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Thursday Nights fun racing / Re: Season 23 Round One 08/10/2020
« on: October 07, 2020, 07:19:44 PM »
I had to do a clean install as well to fix the tyre barrier.

Had a quick lap, I'm with Roo I prefer the longer version of the track, the shorter version doesn't provide much overtaking opportunity, would be better with go karts.

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Thursday Nights fun racing / Re: New working from home station
« on: September 29, 2020, 05:33:30 PM »
I had a buttkicker once.
I only wanted it for curbs, but it runs off the woofer, so was constantly on in a V8 which annoyed me.
It sat around until corrosion set in, so became scrap.

Thanks for the heads up mate. I think to get around that problem people run some software called simvibe which you can use to direct specific elements to the buttkicker (ie curbs and gear changes). Yeah I’m not totally sold on it myself yet I hear good and bad things. I’d say I would be better off investing in a good set of lcm pedals and get rid of my t3pa’s before doing the buttkicker thing.

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Thursday Nights fun racing / Re: New working from home station
« on: September 28, 2020, 09:52:26 PM »
Looks very cool, cant wait to see how it all turns out

Finished photos in the top post Phil. Might be a while before changing to a shifter and handbrake. Will wait for the reverb G2 and a RTX3080 to arrive before spending any more hard earned.

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Thursday Nights fun racing / Re: New working from home station
« on: September 28, 2020, 06:14:43 PM »
The most expensive part of the build was the benchtop itself.  It's a 2440x600x30mm solid timber top.  I picked it up brand new for $240 and spent about another $100 on sealers, stains and varnish to get the finish that I wanted.   The racing seat $160, carpet $44 and seat box <$50 was all fairly cheap to build with leftover material I had in the shed.  I would argue that it would give an off the shelf setup a run for it's money in terms of comfort and practicality.  I might be a tight ar*e but I can't see the value in spending over $1000 on a 1080 rig when I could build something at home for a lot cheaper.

Future upgrades will include a shifter, handbrake, and a tactile transducer (like a buttkicker).

In saying that, does anyone have a buttkicker and comment on what they are like? (not a wife I have one of those). I hear they are a great addition, particularly if you're running a VR setup? 

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Thursday Nights fun racing / Re: New working from home station
« on: September 28, 2020, 06:07:41 PM »
When I built my seat base I had the plan to carpet it from the get go though.  So I built a pine frame first than sheeted it with 16mm whiteboard and ran a router over all the edges so the carpet would roll around it a bit easier.  It's certainly a solid base......no creaks!

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Thursday Nights fun racing / Re: New working from home station
« on: September 28, 2020, 06:00:16 PM »
Very clever, I wish I had thought of that , instead of buying a $250 seat from Autopro  :'(

I considered going down that route but I didn’t want anything too uncomfortable for a longer session. No motion setup so I thought I’d get something a bit more comfortable. Leather bucket with full electrics and wasn’t too bad of an option for $160. If you go electric you just have to make sure that all the controls are at the seat (ie in a merc the controls for the seat are on the door etc).

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Thursday Nights fun racing / Re: New working from home station
« on: September 28, 2020, 05:57:10 PM »
Hey Jarmel I just used some automotive carpet from Clark rubber. I think it was $44 for a 2mx1m length of it.  I just contacted it on. I think Bunnings sells the same stuff for a little cheaper

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Thursday Nights fun racing / Re: New working from home station
« on: September 28, 2020, 09:16:31 AM »
Photo of the seat.

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Thursday Nights fun racing / Re: New working from home station
« on: September 28, 2020, 08:38:48 AM »
$160 from the wreckers mate. Out of a wrecked Hyundai Veloster. Electric forward/back, Up/down, tilt and lumbar support. I integrated an old atx power supply into the seat base to supply the 12V to it. It’s a good fit between comfort and racey.

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Thursday Nights fun racing / Re: New working from home station
« on: September 27, 2020, 07:50:58 PM »
Another pic.

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Thursday Nights fun racing / New working from home station
« on: September 27, 2020, 07:50:40 PM »
I was inspired to build myself a new desk and integrate a sim racing rig for those long days when I have to work from home. 

All prepped up for when the Hp Reverb G2 arrives.

Thought I'd share a few pics.  Pretty happy with the outcome, all up with the materials and seat (all electric controls), was $650.   Was hard to figure out the ergonomics though it feels bloody comfortable compared to my old setup, and the electric seat provides a lot of adjustment.

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Thursday Nights fun racing / Re: Season 22 Round Seven (Final) 17/09/2020
« on: September 19, 2020, 03:55:16 PM »
Best estimates are that a lot of shops took over $5mil in orders in less than 24hrs!

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Thursday Nights fun racing / Re: Season 22 Round Seven (Final) 17/09/2020
« on: September 19, 2020, 03:53:52 PM »
No that’s just from the one shop Roo.  Guys that got on at 11pm were about 4000 order numbers in front of me and I ordered at 1pm the next day. I’d say it’s a similar story at all shops.

Will have to live with my 1660 super for a while yet. Apparently I can run the reverb G2 at half res ok with a 1660 super, but will be looking forward to getting the 3080 to crank all the detail up! Lucky I’m a patient bloke.

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Thursday Nights fun racing / Re: Season 22 Round Seven (Final) 17/09/2020
« on: September 19, 2020, 07:25:53 AM »
Haha. No.  The Internet was flooded with people trying to get them. I have placed an order for one although I think my order is over 4000th in line. I don’t expect to get one before the end of this year.

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Thursday Nights fun racing / Re: Season 22 Round Seven (Final) 17/09/2020
« on: September 18, 2020, 08:19:03 PM »
Well done Seanus, very solid driving all the way through. Enjoy the alpaca farm.

Cheers for the shout out Roo!

I want to thank all of you guys for making this a very enjoyable experience for my first time racing online. I very much look forward to the Thursday night races, and look forward to joining you all again next week and in future seasons. No doubt a lot of my points were attributed to either blocking or accidentally running you off the road at some stage, sorry about that but I still have my L plates!

Currently upgrading my ‘working from home’ station to integrate a sim racing setup. Will have to flick through a pic when I’m complete.


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