[Pedals Set MOD] G.Thrust-natec or G.Fan-master?

Hi,

you get bored with your (too good) HE PRO or Sim3Pedal !
need to feel the good old days…

or simply pacing like a caged lion (maybe sick of working from home! )?

okay, don’t worry, here’s some cool stuff for you!
go to your kitchen (i.e. garage)
and prepare the diner (i.e. make a hardcore pedals set mod).

first, rummage through getting some broken, not functioning, unreliable, soft like “caramel custard” (flanby) parts from your old G25/27, T3PA Pro, CSP V1/V2, CSL Elite,…

 

 

then do your magical mix!

adding some screws, nuts, washers, a bit of elbow grease as usual in DIY project!, also a bit of 3D printing and after some hard work, feel happy like a teen getting his first date and get a pretty decent pedals set:

okay now the big challenge!
try to get a T.RJ12 USB adapter….

damn’! out of stock worldwide…

anyway, if you can’t find it use the big USB adapter provided with your T3PA Pro:

(no error here, the dust on it is also part of the adapter! keep it to increase reliability)

That’s it!

😉

Cheers,
z

Bye Bye Fanatec Podium Back To Simucube!

SCORE: FANATEC=5/10 – SimuCUBE1=8/10

Hi,

Here at EKSIMRacing Lab we’re currently finishing a prototype of motion simulator 2DOF+ZTLS (I will talk about the DIY 2DOF simulator with the Zappadoc Traction Loss System soon…) with a steering wheel based on SimuCUBE 1 and WOW!!!!!!!!

Based on the simple Mige motor OSW KIT from SimRacingBay ( I strongly recommend to shop your SC from SRB) but far better than a Podium DD (we have the latest available FW version 1.0.25, we dropped MMOS), I really love this feeling more close to a real racing car.

For those who have a Podium DDx and an unused SC1 MIGE taking dust… I strongly suggest to install back the SC, update the FW (adjust your game settings ) and compare! no weird noise, no weird behaviors, stable, clear feeling of the track surface, accurate, strong, nice!

Now after that I would love to give the SC2 a try…

Cheers,
z

 

Update & hofix today of SLIMax Manager Pro (All Editions – 2020-07-17)

Update & hofix today of SLIMax Manager Pro (all editions) (2020-07-17)

Changelog SLIMaxMgrProNoFanatec app (version without the support of Fanatec hardware):
– fix the device test of SLIFanatec Bodnar Conversion Kit
– add the basic support of SLI Fanatec Teensy conversion kit, the Teensy conversion kit is already supported through the Fanatec SDK in SLIMax Manager Pro (regular version), this new implementation doesn’t require the Fanatec SDK or driver to work.

Changelog of the SLIMaxMgrPro app (regular version with support of all devices):
– fix the device test of SLIFanatec Bodnar Conversion Kit
– rate of update cycles in Fanatec module increased

To get the update:
Select menu “Check For Update” to get the latest plugins
and hit the button “Download And Install All“.

Cheers,
z

FV2 Mod Exclusive! Only Available With SLIMax Manager Pro!

FV2 display is currently limited to 4 std letters + numbers only. With this mod you have 100% compatibility with the 3xDIGITS display of old Fanatec steering wheels!

To activate this hidden feature when starting the SLIMax Mgr Pro, put any text file with the name “fanatec_fv2_mod_enabled.txt” in the config folder:

C:\users\<USERNAME>\Documents\SLIMax Manager Pro\cfg\

this mod has no effect on other steering wheel, only works with FV2.
Enjoy!

Cheers,
z

NEW Version 15 Of The Z-Ring Is Out!

NEW Version 15 of the Z-Ring is available for download today!

[EN]

Z-Ring v15 is available for download

The difference between versions 14 and 15 of the Z-Ring is a short heel and a recess bottom to make room for a lock nut (see installation for more information). This allows a complete stability of the QR even in the event of repeated big vibrations using your Fanatec Podium DD1 or DD2.

FAQ US/UK
http://zappadoc.com/f-a-q-z-ring-for-fanatec-podium-dd1-dd2-us-uk/

Donwload zip file here:
http://zappadoc.com/podium-dd1-and-dd2-qr-issue-the-z-ring-solution/

Authorized Dealer / Vendeur agréé:

Cheers,
z

[FR]

La v15 du Z-Ring est dispo au téléchargement

La différence entre les versions 14 et 15 du Z-Ring est un talon court et un fond évidé pour faire de la place pour un contre-écrou (voir l’installation pour plus d’informations). Cela permet une stabilité totale du QR de votre Fanatec Podium DD1 ou DD2 même en cas de grosses vibrations répétées.

la FAQ en français
http://zappadoc.com/questions-reponses-sur-le-z-ring-pour-fanatec-podium-dd1-dd2-fr/

Donwload zip ici:
http://zappadoc.com/podium-dd1-and-dd2-qr-issue-the-z-ring-solution/

Authorized Dealer / Vendeur agréé:

Cheers,
z

New Version 3.4.6.6d Of SLIMax Manager Pro And Fanatec Edition Available Today!

