It's postponed!

It's postponed!

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Sunday 17th May
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Well...to help me with LM-not-happening-in-June Depression, I'm looking at upgrading the VR rig with a motion simulator:

https://dofreality.com/#h6

Approx £3.3k delivered. There is a cheaper one at £1.7k which is 3 degrees of freedom but I fancy 6.

Currently have a GT Omega racing cockpit with Thrustmaster TX Wheel and T3PA Pedals in GT configuration.

The rig is "old" in that I bought the GT Omega cockpit back in 2016. The Thrustmaster Wheel and pedals were originally purchased for Forza 5/6 and Forza Horizon 2 before I crossed over to VR.

Current VR goggles are the original HTC Vive, again bought in 2016. I currently have the Valve Index on order which is a higher resolution + wider FOV.

Recently upgraded the VR PC (built in 2016) from i7 6700k to i7 9700k which I have OC'd to 5Ghz. Also, upgraded the GPU from Asus GTX 1070 to Asus RTX 2080 Ti...not to mention other bits and bobs like cooling and RAM and MB.

Stuff like Project Cars 2, iRacing and Dirt Rally 2 run like a dream now and no need to screw about with settings too much. Although, I'm looking forward to moving on from the Vive because the screen door affect is becoming a bit of a pain for seeing further ahead on the tracks.

I just think that all I'm lacking is the motion simulator now. So may just go ahead and order one.

Tyre Smoke

14,631 posts

216 months

Monday 18th May
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No idea. Anyone? ^^^^^

//j17

3,466 posts

178 months

Monday 18th May
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gt6 said:
Will she also provide you with larger served in plastic mugs for eye watering amounts of money, and charging an extra £1 returnable deposit for the of said mug, you could then surprise her with a huge pile of said mugs (i must have 20 at least) and demand £1 for each.
If she makes a load of coffee now it should be at about the right luke warm temp for her to sell it to you for £3 per-half filled small plastic cup at 5am, for that "night racing at Arnage" experience.

Flamma

18 posts

31 months

Monday 18th May
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Oh the coffee.. what is the one thing you might want at 4am during a 24hr race? chips? no problem.. coffee? non. Had the worst coffee ever at TetR in a polystyrene cup late at night..
After realising that you get better coffee by ordering black and bringing your own milk I had a cunning plan for overnight this year - buy extra coffee to fill a flask in the evening for the tricky overnight period.. (I don't camp so no facilities of my own).. beautiful flask is sitting in my kitchen waiting... waiting...

wsn03

1,264 posts

56 months

Monday 18th May
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Flamma said:
Oh the coffee.. what is the one thing you might want at 4am during a 24hr race? chips? no problem.. coffee? non. Had the worst coffee ever at TetR in a polystyrene cup late at night..
After realising that you get better coffee by ordering black and bringing your own milk I had a cunning plan for overnight this year - buy extra coffee to fill a flask in the evening for the tricky overnight period.. (I don't camp so no facilities of my own).. beautiful flask is sitting in my kitchen waiting... waiting...
I have a giant flask filled with Bailey's for Thursday night qualifying.
It started with a perceived need to fool security, and turned into a ritual.

We bring a few tins in on Saturday night at around midnight to watch at Tetre Rouge for a couple of hours, at that time of night they don't even check our bags

wsn03

1,264 posts

56 months

Monday 18th May
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Powerfully Built PSC Director - Outside IR35 said:
Well...to help me with LM-not-happening-in-June Depression, I'm looking at upgrading the VR rig with a motion simulator:

https://dofreality.com/#h6

Approx £3.3k delivered. There is a cheaper one at £1.7k which is 3 degrees of freedom but I fancy 6.

Currently have a GT Omega racing cockpit with Thrustmaster TX Wheel and T3PA Pedals in GT configuration.

The rig is "old" in that I bought the GT Omega cockpit back in 2016. The Thrustmaster Wheel and pedals were originally purchased for Forza 5/6 and Forza Horizon 2 before I crossed over to VR.

Current VR goggles are the original HTC Vive, again bought in 2016. I currently have the Valve Index on order which is a higher resolution + wider FOV.

Recently upgraded the VR PC (built in 2016) from i7 6700k to i7 9700k which I have OC'd to 5Ghz. Also, upgraded the GPU from Asus GTX 1070 to Asus RTX 2080 Ti...not to mention other bits and bobs like cooling and RAM and MB.

Stuff like Project Cars 2, iRacing and Dirt Rally 2 run like a dream now and no need to screw about with settings too much. Although, I'm looking forward to moving on from the Vive because the screen door affect is becoming a bit of a pain for seeing further ahead on the tracks.

