Download video: Building a Driving Simulator - Part One
Channel: Gregg Lagnese
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The overview of the driving cockpit can be found at the original YouTube video:
The design concept overview can be found int he video - Anatomy of a Driving Simulator:
This design uses tactile feedback at all contact points (seat, pedals, wheel) and is completely self contained.
The entire construction cost of the cockpit was approximately $800 and the details are described in this video.
Total build time was approximately 12 weeks.
Photographs and free as-is partial blueprints can be found here:
The specifications of the simulator sled:
Width: 60" (assuming 45 degree monitor rake)
Weight: 190 lbs. (without monitors)
Seat travel: 10" fore and aft, 20 degree tilt in 5 degree increments
Pedal travel: 12" fore and aft, 0-30 degree tilt in 5 degree increments (from 10-30 degrees)
Steering travel: 16" fore and aft, up to 12" up and down, 30 degree wheel pitch, 30 degree steering shaft pitch
Monitor travel: 8" up and down from center point, accommodates up to three 30" monitors, individual monitor pitch 180 degree, yaw 60 degrees.