New Thrustmaster F1 Wheel?

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LogiForce

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I dunno if it popped up in the thread already, but...

Did anyone notice that after having done a center calibration of the T500 RS that they can't use the wheel as controller 1 in GT5 anymore? I've already messaged Thrustmaster about it but I'm still curious about the experiences with this issue from the community.

The reason of me re-calibrating was cause my wheel was off center. Which would've been annoying when my "Ferrari F1 RS wheel" (as its official called I think) will arrive on monday. It was almost 3 degrees off center. Which is about 0.4% to the left.
I hope a firmware update or GT5 update will fix this issue in the future.

I've also pre-ordered the TH8 RS shifter... can't wait... ^_^
 

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There is a trick to change central value of the wheel ;)

Here in : "CALIBRATING THE WHEEL AND THE WHEEL’S CENTRAL VALUE"
http://ts.thrustmaster.com/eng/index.php?pg=view_files&gid=3&fid=15&pid=317&cid=6

Dude... that's what I did. lol
I never asked for instructions, did I? Read again please. :P

I got issues with GT5 using it as Controller #1 after I had done this. Mailed Thrustmaster about it, so I just hope for a fix in a new update of either the game or the firmware of the device. Besides, it works flawless as Controller #2 and calibrates well on boot of the XMB (PS3 menu), only not in GT5 which is odd. ;)

Just asking if anyone here had controller #1 issues with GT5 after the re-calibration of the wheel?
 
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About "Push-Buttons" & "D-Pads" it seems it's exactly same industrial buttons as those used on "Hotas-Warthog" Joystick (this explain "Dual Detent" & "High Pressure" specs.)

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Okay, I just got this baby in the mail and I love it. Just did a few laps in F1 2011 and it makes a lot of difference in how I drive for some reason. It seems I'm more accurate and faster with this wheel attached then compared to the standard GT5 wheel.
Anyhow, if you play a lot with open wheelers... get it. :)
 
It seems I'm more accurate and faster with this wheel attached then compared to the standard GT5 wheel.

No surprise there. Once I get my hands on one, I know my lap times will get faster, and I will incur less track incidents caused by having to take my hand off the wheel in order to shift at times when the wheel gets turned to an angle too extreme to reach the static shifter.

Using KERS is probably a lot easier on you too. No need to stretch your thumb across the wheel just to use it.

Be sure to share more of your experience with it after you put in more time with F1 2011.
 
Some new Presets available here:
http://ts.thrustmaster.com/eng/index.php?pg=view_files&gid=1&fid=2&pid=323&cid=12

RFACTOR Preset [rFactor - Ferrari F1 T500_01] is great especially with the 29 functions on the wheel.

But with Ferrari F1 wheel I highly recommend to test the new GTR EVOLUTION Preset [GTR Evolution - Ferrari F1 T500_01] with F3000. The result is absolutely fantastic with awesome Force Feedback :dopey: :drool: :scared: :crazy:

Looks like a Motion Simulator...

For me probably the best experience I have felt in Racing Game. Just crazy!!!

Combination of incredible T500 power engine with new F1 shape + new rotation angle probably explain it.
 
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Do the paddle shifter move with wheel, or are the paddle shifters fixed to the base, like the Thrustmaster 500 RS?
 
- 900° to 1080°: paddle shifters fixed to the base is the best solution 👍 (like Ferrari F430, F458, Nissan GT-R, Infiniti G37XS, Lamborghini or Rally Cars)
- 270° to 360°: paddle shifters moves with the wheel is the best solution 👍 (like Formula one cars)
 
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I have come to discover the average person that firmly dislikes static paddles has never driven a car that has static paddles (be it real life or sim car)

LogiForce that sounds really cool. Hopefully I'll get to see some vids of this thing in action
 
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Some new Presets available here:
http://ts.thrustmaster.com/eng/index.php?pg=view_files&gid=1&fid=2&pid=323&cid=12

RFACTOR Preset [rFactor - Ferrari F1 T500_01] is great especially with the 29 functions on the wheel.

But with Ferrari F1 wheel I highly recommend to test the new GTR EVOLUTION Preset [GTR Evolution - Ferrari F1 T500_01] with F3000. The result is absolutely fantastic with awesome Force Feedback :dopey: :drool: :scared: :crazy:

Looks like a Motion Simulator...

For me probably the best experience I have felt in Racing Game. Just crazy!!!

Combination of incredible T500 power engine with new F1 shape + new rotation angle probably explain it.

Maybe there was an earthquake or something while you were trying GTR E...:dopey:
 
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Spagetti you typed exactly what I was wondering....


Anyway here is a vid but unfortunately the guy is just clicking on buttons :ouch:


Shame on you Thrustmaster for not advertising this product a little better

Hm, looks like at iRacing forums they already trying to get an SLI-PRO (aka rev meter) mod into it. These guys dont waste a sec
 
Usually, people who knock static paddles are those who lack ever having used them enough under racing experiences. To them, it just doesn't make sense how paddles that don't move, can work better during certain situations.

When a car has static paddles, it's there to ensure that you never miss a shift, or that you never make a wrong shift, even when things get hectic at the wheel. You really only run into that type of scenario when pushing certain cars really hard around a track. Cars that have them use them, over rim attached paddles for an important reason. After people have had enough track time with cars that use them, the benefit of having them stay static become more obvious.
 
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nice wheel! but from the video, i saw there's 2 pairs paddles. one rotate with the wheel while one like the standard t500. so both are functional or like the real f1, a clutch?