Plug and Race Wind Simulator

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  1. Marcelo Manzo

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    Hi All,

    I was for a while looking to buy a wind simulator...After 2 or 3 tentatives, I realized that nothing in the market had all features I wanted or it was too complex to build and program.

    So I partnered with an amazing product manager and sim racing enthusiast friend of mine and we build a fantastic SMART wind simulator for us.

    We launched the product in November on the iRacing forum and the Double the fan power wind package become extremely popular.

    We invested a lot into the product to make it really to install and use. We ship an incredible powerful fan, that blows at 4500RPM. Our product is compatible with gopro mounts and you can attach it to pretty much any surface. The software it's the easiest one that you can think of, just install and play, no configuration at all. It automatically recognizes the speed of the game and calculates the speed of the fan.

    To see our wind simulator in more details, please visit the website we did to showcase it.
    http://www.simracingstudio.com

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  2. Louis

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    ahaha thats cool.
    Now do rain and Malaysia or sao Paulo heat in cockpit :D
    ps: and grid girls :p
     
  3. Marcelo Manzo

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    There is now a customer review on youtube:
     
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    Actually I was thinking (more likely dreaming) about using a humidifier for future generations, so you could feel the drops of rain
     
  5. Louis

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    well, if you can make the fan work depending on speed you can make the humidifier start when rain starts in game. You just have to put it in front of the fans. You could test before the effect just turning on an humidifier in front of your working fans to see how it goes.
    I don´t think the humidifier will generate enough water but testing wont hurt (unless it gets on eletrical parts so its going to be Alonso´s Mclaren pre season experience :D)
     
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    I don't need it, my 5 year old son is a wind generator
     
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    Take a squirt bottle and aim it at the fan. Instant drops on your face.
     
  8. Marcelo Manzo

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    Sim Racing Garage Review:
     
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    Now just need someone to chuck dead bugs in your face.
     
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    ...and you'll have to start wearing a helmet because you wouldn't get wind in your hair.
     
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    What hair?
     
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    hang on ......Barry likes it !!
     
  13. Marcelo Manzo

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    Does it come with oil,rubber and petrol scented pads so it wafts those smells at ya face
     
  15. Marcelo Manzo

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    I heard about someone that sprays WD40, before start racing, just to smells oil...
    :D
     
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    Need some dead flies as well.
     
  17. Magus

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    So recently did a DIY wind simulator using one of the fan controllers from Sym Projects, and 3 x Thermalright TY-143 140mm pwm fans (600-2500rpm). In total it cost me around £95 with bits and bobs to mount. Now I'm happy with the positioning, I need to un-mount it and cut the metal down to the correct size (& maybe paint it too) so as to tidy up the visual aspect of it.

    The fan controller runs on the SImDash software allowing you to set a top speed and a 10% incremental fan speed increase reaching that speed. Each profile can then be saved for individual cars. In VR it's just nice to have wind blowing against your face, especially in the warmth, as for immersion, it feels somewhat of a novelty in all honesty.

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    I needed duct tape on the 'stem' of the fans as I notices extreme vibration from the wheel and my seat (with bass shakers & buttkicker) caused one of the stems to crack. I think these fans come with a poorly moulded 'stem' as one of them I had purchased had already cracked and broken the plastic that hold the wiring whilst in transport. I ignored it and mounted it and then went around Le Mans with Endurance mod , going over the kerb I heard a large crunch and one of the blades came flying off after touching the broken end of the plastic. After that I decided to tape all the stems just to reinforce the weakest stress point.
     
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    Nice setup above but this is me and my wind simulation

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    Thanks for the link
    Just oredered one of those circuit boards
     
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