Very funny. Let’s review it for “moment” (nerd pun) and put some numbers to it. I had a G29, followed by CSL elite, and now F1 DD1 (with a 35cm diameter aftermarket wheel). I have settled in after several months with the direct drive at around 7 Newton meters peak torque. If i were to go to a weeny diameter wheel again, say 32cm or heaven forbid, 28 cm, 5Nm would be sufficient. If it turns out that you want more, get the optional power supply to release the 8Nm.Great my grandmother can play now. 5nm...
Just been on the EU site, looks like they've completely discontinued the CSL and CSW belt drive wheelbases. The only bases available seem to be Podium DDs. I'm guessing that this means the new DD is better than the CSW 2.5 and they didn't want to undercut themselves
It looks as if Fanatec are moving to DD only. They probably still have CSWv2.5 in warehouse stock. After they deplete those, probably no more belt drives. One part that is confusing is the announcement while they still have low supply of other sku's, and a distance release date.
My guess is the CSL DD plus boast pack will be around CSW 2.5 money, basically killing 2 products with one new one.
Makes me wonder if they will just have CSL and Podium lines going forward.
Bar the CS magnetic paddle modules, I can’t think of any recent CS products that haven’t been special/limited editions.
I see what you mean. Yeah, maybe they worked behind the scenes to improve it.They never released the original DD1 motor, they had issues and had to use the detuned DD2 motor.
There are no immediate plans to ship directly to NZ, but we are always looking to expand our region coverage.
The hard-mount system on the CSL DD is the most adjustable of any wheel base I know of. It has T-slots on the bottom and on the sides, with included T-nuts, so you can set the mounting points in many different positions, similar to an aluminium profile rail system. The position of the bottom slots means you can set the holes in the same layout as the typical three-hole mounting pattern of our other bases.You'd hope that the thing can be hard mounted rather than having to use a clamp.
I also wonder how this can be used with rigs/stands etc. I've got a playseat challenge, if you just put the wheel on the base and clamped it on it'd be way too low I think, kind of need some sort of adapter/stand that bolts to the mounting platform on the seat and then you bolt the wheel in to that.
Big question is, how much for the upgraded power pack and clamp to hold it down
The Boost Kit 180 is significantly larger and twice as powerful compared to the standard power supply which means it is more expensive.Another big question is why doesn't it come with this as standard ? It's just a PSU nothing special or different in price, this makes no sense so is really just a way to make money for nothing..
We have three product series: CSL, ClubSport, and Podium. The general idea is that the performance increases as you go up through these ranges, but due to the big advancement in technology, CSL DD is shaking things up a bit.
You can see in this video that it was outrunner as DD2 motor but shorter.