New Version 3.4.6.6d Of SLIMax Manager Pro And Fanatec Edition Available Today!

This update is 100% free as usual and recommended!

CHANGELOG 2019-09-27:

– New support of RGB colors of FLAG LED of Fanatec Formula V2,
Edit your setup, go to Advanced Setup Options and choose the color of each FLAG LED under LED category

– Review and cleanup all scrips files for a better stability of scripting module

– full support of VDASH-EMU and V2R (Virtual To Real Buttonbox) technology added to the Fanatec Edition, enjoy your virtual buttonbox as a real (physical) device

ATTENTION: ALL Fanatec setups have been updated with new flag LED capabilities, you need to select Advanced Options in the SLIMax Auto-Upater and force the update of all setups to get them

 

To get the latest Plugins/Software for SLIMax Mgr (PRO v3.4.6.6 or Fanatec Ed. 1.0.0.3 must be already installed),
run the manager and select menu « Check For Update… »
and then click the « Download And Install All » button

Cheers,
z

F.A.Q. Z-Ring For Fanatec Podium DD1/DD2 (US/UK/FR)

 

Z-RING F.A.Q. EN FRANCAIS

Z-RING ENGLISH F.A.Q.


Salut à tous,

j’ai reçu des questions concernant le Z-Ring mod pour le Fanatec Podium DD1/DD2 (voir mon article sur mon dev blog pour plus d’info ) et malheureusement je ne peux pas répondre à chacun la même choses donc j’ouvre cette FAQ et je vais m’efforcer d’y répondre ici, si vous en avez d’autres n’hésitez pas à remplir le formulaire ICI.

Cheers,
z
Info sur le Z-Ring:
voir mon article sur mon dev blog pour plus d’info sur le Z-Ring Mod

Lire les questions&réponses sur le Z-Ring en Français:

Z-RING F.A.Q. EN FRANCAIS

 


Hi,
I received some questions about the Z-Ring mod for the Fanatec Podium DD1 / DD2 (see my article on my dev blog for more info) and unfortunately I can’t answer to each person the same things so I open this FAQ and I will try to answer them all here, feel free to fill out the form HERE if you have any other question.
Cheers,
z
The Z-Ring Info:
see my article on my dev blog for more infoRead the ENGLISH FAQ:

Z-RING ENGLISH F.A.Q.

 

UPDATED: Podium DD1 And DD2 QR Issue The Z-Ring Solution

NEW VERSION 15 of the Z-ring


Z-Ring version 14 and 15
2019-2020 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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Lire les conditions d’utilisations ici (Français):

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

 

3D PRINT THE Z-RING:

Files: z_ring_v14b or z_ring_v15

Lock Nut M27x1.5 mm STL 3D file for version 15

Filament: PETG 1.75mm (Black or Gray Sunlu or Real)

Nozzle: 0.2

Resolution: 0.1800 (layer height)
Infill: 100%
(better than infill at 100% set “bottom Solid Layer” at 120 (the part contains 115 layers)

Rafts: No
Supports: needed for version 15 only

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.zip

 

Changelog:

v14a 08/26/2019: first release to general public

v14b 08/30/2019: a little bit smaller channel for the internal QR guide bracket

v14b 10/22/2019: 2 versions of the Z-Ring 3D stl available, standard and 1mm deeper

v15 03/20/2020: short heel and a recess bottom to make room for a lock nut (see installation for more information). This allows a complete stability of the QR even in the event of repeated big vibrations.

 

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), the big rubber is the main cause of the flex of your rim.

 

 

VERSION 15

– insert the Z-Ring (see the image)
– load the locking ring (IN REVERSE for version 14 only)
– follow again the Podium manual to put back the QR system
– Tighten the big locking ring over the Z-Ring
VERSION 15 Only: Tighten a lock nut (M27x1.5) to block the QR

once installed and when changing the rim on the Podium base you have nothing to do other than remove the current rim and put the new rim.

It is therefore more stable (no lateral flex anymore) but also faster when changing rim.

That’s it!

Cheers,
z

 

Z-Ring Podium QR Mod Review By Sim Racing Garage:

Published on Sep 5, 2019


Attention, the big locking ring in video is not reversed be sure to load it on the QR shaft in reverse
(see the installation above)

 

 

 

 

Great Article From Richard Baxter

(Richard seems to use the old v14 with reversed locking wheel and not the v15 which have a recessed hole on back to allow the the big locking wheel to be inserted inside the z-ring for even more stability, we recommend to use the latest v15)

 

 

We still hope Fanatec is going to create a new shaft for the Podium like the one below:

 

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[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