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Dear All,

since some years i am well known by sharing my DIY hobbies across different platforms. I started to write german posts to share my experiences to help others enjoying our great spare time. 10y ago i posted my first DIY report showing my slotcar track - today i have already 50 pages with pictures, software, hardware and other tips and trick.

When i entered simracing i decided to learn and share in the same style. Within my german speaking community i have already a rig report and my followers appreciate each an every information. Together with simracing i started to post 3d print DIY projects for simraces. By today i can count about 1.000 downloads per month - all of them are free to use and i have no intention to make any business out of it.

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As i wrote this rig report already in german, i am able to posts my chapters quite fast
I will have an index to help reading my report Feel free to add your comments, ask questions and give me feedbacautok to optimize my work. I prefer questions within this post instead of private messages – helping others to learn further.

my free to download projects

rig video as a short intro

enjoy my report
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hi Peter, how did you go about getting it to work on RBR? I have a Gi Max with SimDash but I can't get it to work on RBR, do you have any ideas?
Congratulations on your new job
 
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22 - Tactile - part 02

let me talk about the next step - professional seat unit isolation
a steel laser cut and thanks to @Mr Latte a pre-test-version
of his amazing “Race Bass” isolators (W.I.P)
target - full seat unit isolation but no issue during braking with my SIMTAG pedals
i use the strongest rubbers hence i cannot accept flex within the seat unit

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first i had to dismantle the old seat unit

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then it was time for a quick test of the new material

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so far so good - i think the tactile units plus 6mm steel weights about 15kg :) - this powerhouse can move the rig wihtout motion :)

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afterwards i mounted the new seat unit - quite impressive fit

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finally the seat

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and last but not least the tricky part - cable management - together with 5 SFX motor cables its getting more difficult to have a clean solution - but i guess i did a great job

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CONCLUSION: just amazing - nearly no flex under braking and 95% isolation
Tactile feels so much better - currently i am running

Pedal Unit - SLIP
Seat Unit - RPM, GEAR, SPEED, RUMBLE

such a great add-on to my motion rig - its feels just perfect
and again many thanks to @Mr Latte


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Would like to see a parts list for the "Race Bass" isolators. Interested in the rubbers and spring used. Also, what was the cost of producing the custom laser cut plates?
 
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Why do you have two different transducers under the pedals? Are they each for different effects?

Very impressive build!
used for different frequencies - have a look to the enclosed threat
i know 200 pages - but Mr Latte is explaining the benefit of splitting
frequencies to different HW - each transducer can do a certain bandwidth
 
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Would like to see a parts list for the "Race Bass" isolators. Interested in the rubbers and spring used. Also, what was the cost of producing the custom laser cut plates?

1) i think i let @Mr Latte comment on his great "race bass" springs
i am beta tester and cannot share details of his concept
beside my first impression - exactly what i was looking for
as far i understood still W.I.P and further infos available soon

2) this is 100% DIY - i am lucky and my friend has a laser
i repaired his mountainbike he did the cut for me
on such items you need to find a local steel or alu company
i cannot tell you prices - such companies charge based on dxf/dwg files
the brackets are bended after laser cut
i plan to publish the dxf file like i did for BK mount
unfort my first design will not not work for you - i had to drill new holes to fit BK LFE
hence i need to redraw before publishing
 
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The isolation setup looks fantastic. My test setup is comprised of many different parts and when a "heavier" effect is used they start to resonate.
Your setup looks to have the answers, contacting @Mr Latte to get a request for the price to these isolators. Seeing all the research he put into this, might as well compensate for it as well.

How thick is the steel you used for the brackets and plate?
 
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22 - Tactile - part 03 - used parts

2 x Behringer NX3000D - LINK
1 x Behringer EPQ304 - LINK
1 x t.racks DSP 4x4 mini - LINK
4 x Kabel - t.racks to EPQ302 - LINK
2 x Kabel - soundcard to t.racks - LINK
2 x Kabel - exciters - LINK
2 x Kabel - soundcard to NX3000D - LINK
2 x Banana Plug Black - LFE - LINK
2 x Banana Plug Red - LFE - LINK
1 x Kabel - NX3000D -> TST & NX3000D -> LFE - LINK
6 x NL2 FX - NX3000D -> TST & NX3000D -> LFE - LINK
2 x NL4 MNX - NX3000D -> TST - LINK
4 x Dayton DAEX32EP-4 - LINK
2 x BK LFE - LINK
2 x TST429 - LINK
1 x BK mini LFE - LINK
1 x BKA-130-C - LINK
1 x Soundblaster Z - LINK
1 x Asus Xonar SE - LINK


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@Peter Winkler Thank you for sharing all of your experience and solutions that enhances your sim racing experience!
One question regarding the lighting: Do you use the hue bridge and hue sync to simulate cockpit lighting (as SimGP and Boosted Media did) or is it a static, preset colour you use via hue app?
 
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22 - Tactile - part 04 - Exciters

let me share the finalpart of my tactile build posts - few days ago i received 4 exciters, 1 amp and 1 DSP

i like to link again to my partlist chapter to see mentioned compontents

Together with the Dayton DAEX32EP-4 i am able to create amazing simhub profiles and those Dayton deliver a great final topping to my current (LFE/TST) setup. Honestly i did not expect the great performance of those small exciters - glued to my OMP seat the tell my body amazing storries - either the last portion of an already great redline RPM profile or the final element of curb vibrations.

Let me share some pictures

cable management - that was the tricky part - too many cable - but i succeeded to hide them quite well

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Tactile 4.0 powerhouse - Exciter DSP hided

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27 - Cablemanagement

to get rid of the cables - i hate this work - but i love to see the results
omg - so nice times when i had no SFX and no TACTILE - and i had 360 dgress aceess to my rig

let me share some links and some pictures to help approaching this crazy topic

1) keep the black wirelee delivered with each and every usb or power cable - they can save your cable management live

2) 3d print items

3) cable management tools

4) cable ties

5) small usb hubs attached to your rig

6) plastic covers for your alu


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@Peter Winkler Thanks a lot for sharing all this. :thumbsup: I'm just one of the many silent readers here but it's really inspiring to read through your posts.

@Mr Latte I would also love to know more about the Race Bass isolators. In my case I would use them instead of the Eluflex to isolate the complete rig from the ground. With this setup flex is no issue but I wonder if they're able to hold around 40-50 kg each?

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@Peter Winkler Thanks a lot for sharing all this. :thumbsup: I'm just one of the many silent readers here but it's really inspiring to read through your posts.

@Mr Latte I would also love to know more about the Race Bass isolators. In my case I would use them instead of the Eluflex to isolate the complete rig from the ground. With this setup flex is no issue but I wonder if they're able to hold around 40-50 kg each?

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thanks - like the eluflex idea :)
 
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