Thursday, April 11, 2019

Bass Shakers

After checking out Barry's video review of the Sim Racing Studio ShakeKit rumble seat pad thingo, I started to research the Dayton Tactile Transducer pucks that he revealed to be used the SRS product.

I decided to buy 4 of the Dayton pucks, a cheap USB soundcard, and hunted down a 2nd hand sound system amp to drive them. I DIY'd a solution to mount everything under my wooden seat box that I have my scavenged car seat bolted onto. The project wasn't very difficult and the results really impressed me. I found that the amazing SimHub software did everything I needed and more. I've since started using SimHub to drive the dash I display on my old android phone too.

I now can't imagine sim racing without the tactile feedback that the Dayton pucks provide.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

2019 Season 1 Series Stats

For the last few seasons I've been generating some rather in-depth "info-graphic" style end of season stats and sharing them on the iRacing forum for each series. I figured I'll start posting them here too, with links to each:

  • Bathurst 12 Hour

  • 12 Hours of Sebring

  • Advanced Mazda MX-5 Cup Series

  • Classic Lotus Grand Prix

  • Fanatec Global Challenge

  • Fanatec GT Challenge

  • Ferrari GT3 Challenge - Fixed

  • Global Mazda MX-5 Cup

  • Grand Prix Legends

  • GT Endurance Pro Qualifier

  • IMSA Sportscar Championship

  • IndyCar Series - Oval - Fixed

  • IndyCar Series - Road

  • iRacing Endurance Le Mans Series

  • iRacing F3 Championship

  • iRacing Formula 3.5 Championship

  • iRacing Formula Renault 2.0

  • iRacing Grand Touring Cup MC

  • iRacing Le Mans Series

  • iRacing Production Car Challenge MC

  • iRacing Spec Racer Ford Challenge

  • iRacing V8 Supercars Series

  • Kamel GT Championship

  • Porsche iRacing Cup

  • Porsche Pro Qualifying Series

  • Pro Mazda Championship

  • Radical Racing Challenge C

  • Ruf GT3 Challenge

  • Skip Barber Race Series

  • VRS GT Sprint Series

  • NASCAR iRacing Class A

  • NASCAR iRacing Class A Fixed

  • NASCAR iRacing Class B

  • NASCAR iRacing Class B Fixed

  • NASCAR iRacing Class C

  • NASCAR iRacing Class C Fixed

  • NASCAR iRacing Series - Fixed

  • NASCAR iRacing Series - Open

  • I can generate versions of these which highlight particular drivers. Below I've included an example of this showing just 1 table and graph that highlights myself and 2 of my friends:

    I accept a $5 iRacing credit donation in return for generating personalised output. Drop a comment if you're interested.

    Thursday, February 28, 2019

    Aiologs sequential shifter and handbrake

    To wrap up my spending spree and finish off my "this is getting serious" sim-racing rig upgrades; I've placed a pre-order for a sequential shifter and handbrake from the next batch of Aiologs products.

    Here's the review from Barry at the Sim Racing Garage, where I first learned about these excellent products:

    I've also picked up a 2nd hand Fanatec Universal Hub and Forza rim. I plan on removing the paddle shifters and button stalks, running it completely bare bones.

    The impulse for this came mostly due to the release of Dirt Rally 2.0. I'm holding off purchasing the game until my new hardware arrives, but I really wanted to have a decent rally setup available.