Podium DD1 And DD2 QR Issue The Z-Ring Solution

 

Z-Ring version 14
2019 On an original idea by Zappadoc – EKSIMRacing.com

The Z-Ring increases the stability of you Fanatec rim loaded onto the Fanatec Podium DD1/DD2 QR system WITHOUT THE NEED TO USE THE LOCKING SCREW which is much more convenient when you have more than one wheel and want to change it quickly and that’s also the big interest of a QR system. Your rim feel more sturdy to get a better ffb feedback.

LICENSE:
License under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

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NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.

ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.

Read the terms & conditions of uses here (English):

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/

Lire les conditions d’utilisations ici (Français):

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/deed.fr

 

3D PRINT THE Z-RING:

File: z_ring(v14).stl

Filament: PETG (Black or Gray Sunlu or Real)

Resolution: 0.1800 (layer height)
Infill: 100%
Rafts: No
Supports: No

Extruder: 240° first layer; 235° during 3 layers; then 230° until finish
Bed: 80°

DOWNLOAD THE 3D STL FILE:

License under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

zring_zappadoc_v14a.zip

 

INSTALLATION:

(the operation is totally safe and reversible)

Changing_QR_DD2-Manual-EN PDF Page 16

– follow the Podium manual (page 16) to remove the QR System
– unload the metal locking ring and the pressure ring (put the pressure ring in safe place we no longer using it)
– to be able to remove easily big black rubber (put the black rubber in safe place we no longer using it)


– insert the Z-Ring (see the image)
– load the locking ring IN REVERSE
– follow again the Podium manual to put back the QR system
– Tighten the locking ring over the Z-Ring

that’s it!

Cheers,
z

 

VDASH-EMU is an emulator, but what’s an emulator?

VDASH-EMU is an emulator, but what’s an emulator?

EKSIMRacing created the SLI-PRO EMU (SLIEmu) in 2009 during the creation of the SLI-PRO USB display in collaboration with Leo Bodnar at this time it was necessary to test the software even before  the availability of the prototype of the USB card, for that stuff we must create what is called an EMULATOR, which aims to reproduce exactly the internal software of the card (the FIRMWARE) and according to the commands sent to the card (so to the firmware) to get the same behaviors for leds, display panels, gear, buttons, encoders, switches, etc.

SLI-PRO emulation on Android (first gen EMU released in 2009):

By doing this you can test your USB display card management software without having the card available physically. That’s how the first racing display emulator for Android was born.

In engineering, emulation is commonly used during development and before the manufacture of a new product. F1 engines are emulated to optimize their efficiency and effectiveness.

VDASH-EMU is the 2nd generation emulator (much more powerful) and it is not a simple graphic dash racing as we can find tons on the net, it’s firstly an emulator of an USB device ( the SIM Race F1 SIM Display) in other words the internal software of the USB card (the firmware) is emulated which allows to use it exactly like a real racing display, which also allows to have 32 buttons , 5 encoders, 3 switches, 15 RPM leds, 6 Marshal Leds, 7 externals leds, 2 display panels (right and left) of 4 digits of 14 segments and one central digit of 7 segments for gear.

All configurations applicable to the SIM Race F1 usb card are applicable to the VDASH-EMU. In addition to the standard graphical objects (digital and analog gauges, telemetry DATA, tach, labels, etc.) there are some objects directly managed by the emulator, including the left / right panels, the object RPM shiftlights bar, all Leds, big gear object (central gear display), buttons, encoders, switches.

So you can read the doc and tutorial of SLIMax on the SIM Race F1 usb card because it’s directly applicable to VDASH-EMU objects.

For $5 (license of VDASH-EMU) you have the same features as the SIM Display USB Display Card + a full buttonbox + a complete virtual racing dash with hundreds of dash templates ready to use.

A high resolution SIM Race F1 template for the VDASH-EMU is available at EKSIMRacing VDASH-EMU templates repository (see the link below), this is an example of template using objects managed by the EMUlator:

http://www.eksimracing.com/forum/index.php?topic=4265.0

Here is template this time using several objects:

Tyres And Time Monitor Template v1

http://www.eksimracing.com/forum/index.php?topic=4049.0

 

Another example using the EMUlated controls (buttons, encoders, switches) to create custom ButtonBox:

A Good Start For Your Custom ButtonBox

http://www.eksimracing.com/forum/index.php?topic=4302.0

Elle est pas belle la vie! (Isn’t Life Beautiful!)

Cheers,
z

 

[FANATEC] Formula V2 Rim With Custom Flag LED Colors, soon available…

Hi,
Some guys ask me to add the possibility to change the default colors layout of the FLAG Led of the Fanatec Formula v2 in SLIMax Mgr (Pro and Fanatec Edition) which are traditionally blue, yellow, red, red, yellow, blue, so I did it…(soon available).

Cheers,
z

Codematers F1 2019 Plugins Are Available For Download!

 

Codematers F1 2019 Plugins are available For SLIMax Mgr Pro, SLIMax Fanatec Edition and MotionMax FREX 6DOF! (2019-06-26)

CHANGELOG 2019-06-26

– plugins for Codemasters F1 2019 added

37 SLIMax setup added for Modern F1 2019, Classic F1 and F2 car. This is a good base to create your own custom setups.

– Fanatec F1 Shiftlights with DRS feedback, methods #8 and #9 are now available
(In Modern F1 car steering wheel DRS/ERS/KERS feedback are on first green LEDs)

To get the latest Plugins for SLIMax (v3.4.6 must be already installed),
run the manager and select menu « Check For Update… »
and then click the « Download And Install All » button

DO NOT FORGET TO ACTIVATE THE PLUGIN after the update.
Cheers,
z

 

 

MotionMax 6DOF FREX Edition Simulator Software Updated!

