SIMUCUBE TAHKO GT-21 WIRELESS WHEEL

SIMUCUBE TAHKO GT-21 WIRELESS WHEEL

The manufacturer Simucube has launched its first own steering wheel, the SIMUCUBE TAHKO GT-21 WIRELESS WHEEL. According to the manufacturer, it will have the following features:

  • Two digital and adjustable magnetic paddles
  • 7-way switch (4 directions, rotary encoder, middle button)
  • Ten high-quality industrial-grade buttons
  • Rotary encoder
  • Wireless technology utilizing Simucube Wireless Wheel System
  • 320 mm. lightweight CNC-finished steel flat GT-Rim with durable Suede fabric finish
  • Weight 2.1 kg.

The price of the new steering wheel is in the upper mid-range at around 816€, and SImucube forgoes LEDs for shift indicators, illumination of buttons or an excessive number of function keys for the time being.

Availability is stated as the end of November.

Simucube Button

The biggest innovation compared to other steering wheels is the Simucube button introduced with the Tahko GT-21.

The Simucube button is a new way for racers to change the most common force feedback parameters directly on the steering wheel while driving.

  • Parameter adjustments can be made on the fly
  • The Simucube button is a unified feature for all upcoming Simucube steering wheels as well as the Simucube Wireless Wheel 2 modules

More info: https://simucube.com/tahko/


800 x 480 universal dashboard for Simhub

800 x 480 universal dashboard for Simhub

Here you can find another dashboard for the simracing software Simhub for free download. Its resolution is optimised for the VoCore screen, for example.

Features

  • Four independent widgets
    • Tyre pressure and temperature
    • Session – info like temperature, position, session, lap and time remaining
    • Last Lap / Best Lap / Est. Lap
    • Information on fuel consumption and tank capacity as well as remaining range
  • Gear and RPM display
  • Delta
  • TC / ABS / BB info if changed (in the empty square at the bottom centre)

installation

  1. Download Dashboard
  2. Install Roboto font
  3. Import Dash into Simhub

Download

You can find the download here (save link as if no direct download possible):

No commercial use without prior permission.


Fanatec Podium Steering Wheel GT World Challenge now available

Fanatec Podium Steering Wheel GT World Challenge available now

The new Podium Steering Wheel GT World Challenge is now available in various bundles in Fanatec’s webshop.

Introducing the Podium Steering Wheel Fanatec GT World Challenge – a special product bundle designed for pro esports competition. The brand new ClubSport Wheel Rim 320 is also available to purchase separately in leather or Alcantara®, alongside two ClubSport Universal Hub V2 steering wheel bundles.

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PODIUM STEERING WHEEL FANATEC GT WORLD CHALLENGE

The main product here is the podium model of the series, which has already been tested by us in a different configuration (link to test report). The package, which costs €629.95 instead of €709.80 as a bundle, contains the following products and is currently available for direct order:

  • Podium Advanced Paddle Module
  • Podium Button Module Endurance
  • Podium Button Module Endurance
  • ClubSport Steering Wheel Rim 320
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Simucube Brand Store now open

Simucube Brand Store now open

The well-known manufacturer of simracing products SImucube (Wheelbase Sport in test) now offers their own and also products of other well known manufacturers in their store, which can be reached at the following url: https://simucube.com

The bundles should be especially interesting for new customers, consisting of a base by SImucube in combination with pedals of the manufacturer Heusinkveld. These are slightly discounted and are complimented by the matching mounting option for the base.

Steering Wheels, Accessories, Pedals and Wheel Bases

  • Bundles: Base + Mount + Pedals
  • Wheel Bases by SImucube
  • Steering Wheels by Ascher Racing, Simracingbay and Cube Controls
  • Pedals by Heusinkveld
  • Accessories like the Quickrelease and the safety pin
  • Apparel

Code for free shipping to launch:

For the launch of the store, SImucube is offering free shipping until October 14, 2021. To get it, just use the code SIMUCUBELAUNCH.