I just think that all I'm lacking is the motion simulator now. So may just go ahead and order one.
The lad wants all that stuff, told me its on eBay at £150.
Final selling price £2000...so that'll be a no then

wsn03

1,264 posts

56 months

Monday 18th May
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//j17 said:
gt6 said:
Will she also provide you with larger served in plastic mugs for eye watering amounts of money, and charging an extra £1 returnable deposit for the of said mug, you could then surprise her with a huge pile of said mugs (i must have 20 at least) and demand £1 for each.
If she makes a load of coffee now it should be at about the right luke warm temp for her to sell it to you for £3 per-half filled small plastic cup at 5am, for that "night racing at Arnage" experience.
laugh

Vette_1978

3,047 posts

177 months

Monday 18th May
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Don't forget, for the truly authentic Le Mans experience, you'll need to arrange for the Sunday afternoon arrival of Le s who will go through your garage, shed and maybe if you're lucky, your car, and help themselves to anything which is not on fire, bolted down, or spiked with poop.


And after the weekend has ended, you'll need to make sure you're in a foul mood for the next 2 weeks as you get over the fact the finest week of the year is over until next year.

//j17

3,466 posts

178 months

Monday 18th May
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I have to say I've never had ANY bad experiences with the Sunday night recyclers, so nothing to emulate there (random scroats walking through the campsites looking for easy pickings during the week, yes, but the Sunday drivers have always been polite and courteous, even asking if it was OK to take stuff in a pile a clear row over when we were the closest to it.).

If you're a Sunday night camper you'll need to get someone with a TVR, or similar and a load of scaffolding poles. Every 30min through the night the scaffolding poles should be thrown around for 15min, to recreate the breaking camp noises, followed by 10min of running the engine to warm it up before driving off. This will leave you the standard 5min of quite before the next group start and the whole process repeats smile

wsn03

1,264 posts

56 months

Monday 18th May
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Vette_1978 said:
Don't forget, for the truly authentic Le Mans experience, you'll need to arrange for the Sunday afternoon arrival of Le s who will go through your garage, shed and maybe if you're lucky, your car, and help themselves to anything which is not on fire, bolted down, or spiked with poop.


And after the weekend has ended, you'll need to make sure you're in a foul mood for the next 2 weeks as you get over the fact the finest week of the year is over until next year.
I remember them! Helping themselves to the scraps.

Yes I'll need to master pretending to be happy to be home whilst actually suffering accute depression because its all over - dealing with the fact that every positive word said to the missus is going to be a complete lie
Monday 18th May
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wsn03 said:
The lad wants all that stuff, told me its on eBay at £150.
Final selling price £2000...so that'll be a no then
Oh yes, the costs can be quite high lol.

wsn03

1,264 posts

56 months

Monday 18th May
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//j17 said:
If you're a Sunday night camper you'll need to get someone with a TVR, or similar and a load of scaffolding poles. Every 30min through the night the scaffolding poles should be thrown around for 15min, to recreate the breaking camp noises, followed by 10min of running the engine to warm it up before driving off. This will leave you the standard 5min of quite before the next group start and the whole process repeats smile
laugh

Monday 18th May
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I think a lot of you will like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78sLkGgudz4

Quite an eye opener I thought.

gt6

1,324 posts

140 months

Monday 18th May
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that was really good, some of that stuff was still there in the early eighties when i first went. Great to see the changes to the circuit

Great Dane

2,381 posts

121 months

Monday 18th May
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White plastic chairs.... pee in the garden but here is the true test.... leftover meat/sausages etc from the night before directly from the incinirator for breakfast snacks.... many years ago I heard some fellow danes shout... "Where's the Baileys???" at 8am.... that became the warcry for my english friends too.... Where's the baileys at any time you want a drink....

Flamma

18 posts

31 months

Monday 18th May
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I'm Veggie so I'll be hiding all the food except several boxes of frites and a Tesco Value pain au chocolate... oh and it's a 10s stop-go for anyone thinking a Waitrose or M&S pastry is close enough...🤣

wsn03

1,264 posts

56 months

Monday 18th May
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Powerfully Built PSC Director - Outside IR35 said:
I think a lot of you will like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78sLkGgudz4

Quite an eye opener I thought.
Very good, thank you. Very different in those days!

LawrieC

188 posts

59 months

Monday 18th May
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There are loads of Pathe reports on the early races.

Genuine Barn Find

5,254 posts

170 months

Tuesday 19th May
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I’m trying to find the full 24 hours of Le Mans from 2015 with Eurosport commentary. It doesn’t appear on you tube. i’ve watched 2018, 2011 and was 4 hours into 2013, but the film quality is terrible.

aside from you tube, does anyone know of any sites where i can find other races?

gt6

1,324 posts

140 months

Tuesday 19th May
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motorsport tv had a series called the great race that had all the races, ok not the full 24 hours but not bad