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Posted Sep 03 2011 - 03:50 AM

Really impressed by your work  :shock:
I always wanted to start something like that but never thought about it seriously.
I built my gym benches when I was a kid and that's all my welding skills :P
Now, seeing what you got there, makes me realize even more what passion can do. Bravo!
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Posted Sep 05 2011 - 02:21 PM

Thanks lads, great to see how you all dig my rig  :yeah:

It was early 2008 when I first mentioned this project on RSC, before I had even started.
People were intrigued but not convinced  :lol:

Reading back the whole story makes me realise what a great time it's been, learning new skills and seeing my project turning slowly from concept to P34.

"Do or do not! There is no try." as Yoda would say  :P

View Postsky, on Aug 30 2011 - 03:54 AM, said:

ok remco, so the shifter... how'd you do it? just did a solid conection from the shifter backwards and there basically do the same as before (niels' shifter i believe?)


Yeah, pretty much. The P34 shifter rotates and slides the steel rod. The rod has an attachment which moves the USB shifter's lever as I change gear.
The shifter module provides the buttons, H-pattern and resistance.

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Posted Sep 05 2011 - 04:26 PM

Remco, did you have access to the Tamiya 1/12th scale Tyrrell P34 kit during the development at all? I remember building that kit in about 1980 when I was 20, and it seemed very detailed and accurate to me. The photos of your rig remind me a lot of the cockpit framework, gearchange and seating arrangements. If you did see the kit, how accurate do you think it was?

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Posted Sep 05 2011 - 04:59 PM

View PostSaiph, on Sep 05 2011 - 04:26 PM, said:

Remco, did you have access to the Tamiya 1/12th scale Tyrrell P34 kit during the development at all? I remember building that kit in about 1980 when I was 20, and it seemed very detailed and accurate to me. The photos of your rig remind me a lot of the cockpit framework, gearchange and seating arrangements. If you did see the kit, how accurate do you think it was?


No, I haven't seen the Tamiya model. It's probably much more accurate than mine, if indeed that's even possible taking into account that mine is life size..

1/12th scale means it's 91.5% off!  :lol:

Edited by Remco Hitman, Sep 05 2011 - 05:00 PM.


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Posted Sep 06 2011 - 05:46 PM

Very impressive Remco.  As someone who did a fair amount of welding 20 years ago, I must say you did a superb job.  A frame like you constructed is not easy first project for someone who is learning to weld.  I look forward to more pics as you finish your project.

You are either not married or have one of the world's most understanding wife.  I thinking you're a bachelor as women that understanding are in short supply.  :lol:

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Posted Sep 16 2011 - 01:01 PM

This rig has to be the most brilliant piece of kit ever built for simracing !
I'm truly speachless, well done Remco.

As I've been living abroad for 2 years - which means away from my «racing computer», wheel and pedals - your photos actually make me a bit nostalgic. What wouldn't do to spend a day and a night driving in your replica tub?!

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Posted Sep 16 2011 - 01:06 PM

I forgot to ask, what about the length of the rig vs. ... well, your own dimensions? Did you have to move the seat around, or maybe the pedals? Culminating at just over 6 feet, I know only too well how legroom can be an issue.

If I ever did a project similar to yours, I guess I'd have to build an Eagle ...  :)

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Posted Sep 19 2011 - 03:31 PM

View Postnardin, on Sep 16 2011 - 01:06 PM, said:

I forgot to ask, what about the length of the rig vs. ... well, your own dimensions? Did you have to move the seat around, or maybe the pedals? Culminating at just over 6 feet, I know only too well how legroom can be an issue.

If I ever did a project similar to yours, I guess I'd have to build an Eagle ...  :)

:duh:


Hey man, thanks :)

There was a guy on RSC determined to build an Eagle cockpit but I don't think it ever emerged.

Lucky for me, I have a similar physique to Depailler (neither tall or muscular) so I had no trouble making the car fit.
I think Peterson was taller than the both of us!

The whole idea was to find a suitable cockpit that was really cramped, a bit of a hassle getting into and didn't allow for left foot braking. The 6-wheeler certainly fits the bill there!
I love squeezing into this rig, it automatically puts me in the correct state of mind.
Also, it reminds me of my sea kayaking days when I had to squeeze into my trusty Nordkapp's cockpit.


Check out this telling picture of Michel Leclére in the Williams FW05. Now thát's tight!

And that's what she said.
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Posted Sep 20 2011 - 08:51 PM

Well, now that Remco's rig was even mentioned by Jessica L. , must be the highlight of one's life, no? ;)   :drunk:

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Posted Sep 21 2011 - 03:35 AM

View PostRudy Dingemans, on Sep 20 2011 - 08:51 PM, said:

Well, now that Remco's rig was even mentioned by Jessica L. , must be the highlight of one's life, no? ;)   :drunk:

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Indeed!

I thought she looked very impressed too... :clap2:

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Posted Sep 21 2011 - 11:22 AM

jessica l? what am i missing here, who's that, what when where?

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Posted Sep 21 2011 - 01:01 PM

The P34 was featured as Rig of the Week in the latest InsideSimRacing episode (from 7:30)



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Posted Sep 21 2011 - 01:21 PM

ahha. gotcha :thumbup:. two and a half gs though. whoa that is stiff.

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Posted Sep 21 2011 - 06:50 PM

Yeah, it adds up quick!

Steel 335
Alu 300
Fiberglass 400
Primer + paint 150
Bearings 260
U-joint 80
Loadcell 75
USB shifter 200
Electrics 125
Sparco 160
Misc 200+

And the list goes on...

Does not include the 2000+ I spent on the space and tools.
Does not include the ~1200 I spent on the commute to and from the workspace.
Does not include the launchparty which is scheduled for nov 20th 2011

Also does not include the Bodnar wheel which is another 2,500  :lol:

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Posted Sep 22 2011 - 03:10 AM

doood! for that kinda money you could've just bought a real car linkypinky and grab some loadcells and whatnot and hook them up to the pedals and dismantle your logitec wheel.
actually that was one of the mental ideas i came up with one night. just disconnect all the gear and you're good to go on a real track lol.

but seriously, kudos to you for that kinda commitment. your virtual car is more expensive than my last real car :shock:




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