Trackmania – Fall 2021 – Author Medals

Trackmania – Fall 2021 – Author Medals

Nadeo has, fittingly for the start of autumn, once again given the current part of Trackmania (released in 2020 as a free-to-play title with a subscription model for additional features) 25 new tracks. These are, of course, once again available for free and can be played immediately

This Fall 2021 campaign is the 6th seasonal campaign in Trackmania. Enjoy 25 new tracks and earn 100 new medals for free. All these new maps are also available in the Ranked 3v3 mode!

https://www.trackmania.com/2021/10/01/the-fall-2021-campaign-is-out/

The streamer Virtual has again published a short introduction here:

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MOZA Racing – Direct Drive Base + Wheel + Pedale + Dash

Racing – Direct Drive Base + Wheel + Pedale + Dash

The Chinese manufacturer Moza has launched its own simracing brand, Moza Racing. The range starts with two different direct-drive systems, which are complemented by matching steering wheels, Loadcell pedals and a 5-inch dashboard. Test reports are not yet available. The prices are relatively high and it remains to be seen whether the manufacturer will be able to put pressure on the current big names of the simracing market with these products.

MOZA Racing R16 Direct Drive Wheel Base – 1199€ + shipping

The manufacturer promises 16 NM of direct-drive torque from an industrial-grade engine in the R16 Base. Inspired by supercars, the R16 has a 3D-moulded body and a two-tone car paint job. To add to the realism, Moza says the R16’s body was made from aircraft-grade aluminium alloy.

Applicable PlatformPC
Driving typeDirect Drive
Maximum Turning AngleLimitless
CoverAluminum
ColorOrange
DisplayColor Display (Option)
Maximum Torque16 N·m
Maximum Power360W
Input voltage220V AC→36V DC
Encoder Resolution262144ppr
USB Refresh Rate1000Hz
IndicatorYES
Quick ReleaseYES
InterfacePower Supply, Data, General Interface
AccessoriesInstructions,Power Supply,USB Cable,Warranty Card,Screw
External Devices AdapterOption
Mounting4-Hole Pattern on the Bottom, Side Mounting Support with Special BRKT
Mounting BracketBottom Angle Adjustment Bracket/Side Fixing Bracket
Table ClampOptional
Side MountingYES
Emergency StopOption
Firmware UpdateYES
L x W x H327mm x 170mm x 130mm
Mass(ALL)8.9kg
Warranty1 Year
APP FunctionYES
Shifting Indicator LightYES

MOZA Racing R21 Direct Drive Radstand – 1399€ + Versand

The Moza R21 is the stronger version of the R16 and, as the name suggests, comes onto the market with 21 Newton metres. The manufacturer promises: With the same volume, the maximum torque of the R16 is 30 % higher. The torque ripple and cogging torque have been further optimised, resulting in the ultimate smooth steering feel.

MOZA Racing CRP Pedale – 529€ + shipping

The pedals from Moza appear to be in the range of the Heusinkveld Sprint. According to Moza, the three pedals each have a built-in CRP pedal sensor with a wide range of force detection. The MOZA MPressure always measures force accurately, from the gentlest heel and toe taps to fast, hard brake strokes. Pedal travel and inclination can be variably adjusted.

Overall materialAll aluminum alloy with CNC process
Load cell1500N/750N
The actual maximum monitoring force of the brake750N/375N
Throttle formOrgan floor type
Pedal forceAdjustable
Pedal face angleAdjustable
Pedal distanceAdjustable
Pedal FlushAdjustable
Pedal strokeAdjustable
Connection wayAdjustable
Size364mm*415.1mm*256.5mm
Mass7.5KG

MOZA Racing wheel – 529€ + shipping

The steering wheel from Moza is operated without a cable connection and is probably only compatible with the manufacturer’s Direct Drive Base. In addition to the now obligatory shift paddles, it is also equipped with a double clutch and has various function buttons. According to the manufacturer, Alcantara / Nappa leather imported from Italy was used as the material for the rim, and forged carbon for the front panel. At 13 inches (~33cm), it is relatively large; its unique selling point is probably the continuous LED band for the speed display.

Wheel materialsItaly imported Alcantara/Nappa first layer leather
Frame materialBrushed aluminum alloy
Panel materialForged carbon fiber
Back materialaluminum alloy
paddles material3mm forged carbon fiber
paddles magnetGold-plated N52 magnet
Size13inch
Magnetic paddles quantity4
Mechanical keyboard texture buttons10
20-segment knob (can be pressed)2
Universal rocker (can be pressed)2
Racing horn1
Highlight LED RGB lamp10
LED colorColor customization
Smart telemetrySupport
Set up the lights through the MOZA Pit HouseSupport
The light changes color with the rotationSupport
Assembly wayD1 SPEC Realistic Racing Quick Release
Power supplywireless
Signal transmissionwireless
Magnetic paddles induction methodPhotoelectric contactless
Magnetic paddles modeDual-clutch/single-clutch/switch

Moza Dashboard / Screen – 319€ + shipping

The Moza dashboard, which unfortunately can also only be used in conjunction with the manufacturer’s base, is made of aluminium and has a 5-inch screen with the familiar resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. Initially, 10 simulations are supported; unfortunately, Simhub support does not seem to be available yet.

