DIY-Project: LED RPM-Bar by Simracing-PC

DIY-Project: LED RPM-Bar by Simracing-PC

The featured RPM bar is based on the Simhub software and is therefore compatible with all common racing simulations. It consists of 16 individually controllable LEDs, which are operated via an Arduino (Nano) and is connected to the PC via a USB cable.

List of parts

Important: The dimensions of the NeoPixel boards vary. The project shown here is adapted to the size of the linked board (which also differs from the manufacturer’s specifications). For other boards, however, the height and width of the .STL files can be scaled accordingly.

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DIY Project: LED Shift Light by Simracing-PC

DIY Project: LED Shift Light by Simracing-PC

The project featured today is based on the Simhub software and is therefore compatible with all common racing simulations. The material costs for the electronic components are around 15-20€, plus costs for 3D printing and wiring if necessary.

List of parts

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Polsimer GT2 Button Plate Alu on Sale

Polsimer GT2 Button Plate Alu on Sale

Polsimer, a manufacturer of simracing hardware that is reasonably priced compared to other manufacturers, has published an offer for the GT2 Button Plate Alu this weekend. Instead of around 340€, the Polish supplier sells it until Sunday for 290€ including taxes.

As buttons you can choose between buttons of the model GQ12B or for about 50€ extra charge of the model MPS 103 F (also known as Knitter_Buttons). Also optional are the RGB LEDs in the upper area, which should be chosen in any case for the small surcharge of only about 17€, if you should decide for the Button Plate.

As encoders are installed high-quality CTS288s, which give a very nice feedback and a 7-way Funky-Switch completes the overall package.

Specifications

  • Carbon fiber shifter paddles with magnets
  • 7x MPS103F Knitter Switches or GQ12B Onpow
  • 1x FunkySwitch (7 functions)
  • 2x CTS288V rotary encoders with push buttons
  • Two sets of mounnting bolts: 6pcs M5x60mm and 6pcs M5x70mm
  • Idustrial type spring elastic cable with WEIPU connectors and additional extender USB cable and mounting housing
  • Only 700 gram weight.

iRacing – Brake Dragging Problem

iRacing – Brake Dragging Problem

Brake dragging in relation to iRacing has been on everyone’s lips in recent days and an end to the issue is far from in sight.

Brake Dragging

Brake dragging in itself is not a novelty and has been used for ages, even in real racing series. Put simply, it allows you to get temperature into the brake and thus also the tire by braking, steering and accelerating at the same time.

The problem

The problem in iRacing is that brake dragging is possible without the side effects that occur in reality:

  • Increased tire pressure
  • Massive load on brakes and tires

The user PabloGz has summarized the problem in his video including a short demonstration:

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MOZA Racing: 9 NM R9 Wheel Base + Formula Wheel GS now available

MOZA Racing: 9 NM R9 Wheel Base + Formula Wheel GS now available

Moza Racing’s product range has two new additions to look forward to: a 9 Newton-meter entry-level wheelbase and, as a supplement to the existing GT steering wheels, a compact Formula wheel.

R9 Wheel Base

The Direct Drive Wheel Base, which is smaller in both power and dimensions compared to MOZA Racing’s R16, has 9 Newton meters to match the name and is equipped with an aluminum housing. Moza promises a simple setup and a latency-free wireless power and data connection between the base and the in-house steering wheels. The base is available in black and white.

In Germany, the base can be purchased from Sim-Motion. The price of 439€ is a real challenge to Fanatec’s CSL-DD, which costs 349.95€ (5 NM) and 479.95€ (8 NM).

Specs

Applicable PlatformPC
Driving typeDirect Drive
Maximum Steering AngleUnlimited
Housing MaterialAluminum Alloys
Housing ColorBlack / White
Maximum Torque9 N·m
Maximum Power180W
Input voltage110V~220V AC —>36V DC
USB Refresh Rate1000Hz
Wheel Base Indicator LightApplicable
APP FunctionalitiesApplicable
Quick ReleaseApplicable
Connection PortStarting Switch, Power Supply, Data, Emergency Stop Switch, Display Screen
AccessoriesUser Guide, Warranty Card, Power Supply, USB Cable, Took Kit
Mounting4 holes on the bottom; exclusive holder that supports angle adjustment and side fix; table clamp
Table ClampOption
Side MountingOptional
Emergency Stop SwitchOptional
Firmware UpdatingOptional
Size (L x W x H)(mm)240x157x124

