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I haven't tried flight sims, but I'm keen to see what you've built.
Sadly, some shit happened and its on ice. These days I barely have the mental energy to launch flightsim, let alone build a rig :(
 

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I know exactly what you mean. I've had so many false starts trying to get back into sim racing.

Hope you one day find the time and energy for it.
 

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Thanks for the tag @Dom

Gents I build and sell Sim Rigs and other Sim Racing kit locally.

My website is Jootech or you can PM me here.

Edit, I cater to the guys with Flight Hardware too.
 
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I've been running my AR wheel for a few days and I'm really impressed. It feels extremely solid in hand. Almost like a solid chunk of metal. I would have liked more switches, but the wheel is limited by Simucube Wireless. On a positive note, wireless works extremely well; I haven't had a single missed or lagged button press.

Slightly off topic, I tried out AMS2 for the first time this week. It took ages to get it to even recognize my wheel, and after all that effort there was no force feedback. Immediately uninstalled and refunded on Steam. I've got better things to do than fiddle with basic functionality. Reiza needs to get it together. And I say that as a massive fan of AMS1. On the other hand, I tried ACC again and it's come a long way. FFB is great now. I actually don't mind that it only has a handful of cars. I'd rather they focus on nailing those few cars (which they seem to have done) than dilute quality with content.
 

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After watching/reading lots of reviews, I ended up ordering an Ascher Racing wheel.

I couldn't find a cheap USB load cell interface, but I did manage to find a HX711 board at home. It seems relatively straightforward to DIY an interface with the HX711 and an Arduino Pro Micro. I'll hunt around for the Arduino and will report back on how well it works.
I was planning to by a Simucube wheelbase and Cube Controls wheel to go with my Clubsport V3 pedals. I wasn't sure about how the wheel would mount on the wheelbase and if everything would work together properly so I just bought a Fanatec Podium F1 wheel with the DD1 wheel base. Works great without any issues. I don't like having to waste time getting to stuff work and would rather spend my time doing laps. Hopefully you get all your stuff sorted out soon.
 

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CubeControls was on my shortlist too, but I'm happy to have gone with AR. I bought the Simucube 2 motor-side QR to fit the AR wheel on my Mige motor. I'm quite happy I did as it has zero play and it makes it really easy to swap wheels. I sometimes even remove the wheel entirely and use my sim rig for Warzone.

I'm not familiar with Fanatec's DD1, but I do know the upgrade to DD is amazing. What are you racing these days? I'm really enjoying ACC at the moment.
 

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Where would you guys say is the best place to buy a seat to use on a rig? I'm looking for something with recline or fixed backrest side-mount in order to adjust the incline of the seat.
 

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Where would you guys say is the best place to buy a seat to use on a rig? I'm looking for something with recline or fixed backrest side-mount in order to adjust the incline of the seat.
I've found fixed backrests to be a little uncomfortable, unless you tilt the entire seat.

I bought a reclinable seat (just a single seat) from a car accessory store. If I recall correctly, the owner of the store was into sim racing and kept the other seat in the pair for himself. So you may have to find a buddy to split a pair of seats with you.
 

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Has anyone had some experience ordering any of the listed rigs from digital-motorsports.com? I have seen a collection of glowing reviews online, interspersed with some negative reviews. I see they ship to South Africa and even list their prices in Rands (excluding any form of import duties or taxes of course).
 

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Has anyone had some experience ordering any of the listed rigs from digital-motorsports.com? I have seen a collection of glowing reviews online, interspersed with some negative reviews. I see they ship to South Africa and even list their prices in Rands (excluding any form of import duties or taxes of course).
I ordered from them earlier in the year. Ordered a DD1 wheelbase and F1 Clubsport wheel. Paid on Thursday, received on Sunday.

They charge for shipping on top of the cost of the item but when it gets here, DHL will request payment for VAT. Once that’s done, you will receive your item.

I will definitely order from them again.
 

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Thanks Vinodh, That's a mighty impressive time for delivery.

I will give them a try.
 

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Still using my T300RS GT and TH8A. I recently drilled the pedals into some plywood to stop them moving under braking and made a make-shift clamp for the T8HA involving M6 bolts/nuts and some plywood. The only non-ghetto thing I have is my Valve Index - I really feel like VR is a make or break for sim racing these days. I don't enjoy games nearly as much without it. (Of which is mainly Assetto Corsa and iRacing).

I am looking to getting a sim rig soon, but they're not cheap ($500+ for a GT Omega or DIY 8020 style). The Playseats are garbage and massively overpriced.
 

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I am looking to getting a sim rig soon, but they're not cheap ($500+ for a GT Omega or DIY 8020 style). The Playseats are garbage and massively overpriced.
My GT Rig is locally available at R3200 and my product quality is unbeatable at the price. Reviews speak for themselves.

Jootech GT Rig
 

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