Size5 inch
Resolution800×480
Colorpoint16.7 million
Refresh rate60HZ
Frame materialAluminum alloy
UI style6 kinds
Display contentSpeed, rotation speed, gear position, fuel volume, current lap speed, fastest lap speed, last lap speed, real-time difference with the fastest lap, tire pressure, ranking, relative time difference with the opponent, etc.

Moza discount code*

10% off:

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Trackmania Cup of the Day now three times a day

Trackmania Cup of the Day now three times a day

The popular Cup of the Day in Trackmania 2020 will now take place three times a day. Instead of just once a day at 7pm, there are now three start times:

  • 7PM CEST / 5PM UTC
  • 3AM CEST / 1AM UTC
  • 11AM CEST / 9AM UTC

The track of the day will still be published on the first date, but it is now also possible to compete in the Cup of the Day on the other two dates.

The format of the event remains unchanged

Meanwhile, the actual running of the Cup of the Day remains unchanged. You have 15 minutes to complete the track of the day and then qualify for a corresponding grid in the event based on your time.

You still need standard or club access to take part in a Cup of the Day. For the two additional events, you will receive half of the Trophy rewards from the main event at 7 p.m.


Thrustmaster 2021 Roadmap – Direct Drive Wheel Base for PC

Thrustmaster 2021 Roadmap – Direct Drive Wheel Base for PC

Thrustmaster has just presented its roadmap for the year 2021 on its official Facebook page (link). The simracing products announced there should be particularly interesting for simracers. Among other things, a new controller for the Xbox and new hardware for flight simulators are to be released this year.

Thrustmaster Direct Drive Wheel Base for PC

The most important announcement should in any case be Thrustmaster’s entry into the direct drive market, which has been speculated about for some time. However, nothing has yet been published about possible prices, the strength of the system and other details. However, it can be read from the roadmap that the new base is designed only for the PC.

Thrustmaster Hybrid Drive Racing Wheel Bundle and Racing Pedal Set for PC, PS4/PS5 and Xbox

A wheel base was also announced, which is apparently to be compatible with both the PC and the two console families from Microsoft and Sony. The presumably matching pedals then round off Thrustmaster’s roadmap for the simracing sector.


Heusinkveld Sim Handbrake 2.0

Heusinkveld Sim Handbrake 2.0

The new handbrake from Heusinkveld is now available for purchase. For a price of 284.22€, the buyer can expect a slightly more compact handbrake in contrast to its predecessor, which at the same time is designed for slightly higher forces (the handbrake actuates a 120 kg loadcell, so an actual force of up to 22 kg is measured). Also new is the use of SmartControl from Heusinkveld. SmartControl allows instant mapping of (non-linear) output curves, dead zones and handbrake force.


Turn Racing TDU5 – Dashboard with RGB-LEDs

Turn Racing TDU5 – Dashboard with RGB-LEDs

Turn Racing, an American manufacturer of simracing equipment, has announced their first dashboard, the TDU5, on their Disorcd server. Otherwise known for steering wheels (test report), button plates and a large DIY community, the manufacturer is logically expanding its range with the dashboard, serving the desire of many for an affordable 5-inch monitor with additional RGB LEDs.

Compatible with Simhub, Z1 and JRT

Turn Racing’s dashboard will be compatible with several dashboard vendors, including Joel Real Timing (JRT) and Z1 Dashboard (Z1).

The free software Simhub is also supported, which is fully customisable by the user. There are thus no limits to one’s own creativity; here, for example, you can find the free dash to match Peugeot’s new hypercar: Peugeot 9X8 dashboard for Simhub

Technical specifications

Not all the technical specifications of the new TDU5 are known yet, but the following features are certain:

  • 5-inch screen with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels
  • Individually addressable RGB LEDs
  • USB-C port on the back

Availability and price

The dashboard will be available in stores in December, according to Turn Racing, and will be priced at $197. This makes it significantly cheaper than comparable products from other well-known manufacturers such as Precision Sim Engineering and Sim Racing Hardware. For buyers in Europe, the price is only somewhat clouded by the comparatively high shipping costs and additional taxes + customs.