MotionMax 6DOF FREX Edition Simulator Software has been updated!

CHANGELOG 2019-06-14:

– Performance improvements of the FREX Actuator driver

Select menu “Check For Update” and click the button “Download And Install All” using the MotionMax auto-updater

About FREX 6DOF Simulator:

FREX 6DOF Simulator Driven by Sena Sakaguchi. Point leader of GT300 of Super GT Japan. Practice for next unknown Thai Circuit by FREX 6DOF Body Motion Simulator. He says “Motion style lean seat or roll rig is not good for practice. The FREX 6DOF motion simulator Is very natural and good.”

Posted by FREX on Wednesday, 19 June 2019

 

Super GT 2019:

Morio Nitta & Sena Sakaguchi
K-tunes Racing – Bridgestone

 

Cheers,
z

Codemasters F1 2019 Plugins For SLIMax And MotionMax Updated!

Codemasters F1 2019 Plugins For SLIMax And MotionMax have been updated today

CHANGELOG (2019-06-18):

– conformity with latest UDP API of F1 2019

For those who have been selected by the Codemasters F1 2019 Beta program, the plugins (STD & DX12) are ready to download in EKSIMRacing beta forum, here

Gold premium, VIP, generous donators or PRO subscriber/status is required to get access to beta forum area, for other members login and click the Upgrade Your Account to get access to this area.

MotionMax plugins are available on demand only, ask FREX directly if you’re interested.

Enjoy the new Codemasters F1 opus with your sim-(motion)-rig and SLIMax Manager Pro or SLIMax Fanatec Edition.

Cheers,
z

UPDATED: SLIMax Manager Pro and SLIMax Fanatec Edition Updated Today!

 

SLIMax Manager Pro and SLIMax Fanatec Edition Updated Today!

CHANGELOG 2019-06-06:

– compiled with the new Fanatec SDK v3.9

Good News! The FLAG LED of Fanatec Formula V2 on CSW Base v2.0 are now fully supported! in addition to all newer wheel bases (CSW V2.5, Podium DD Series, CSL Elite v1.1 ).

ATTENTION: The latest driver v336 + latest Base v2.0 Firmware v656+ is required to enjoy all features of your Fanatec Formula V2 steering wheel with the CSW Base v2.0. This new driver is available on Beta Driver area of Fanatec website

To get the latest Plugins/Software for SLIMax Manager,
run the manager and select menu « Check For Update… »
and then click the « Download And Install All  » button

 

UPDATED: Unfortunately we found an issue without workaround yet with latest driver/firmware of CSW Base v2: the OLED Display of the Fanatec Formula V2 rim on CSW Base v2 not working properly and stays blank under some circumstance, the OLED of the McLaren rim on CSW Base v2 works fine…

 

NEW UPDATE TODAY: I found the bug, this is a performance issue of the combo CSW Base v2 + Formula V2 rim with latest driver/firmware v336 which needs more CPU cycles to refresh the OLED display correctly. The previous driver/firmware v335 on this combo works fine (but without FLAG LED obviously).

 

 

WORKAROUND: if you downgrade your Base v2 to driver v335 with previous wheel base firmware OLED will work again but the LEDs are not working with apps compiled with latest Fanatec SDK v3.9 like the latest SLIMax Manager!

 

if the OLED display of your Formula v2 is important for you (more than the FLAG LED), then simply downgrade the driver and the firmware of your CSW Base v2 to v335 and download SLIMax Mgr Installer (which is compiled with previous version of Fanatec SDK v3.8) from EKSIMRacing website and obviously DO NOT UPDATE SLIMAX until Fanatec fix the problem.

We already reported the issue to Fanatec so they will fix it asap, hopefully.

A workaround has been added to SLIMax Manager (All Editions) and already deployed, Check For Update as usual to get the latest software.

 

Cheers,
z

MotionMax 2/3/4/5/6 DOF The PRO Training Car Racing Simulator Software

MotionMax 2/3/4/5/6 DOF

The PRO Training Car Racing Simulator Software

The family is now complete with the new MotionMax 2DOF software availability, this is an ultra-modular solution for your motion platform from a DIY project with a 2DOF or 3DOF core base + an optional TL (traction loss) and SURGE (braking/acceleration) layers to a full PRO training project with a real 6DOF motion platform like the FREX 6DOF machine.

MotionMax it is not yet available for purchase to the general public. It is included with simulators manufactured by private motorsports companies, OEM hardware motion simulator companies and actuator manufacturers who are in partnership with us.

If you’re interested and want us to add the support of your motion platform 2/3/4/5DOF (or your electric linear actuator) to MotionMax contact us by email (or use this form)

Visit EKSIMRacing.com for more info on MotionMax Software.

Cheers,
z

 

 

Codemasters F1 2019 Beta Plugins For MotionMax 6DOF FREX Edition Available!

Hello,

The Codemasters F1 2019 Beta Plugins for MotionMax 6DOF FREX Edition are Available!

For those who have been selected by the Codemasters F1 2019 Beta program, the F1 2019 plugins (Standard and DX12 versions) for MotionMax are available on demand, contact FREX directly if you’re interested.

Read the plugins page for more info on how to configure telemetry.

Cheers,
z

 

Do not forget to activate the plugins