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Feb 03 2011
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Awesome Racing stand setup for only $30

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I'm not a very handy dad but am fortunate to have a dad that is and he's gonna make me something like this for my g27

my room is small and the fact that this thing could easily be folded and put away is huge for me


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Re: Awesome Racing stand setup for only $30

Feb 3, 2011

tht thing sure is sweet.

How do you keep it from sliding away from you when you are desperately trying to pass the AI on the last straight away before the start/finish on the last lap? lol...meaning WHEN YOU'RE MASHED ON THE GO-PEDAL LIKE THERE'S NO TOMORROW!

is the top panel glued/epoxied to the up-rights or screwed down to them? I ask because I don't know what holds the wheel on to the frame and was wondering if it clamps on(I seriously don't know because I don't have a wheel) will it try to rip up the top panel during heavy steering loads(X-2010 driving)?

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Feb 3, 2011

i don't have a wheel either, but i've checked them out at the stores. most of them do have clamps built into them that hold them down. in this case, you can see them towards the end of the video. some also have open holes you can put screws through if you're building something more permanent. the top panel is held onto the uprights with those t-handles, which is pretty good, cause the owner can break it down, loosen those t-handles a bit and fold it up to put it away.

the only issue i see with this is that it's just sitting on carpet. wood slides pretty easily on carpet so if you put any pressure forward, the whole rig will slide on the carpet, but that could be taken care of by driving slightly longer screws through the bottom piece to give it some "tooth" to hold to the carpet better, but would not be a good idea for wood floors, like in my house, but, then again, little rubber "feet" would work for wood floors. at any rate, it's a great design, especially since the whole thing can be completely adjusted for any person and/or any chair/couch.

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Feb 3, 2011

Very nice design , simple but yet very usable . You could put some grip tape underneath to stop it from slipping out from under you . Awesome though ,

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Feb 3, 2011

Looks pretty good, an idea and what I used to help with slippage is the I forget what they actually call it, but it looks like a yard stick with lil spikes on it. It's used on the edges of carpets in order to hold them in place. Home Depot will have it.

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Feb 3, 2011

looks really nice. Ironically, I have been working on a similar idea on my CAD program. Mine will be similar but with one more rotational joint so that there is more range of adjustability. I will also be adding a pedal tilt mechanism for adjustabilty and comfort. I want to be able to sit on a couch and play or get into my AK rocker gaming chair and play. The Rocker and the couch have different seat heights and posturre when seated and that requires greater adjustment to get proper wheel height and pedal angle.

This is a simple, easy to build, and inexpensive stand that looks great. Good job. perhaps I will post mine when I get it finished.

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Feb 3, 2011

FWIW, You could always consider adding a removable platform to your design for the gaming seat to bring it up to a more "car-like" height...I intend to do somethign along those lines when I get a wheel

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Feb 3, 2011

omg! that song is a complete rip off of clocks by coldplay!

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Feb 3, 2011

Mine was only $20

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Feb 3, 2011

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