PCCB out braked the steels last night on 5th gear.

PCCB out braked the steels last night on 5th gear.

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JayK12

1,993 posts

151 months

Sunday 1st December 2019
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This escalated. @bertbert I'll email you bud just at the F1 at the mo. This man said sim racing is awesome lol.


Steve Rance

5,035 posts

180 months

Sunday 1st December 2019
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I quite like the idea of a sim set up. It might not be the real thing but it might be fun on a dark winters evening. On saying that nothing can replace the feeling that Blanchimont 2 is coming, your rears are wearing but it might be flat if you can manage the oversteer. and If you don’t it’s probably going to hurt - a lot. The feeling when you get it right is amazing but it’s the downside that makes it so amazing

Taking the physical and - to a lesser extent - financial danger out of racing is like taking the living out of life.

hunter 66

2,930 posts

169 months

Sunday 1st December 2019
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Haha yes Steve , in Sim if you make small error going flat through Blanchimont and you bounce of the tyre wall , you just hit restart ...... hey presto no 50K car re-shell or very sore neck and other issues ........ so can then do another fast lap , whiteout all the misery of going back to the pits on a flatbed .
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Slippydiff

10,706 posts

172 months

Sunday 1st December 2019
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JayK12 said:
This escalated. @bertbert I'll email you bud just at the F1 at the mo. This man said sim racing is awesome lol.

[Img]https://i.postimg.cc/TY0WL632/IMG-20191130-014516-363.jpg[/thumb]
5M Euros back in 2014, and somewhat removed from the cheap bucket seat manacled to a bedstead made from bits of square tube to be found in your average sitting room/study
And FWIW, Nando seemed to think it's hard ...

https://youtu.be/LGA-_4snkLk?t=647


Edited by Slippydiff on Sunday 1st December 20:16

JayK12

1,993 posts

151 months

Sunday 1st December 2019
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Slippydiff said:
JayK12 said:
This escalated. @bertbert I'll email you bud just at the F1 at the mo. This man said sim racing is awesome lol.

[Img]https://i.postimg.cc/TY0WL632/IMG-20191130-014516-363.jpg[/thumb]
5M Euros back in 2014, and somewhat removed from the cheap bucket seat manacled to a bedstead made from bits of square tube to be found in your average sitting room/study
And FWIW, Nando seemed to think it's hard ...

https://youtu.be/LGA-_4snkLk?t=647


Edited by Slippydiff on Sunday 1st December 20:16
Yup I've driven the Ferrari F1 sim. Very difficult especially getting used to the brake pedal pressure and tiny travel.

isaldiri

5,088 posts

117 months

Sunday 1st December 2019
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JayK12 said:
Yup I've driven the Ferrari F1 sim. Very difficult especially getting used to the brake pedal pressure and tiny travel.
The brake pedal pressure required is real though I'm given to believe (and not something one would find on iracing rigs wink ).

F1 cars need unbelievable amounts of braking pressure to do it right at speed given their downforce. a friend has driven a 08 historic F1 car and on the telemetry he's nowhere even close to the required stopping pressure and he's done reasonably well in gt3 racing so does know what he's doing on track.

ttdan

959 posts

142 months

Sunday 1st December 2019
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Sims are not a replacement for real life...I don’t think anyone is saying that or even implying it. As we now have three or four months of dark, cold and wet ahead I shall be dusting off my hard drive and getting stuck in to my sim rig.

At the very least it’s great fun. Either just practice or racing AI or racing others online. At best it’s a super learning and training tool short of actually being in a car. Where else can you lap a sunny and warm Oulton Park in a 991 cup car or an E30 M3 with zero tyre and fuel costs when it’s December, 2 degrees C, wet and dark outside :-)

JayK12

1,993 posts

151 months

Monday 2nd December 2019
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isaldiri said:
JayK12 said:
Yup I've driven the Ferrari F1 sim. Very difficult especially getting used to the brake pedal pressure and tiny travel.
The brake pedal pressure required is real though I'm given to believe (and not something one would find on iracing rigs wink ).

F1 cars need unbelievable amounts of braking pressure to do it right at speed given their downforce. a friend has driven a 08 historic F1 car and on the telemetry he's nowhere even close to the required stopping pressure and he's done reasonably well in gt3 racing so does know what he's doing on track.
IIRC F1 brake pressure is around 150kg and Heusinkveld pedals can run upto 135kg. Those are consumer grade pedals £1000.