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Chaos, CHAOS in here! The worst part is I typed it in Google and just copied the spelling over :lol: I should read websearches when I do them!

 

Sunk a fair bit of time today on Monza track in Italy trying to learn how to drive and to get through 10 clean laps without causing damage. Just done it with 2.02.60 seconds or so as my best lap time in a Lambo Evo. Think when I started it was 6 minutes so that's def an improvement. I've no idea how that compares to anyone else for a practice lap.

 

I saved the replay but can't figure out a way to export it as a video so will just have to talk through my biggest problem.. the first corner after the stand/crane that flicks right then an immediate left. I've been speeding up to that area at around 245mph then slamming the brakes on and shifting to 2nd then trying to roll around the two corners followed by my speeding up then flying off for the rest of the track.. but watching my own replay it looks ssoo slow whereas everyone else on the AI is flying around there like mad men.. how do I even do that?

 

I tried a quick practice race against some other cars but the buggers kept hitting me or pushing me off the track into a spin. Didn't think I was ready so went back to my practice laps.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Lorfarius said:

Chaos, CHAOS in here! The worst part is I typed it in Google and just copied the spelling over :lol: I should read websearches when I do them!

 

Sunk a fair bit of time today on Monza track in Italy trying to learn how to drive and to get through 10 clean laps without causing damage. Just done it with 2.02.60 seconds or so as my best lap time in a Lambo Evo. Think when I started it was 6 minutes so that's def an improvement. I've no idea how that compares to anyone else for a practice lap.

 

I saved the replay but can't figure out a way to export it as a video so will just have to talk through my biggest problem.. the first corner after the stand/crane that flicks right then an immediate left. I've been speeding up to that area at around 245mph then slamming the brakes on and shifting to 2nd then trying to roll around the two corners followed by my speeding up then flying off for the rest of the track.. but watching my own replay it looks ssoo slow whereas everyone else on the AI is flying around there like mad men.. how do I even do that?

 

I tried a quick practice race against some other cars but the buggers kept hitting me or pushing me off the track into a spin. Didn't think I was ready so went back to my practice laps.

 

 

If you're still talking about ACC times then you could take a look at some of our races at Monza:

 

 

Our timings are here for comparison

 

https://simresults.net/210121-f5g

 

Come bring this chat to that thread - there will be loads of people there to give you tips/pep talk :-)  Some of the faster guys will even sit in on some of your laps if you do a practice run on the rllmuk server, and give you advice.  Its a super friendly group.

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9 hours ago, Pockets said:


I got down to about 1:57 at my best on Monza I think but I have the same problem, in general really. I always slow too much for the slow parts. 
 

It’s either fly off the track or crawl round and if I even try to just push a little more I spin or something. 
 

I think the key is learning when to brake and when to start accelerating out again, but how much? I suppose that’s the game really. 

 

I've got a G920 and the brake pedal is truly woeful, you get about 30% press then need to stamp on it to get it all the way down. Been many a time where I've needed to slow but just can't get enough of a push down to make a difference. Got some new springs for it on the way so hopefully that will help make me prep for corners a bit better. I've found going in slow won't keep me on par with other drivers so I think its speed then good braking to make up for it.

 

I think all this driving is helping as I'm not spinning off as much as I used to even started to be able to "feel" when its about to spin out and counter it a bit. Practice, practice, practice :lol:

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14 hours ago, Lorfarius said:

Chaos, CHAOS in here! The worst part is I typed it in Google and just copied the spelling over :lol: I should read websearches when I do them!

 

If you're wondering about mine, the nosring genuinely is a track in Nuremberg.

 

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VERY in Nuremberg.

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This has been my morning. Replaced all of the springs in the pedals with a set of GTEyes and.. they are a god send. The brake pedal has switched from next to useless to actually playable! Every pedal feels so much better and reacts as it should. If you have a Logitech G set these are def the way to go as they make a massive difference. Biggest one is no longer have to drive your foot through the floor to use the brake all the way.

