iRacing is so cool.

Discussion of anything that doesn't fall into the Solo II and RallyX Categories
backpacker6
Posts: 1156
Joined: Mon May 28, 2007 1:36 pm
Location: In the driver's seat

Re: Anyone have access to a CNC Router?

Post by backpacker6 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:01 pm

TedV wrote:Chris, here is what rFactor 2 beta can do. Try not to be distracted by the hot air balloons. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW9Uo0qu ... _embedded#
Holy crap that's bad ass.
-Brian Darby

PSTS 8
91 Miata

thrdeye
Posts: 13116
Joined: Fri Dec 05, 2003 12:31 pm
Location: Lenoir City

Re: Anyone have access to a CNC Router?

Post by thrdeye » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:06 am

Looks pretty good. I'll have to check it out.
Chris Harp
2016 Mazda MX5 - PCS 194

User avatar
jcford80
Posts: 130
Joined: Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:56 am
Location: Lenoir City, TN

Re: Anyone have access to a CNC Router?

Post by jcford80 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:27 am

Chris- I have access to a CNC router at my work and several types and thicknesses of hdpe plastic if need be. If you have artwork I can either digitize what you have or draw it in CAD myself. Let me know some more details and I can probably get something worked out for you.
Justin Ford
08 Solstice GXP
#151 Pro A-Street
04 Chevy Cavalier
#3 STC

thrdeye
Posts: 13116
Joined: Fri Dec 05, 2003 12:31 pm
Location: Lenoir City

Re: Anyone have access to a CNC Router?

Post by thrdeye » Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:32 am

Thanks. I'm so excited to build it that I might just settle for decals. Race cars need stickers.
Chris Harp
2016 Mazda MX5 - PCS 194

User avatar
GaryM
Posts: 1573
Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:48 pm
Location: N. Knoxville, TN
Contact:

Re: Anyone have access to a CNC Router?

Post by GaryM » Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:18 pm

thrdeye wrote:Thanks. I'm so excited to build it that I might just settle for decals. Race cars need stickers.
I know just the guy for that!
-Gary Mitchell
Custom Magnet Numbers and Vinyl Graphics! | Unofficial Points Standings
01' Honda S2000 -99 BSR
99' Subaru Impreza 2.5RS
99' F250 Super Duty
91' SVT GEO Metro (24HhoursOfLemons!)

thrdeye
Posts: 13116
Joined: Fri Dec 05, 2003 12:31 pm
Location: Lenoir City

Re: Anyone have access to a CNC Router?

Post by thrdeye » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:01 pm

Well, here's a couple of pics of my progress over the weekend.

A little more paint, put the seat on, and it will be ready to go.


Image

Image

Image
Chris Harp
2016 Mazda MX5 - PCS 194

thrdeye
Posts: 13116
Joined: Fri Dec 05, 2003 12:31 pm
Location: Lenoir City

Re: iRacing is so cool.

Post by thrdeye » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:26 am

Thought I'd keep everything in one thread.

This is not going too poorly when you consider my number of starts compared to the other leaders

Image
Chris Harp
2016 Mazda MX5 - PCS 194

User avatar
ke0ki2k
Posts: 2515
Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:14 pm
Contact:

Re: iRacing is so cool.

Post by ke0ki2k » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:43 am

need moar laps led!

All about developing a sense for the rotation of the car based on what you're seeing on a screen. Once you get that and you can 'slide' the car around, you'll start to pick up pace and win races.
James Cathers - PAS #174 C6 Z06 | TT4 E36 M3

thrdeye
Posts: 13116
Joined: Fri Dec 05, 2003 12:31 pm
Location: Lenoir City

Re: iRacing is so cool.

Post by thrdeye » Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:08 am

I am having a really tough time with braking, I feel. I brake really early. The Miata has ABS, but it's hard to get it right for some reason. I've been tagged in the ass a couple of times going into a corner (I'll just leave that joke open for anyone that wants to run with it).

My Driving Force Pro is no help in that regard. It's starting to show it's age....especially the pedals.
Chris Harp
2016 Mazda MX5 - PCS 194

MikeKelly
Posts: 1311
Joined: Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:44 am
Location: Knoxville TN

Re: iRacing is so cool.

Post by MikeKelly » Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:29 am

thrdeye wrote:I'll just leave that joke open for anyone that wants to run with it
Heh, it could have been worse... :twisted:

Image
Mike Kelly
"Still got the shovel..."
--Mr. Rate

User avatar
ke0ki2k
Posts: 2515
Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:14 pm
Contact:

Re: iRacing is so cool.

Post by ke0ki2k » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:46 pm

I've had my DFP wheel/pedals for about 4 years.. 8000 laps of racing (oval and road), probably 3x that many laps of practice and qualifying.. the pedals are in bad shape but I make due. As much as I used to iRace I dont know why I never bought a G25/27.. nowadays I dont actually race enough to justify the $$$.

I judge my braking by the sound of the tires more than anything and find references next to the track for the next lap.. if it isn't a struggle to wrestle the car to the apex of the corner while the tires are howling, you're braking too early in the miata (for most corners anyhow).. and remember safety points don't count in practice. The more you overstep the limits and wad up cars in practice, the less you'll do it in races.. plus you'll get good at making mistakes and recovering from them without losing too much time.
James Cathers - PAS #174 C6 Z06 | TT4 E36 M3

thrdeye
Posts: 13116
Joined: Fri Dec 05, 2003 12:31 pm
Location: Lenoir City

Re: iRacing is so cool.

Post by thrdeye » Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:08 pm

woot.

Image
Chris Harp
2016 Mazda MX5 - PCS 194

User avatar
ke0ki2k
Posts: 2515
Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:14 pm
Contact:

Re: iRacing is so cool.

Post by ke0ki2k » Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:24 pm

I are jealous.
James Cathers - PAS #174 C6 Z06 | TT4 E36 M3

User avatar
SilverMaxima
Posts: 2972
Joined: Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:58 am
Location: ATLien
Contact:

Re: iRacing is so cool.

Post by SilverMaxima » Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:33 pm

Very nice! 8)
2007 STI Limited #576, The Gentleman's STI, er Mistress, FOR SALE
2004 350Zed Base
Marcus W., STU #-Random

User avatar
01badz28
Posts: 3760
Joined: Fri Dec 19, 2003 10:13 am
Location: Knoxville, TN

Re: iRacing is so cool.

Post by 01badz28 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:01 pm

ke0ki2k wrote:I are jealous.
+1.
Ryan E. Jarrard
2001 Camaro Z28, SM #24
2006 BMW Z4 3.0si
1989 BMW M3

Post Reply