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ahobanger
10-21-2008, 07:39 PM
Well I abducted....errr rescued a BMW M3 seat from a local salvage yard for my gaming perversions. Now I gotta get to work and build a cockpit that will be ideal for both Flight and racing sims. I had to buy the front passenger seat as well, so I figure I will make that into an office chair. What do you think!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v725/l88bastard/m3seat.jpg

triad773
10-21-2008, 07:44 PM
Nice http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif I had the same idea, but convincing my wife it was a good idea was another story http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

BillyTheKid_22
10-21-2008, 08:03 PM
http://www.airportjournals.com/Photos/0705/X/0705014_6.jpg



www.hotseatinc.com/ (http://www.hotseatinc.com/)

RaceguyOSU
10-21-2008, 08:11 PM
Hey ahobanger

Check out my web site and click on the My Pictures link. www.ohioraceguy.com (http://www.ohioraceguy.com)

I built this a few years ago when my office chair swiveled at the wrong time and I crashed in my racing sim. The guys in my racing league were not happy about that crash.

It's a Mazda Miata seat and it is really comfortable for long races or missions. I have since added X52 controls. I just trade out the rudder pedals for gas and brake then swivel the brace under the joystick to switch modes. It's got 5.1 speakers but I usually use a headset to keep the crew chief happy.

rg

Urufu_Shinjiro
10-21-2008, 08:36 PM
I wouldn't pay this kind of money but I would like to make my own based on this simple design: http://store.videogamecentral.com/plprgachu.html

http://us.st12.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/gamesusainc_2020_180290964

Stiletto-
10-21-2008, 10:01 PM
Save your money! This came out last week. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

http://bluetiger.com/

On a more down to earth note.. There is no better race frame or Flight Frame for the money than this one:

http://www.obutto.com/home.html

ahobanger
10-21-2008, 10:22 PM
Originally posted by RaceguyOSU:
Hey ahobanger

Check out my web site and click on the My Pictures link. www.ohioraceguy.com (http://www.ohioraceguy.com)

I built this a few years ago when my office chair swiveled at the wrong time and I crashed in my racing sim. The guys in my racing league were not happy about that crash.

It's a Mazda Miata seat and it is really comfortable for long races or missions. I have since added X52 controls. I just trade out the rudder pedals for gas and brake then swivel the brace under the joystick to switch modes. It's got 5.1 speakers but I usually use a headset to keep the crew chief happy.

rg

Hey Ohio race guy, thanks for the link to your page...I always like to look at other peoples simpits and get ideas from them!

Bill the Kid, that Hot seat model looks like a female version of Stiffler from American Pie...with that said I would def tap it.

Urufu...man If was was good with metal and welding I would copy that Idea...as is at 6'4 and 270lbs I know that spending the $250 to $330 on a gameseat setup would be a waste of money...I need lots of lumbar support and legroom.

Stiletto...if I could afford the bluetiger, I would just start racing cars in real life....hell I have a 2007 z51 vette...I would just start tracking it and do the real thing if I was gonna go that nuts. Also, I had looked into the obutto ozone, I even went as far as trying to order one, but it is impossible to purchase. You can only purchase it through email and I have emailed them 5 times over two and a half weeks but nobody got back to me...looking around the net I have found that they are severely backordered with the ozone and it takes weeks if not months to get one....screw that junk! Plus, everything I read says the pedal angle sucks for tall peeps.

DD_crash
10-22-2008, 02:23 AM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by BillyTheKid_22:
http://www.airportjournals.com/Photos/0705/X/0705014_6.jpg
/QUOTE]
I want one http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif But wifey wouldnt be pleased with the babe http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

x6BL_Brando
10-22-2008, 02:55 AM
Originally posted by Urufu_Shinjiro:
I wouldn't pay this kind of money but I would like to make my own based on this simple design: http://store.videogamecentral.com/plprgachu.html

http://us.st12.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/gamesusainc_2020_180290964

I managed to pick up a demo model of this from a distributor here in the UK for 50 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
It's pretty sturdy and functional - but, as the OP suggests, it's not really built for large people. The bucket seat is a tight fit in the shoulder area - so much so that I have to set a pillow into the upright area to bring my shoulders clear of the seat wings. The area that the buttocks fit into also needs extra padding to bring the thighs clear of the very firm squab at the front, which makes this bucket seat more like a lunch pail than a car seat.

Once the seat is modified it gets better. The metalwork is industrial strength and so are the clamp-screws. There's no danger of this folding up or falling apart in use, and the adjustability is sufficient to get the ergonomics right. It's really good to set up your pedals on the sloping metal plate and then adjust the lowest tube to get the leg length right, car-seat-style.

Beyond that it starts to show its lacking as far as flight-simming is concerned. As you said, with a fair amount of metal-working skill it would be possible to add supports for a full HOTAS - but that would work out expensive if you wanted to use materials of the same quality and paint finish - and it's expensive enough already, at full price.

My wingman has just been grounded suffering from a spinal condition, resulting in part from using a swivel chair and floor-mounted pedals that slip around. He's a mad-keen IL-2 pilot but the playing has really twisted his back up, so it's a really good idea to have a sensible fixed seat and sloped pedals.

B

stalkervision
10-22-2008, 05:28 AM
Originally posted by DD_crash:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by BillyTheKid_22:
http://www.airportjournals.com/Photos/0705/X/0705014_6.jpg
/QUOTE]
I want one http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif But wifey wouldnt be pleased with the babe http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Just tell her she came with the chair.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

chapman2439
01-19-2009, 11:22 PM
OhioRaceGuy - I assume you built that rig from scratch - what are the dimensions of the TV stand ?

Thanks,


S. Chapman

julian265
01-19-2009, 11:48 PM
Nice find Ahobanger!

I'm using one from a car I parted out. It has variable recline, front height, and back height. I still need to modify my base to make it all lower though.

http://www.members.optusnet.com.au/julian265/il2/unistick/all3.jpg

major_setback
01-20-2009, 07:02 AM
This picture illustrates the importance of software:
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif
http://www.airportjournals.com/Photos/0705/X/0705014_6.jpg

SeaFireLIV
01-20-2009, 07:17 AM
She comes with an Xbox too to keep her occupied while you fly. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

DuxCorvan
01-20-2009, 08:39 AM
Originally posted by DD_crash:
I want one http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif But wifey wouldnt be pleased with the babe http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

It's intended to replace both chair AND wife.

@SeaFire: The XBox comes with Il-2:BOP and a new anatomic FFB joy-stick she can enjoy even more than you.

DD_crash
01-20-2009, 12:30 PM
Originally posted by DuxCorvan:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DD_crash:
I want one http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif But wifey wouldnt be pleased with the babe http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

It's intended to replace both chair AND wife.
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>
She definitely wouldnt like THAT http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif