tjc, on Sep 22 2011 - 03:10 AM, said:
Geez Remco... that is a load
of dingo my man. 7985 dingo`s...
2,500 for a Bodnar?
Won`t be having one of them for a while then
Hope I get an invite to the launch party though.
They're not for sale
There are less than 20 in existence, Leo builds them only to pre-order from racing teams and manufacturers of commercial full-body motion simulators.
Lucky for me, my buddy Niels has worked with some teams on their simulators and that was my way in.
Naturally, Niels has one too so I know what I'm buying. After trying his I couldn't NOT order one. Everything else would be unworthy of a place in the P34.
One of the reasons it's not commercially available is that it's complicated to set up. It's not even a wheel package, it's really just a motor, a power supply and a USB board.
I'm going to need Niels to help me set it up.
It is a powerful unit which reaches maximum torque really fast. What that means is that the FF ceiling is much higher which increases the fidelity of the effects. A G25 set fairly high will provide maximum torque when you hit a kerb but the force you feel when hitting a wall won't be any higher which of course it should be. Leo's wheel doesn't show this limitation.
To illustrate a faint impression of the power of this thing, check it out in this vid.
What you see is the motor
. That's not the housing, just the bare motor. The wheel bolts straight onto the shaft.
The sensation of driving is just so much better and pretty taxing as well. I took Niels' experimental Group C car around the Nordschleife for 5 laps and I gotta tell you I was as knackered as I am after two heats of karting! There is no going back
Edited by Remco Hitman, Sep 25 2011 - 03:05 PM.