Simucube 2 Pro Direct Drive Test By Niels Heusinkveld
Continuing the success of its predecessor Simucube 1, recently Finnish e-sport and professional simulation racing hardware manufacturer, Granite Devices has officially released the new Simucube 2 direct drive sim racing wheelbase.
While we have already seen a number of videos covering the product, the latest video by Niels Heusinkveld is somewhat of a special one. Taking into account that Niels is a specialist when it comes to Force Feedback and the fact that he has been heavily involved in the actual physics creation process for the Automobilista racing title by Reiza Studios, we were curious to find out what his first impressions were after testing the Simucube 2 Pro using Automobilista.
A direct drive force feedback sim racing wheelbase produces steering wheel force feedback by a directly coupled torque motor without any intermediate gear or belt transmission mechanism. The absence of a transmission mechanism enhances force feedback sensation in multiple domains, contributing to faster lap times and immersing the driver to the game.
The all-new Simucube 2 is available in three different torque level variants: The Simucube 2 Sport, the Simucube 2 Pro, and the professional Simucube 2 Ultimate model.
Simucube 2 has been built from the ground up to minimize latencies between the wheelbase and the simulation software and features real-nature modeling based Inertia, Damping and Friction effects inside Simucube’s real-time digital signal processor.
The Simucube Quick Release™ system (SQR) makes it possible to swiftly switch to different steering wheels on Simucube 2. SQR supports most of the existing steering wheels and is straightforward to use. Once SQR wheel is locked-in, the resulting joint to the wheelbase equals the rigidity of a solid piece of metal, just like in a real race car.
Simucube 2 now also supports the Simucube Wireless Wheel™ (SWW) connection between the wheelbase and the steering wheel which allows more freedom for the driver and one less thing to worry about while racing. The SWW system allows hot-swapping different wheels without the need to re-assign controls in the simulator.
The Simucube 2 wheelbases are sold via Global distributors. Check out the official website for more details regarding purchase and shipping. Simucube 2 models start at 1270 EUR / 1 450 USD / 1 090 GPB.
About Granite Devices
Granite Devices Inc is an original Finnish robotics industry and racing simulator hardware designer and manufacturer located in the heart of Tampere city. Granite Devices specializes on cost and time-efficient OEM motion control solutions and provides direct engineer grade support for its products.
Official Webpage – www.simucu.be – www.h-engineering.net