
     
  18. Baz Cutting

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    thanks for that steve.well i need something that has good stability and durable with possibility of customize being able to weld myself i can make it stable with additional supports
     
  19. Tim Meuris

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    weren't there additional supports available already?
     
  20. Baz Cutting

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    yes there is but u can alwayz put extra to make it better.think i guna try the omega evo though