01-23-2013 09:50 AM
01-23-2013 09:57 AM
Depends on how stable the stand is, but yes they can work. Right now I'm using a "Walmart Special" stand, a cheap $18 student computer desk thing, that I had available at the time. It's functional but not perfect as it's not balanced correctly and has too much "wobble", though if you have any basic skill with tools (and the inclination to do so) it's possible to throw together a decent wheel stand for $50 or less with supplies from your local hardware store.
01-23-2013 10:40 AM - edited 01-23-2013 10:45 AM
Do you have the means to make one out of wood? Mine is made out of 2x4's and plywood. I ordered the racing seat off Amazon. It's crude but the seat is comfy, foot pedals, steering wheel and shifter are at perfect length and position. So while it's not much to look at, it's works. I got mine setup in my own 'man cave' room down in the basement so it sits in the middle of the floor 24/7. However, if I did have to move it, it does seperate in two sections for easier portability.
Anyway, all you would need is some plywood, 2x4's and some screws. Tools required would be a circular saw and a drill.
Sorry the pic quality isn't that great, but you get the idea. You can also see the blu-tooth keyboard and that blue thing next to it is a book light I got at Barnes and Noble that plugs into an outlet. So I can be playing in low light and still have the keyboard lit up for typing.
01-23-2013 11:08 AM
just search this forum for "Driving Rig" or "cockpit" and you will find many threads that show some good store-bought and homemade rigs...
(and yes you will need something rather sturdy. if it wobbles at all, no good.)
01-23-2013 11:38 AM
01-23-2013 12:21 PM - edited 01-23-2013 12:22 PM
would a Tv Dinner Stand or a laptop stand be a cheap alternative then a legit racing wheel stand? i wasn't aware that the stands are just as expensive as the wheel or even more :/
You want something sturdy, so have a look through this thread. Lots of great ideas, all different, mostly inexpensive or easy to make.