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  1. VRS Sim Racing Hardware Announcement We’re excited to kick the year off with the announcement of our sim racing hardware initiative. Sim racing gear is a favorite topic among sim racers because the hardware can have a massive impact on the driving experience. The transition from the low/mid end hardware to the high end hardware brings a huge step up in immersion. In a very real sense, it feels like you are no longer “gaming” but actually driving a proper race car! The downside is that this step up in immersion comes with a significant step up in cost, limiting the experience to only sim racers with very deep pockets. Looking at the product offerings in the mid and high ends of the price range, it was clear that sim racers are being overcharged for what they get. The mid end products ought to have better quality and reliability at their price point. The high end products deliver quality and reliability but at outlandish price. We thought we could do better – deliver the high end experience at much more affordable price points – so we got to work! In 2019 we plan to come out with a number of standalone components, eventually offering a complete set of sim racing gear. We are not ready to announce specific timelines yet, but we’ll say that our direct drive wheel controller is nearing series production. We’ve had several of our VRS coaches use the development prototypes for a few months now. They’ve been happily doing their VRS datapacks and official racing on the VRS controller and giving us feedback to perfect the product. And it’s coming together great! We plan to release more information about our direct drive wheel controller soon. Follow our Facebook page to get the latest updates! https://virtualracingschool.com/academy/further-reading/updates/vrs-sim-racing-hardware-announcement/
  2. VRS DirectForce Pro Announcement VRS DirectForce Pro is a direct drive wheel controller box optimized for the popular 20Nm Small MiGE motor. Our goal is to deliver a top quality controller that enables Small MiGE wheel bases to be built for under US$1000. The top direct drive wheels currently on the market have already set a high quality bar. But this quality comes at a cost. You need to be prepared to spend anywhere from US$1000 to over US$4000 on just the direct drive wheel base (controller, motor and accessories). You’d need to separately acquire a quality steering wheel rim with a button plate and shifter paddles, which would likely to set you back close to US$1000, if not more. We have designed our own state of the art all-in-one USB FFB + motor controller board and bundled it with a 400W fanless PSU and a brake resistor into a compact enclosure. VRS DirectForce Pro is optimized for the market-proven Small MiGE servo motor (130ST-M10010), which can be driven up to 20Nm. With a later release of VRS DirectForce Pro XL we plan to support the Big MiGE (130ST-M10015). We also plan to explore adding support for smaller (and cheaper) MiGE motors, as well as plan to evaluate motors by other manufacturers. Several of our VRS coaches have been using VRS DirectForce Pro for months now. The coaches who already had a quality direct drive system report that the VRS controller is as good or better than the competition. The coaches who made the transition from the low-end or mid-end hardware to the VRS wheel base are blown away by the experience. We are currently building more pre-production samples to put in the hands of more of our VRS coaches, as well as external testers. Stay tuned to our FB page for announcement(s) on how some of you could get a chance to experience VRS DirectForce Pro prior to the official release date.
  3. VSR Sim Racing Hardware Announcement We’re excited to kick the year off with the announcement of our sim racing hardware initiative. Sim racing gear is a favorite topic among sim racers because the hardware can have a massive impact on the driving experience. The transition from the low/mid end hardware to the high end hardware brings a huge step up in immersion. In a very real sense, it feels like you are no longer “gaming” but actually driving a proper race car! The downside is that this step up in immersion comes with a significant step up in cost, limiting the experience to only sim racers with very deep pockets. Looking at the product offerings in the mid and high ends of the price range, it was clear that sim racers are being overcharged for what they get. The mid end products ought to have better quality and reliability at their price point. The high end products deliver quality and reliability but at outlandish price. We thought we could do better – deliver the high end experience at much more affordable price points – so we got to work! In 2019 we plan to come out with a number of standalone components, eventually offering a complete set of sim racing gear. We are not ready to announce specific timelines yet, but we’ll say that our direct drive wheel controller is nearing series production. We’ve had several of our VRS coaches use the development prototypes for a few months now. They’ve been happily doing their VRS datapacks and official racing on the VRS controller and giving us feedback to perfect the product. And it’s coming together great! We plan to release more information about our direct drive wheel controller soon. Follow our Facebook page to get the latest updates! https://virtualracingschool.com/academy/further-reading/updates/vrs-sim-racing-hardware-announcement/
