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Hardware – Five Star Simulations – Justin Ruggier Hotlap.

 

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Five Star Simulations is an Australian based company that builds, sells, and rents out custom build racing simulator rigs. 

In this video Justin Ruggier taking the Riley Daytona Prototype around Road Atlanta.

The SPIDR represents a dramatic shift in simulator design, offering a real alternative in custom simulators by providing the most realistic and authentic simulator experience available.

Integrating components from real race cars, the SPIDR replicates the same forces and inputs required to master a real race car. All components used are bespoke and designed specifically to provide the driver with the most realistic experience possible.

The driver’s seating position, relative to the control surfaces in the cockpit of a real race car, have been reproduced giving drivers the impression of being IN the simulator, rather than ON it.

Each unit features realistic motion and vibration technology, giving not only acceleration and braking forces, but also body roll and rear drift. This gives the impression of the unique feel of mid corner drift and traction loss. Drivers can actually FEEL the back of the car turning through a corner.

Using 4 independent transducers mounted directly to the SPIDR, drivers can feel the vibrations of each corner of the car. The rumble of the engine,the sharp clunk of gears being engaged, the saw-tooth rumble strips sending shockwaves through the chassis areall authentically repoduced to add yet another layer of immersion.

Five Star Simulations provide customers the opportunity to specify bespoke steering systems, displays, pedal arrangements, and shifters. Each component can be tuned to produce the same feedback as those found in a real car.

Steering force and feel is provided by direct drive servo systems, which produce the same feel as the chosen car. Steering force can be increased to provide a uniqe training experience, not found in any other commercially avaialable system.

The driver’s seating position, relative to the control surfaces in the cockpit of a real race car, have been reproduced giving drivers the impression of being IN the simulator, rather than ON it.

Each unit features realistic motion and vibration technology, giving not only acceleration and braking forces, but also body roll and rear drift. This gives the impression of the unique feel of mid corner drift and traction loss. Drivers can actually FEEL the back of the car turning through a corner.

Using 4 independent transducers mounted directly to the SPIDR, drivers can feel the vibrations of each corner of the car. The rumble of the engine,the sharp clunk of gears being engaged, the saw-tooth rumble strips sending shockwaves through the chassis are all authentically repoduced to add yet another layer of immersion.

Five Star Simulations provide customers the opportunity to specify bespoke steering systems, displays, pedal arrangements, and shifters. Each component can be tuned to produce the same feedback as those found in a real car.

Steering force and feel is provided by direct drive servo systems, which produce the same feel as the chosen car. Steering force can be increased to provide a uniqe training experience, not found in any other commercially avaialable system.

Steering wheels are made to order. Each wheel provides the same displays, shift lights, button placement, and map areas as the requested wheel. Wheels can have displays mounted in them, or mounted independently on the steering column.

Pedal systems utilise load cell and dampers to accomodate braking pressures of over 100kg. Each pedal’s position, throw, and resistance is adjustable, and pedal faces from real cars can be fitted on request.

Sequential shifters are designed, again, to provide the same throw, resistance, and static position as a real race car. Gated shifters will soon be available, also providing adjustments in throw, feel and shaft length/angle.

Other input devices can be placed anywhere on the cockpit the client requires. Anti roll-bar, brake bias and other system controls can all be reproduced and placed in the same position as on the real race car, giving drivers the ability to learn the positions of each control and adjust them in the same manner they would in a real world scenario.

  

 

Official Webpage – http://fivestarsimulations.com.au/

 



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