SimXperience AccuForce Pro Available for the masses
After the initial release of the SimXperience AccuForce Pro direct drive wheel, only those who were registered on the pre-sales waiting list could order the product.
Now the wait is over and SimXperience has opened the AccuForce sales for the masses. Current customers are expected to receive their AccuForce with the third batch of shipments during April and May 2015.
The AccuForce Pro Wheel costs a surprisingly reasonable $1750 / €1446 / £1123 compared to some other direct drive wheels on the market.
SimXperience is also rewarding the existing customers with an $89 loyalty discount. This means that existing owners of SimXperience SimVibe, Stage Series Motion Simulators and GS-4 G-Seat products who order a wheel system will automatically see the reduction applied by the SimXperience shopping cart if the records show you to own a qualifying product.
For existing customers, the SimXperience AccuForce Wheel will be priced as follows:
In the near future, SimXperience will also release the MOMO and DIY versions of the wheelset bringing you a basic and an enhanced version of the AcuForce.
The wheel operates under the SimXperience SimCommander Software, allowing a high degree of versatility and customization to suit the user’s needs and preferences. Apart from enabling you to control a host of settings, this software can also automatically generate profiles from the user’s in-game telemetry, making it very easy to set up. To get an idea of how versatile the software package is, check out the video at the following link.
While initially only the Pro version is available, SimXperince will also be launching the Momo and DIY versions in the near future. More details on that later.
The SimXperience AccuForce Pro is a professional racing simulation steering system. When combined with today’s best racing simulation games, the AccuForce Pro is as close as you can get to driving the real thing and is delivered in a convenient, ready to run, plug-n-play package.
The key to its incredible realism is the groundbreaking direct drive motor control system. SimXperience engineered an integrated motor controller / PC interface as opposed to communicating between two different circuit boards as is common in the industry. This allows the AccuForce to provide lower latency, better response, and more accurate detail reproduction than competing direct drive systems. Combined with a motor that’s specifically designed for racing simulation, the AccuForce system provides the best possible balance of torque, response and most importantly, fidelity and linearity. The end result: a driving experience that’s second only to the real thing.
Controller & Base Unit Features
- Unparalleled Steering Feedback Quality & Realism
- Direct Drive System (Wheel connects directly to motor shaft, there are no belts to slip, wear or absorb critical detail)
- Powerful, Low Inertia Motor supports up to 13Nm of sustained torque depending on the user selected mode *
- Easily dial back the forces for safe use by friends and family
- User selectable modes (similar to those on a stereo) allow easy selection of linear performance, peak performance, soft performance, child mode, etc.
- Extreme efficiency (13Nm sustained torque at 100% stall for 30 minutes with 2°F temperature rise over ambient with 0% torque loss due to heat fade)
- Excellent balance of torque and torque resolution results in an extremely refined and realistic feel
- Torque peaks are removed by default to ensure a truly 1:1 linear experience (option to enable peaks is provided)
- Up to 2000Hz Communication Rate via SimXperience Dual Stream Technology (1000Hz from Game / 1000Hz from Sim Commander software)
- Motor updated 50,000 times per second / Realtime encoder processing
- Lowest possible latency / lag due to integration of controller and motor drive system on a single circuit board and custom motor design
- Integrated slip rings ensure long life and great electrical contact while providing for infinite wheel rotation
- 4500 degrees of rotation, configured for 900 degrees by default. User may opt to alter this setting in real-time
- 16,000 PPR (pulse per revolution) positional feedback
- Engineered for many years of reliable service in commercial environments. (Critical parts are stress tested for 300lb loads)
- Includes FREE Sim Commander SimVibe and Steering system tuning / analysis software suite
- Three force feedback (FFB) options: traditional raw game FFB, SimXperience / user optimized game FFB and completely user definable FFB
- Robust tuning capability via touchscreen or in game heads up display via included software
- Easily auto-optimize feedback for your driving style, driving line and a particular car/ track combination
- Firmware updates are automatically delivered and install in seconds with a single button click. No need to hunt for them on a website
- 3-Port USB hub on back of base unit enclosure
- Expansion ports for additional displays, buttons, pedals and rotary encoders
* – Measurement taken with digital torque wrench at motor stall. Manufacturer stated margin of error is +-5%. When designing mounting systems and evaluating safety concerns, please design for a 16Nm peak torque scenario.
Wheel & Wheel Button Box Features
- Premium Suede 320mm Steering Wheel
- 13 total buttons (12-long life tactile push buttons & AccuForce Wheel Horn Button)
- Rugged, Durable Construction
- Machined aluminum automotive grade quick release system allows you to easily swap to different steering wheel styles
- Easily bolt on a variety of real world racing steering wheels or obtain an additional Wheel button box and quick connect them
- Adjustable upper button box modules and paddle shifters facilitate a variety of 280mm – 350mm steering wheels
- Machined Aluminum paddle shifters are not only durable but offer low latency shifts and positive engagement feel
- Carbon Fiber paddles (replaceable to suit a variety of tastes)
- Paddle width adjustment
- Shift engagement point adjustment
- Shift throw adjustment
- Mounting points included for 3rd party SLI plates or phone holders
- Onboard USB 1.1 for SLI style displays, phones and other 3rd party accessories
- Optional phone cord style connection to base unit as opposed to using slip rings for extreme modding circumstances
- SimXperience AccuForce Pro Base Unit with 6ft (2m) cable.
- SimXperience AccuForce Pro Force Feedback Controller
- SimXperience AccuForce Pro Wheel Button Box with Paddle Shifters
- SimXperience AccuForce Premium Suede 320mm Steering Wheel
- 6ft (2m) USB cable with ferrite filters
- 6ft (2m) IEC Power Cord (same as used on PC’s) with U.S. plug
- Mounting Screws
- Sim Commander software (SimVibe and force feedback tuning features)
The AccuForce Pro is a fully assembled, ready to run kit.
IMPORTANT – Due to demand, a sign-up list was formed for this product. If you signed up to purchase the AccuForce in advance then you will see the add to cart button appear when logged into the SimXperience website. Those who signed up will have three weeks to complete their purchase. There is a STRICT initial limit of one unit per customer! On January 21 2015 this product will become available for all to purchase. Orders will be processed in the order they are received.
Official Webpage – simxperience.com