MOZA GS Steering Wheel

The also new Formula_Wheel from MOZA Racing stands out mainly due to its front plate made of Forged Carbon and the adjustable RGB lighting of the buttons. The Alcantara-covered grips and the shape are very similar to the Fanatec Formula Wheels, but at 300mm, the steering wheel is a good deal larger. The GS Steering Wheel from MOZA Racing comes standard with a Dual Clutch and Magnetic Shifter Paddles made of 3 millimeter thick Fordged Carbon as MOZA writes on their website. The equipment is rounded off by a shift indicator, which is also equipped with RGB LEDs.

The steering wheel can also be purchased from Sim-Motion in Germany. The price is 499€, which puts it at the lower end of the market.

Specs

Grip MaterialAlcantara® made in Italy
Frame and Front Plate MaterialForged carbon fiber
Shifter Paddle Material3 mm-thick forged carbon fiber
Size300mm GT standard wheel
Magnetic Shifter Paddles2
Dual Clutch Paddles2
Luminous Mechanical Keys10
Thumb Knobs (pressable)2
Band Knobs5
LED Lamp Beads RGB10
LED Colors7 for customization
Intelligent TelemetryYes
Light setting in MOZA Pit HouseYes
Knock-Down (K/D) MethodD1 spec quick release
Transmission ModeWireless
Paddle SensorContactless photoelectric sensor
Dual Clutch Shifter Paddle ModesSynthesis axis/Independent axis/button

Motedis SimRacing configurator

Motedis SimRacing configurator

Motedis has been known for years as a supplier of aluminum profiles and also simrigs. These were and still are probably the best-selling kits, being appreciated mainly for their adaptability as well as stability, especially compared to ready-made solutions.

New configurator

With the configurator now introduced, Motedis enables the selection from various options and also a flexible choice of the dimensions of the rig by allowing the width and length as well as the height to be adjusted as desired. You can choose between the following options:

  • Variant
    • D-Dream
    • S-Dream
    • US Dream
  • Version
    • Light (40 x 80 base frame)
    • Medium (40 x 120 base frame)
    • Heavy (40 x 160 base frame)
  • Floor elements
    • Feet
    • Roller kit
    • Without
  • Monitor stand
    • Triple- Screen
    • Single-Screen
    • Without

The dimensions of the rig can be selected as follows:

  • Length: 500 – 1980 Millimeter
  • Width: 300 – 1000 Millimeter
  • Height: 400 – 1100 Millimeter

Trackmania – author times / author medals – spring 2022

Trackmania – author times / author medals – spring 2022

Just in time for the start of the second quarter in 2022, Nadeo has again released the 25 new tracks of the Spring 2022 Season. Also new are over 130 different items and blocks, which were directly used in the new tracks.

The maps are of course again divided into five different classes:

  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Red
  • Black
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Fanatec Gran Turismo DD Pro – Review

Fanatec Gran Turismo DD Pro – Review

Vorwort

This review of the Gran Turismo DD Pro can be seen as an extension of the review of the CSL DD, since the two wheel bases are not fundamentally different from a technical point of view. The Fanatec GT Pro is compatible with Sony consoles due to an additional built-in chip.

Consequently, the main focus of this review is on the included steering wheel. A review of the CSL pedals will be published separately at a later time.

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Colourful 5 Zoll Simhub Dashboard

Colourful 5 Zoll Simhub Dashboard

Here you will find a somewhat more colourful dashboard this time, which is ideal for the 5 inch VoCore screen. Wallpapers with a stronger colour scheme are also in the Dash and can be selected (manually) in Simhub.

Installation

  1. Download Dashboard
  2. Install Font
  3. Import Dash

Features

  • Tyre Pressure + Brake Temps
  • Position + Lap
  • Times: Current Lap / Last Lap / Best Lap / Est. Lap
  • Fuel Info
  • Gear + RPM
  • Delta
  • TC / ABS / Map / Brake-Bias
  • Session, Track- and Air-Temps, Griplevel
  • Session time + time left in Session
  • GPU+CPU-Load (https://github.com/SHWotever/SimHub/wiki/System-informations)

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No commercial use without prior permission.