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Wind: SimRacingStudio vs Motion House (not DIY)

NetLawMan

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Hi,

I am looking at these two systems to add wind to my d-box motion simulator. SRS seems to have more sophisticated software allowing for auto tuning for cars/tracks, and wind curving. On the other hand, Motion House seems to have more refined HW (perhaps with a smoother gradation of wind speeds). Note that SRS just released the Hurricane version of their system where it does not look like the motion House system has been updated in a while.

Has anyone used these systems recently? Generally the online reviews are far enough apart time-wise, that it is hard to use those to compare. I would be great for people to share their experiences.

I am hoping to limit the discussion to experiences with these two systems and avoid talking about DIY (or other alternate systems), or the “realism” of wind systems generally.

Thanks in advance.
 
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Hi there, I've got a couple of the SRS fans and the system works well. The software is pretty easy to use and configure so no complaints there. Fans are fairly loud though, I've been tempted to swap them for some Noctua ones but never really got round to it (so clearly they're not too loud).

Apart from that I don't really know what to say - it's just a couple of fans blowing in your face. Others might have more input if they've got more sophisticated setups, but really I just run mine pretty low to keep me cool (and to keep the noise down a bit). I never really found much immersion benefit from the curving settings and certainly don't bother changing the settings per car.

Basically as long as it keeps me a bit cooler then I'm happy. Though I could've saved a lot of money if I'd just bought a couple of fans that I switch on myself when I race!
 
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One thing I forgot about. When I'd had it a little while I had an issue where the fans would reset to 100% when starting the software. I sent an email to SRS on a Saturday morning querying it. Got a reply straight back saying it sounded like a bug and they'd look into it. A few hours later, he sent me another email saying he'd fixed it and I could close the app and reopen it to update.

So the SRS support is pretty amazing from that experience, fixing a minor software bug the same day it's reported, and on a weekend.
 

NetLawMan

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Interestingly. I reached out to SRS last week and asked about port forwarding. They’ve announced port forwarding as an option in their latest beta software :)
 

NetLawMan

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Any updates on the systems? I'm thinking of ordering a wind system and trying to decide between the two, SRS vs MotionHouse
I prefer the Motion House system. Better build and hardware. Better “wind” experience, and better SW. MH feels more like wind and SRS feels more like fans. MH fully forwards telemetry data. SRS did not forward as well. SRS should definitely target beating the quality/refinement that motionhouse has. And motion house is a gen 1 product with gen 2 delayed due to global chip shortage (that’s what they told me.). SRS Wind curving and auto tuning was not enough to overcome the motion house solution. The SRS solution is a bit quieter, but I think that is because it is moving less air. MH has better mounting option. They are literally like jet engine wings, but they are adjustable. Ignore the Velcro in the photo as I added that when I was testing the SRS and needed a stable mount.
 

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