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Fanatec direct drive in the making?

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Fanatec direct drive in the making?
« on: February 09, 2017, 07:41:17 AM »
http://simracingpaddock.com/fanatec/fanatec-direct-drive-wheel-confirmed/

Sounds like it would work with the exisiting rims. Noice!

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Re: Fanatec direct drive in the making?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2017, 11:05:26 AM »
oh,  Dam you fanatec, making me spend money
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Re: Fanatec direct drive in the making?
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2017, 11:08:26 AM »
Hah yeah fo sho. Could be why the V2 recently dropped in price. At the moment anything direct drive seems very custom, so wouldn't come with warranties etc, and even those that do aren't offered in Aus. Maybe I should start saving again now...  :o

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Re: Fanatec direct drive in the making?
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2017, 11:16:51 AM »
Hah yeah fo sho. Could be why the V2 recently dropped in price. At the moment anything direct drive seems very custom, so wouldn't come with warranties etc, and even those that do aren't offered in Aus. Maybe I should start saving again now...  :o

for my v2 base :)
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Re: Fanatec direct drive in the making?
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2017, 11:22:44 AM »
Hah yeah fo sho. Could be why the V2 recently dropped in price. At the moment anything direct drive seems very custom, so wouldn't come with warranties etc, and even those that do aren't offered in Aus. Maybe I should start saving again now...  :o

for my v2 base :)

All depends on how much their DD base would be ;D

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Re: Fanatec direct drive in the making?
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2017, 11:49:56 AM »
:(... paid 899 like a week ago.. now it's 829... and you are also telling me they'll have a proper direct drive wheel maybe just a year from now... you must hate me ;)

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Re: Fanatec direct drive in the making?
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2017, 11:54:41 AM »
:(... paid 899 like a week ago.. now it's 829... and you are also telling me they'll have a proper direct drive wheel maybe just a year from now... you must hate me ;)

Unlucky grat, I did wonder if you got in there before or after the price drop.  :(

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Re: Fanatec direct drive in the making?
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2017, 07:32:42 AM »

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Re: Fanatec direct drive in the making?
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2017, 08:55:25 AM »
First official statement from Fanatec. Coming end of the year.

https://www.fanatec.com/forum/discussion/552/fanatec-direct-drive#latest

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Re: Fanatec direct drive in the making?
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2017, 10:10:19 AM »
I will get one of them for sure
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Re: Fanatec direct drive in the making?
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2017, 01:12:09 PM »
Yeah I'd been keen, though unsure if I'll need to reinforce the rig a bit to handle DD. Also interesting with the sold rims it won't run at full torque as they can't take it  ;D

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Re: Fanatec direct drive in the making?
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2017, 01:35:59 PM »
Yeah I'd been keen, though unsure if I'll need to reinforce the rig a bit to handle DD. Also interesting with the sold rims it won't run at full torque as they can't take it  ;D
Can your arms take it!!

One thing about this is that it is positioned above the current wheel base in terms of performance and price. I was hoping that it would also scale down to the elite level of wheel bases. This would give a lower torque wheel base with the benefits of the linearity etc of a DD wheel base. Making an electric motor work at lower RPM must be expensive? Otherwise removing all the belts and gears from a current wheel base should lower the cost don't you think?

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Re: Fanatec direct drive in the making?
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2017, 02:09:23 PM »
I like your thinking Gratulin. I guess we will see. As for my arms no idea... had been getting shoulder pain recently with the current wheel so have shifted the seat back a click and seems better.