  4. Both wheels use MiGE 130ST-series servos: the SW25 uses an M10015 (25Nm peak torque), while the SW30 uses the standard Large MiGE M15015. Both have 8,388,608 (8M) CPR encoders, and both appear to use Ollie's in-house hardware and software, rather than being SimuCUBE based, like his older wheels. https://sim-pli.city/collections/all/products/sw25-25nm-direct-drive-wheel https://sim-pli.city/collections/all/products/sw30-30nm-direct-drive-wheel
  5. PC/Xbox ONE/PS4 Ready Formula V2: Racing Technology for a New Generation Innovative new features. Improved compatibility. Familiar shape. The ClubSport Steering Wheel Formula V2 brings all the tools you need to raise your game. Carbon fibre and metal construction The iconic ClubSport Formula wheel has been overhauled, with major improvements to the construction and materials, including the use of a 5mm thick, solid carbon fibre front plate. Officially licensed for Xbox One® / WIndows® 10 The first Formula-type steering wheel with full Xbox One / Windows 10 compatibility. Connecting this wheel to compatible Fanatec® Wheel Bases unlocks access to a huge range of Fanatec peripherals for use on Xbox One® consoles. Loaded with Fanatec Innovation Advanced multi-colour LED bars, OLED display, and more input options than ever. Master the complex systems of modern race cars, and find the edge over your competition. More than just eye-catching The spectacular light show is also highly functional. RevLEDs with nine multi-colour LEDs can show motor RPM and optimal shifting point, and the two flag LED bars (FlagLEDs) with three multi-colour LEDs can indicate tyre slip, fuel level, or incoming radio. Multitasking at your fingertips 11 buttons, 12-way multi-position switches, thumb encoders, rocker switches; the list goes on. Up to 67 functions of the game can be adjusted directly. Upgrade to Podium Spec. Exchange the Formula V2’s standard metal, adjustable paddles, with components from the modular Podium Steering Wheel system. Upgradeable to magnetic shifter paddles The ClubSport Steering Wheel Formula V2 is ready to receive the Podium Advanced Paddle Module, which adds a dual clutch paddle system and two pairs of magnetic paddles with real carbon fibre plates. Optional F1-style Clutch The analogue paddles operate with contactless Hall sensors and offer 4 modes. You can set the clutch bite point for superfast F1-style launch control or even operate the gas/brake or handbrake axes Features Formula style steering wheel. The compact diameter of 27cm allows fast movements and reactions Officially licensed for Xbox One and Windows 10 Durable construction made of metal and carbon fibre 5 mm solid carbon fibre front plate Grips made of genuine Italian made Alcantara®. This material is easy to clean and provides sensational grip Steering wheel weight without PODIUM Advanced Paddle Module approx. 1245 g (subject to production changes). With PODIUM Advanced Paddle Module: approx. 1375 g. 11 Buttons plus two paddle shifter buttons with ultra-reliable switches Two rocker switches Two 12-way multi-position switches which can also be used as rotary encoders Analog joystick to look around in the cockpit or to map with any other axis 7-way FunkySwitch™ to change settings: Turn left; turn right; move left, right, up and down; push (active in Tuning Menu and compatible with any PC game) Two thumb encoders easily reachable while driving without releasing the grips Two vibration motors integrated with the grips, controllable through wheel Tuning Menu (SHO) or by game through Fanatec SDK Revolution LED bar (RevLEDs) with nine multi-colour LEDs to show motor RPM and optimal shifting point as games program through the Fanatec SDK Two flag LED bars (FlagLEDs) with three multi-colour LEDs each to indicate tyre slip, fuel level, incoming radio as games program through the Fanatec SDK White Xbox One connection status LED 1" 128x64 OLED display to show telemetry data like speed or gear as games program through the Fanatec SDK Tuning functions with OLED display to adjust settings independent from the game and during gameplay (see description of compatible wheel base/racing wheel for details) Adjustable and detachable paddle shifters completely made of metal. Adjust angle, distance to rim and travel of the paddles Shifter paddles are easily upgradable to PODIUM Advanced Paddle Module (optional) Detachable Xbox One button caps Racing style button caps included Compatibility Wheel Bases: ClubSport Wheel Base V2 ClubSport Wheel Base V2.5 CSL Elite Wheel Base CSL Elite Wheel Base + - officially licensed for PS4™ CSL Elite Racing Wheel - officially licensed for PS4™ PODIUM Wheel Base DD1 PODIUM Wheel Base DD2 PODIUM Racing Wheel F1® PS4™ This steering wheel is not compatible with the ClubSport Wheel bases V1 and V1.5 for electronic reasons. Platforms: Xbox One: If connected with this steering wheel, the above mentioned wheel bases will be compatible to Xbox One. PC and other Platforms: The specifications of the compatible wheel bases will remain unchanged. Special Notes In order to operate this product, a compatible Fanatec Wheel Base (not included) is mandatory! This product does not include the PODIUM Advanced Paddle Module. Some features might not be supported yet on Xbox One or depend on the game developers’ implementation of the Fanatec SDK. Packaging Details Size (L x W x H) : 31.00cm x 55.00cm x 21.00cm Weight: 1.80kg Volume weight: 2.86kg What's included ClubSport Steering Wheel Formula V2 Racing-Style Button Caps Quick Guide Safety pin for long storage Safety screw for permanent mount on wheel base
  6. Very attractive offers if you live in the United States, but not so attractive if you live in Еurope.
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