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#1 Brocky05

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Posted Feb 26 2018 - 12:11 AM

just came across this https://feelvr.game/ while not as much torque as other dd wheels at $400 i may get 2 haha

this price wont last long

what should a bloke do jump in now or wait ?

if i jump in now n it turns out to be a lemon  theres $400 down the drain or if i wait n it turns out to be the deal of the centry then the price will be  double grrrrrrrrrrrr

sorry not sure if posted this in the proper forum admins feel free to move it  thx

Edited by Brocky05, Feb 26 2018 - 12:18 AM.


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Posted Feb 26 2018 - 04:33 AM

Nice pics...

Have you found anything about the guys who would produce it?

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Posted Feb 26 2018 - 06:04 AM

i have found two vids youtube this the latest https://www.youtube....h?v=sZe-xrPdojU

comes with two wheels yes i said two wheels 1 standard every day type wheel that most setups come with plus a f1 style wheel

and a three pedal set up with a load cell brake pedal man this is sounding too good to be true

release date unknown

some stats from the webpage

Wheel
  • Height: 180 mm (7.08 in)
  • Width: 250 mm (9.84 in)
  • Length: 240 mm (9.44 in)
  • Weight with powersource: 12 kg (26.4 lb)
Pedal
  • Height: 250 mm (9.84 in)
  • Width: 370 mm (14.56 in)
  • Depth: 450 mm (17.71 in)
  • Weight: 6 kg (13.2 lb)
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8 or Windows 7
Powered USB Port
220V /110V power supply

1-Year Limited Hardware Warranty

Wheel
  • Direct Drive
  • Infinite Rotation
  • Precise Sensor
  • Overheat safeguard
Pedal
  • Loadcell nonlinear brake pedal
  • Foot stand
  • All metal construction
  • Realistic force magnitudes and curves

Edited by Brocky05, Feb 26 2018 - 06:27 AM.


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Posted Feb 26 2018 - 09:00 AM

Well you just can wait. There's a lot of 'planned', and 'coming soon' for now.
And maybe it's because I'm too old for contemporary marketing techniques, but it makes me suspicous that there's no info about the manufacturer. Not a single company or person name or adress.
Possibly it'll be a good piece of hardware, but I surely wouldn't be an early adopter.

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Posted Feb 26 2018 - 10:08 AM

https://www.facebook.com/feelvr/ in Kyiv Ukraine.

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Posted Feb 26 2018 - 11:54 AM

I am also very curious as to who is behind this enterprise. I'd say the odds are against them at the moment. To small of a market.

more info   their Newsletter

Hello!

My name is Denys Krutko. I’m the Founder of Feel VR.
I would like to welcome you to the family!

Seriously, on behalf of myself and the entire Feel VR Team I want you to know that we’re truly excited and grateful that you've decided to join us.


And... Get ready for March 2018 - after 2 years of determined preparation and hard work, we are ready to launch!


Moreover, here comes a very special gift for you as our early adopter: a discount for the Feel VR Wheel and Pedals Bundle ($388 for early bird instead of $770 retail price)!


Also, thank you for subscribing to our newsletter. We at Feel VR hope that you'll enjoy our Wheel and Pedals as much as we do.


Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


Best regards,


Denys Krutko


Founder of Feel VR Inc.


www.feelvr.game


Edited by bob holada, Feb 26 2018 - 01:50 PM.


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Posted Feb 26 2018 - 04:27 PM

Personally I wouldn't buy that wheel.

Looking at the pics, I'm wondering why the "F1" wheel has less buttons (6) available compared to the "GT" wheel (10). Modern F1 cars have just as many adjustments (if not more) than a road car/"GT" car so that doesn't seem to make sense.

Also I'm not impressed with the positioning of the buttons on either of the wheels. I've got my G27 in front of me and I'm imagining how I would use the buttons if they were on my wheel. None of the buttons (apart from the gear shift paddles) are within range of my fingers or thumbs (with the possible exception of the yellow buttons), which means I would have to take my hand off the wheel to press them. That's not good.

Also, there's no mention of a shifter. If you're going for realism, I can't understand how a manufacturer could omit a shifter.

The ad also states that "the torque is roughly seven times greater than the G27....". I don't like really powerful force feedback. I could easily increase the level of force and stiffness of my G27 if I wanted to, but the level I have now is just right for me to enjoy the sims I drive without me feeling that I'm wrestling an Okefenokee Swamp alligator. I guess if you're a total purist, and sometimes you want to have your thumbs broken by an impact, then massive torque is what you need. But it's not for me.

Edited by Saiph, Feb 26 2018 - 05:05 PM.


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Posted Feb 27 2018 - 03:16 AM

I don't think that I'd go for this!!!

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Posted Feb 28 2018 - 11:00 AM

Torque "7 times greater than G27, T500" is a bit too vague, as the peak value for the former is about 2.5 Nm and the latter is about 4.5 Nm If I recall correctly. Which one are we comparing to, then, 'cause that's quite a difference :D? Still, sounds interesting, 7x T500 would put it close to OSW direct drive wheels, for a fraction of price. That would be impressive.

I'm never an "early adopter" kind of a guy, but based on my experience with flight sims, such small companies with short-production-run capabilities, located in the East, are the future for the simulation controllers, taking over the niche product segments, which are cluelessly abandoned by the Western, "established" brands like Thrustmaster or Logitech. This situation is already the norm in flight sims market, it's only a matter of time before the same happens in racing sims territory.

Won't buy this wheel, but will keep an eye on their future offrings.

Edited by Art-J, Feb 28 2018 - 11:01 AM.


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Posted Feb 28 2018 - 06:47 PM

Saiph you could always sell the two wheels n get the one you like

Art i'm the same i wont be buying it any time soon (just got myself a t300) but i will be watching

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Posted Mar 01 2018 - 03:39 PM

Having owned the SimXperience AccuForce for close to three years I would not use strenght as a main selling point of DD wheels. Speed, precision and FFB nuances are where it's at as I see it.

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Posted Mar 26 2018 - 06:21 PM

first look with a prototype

https://www.youtube....h?v=bO5Ndbb-woM




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