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Gregg Langnese has build a very impressive sim rig for less than $1000 and he shares his knowledge with all of us.

Gregg Langnese has build a very impressive sim rig for less than $1000 and he shares his knowledge with all of us.

In the video below, Gregg explains his choices made during the design process in detail, the rig can be made for less than $1000 including all materials minus the PC hardware.

Gregg is offering the blueprints of his design free of charge here for all rig builders out there that are looking for inspiration!

  • http://www.facebook.com/m4rr5 Marcel Offermans

    A great video, thanks for sharing this with the community, Gregg!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000119964258 Tomas Beha

    Nice rig, and alot of work has clearly been put into the video too – thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Does anybody know of a rig that has an adjustable seat that can get into a good F1-style position? I know of F1-style rigs but I mean something that can get into that position and be in a more normal GT-style position.

    • Professional Operator

      You didn’t watch the video do you? What Gregg Langnese did is exactly what you are looking for.

      • kai modmate

        I think its not what he talk about . Gregg says he did something between a GT and F1 style, its not really convertable from GT to F1 position.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000119964258 Tomas Beha

        ^ Correct

        I’d say it can’t be done (properly) – in a F1, you basicly lay down so I don’t see how that would transform into an uprised seat.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, FANTASTIC DIY…. THANKS!

  • Anonymous

    Okay so when does Thomas repost the video on 911wheel.de? You know he will if he catch’s wind of it or at least on his FB page

  • glagnese

    Hey all, Gregg here. If you want a F1 type seating arrangement, you have to build a custom seat. The problem isn’t with that, it’s with the line of sight to the monitors. Such a seating position will leave the bottom of the screen at the top of your viewing position. The entire ‘world’ will be too high and in the wrong perspective. To make this work, you have to use a much larger projected setup to essentially lower the world to your viewing perspective and put it in front of the entire rig (see the curved example I did in the video). All of this adds to the complexity and cost – a lot. It’s easier to simply sit up a little bit higher IMO.

    • Anonymous

      I personally plan on the Oculus Rift being my way around all of this. I don’t want to do with the hassle of a massive projection screen or triple monitors.

      Thoughts?

      • glagnese

        The problem with VR solutions is the lack of a connection to the real world controls. It’s rather hard to turn on the windshield wipers when you can see the physical switch.

  • glagnese

    BTW, my last name is Lagnese, not Langnese… 🙂

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