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Wind Simualtion kit

Wind Simulation Kit

There comes a time in your sim racing life that we all look for something a little bit extra. 

So we have Vibrations in the form of butt kickers and transducers. Virtual reality and motion but one thing that’s missing is wind Simulation.

This is something that’s been of interest for a while and getting it right is something we wanted to achieve.

So after talking with my friend Jed freeman from SimTech racing . They looked over the idea and said they would like to help bring this idea to life.

Coming up with a name was a tricky one we banged heads for a while trying to come up with a name that would be great to say and not feel cheesy.

Wind Sim was the final name and it seems to fit the product well. After this was decided we wanted to see how we could get this all looking neat and not thrown together.

The Hub

 

the hub front

So the case was going to be designed by SimTech Racing. It had to look neat and good air flow.

This design has been used many times from their osw range of boxes and performs well. The box will be smaller than the osw boxes as the components for this are smaller.

The backend is well placed out and there is two outputs to the win flow fans, more on those shortly.

backend

These connections are of excellent quality and as always SimTech racing only use top quality components to give you, the user the best experience possible but keeping the price down.

Also you can see the fan to keep the components all cool and is very quite and barely hear any sound from it that you literally have to check to see if it’s on but fear not, there is a light on the front to let you know. Comes supplied with 3 pin uk plug and usb cable to connect to your pc.

side view with air vents

 

 

Sea Flow Fans

When it comes to wind you need some kind of fan to blow over you to simulate this effect. There is some on the market but my thoughts are these fans are only small and barely give enough wind to simulate real wind effects.

original sea flow fans no cheap parts here

So we have to come up with a better solution and this is the Sea Flo Fans. These are probably the best ones to use as they are well designed and can handle a lot of wind and their rating is 270cfm. As they already come in a really decent designed case, we felt we would leave them as they are for now. these come with proper shielded cabling too.

looking sexy

Venturi Adapters

There is two venturi adapters to connect to your table or rig using the provided butterfly clips (4″). Also along with the Venturi’s you will be supplied enough duct hosing in black to give the rig a sleek look and shoot the air up to you in your seat.

Venturi designed by simtechracing

 

These can either be velcro or hard bolted onto your rig or table with some bolts. We managed to connect mine to the simracinghardware dashboard i have with Velcro.

There is other also some wind deflectors being tested at the time of this article and look forward to seeing that soon, These are smaller adapters than the Venturi and can be fully moved about to give the best position possible and the inner fins can be moved round like a real car does to achieve the ultimate experience.

 

SimHub Software

So you will need some software to run this wind sim kit and that comes in the form of simhub.

This is the best software out there for wind sim. With it being fully open source for all to use we decided we didn’t want to make our own as that would cost more money and time which in return will reflect the price. We didn’t want to try to use simhub and change it a little, to then charge the consumer, which I feel is totally wrong in my opinion. After all its open source.

But SimHub deserves something in return right? Well yes and we agree too. So for every purchase made we will donate money to the owner of sim hub and you will receive the donator edition in the kit. Just our little bit as the owner has spent man hours perfecting this brilliant software.

So time to give you a little look wind sim in action and ManCave UK recently made a short video on the wind sim running, take a look and see for your self how windy this can be. All purchases can be made from SimTechRacing HERE

 

 

 

 

 

iRacing: 2019 Season 2 Build Released

iRacing have deployed a new build to the simulation today – adding plenty of new content and a raft of fixes and improvements to the simulation.

Another month and another ridiculous sized update for iRacing is here! Due to the word limit on our articles I’ll be keeping this one short, and leaving you to enjoy a couple of trailers, and one big old change log…

‘Daytona Rising’ – Graphical Update Trailer

iRacing: 2019 Season 2 Build Released

My controller review of Dirt Rally 2.0

My controller review of Dirt Rally 2.0

Author Tom Jones

So, a few things that I should get out of the way in the interest of fairness. I absolutely love this game so everything said should be taken with a pinch of salt.

Also haven’t tried every car in the game and I have only briefly touched rallycross. Bare in mind i’m only playing on a controller now as I do not have my steering wheel in university with me hence the controller review. So, on with the review.

 

Dirt Rally 2.0 is of course the much-hyped sequel to Dirt Rally. The game that made Codemasters realise how big the following of sim racing is.

First experience of this game came at the Autosport show this year at the Xite rallycross teams stand. Where we got chance to give rallycross ago.

During our short 3 minutes on that pre-release build we knew straight away that we was going to love this game!

The way the cars handling changes so much on the surface and the control felt while sliding this car around filled my heart with joy.

 

When loading it up on the pc for the first time, it didn’t go quite so smoothly! As a deluxe edition owner, got the extra cars for free straight away and chose to go with the Rally GT Porsche 911 to begin with.

BIG MISTAKE!

What we realised very quickly is that the game like its predecessor is very unforgiving on the stages and quickly destroyed that car.

With that in mind decided that we needed to scale it back a bit. So picked up a Fiesta R2T and this car is so much fun to throw around, its untrue.

I can remember the first stage. Poland. (not going to try spell the stage name) round one.

