Eddy's PVC Rig from start to finish - (Inspired by SIMUL8R) - Now with Insturctions!

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by SlowEddy, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. manthony121

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    I'm looking at building a driving simulator rig, and found these plans. It looks very nice. I'm wondering why the 45 degree bend up at the front of the frame? Is that just to angle the pedals? Or, is it hard to find "T" junctions with 45 degree angle instead of 90?
     
  2. Dctc42

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    Hello folks! I'm excited to jump on the DIY PVC rig bandwagon. I have a couple of questions as I'm new to PVC (and DIY):

    - Has anyone tried schedule 80 PVC with a smaller diameter? 1 1/2" or 1 1/4"? I'm hoping the thicker PVC would make up for the smaller diameter and still provide as good or better rigidity.
    - My monitor is currently on a swivel monitor arm and I can lower it to ~31 inches. How should I go about figuring out what height the rig should support for optimal seating position? I know a lot of folks here might have used trial and error but am wondering if someone has landed on some useful guidelines for sizing?

    Thanks in advance for your help!
     
  3. Joao Neto

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    Hello everybody...

    I'm new with Simcar games and astounded with this project. For days I was searching for a wheestand to buy (cockpits are $$$) and found some DIY wooden projects but this... this is definitive. So I'm ready to assemble my PVC cockpit but apprehensive too. I'm about to buy the carseat of a Chevrolet... Too comfortable that I didn't think twice.

    The problem is that I'd want to use the carseat in front of PC without the cockpit in other moments, and for what I see, the project has a lowered height. So... What can I do to solve this problem?
     
  4. twk69

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    Hi. Can someone share the plan for Eddy's rig. I couldn't download the high res version from photobucket. Maybe eddy disabled sharing?

    Thanks.. I'm itching to build this now..
     
  5. kikie

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    Don't download. Copy and paste (in a map on you hard drive) the photos. I was able to do this just now.
     
  6. twk69

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    How did your do it? I copied and paste and got a 480x285 jpg image. I can barely read the numbers
     
  7. kikie

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    Mine are 1733x1028. But you can open the images and zoom in very easily without losing sharpness. Depends which link you use to copy/paste the images from.