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    SimRacer Pelle_B's Avatar
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    GPL Simulator-Cockpit

    After driving GPL from 1998 with countless steering wheel & pedal setups, the time has come to try a cockpit...but what's good & what's not good
    My previous setups, with tables, chairs & sofa have given many problems. The table moves, the steering wheel loosens, pedals disappear under the table & it always happens in the middle of a race.

    Have searched & found this from Next Level Racing, please help if it can be done better

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    I have been frustrated by desk setups since I began driving GPL. I have contemplated a rig but couldn't justify it.
    I have been through various evolutions of devices to try to stabilize a desk with some success but during the first lockdown in spring I decided I would do an update... now everything is fixed nicely in place, no more wheel slipping off and i can stand on the brake pedal to my heart's content
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    @Roo, Thanks for the photos.
    You’ve really managed to pin it down so it doesn’t move.
    In the new house I got my own play room & the chance to get my first cockpit. A few days after I wrote this thread I could not wait & if I am lucky it will be delivered today.
    Once it is received & collected, I will write whether it's good or wrong purchase to my G27. Also ordered stand for monitor.

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    Senior Member rouenfrance's Avatar
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    i'm looking forward to the report

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    Quote Originally Posted by rouenfrance View Post
    i'm looking forward to the report
    It seems it takes some time, delivery 2-3 days? Ordered Tuesday...still nothing? Komplett is a Norwegian company. André & Dag, what happens in Norway

    Edit: Exactly one week now, nothing Really hoped to be ready for Rouen
    Edit2: Finally I got new, delivered on Monday (let's see now)...2-3 days that almost turned into 2 weeks
    Edit3: Today, nothing...SMS from today says tomorrow & then it will be exactly 14 days delivery, really nice

    Edit4: 2-3 days that became exactly 15 days. That box was heavy, 2 men carried it in. Seems to be quality & a really good price.

    Edit5: All F-GT is assembled + stand for screen, decided to get a new screen that has just arrived...report is on its way
    Only boring, can not find my new G27 steering wheel + gearshift (hopefully located in a moving box) right now fitted with the old.
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    F-GT Finish

    Finally I can write about the F-GT, it's solid & very heavy, but also some minuses.

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    Everything is neatly in the box & a very easy assembly guide, also the box for screen.
    Easy to push seat back & forth, as in a car.
    Lots of holes & my G27 wheel, pedals & gear, easy to find the hole that fit, the screws were in the box.
    The box for mounting a screen is of the same quality, with arms that can be folded out to 3 screens.
    Really good chair/seat + extra backrest included.

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    1 out of 3 screws on each side would not enter when mounting the backrest on the seat.
    When setting the back tilt, cumbersome having to take out 2 screws, find a new point before finding your driving position. Ok, maybe only needed the first time, but if someone else wants to try & change. Well it's not like that in a car when, for example, the wife has driven.
    The shelf for the steering wheel is also iron, unfortunately with a little edges, take care of the legs when you jump down & out.

    Once everything is set up, seat set & you sit in this F-GT, can only say amazing

    I made it a little cumbersome for myself & it took 'almost' as long to finish as with delivery.
    A bit awkward to use PC when the screen is screwed onto the F-GT, ordered a new one. The choice was an AOC (CQ32G1 31.5") mostly for the design with the black/red.
    Due to moving, the first gearshift I found was fitted & it went completely wrong in GPL, no pedals? Spent a lot of time until I discovered, it was the one for G25.
    Now everything works & I have been in iGOR & tested on Monza10K.
    Things I am missing: Finding a good placement for keyboard + speakers
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    Senior Member rouenfrance's Avatar
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    Glad you finally received it and have got it all set up and ready to race.
    It's always annoying when screws don't fit, poor design on an otherwise quality product. I would have expected an easy seat back adjust like the sliding seat but I guess they assume only one driver will use it.
    It's also odd that they have not thought of adding speaker + keyboard mounts, they are kind of essential for sim racing, non!?
    It does look solid though, Pelle, I look forward to seeing you on track

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