I blasted off into this stage confident that my new slower machine would be tameable and quick. In hindsight, thinking that any car in dirt rally is tameable was a mistake!

Think i made about 4 corners into the stage before clipping the bank and over and over the car went.

 

Some people had mentioned that they felt that the stages were too narrow but happen to disagree. Even on a controller I am able to let and R5 Fiesta slide round corners and keep it in position and off the banks.

Feel that the width of the stages is realistic, and I love the challenge. Finding that even with the controller on Dirt 2.0 I can put in quick times.

Currently in my career mode I am about to progress into the 4th difficulty level and I’m enjoying every second of it, even if it is a little hard to place the car exactly where I want it on some stages.

The feeling I get through the controller is good enough to know if the car has broken traction or if it is about to and I need to push a little less to maintain control.

 

One thing that I do not like about the game that may surprise people is that because of the issues shortly after the deluxe editions launch, they gave players who owned this edition £1millon for free, and if anything this ruined the grinding aspect of the game a little bit.

 

Allowing people to have access to the R5 class straight away which disappointed me because finally getting enough winnings to unlock a 2010 WRC car on dirt rally 1 was one of the best feelings.

A major thing that I do not like about the game is that the single player is online only. This is annoying when on my uni wifi which often cuts out.

Also think that if they could get more livery options as standard from cars that are running in national championships such as the BRC would be cool.

 

 

To summarise this review. I would give Dirt Rally 2.0 a 95/100 because of the issues mentioned above, but I would also like to say that the feeling when driving cars flat out on this game, to me is far better than any other game out there.

Tom Jones Author For ManCave UK

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Assetto Corsa Competizione – SRO E-Sport Series Trailer

SRO ESPORT GT Series

Kunos Simulazioni and AK Informatica published a video trailer teasing the upcoming Assetto Corsa Competizione SRO eSport GT Series competition.

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Reiza Pack DLC Previews and Pricing Confirmed

Reiza Studios have confirmed the pricing of the upcoming Reiza DLC for rFactor 2, and to celebrate, we go for a quick spin in the new content…

Having been on the receiving end of several delays since first the first announcement during mid 2018, the eagerly anticipated Reiza Pack DLC for rFactor 2 is almost upon us, and now we finally know how much it is set to cost..

Containing no less than six cars and four circuits, namely the Metalmoro AJR…

rF2: Reiza Pack DLC Previews and Pricing Confirmed

The SimXperience GS-5 G-Seat Explained

SimXperience GS-5 Explained

SimXperience own Darin Gangi gets behind the wheel in iRacing to explain how the new GS-5 G-Force Seat works.

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RaceRoom Porsche 911 Carrera Cup (964) Preview

RaceRoom Porsche 911 Carrera Cup (964) Preview

YouTube Video artist and avid Sim Racer Chris Haye is previewing the upcoming Porsche 964 Carrera Cup for RaceRoom.

A week ago, Sector3 Studios proudly announced that the Porsche 911 Carrera Cup 964 will be available together with the upcoming RaceRoom update.

The Porsche 911 Carrera Cup 964 pack will feature 25 unique liveries representing some of the most noticeable cars in the series.

YouTube Video artist and avid Sim Racer Chris Haye presents a preview video of the upcoming Porsche 964 Carrera Cup car and shares some historical facts about this iconic 911.

At the time of writing, no official release date or price was known. However, we know that for Sector3 Studios soon actually means verysoon. We will keep you posted when more info becomes available.

 

 

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FREX Motion Office Chair Revealed

Frex Motion Office Chair

Frex has revealed a prototype of an actual motion Office chair powered by two powerful actuators.

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Lucas Oil Off-Road Series Pro-2 and Pro-4 Trucks Coming To iRacing

 

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Lucas Oil Off-Road Series Pro-2 and Pro-4 Trucks Coming To iRacing
iRacing.com and the Lucas Oil Off-Road Series proudly announced that they will partner to bring multiple new off-road eSports series to the online racing service. The new series will feature both Pro-4 and Pro-2 trucks and iconic tracks including Wild West Motorsports Park and Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park with additional tracks to be added in the near future.

 

If all goes as planned, iRacing is expecting the first new vehicles and tracks to be released in its next quarterly update, scheduled for early June.
I had the opportunity to drive a Pro-2 truck several years ago and was immediately hooked – I knew we had to add this to iRacing, said Steve Myers, executive vice-president and executive producer, iRacing.

 

This is the right time for us to add off-road racing as we have spent years perfecting our dirt model which is featured in both oval and rallycross racing. Our dirt surfaces are dynamic+ and change based on how the cars are interacting with them, which is a big part of a Lucas Oil Off-Road race. Plus, this form of racing is just plain exciting – our members are going to love it.

 

We are thrilled to have this partnership with the clear leader in eSports racing, iRacing, said Lucas Oils Director of Racing Operations, Ritchie Lewis. When we look for partnerships, we value authenticity and a passion for motorsports – iRacing checks both of those boxes. This is an exciting opportunity to expose more race fans to Lucas Oil Off-Road racing and let them experience it first-hand.

Lucas Oil Off-Road Series Pro-2 and Pro-4 Trucks Coming To iRacing