Next Level Racing Introduces the Motion Plus Platform


Racing and flight sim cockpit manufacturer Next Level Racing has revealed their newest offering, the Motion Plus Platform.

Next Level Racing is expanding its offerings to include a new motion system, known as the Motion Plus Platform. The new system is designed to complement their Elite series of products and offers 2DOF or 3DOF depending on the number of units used.

Each Motion Plus unit comes with one motion module to mount at either the front or rear of the cockpit, and one pivot bar to allow the opposite end to move freely. Using one unit allows the user to experience pitch and roll effects, and adding a second unit will allow pitch, roll and heave.

A video posted to the official Next Level Racing YouTube channel shows a dual module setup in action, complemented by the F GT Elite cockpit and a Motion Platform V3.

The Motion Plus sits almost entirely under the existing footprint of the rig, therefor not increasing the amount of floor space needed to add motion to an existing setup. The Next Level Racing Motion Plus with one motion module and one pivot bar is listed for $3,499 USD on the Next Level Racing website.

What are your impressions of the Motion Plus? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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What on earth is up with the guy in the demonstration video's feet position? Fancy an endurance race like that?

I like NLR, they seem to try and bring more affordable, innovative solutions to our hobby but often they seem to be just pretending to be actual SIM racers.
 
That is how you would sit in a F1 car. The nose arches up around the front wheel area. That is why the driver has to pull the wheel out to get in. The wheel locks knees down in the foot well. The driver is in a feetal position and that is why most drivers are short. Lighter and more flexible,.They are less compressed. Somone who is tall or even just plain fat will be very uncomfortable indeed.
 
That is how you would sit in a F1 car. The nose arches up around the front wheel area. That is why the driver has to pull the wheel out to get in. The wheel locks knees down in the foot well. The driver is in a feetal position and that is why most drivers are short. Lighter and more flexible,.They are less compressed. Somone who is tall or even just plain fat will be very uncomfortable indeed.
I think you need to look again. Floating heels is my beef.
 
What on earth is up with the guy in the demonstration video's feet position? Fancy an endurance race like that?

I like NLR, they seem to try and bring more affordable, innovative solutions to our hobby but often they seem to be just pretending to be actual SIM racers.
Yeah how does that work, no rest ??
:confused:
 

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