My new 'toy'

Can't be Just Another FIA 'Observer' ALL the time....

By on February 17, 2010 8:58:22 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums External Link

Jafo

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I have the computer [i7-920 12gig and XFX 1g GTX285] ....I have the racing sims [GTR, GTR2, GTL, GT Evo, NetKar, GP4, rFactor, NFSU, TestDrive Unlimited] and....I already have the wheel/pedals [G25]....

Logical progression [and an Office/Computer desk rebuild imminent] and it's only fitting I drive in 'style'...

'Should' turn up here in a day or two...[for some reason it's coming from Perth, WA]....

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February 17, 2010 9:05:01 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Oi!  Where's the rest of the car? Buying on installment, wot? 

have fun, Jafo....at least the gas and insurance won't be much of a problem.

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February 17, 2010 9:18:50 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

paul, you have way too much time on your hands. one question, tho: where's the beer cup holder?

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February 17, 2010 9:25:09 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Paul make sure you don't have any stains on your bottom before you sit in that nice white chair.

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February 17, 2010 9:32:46 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

isn't the steering wheel on the wrong side?

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February 17, 2010 9:41:42 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Lantec,
isn't the steering wheel on the wrong side?

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February 17, 2010 9:48:07 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

no rear-view mirrors..this ain't street legal yo.

 

(but still a sweet piece of gear)

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February 17, 2010 9:49:48 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Paul make sure you don't have any stains on your bottom before you sit in that nice white chair

It'll be so realistic that there might be stains when he gets OUT of the chair!!

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February 17, 2010 10:46:12 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Brad is paying you guys way too much . Doing any hiring, I'm well versed in the art of..umm... coffee making  .

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February 17, 2010 11:18:44 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting BoXXi,

It'll be so realistic that there might be stains when he gets OUT of the chair!!

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February 17, 2010 11:21:48 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

All you need now is some high-octane petrol scented aftershave and burning rubber incense.

Looks like fun!

Don't forget the full-coverage insurance option,racing can get rough.

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February 17, 2010 12:55:38 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

@ some comments. On a more serious note and out of curiosity : Where does the screen reside ?

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February 17, 2010 1:25:55 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Where does the screen reside

If it was me...52" LCD TV mounted on the wall

 

Extremly nice toy, Jafo.

Now if they could come up with something that would simulate the G-force of driving.

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February 17, 2010 1:27:12 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting c242,
@ some comments. On a more serious note and out of curiosity : Where does the screen reside ?

 

I don't think there's a built-in monitor. It's just a (very large) peripheral designed to be used with an existing computer system (or, I suppose, console).

 

Now if they could come up with something that would simulate the G-force of driving.

 

If you experience G-forces while driving, let me know when you're on the road, so I can stay indoors.  

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February 17, 2010 1:50:05 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting warreni,
Quoting c242, reply 11 @ some comments. On a more serious note and out of curiosity : Where does the screen reside ?

 

I don't think there's a built-in monitor. It's just a (very large) peripheral designed to be used with an existing computer system (or, I suppose, console).

 

Now if they could come up with something that would simulate the G-force of driving.
 

If you experience G-forces while driving, let me know when you're on the road, so I can stay indoors.  

Caution....it comes equipped with a "Smite" button....

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February 17, 2010 1:57:36 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Damn! For € 777,00 you'd think they would at least throw in some seat belts! Oh....and don't worry about stains...just cut a hole in there and install a bucket and your good to go!

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February 17, 2010 2:48:50 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

If you experience G-forces while driving, let me know when you're on the road, so I can stay indoors.

G-force is felt in almost everything you do, including driving.

Here's some examples...

2.9 G's in a sneeze
3.5 G's in a cough
4.1 G's in a slap on back
8.1 G's in a hop off step

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February 17, 2010 3:52:23 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

If you experience G-forces while driving, let me know when you're on the road, so I can stay indoors.

G-force is felt in almost everything you do, including driving.

Here's some examples...

2.9 G's in a sneeze

3.5 G's in a cough

4.1 G's in a slap on back

8.1 G's in a hop off step

If you experience G forces at those levels in 'normal vehicle' dynamics then apologise to the tree you just hit....

My seat will be a black one so no 'issues' with panic on Nordschleife.

Re the screen....it'll stay on the 'work' desk where it belongs...

 

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February 17, 2010 5:48:57 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

My friend got one of these for their racing games for the 360 aka Forza. Its pretty sweet.

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February 17, 2010 8:48:33 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Looks pretty comfy!  I can see somebody falling asleep in that (late nights n' all).

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February 17, 2010 9:04:48 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

i once used a G-Force raquetball raquet many moons ago...........like 18 years ago. it was good but ektelon was better LOL

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February 20, 2010 12:12:57 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Well....I have it....

It's all black [frame and seat]...and I put the gear lever fitting on the left [where we use them in Oz].  The build quality is nothing short of excellent....and the all-up cost, with the gear selector addon and delivery [from Perth - 2000miles away] added up to AUD $777 ..... worth every penny, too....for anyone 'seriously' into driving....

I'll post some pics....though at the moment things are a bit temporary as I'm building a new office/computer desk soonish...

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February 21, 2010 4:41:05 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Bench/desk is currently happening...so seat is in the hall at the moment....

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February 21, 2010 4:53:24 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Um yes, you must have the gear lever on the correct side

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February 21, 2010 3:47:36 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

Cool but what kind of gas mileage does it get?

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February 24, 2010 7:31:56 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Cool but what kind of gas mileage does it get?

Pretty darn good, really...and no insurance, rego...sevicing...tyres.....none of that....

Good workout too....if you have the force-feedback set high...

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