Wheel Stand Pro
Posted Nov 14 2014 - 01:51 PM
I have this on my Christmas list. Do you know this product?
Posted Nov 14 2014 - 02:51 PM
Hope this helps,
Posted Nov 14 2014 - 10:51 PM
Looks like for the price a great product.
If I were Santa...you'd have it on its way.
Interested atm in this T500:
(Also an interesting back story...poor dad).
Dave, would you get another one, or glad you did?
How the FFB?
Edited by John Woods, Nov 14 2014 - 10:58 PM.
Posted Nov 15 2014 - 07:29 AM
I love my T500! I've had for 3 1/2 years now and would buy it again in a heartbeat. It is a step or two up from the G25 I was using before. No comparison between gear driven FFB and belt driven FFB.
I can't believe that dad shelled out $1700 for the setup and his kid used it 3 times. Nice seat too, except I don't like the modern formula car driving position with the pedals way up in the air like that. $300 for basically a new T500 is a smoking deal. I don't have the F1 wheel attachment for mine as I don't drive any modern F1 sims. I have the GT wheel that came with the T500 and have bought the smaller diameter 458 Challenge wheel as an add on. I use the 458 wheel for 70's and 80's open wheel sims as the size is perfect for it. I use the GT wheel for GPL.
I would jump on this if you're looking to seriously upgrade for sim racing experience. Not sure what you're currently using for a wheel, but even if you're using a G27, the T500 is a definite upgrade.
Posted Nov 15 2014 - 09:40 AM
Thinking more about the WSP...
My rig is built of scrap 3/4in plywood and a donated recliner passenger side Mustang seat. Total cost must have been less than $20usd. It is now several years past my desire to upgrade, but it works great and I'm basically lazy.
It has a tilt and telescoping wheel mounting shelf and an adjustable pedal platform. It is easily adjustable to any user's comfort requirements, so big, tall, short, no problem, and its sturdy enough way too big friends can go for a spin.
And spin, and...
So I compare the Wheel Stand Pro, or any other rig, to what I already have found better so far for me.
It appears to be designed to facilitate use at a desk or table with a chair that scoots forward across the floor into position for use, to be easily removed and stored, used with a monitor sitting on the desk/table...maybe a product for those at work who would appreciate having one for use over lunch hour. In that case, its a very good solution, especially if space is an issue. Or if space and portability are priority requirements.
But for use as a full dedicated stand it up and leave it rig...get a cheap comfortable seat and build something bespoke/tailored.
Edited by John Woods, Nov 15 2014 - 09:52 AM.
Posted Nov 15 2014 - 10:55 AM
It is stored away because of lack of space in my computer room. So at moment I use a gamepad but in the coming months am going to redisgn my clutter which Will allow me to finally utilise my unused wheel.
I have a computer desk with monitor on top plus an office swivel chair. I had thought of just fastening my wheel to the edge of the desk near my keyboard?
So would getting something like this be better,safer and of course work with my desk and chair ??
Edited by twinpotter, Nov 15 2014 - 10:56 AM.
Posted Nov 15 2014 - 11:25 AM
Monitor and keyboard are position on the glass for ballast with a standard small computer desk. One trick is that I use a gluestick
tube as a spacer on the shifter clamps for grip and the shifter c-clamp locks in the desk edge,
Posted Nov 15 2014 - 11:39 AM
Once, with a MSFF wheel clamped to a tabletop, a friend reacted very realistically to crashing while on track with loud screaming and in one big motion ripping the wheel off the table, raising it above his head. If that's a potential risk, it might help prevent that and be safer too.
Posted Nov 15 2014 - 11:47 AM
One thing to keep in mind about the Wheel Stand Pro and it's folding and storage capabilities is that to fold it flat like the picture, you obviously have to completely remove your wheel and pedals to do so. If you hard mount your wheel, and the pedals have to be hard mounted to the bottom, then this makes removing this all the time a pain in the rear. The shelf the wheel fits on is a fairly small steel plate and using a clamp for the wheel isn't ideal. It's really made to be hard mounted. So I don't do this. If I need to get it out of the way, I lower the bar the wheel sits on so it folds down over the top of the pedals and put it in a closet. I say this for someone who is thinking they will fold it completely and slip it under their bed or some other confined storing space.
Also, this is not a light weight unit, especially with a wheel and pedals that weigh as much as the T500 attached. You don't have to be a weight lifter to move it, but you most likely won't be simply lifting it with one hand.
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