 

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I've been trying to figure out my braking mechanics. How I get my feet in the right place so I can exert the right amount of force with control.

 

Step 1. Some DIY.

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The weight (and my weight) keeps the wooden structure from moving under heavy braking. I've since removed the playseat challenge's pedal base altogether.

 

 

Step2. I've been trying to work out the best footware situation. Currently barefoot but I can exert more pressure quicker with something on my feet....

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Ordered these after watching some YT vids on footware. They are beach shoes. Thin soles. Arrive tomorrow so I'll report back.

 

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I should also add that on my first proper practice lap with these new pedals where I was getting 2.02.600 before is now down to 2.02.500 with what I thought was a normal lap. I can't believe how different it is for the brake to do what it's supposed to and the accelerator feels like it does in my car. Can't wait to start practicising properly this weekend, think I might nail my first full race :lol:

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In other news, we seem to have 2 threads for almost the same thing. I started the Sim Racing Central thread last year to discuss rigs and other sim racing stuff (because I couldn't find any related threads), and then this thread popped up. :doh: 

 

How would you chaps feel about merging them into a general 'Sim Racing' thread? :hug:

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I feel this is specifically about hardware, no need to merge them.

 

Plus SRC can be a place to talk about games like ACC where the threads are entirely about online racing despite the fact we have an online forum for that.

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8 hours ago, Meers said:

Yoga socks is where it's really at, chaps. Maximum feel. Maximum grip. Become a winner.

 

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Lol, I did my fastest lap at Le Mans in the Yaris GR bare foot in gt sport. Zola Bud reporting for duty, think it was inside the top 1000 world.....

 

Anyway, my eldest has been after an upgrade for his G29, what's the logical progression? he's eyeballing my t300 but I'd fight him for it. Needs to be cheaper than buying an actual car please.

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I spent a chunk of the afternoon doing some DIY on my sim-rig. After mounting the TLCM pedals and using the stiffest springs I was getting a fair bit of flex from the metal plate the pedal box mounts to.  So I made a little frame to take the force and stop the flex.  Also mounted the power supply and a little USB hub under there to tidy up the cabling.  Now I just need to paint it black or something

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28 minutes ago, marsh said:

Anyway, my eldest has been after an upgrade for his G29, what's the logical progression? he's eyeballing my t300 but I'd fight him for it. Needs to be cheaper than buying an actual car please.

 

t300 is the next step up, there's only thrustmaster and logitech stuff around that price range. after that it's an even more expensive fanatec which seems sold out at the moment. he could get the cheaper t300 set with the crap pedals and use his G29 pedals with an adapter, makes it a little cheaper.

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Thought I'd try a couple of practice runs from behind the car and the bonnet view. I thought I'd be much quicker at the back as I feel more used to it from years of gaming but on my first attempt to compare the two I was 2 seconds faster from behind :lol: Seems it does make a difference!

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1 hour ago, spatular said:

 

t300 is the next step up, there's only thrustmaster and logitech stuff around that price range. after that it's an even more expensive fanatec which seems sold out at the moment. he could get the cheaper t300 set with the crap pedals and use his G29 pedals with an adapter, makes it a little cheaper.

 

I've got a spare set of t300 pedals in the boot of my car (as you do) so to a degree I've got it partially covered. I guess it depends what he's trying to achieve?

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Bit off-topic but could someone give me an idea of what the following might fetch? It's my grandsons and apparently he has barely used it so my daughter has told him it has to go.

 It's the Logitech G920 wheel and pedals with the gear shift. It's the Xbox version. It's on a Vevor stand. Cheers
 

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4 hours ago, SteveH said:

Bit off-topic but could someone give me an idea of what the following might fetch? It's my grandsons and apparently he has barely used it so my daughter has told him it has to go.

 It's the Logitech G920 wheel and pedals with the gear shift. It's the Xbox version. It's on a Vevor stand. Cheers

 

 

There's a £1 final fee due this friday on eBay so I'd stick it on there. I'd start an auction at around £170 with £20 postage on top then see what happens, I've seen similar setups go for as much as £210.

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