So i'm part of the first batch! Woohoo! Expected delivery in March is perfect, since it 'll be my birthday!
I kinda bought the sim on a whim and I'm kinda at the start of my simracing career. I did a lot of racing games in the past, but it died off with all the responsibilities life brings and all.. Now to resurrect my gaming life the racingcube is the perfect vehicle. (How great it is to be grown up and have money, and just buy the stuff you want :-D)
I admit, this is a pretty serious toy 🙂 and it deserves a proper setup. I've got an old sidewinder wheel somewhere, but that won't do. I've been looking at new tech and I've decided to buy a direct drive wheel. The OSW seems to be one of the best out there. I'll might go for one from https://sim-pli.city/collections/all
What would be the ultimate configuration in you opinion? What do I need to get to start driving? I noticed the Heusinkveld pedals that Sete drivers (Are you also dutch Sete?) I reckon I need a set of pedals too and a chair, right?
Let me know what you think and help me get good setup. Thanks!!
Im still considering different configurations, but mainly it will be in my case an OSW system for the wheel and for pedals most probably the Heusinkveld (still deciding if getting the Pro or Ultimate version). For flying mode I will use TH Warthog full set, and the rudder pedals from MFG (they are really good and quite happy with them).
Im using only VR headset, the seat will be a red Sparco and I will install some bass shakers; here again considering different setups: 4, 6 or 8 in total... I will start with 4 and make some tests, keeping in mind the max load of 150kg, as per FT instructions.
Computer is running an i7 6600k and GTX1080ti, mounted in a SG13B case since few months ago and its amazing. You can take it in your backpack if needed.
That would be my configuration at this stage, and btw Im spanish 🙂
Hey Sete, thanks for your reply! I've been eyeing the Heussinkveld pedals and since discovering them I see them everywhere. They come very well recommended. I'm doing this initital invesment once and I'm just skipping the orientation phase where you buy some stuff only to upgrade it later for something better. I reckon i'm going for the ultimates. Maybe start with a double set, since shifting might be a bridge to far for my experience at this point. I can always buy the throttle pedal and add it to the rig. I should get the baseplate right?
Regarding the SW20, does anyone know what the difference is between the SW20+ and the SW20 v2? Seems the v1 is replaced by the v2 and they've changed the enclosures. As far as I can tell it's the same motor. I've send Ollie a message to shed some light at this.
If I have the OSW, I also need a rim. Prefereably with a quick release. Are there any european shops that sell these? I'm not sure where to start with rim selection and I want to be versatile, hence the QR. I know fanatec sells a nice selection of rims. I really like the clubsport porsche wheel
Can I just buy that and will it fit the SW20?
I'm running a VR rig too (oculus), I5 6600, GTX1070 in a fractal design node 304 case. Nice and portable too. Not sure about the backback 🙂 But i ususally take my van anyway.. so 🙂
K, I think I answered that last one; to connect a fanatec wheel to the OSW I need something like this. https://www.simracingmachines.com/WebShop/custom-made-fanatec-conversion-kit
Yes, thats right. You need a conversion kit and some welding work in the rim...or pay someone to do it, or buying the rim with the conversion done already (which is my case), and btw its the rim that you like :))
Its a plate with the eletronic board inside; you connect the rim to the OSW with the QR, and to the PC via USB directly (or hub) for the shiffters, lights and other functions of the rim (this one for example got 2 small motors inside), then you need to install FANALEDS program in your computer.
Sorry but I have no clue about the SW20. I just bought the OSW from Tomo, with the acrylic case and the big motor:
Regarding the base plate, I think its convenient, otherwise you have to make your own one (including drilling extra work) and for such price, at least for me, its worth it.
Next step would be bass shakers installation, being ideal 4 of them simulating one wheel/suspension each one. You can find a lot of information on internet, but have a look to this link so you know where to start in case you would be interested:
I hope this would help you a little bit.
Hey Sete, I just pulled the trigger, I ordered the simucube OSW with fanatec QR adapter, heusinkveld pedals + baseplate, the porsche rim and the modkit from simracing machines (as listed above). Very exited about all this!
Very cool to see you've got the porsche rim too 🙂
Can you list the spec's for the bass shakers? The confirmation mail from fasetech mentioned they deliver a bassshaker set as an extra (Cheers guys! that's a very cool thing to do!)
Would it make sense to get 4 of the same units?
Well done!! Looks like we will share similar configuration 😀
I have already 4 Aurasound bass shakers (50w):
You would need the cables, an amplifier (mine is a car amplifier - 4Ch>> 55w/Ch) and the power supply (220v>12v (220w) bought in Amazon). The extra one which FT will send with the RC, I will try some different configurations with it and then decide if I buy another 3 of similar specifications, getting a total of 8....but I would start with 4 yo simulate each wheel/ suspension of the car or airplane systems.
About bass shakers, there is A LOT of information, so I would start with the "basics" (4 units) and then you can decide.