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  1. RCHeliGuy

    What other interests or hobbies do you spend time on?

    My wife and I have matching Specialized Stumpjumper Experts ( full suspension mountain bikes) We both have hard tails, mine is a Cannondale F600. We both have road bikes, mine is a Specialized Roubaix and I also have a 1983 Cannondale SR900 setup as a single speed. I used to road race and my...
  2. RCHeliGuy

    What other interests or hobbies do you spend time on?

    Woodworking, metal working, hiking and cycling with my wife, RC Helicopters, evolving my sim driving/flight rig.
  3. RCHeliGuy

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  4. RCHeliGuy

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    Isn't that pretty! And it works :) I did bevel and sand the parts to clean up the laser cutting edges.
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    I wanted to make sure I had it in time for Thanksgiving break and had a moment of weakness.
  6. RCHeliGuy

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    Things haven't changed much. All the 4090's sold out in 5 minutes on October 12th. Most cards that are available today are from scalpers. Mine was. I didn't feel good about it. I hate reinforcing that type of behavior. On the other hand I got a card and wouldn't have otherwise. Someone...
  7. RCHeliGuy

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    Picked up an HP Reverb G2 recently. Out of the box the FOV and in focus area was pretty bad, but after 3D printing a FrankenFOV facial interface for it, they both improved enough for me to think I could live with it at least for sims. The WMR hand controllers are the worst! I did get a couple...
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  9. RCHeliGuy

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    I'm going from a 2080Ti to the 4090 which is a pretty huge upgrade. I'm not rebuilding a new system. I already have a Fractal Torrent which is one of the largest well ventilated cases available with a 1200W PSU. The Z690 motherboard has a i9-12900K that I can just swap in an i9-13900K without...
  10. RCHeliGuy

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    New Slaw flight pedals from Poland. They feel like they came out of a tank. Virpil CM3 stick base arriving tomorrow with adjustable drag on both axis, a i9-13900K arriving soon and waiting for the next batch of RTX 4090's to arrive to get an order in. After that I've pretty well exhausted what...
  11. RCHeliGuy

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    The fact that you make time to get out to the track makes it an experience! I'm not trying to take away from real life experience. My comment was more that "I" would never make that time, so a sim is the best that I'm going to experience. I've also been told by a number of real racers that...
  12. RCHeliGuy

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    The "test" counter balance to help it rest in a neutral position. When my heavier weights arrive, I'll achieve a 0 degree neutral stick.
  13. RCHeliGuy

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    Just built a more full sized flight stick for better control. Because my profile rig is fixed and I am limited to where I can mount the base, I was fortunate that I could adjust the height well enough with stock parts that bolted together and then slide the seat just shy of where the stick...
  14. RCHeliGuy

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    It's hard to disagree with that! To be fair, I'm in such a weird place with cars, it almost defies logic. I have a 10 year old car I purchased new that collects dust in my garage and is like new. I literally don't care about cars past utilitarian use. My next car will be electric, but I'm in...
  15. RCHeliGuy

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    I'm on the 2080Ti and skipped 30 series. Intel 13th gen releasing around October. ATX 3.0 Power Supplies coming soon. NVidia cards to be officially announced Sep 19th. Higher end 40 series will require ATX 3.0 power supplies. I need a new VR headset to be announced before any additional...
  16. RCHeliGuy

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    Ugh... cars in real life? Go virtual or go home! ;)
  17. RCHeliGuy

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    In terms of G-forces I can say the having the G-Belt pulling on me while I'm braking does give me good feedback especially if I accidentally lift early and don't finish my trail braking. It also pulls on the outer shoulder during a corner and it pulls during shifts which is very noticeable...
  18. RCHeliGuy

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    That is how the tire models work in the sims as well. You have to warm up your tires before you can push them hard. In the rolling start races, which is most of them, you will find some people slightly riding their brakes and weaving to warm their tires up more. The track temperatures change...
  19. RCHeliGuy

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    There is something called a G-Seat built on a metal Kirkley seat. It is supposed to help you to feel the G-forces while driving a sim. I haven't gotten one of these because I love the comfort of my current seat and I understand the actuators are a bit noisy, but I do know people who have a rig...
  20. RCHeliGuy

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    iRacing allows the setup of your car and for longer races there are pit stops. I haven't seen options for the tires. iRacing has a physics based tire model. It's actually gotten to be quite good, however it has been much maligned over the years. The biggest issue was how they behaved at the...
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