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Hardware – Building a Driving Simulator – Part One (Gregg Langnese)

Hardware – Building a Driving Simulator – Part One (Gregg Langnese)

Some of you might remember the very interesting  “Expansion of a Driving Simulator”  and “Anatomy of a Driving Simulator” videos by Gregg Langnese.  These videos detailed the concepts and design decisions used in developing his DIY Driving Cockpit.

Now Gregg describes how to build the DIY Simulator Sled yourselves.  In Part one he describes how to build the base. In the upcoming Part 2 Gregg will discuss the monitor rack. After that, part three will cover the steering rack.

The specifications of the simulator sled:

  • Height 46″
  • Length: 65″
  • Width: 60″ (assuming 45 degree monitor rake)
  • Weight: 190 lbs. (without monitors)
  • Seat travel: 10″ fore and aft, 20 degree tilt in 5 degree increments
  • Pedal travel: 12″ fore and aft, 0-30 degree tilt in 5 degree increments (from 10-30 degrees)
  • Steering travel: 16″ fore and aft, up to 12″ up and down, 30 degree wheel pitch, 30 degree steering shaft pitch
  • Monitor travel: 8″ up and down from center point, accommodates up to three 30″ monitors, individual monitor pitch 180 degree, yaw 60 degrees.

Blueprints (free) for the expansion can be found here

Check out http://lagnese.me/Hub/Home.html   –  SRH Dash info at http://simracinghardware.com/

 



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