Fanatec Podium Direct Drive Wheel Bases Thread

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by super_gt, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. PzR Slim

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    Many thanks for your thoughts.

    Why is my wheel not here yet?!?!? :D
     
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  2. Pennzoil23

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    Thanks for sharing :tup:
     
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  4. dorafatx

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    you tested 4 things I wanted to compare in a feedback. I have the CSL ELITE with P1 and I am thinking of buying a new wheel, Mclaren Gt3 or F1. for photos I like F1 wheel more by the amount of buttons and extra feedback of vibration. Finally, my question is worth 3x the value of an Elite? My main game is the Gran Turismo Sport. Thank you and congratulations on the acquisition. good workouts and fun.
     
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  5. kgb27r

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  6. kgb27r

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    I was wondering what would be the torque setting on the DD1 to match the Clubsport V2.5 ?
     
  7. SimRacer925

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    Simple math.
    CSW v2.5 Peak 8.5 Nm with FF100.
    DD1 Peak 20Nm with FF 100.
    So to get the same Peak on the DD1 you would need to set the FF in the Tuning Menu to 42 and to 34 on the DD2.
    By the way, default value on both bases is 35, so 7Nm on the DD1 and 8,75Nm on the DD2.
     
  8. Pennzoil23

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    CSW v2.5 torque should be around 7 Nm
     
  9. SimRacer925

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    According to their own spec comparison chart its >8Nm peak and some official said sometime somewehere it can go up to 8.5Nm for a friction of a time in peak force.
    Anyway, for 7Nm just take 7Nm as reference 100%. Would be default value FF 35 on the DD1 and FF 28 on the DD2.
     
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  10. Pennzoil23

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    Hi DomB , are those cables connected to the PCB at the motor back ?


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  11. super_gt

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    If these cables are connected to the PCB at the motor back then the connection would not be wireless and there would not be unlimited rotation, at least in my understanding.
     
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    The wait, the suspense for the reviews ............. I feel like a little kid waiting for his birthday to arrive.
     
  13. Knukel

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    Imagine those who ordered one already...
     
  14. kikie

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    For them it's even worse. But I have to wait even longer because of the reviews I want to see/read. :D
     
  15. JoshKM

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    What day are the DD1s scheduled to ship?
     
  16. Pennzoil23

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    Yes , that’s what I want to know , cause it assume unlimited rotation , but the manual says need to twist the cable before install back the hub
     
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  18. kgb27r

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    Thank you for your math ! :)
     
  19. LearnersPermit

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    You could always buy it and return it if you don’t like it
     
  20. kikie

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    Yes, but I'm considering other DD wheels as well.
     
  21. LearnersPermit

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    Which direct drive wheels are you keeping your eye on?
     
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  23. PocketZeven

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    If I was in the market for one, it would be a no-brainer for me.
     
  24. kikie

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    • SimuCube CS2
    • FeelVR
    • Fanatec Podium
    Not in that particular order.


    I'm not blindly buying stuff without informing myself. I have admit that the SimuCube CS2 is at the first place, followed by the Podium.
     
  25. LearnersPermit

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    I didn’t know the SimuCube 2 existed, it looks like an awesome DD wheel, it seems like a direct competition to the Fanatec DD systems, it has quick disconnect , wireless wheels and all electronics in the wheel base with the same type of power brick, they even offer 60 month guarantee for their premium wheel.

    As for the FeelVR well that might never come out, they haven’t said or shown anything in a long time. Well good luck on your future decision on which DD to buy it’s going to be a hard choice
     
  26. PocketZeven

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    I understand fully. I have done my research even though I am not in the market:

    • Simucube Great product, however (custom) peripherals are very, very expensive if you want at least Fanatec quality-like steering wheels. Adapters though are possible. Software support for games is open source and community driven.
    • FeelVR Interesting price, but dont expect good support, primeraly because its still Proof of concept and they lack experience.
    • Fanatec. One of the earliest innovators of FFB wheels. Good trackrecord and an amazing library of peripherals. Tried and true software and above all existing relationships within the community and also more importantly the developers.
     
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    with all this talk when are these shipping?
    will they email a tracking #?
    if they are shipping these in a week or 10 days i need to start think on a wheel to get
    thanks
     
  29. PzR Slim

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    They ship via UPS and should receive a tracking email on the day it ships.
     
  30. rparker

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    so we dont know when they will ship.
    they could get postponed again yea