Four hours of Nurbergring sounds like an enduro for sure. Man the elevation changes and narrow course with those speeds just grind on the nervous system.I have 4 different wheel setups and 2 flying.
I have a fully portable setup using a steelseries srw-s1 wheel, which is pretty cool in that it uses sensors to detect steering rotation and has hand brake/throttle, meaning you don't have to mount it to anything and just hold it in your hands and steer. It's far more accurate than I expected and works decently well. It's small enough it fits in my VR tote with my quest 2, and coupled with my Asus g14 makes a fully portable setup that you can take anywhere. Good enough to have fun in VR, can be had nib for about $50 on ebay and far better than keyboard or joystick.
I have another srw-s1 that broke (my fault) that I repaired and mounted to an old logitech g25 using an adapter, so basically a littler larger setup but has full force feedback and just needs a solild surface (table/desk) to mount to and an outlet. Uses the hand throttle/brake on the srw-s1. You could actually do some serious racing with this one in a pinch but takes up a little more room.
Then I have a logitech g29 wheel and pedals set with a playseat. Folds up and is fairly portable in that it'll fit in the trunk of a car, gives the full experience, this is the setup my kids play on or is backup.
My main setup is an accuforce pro v2 direct drive with f1s steering wheel, thrustmaster t3pa-pro pedals with ricmotech load cell brake and a g29 h-pattern shifter. No plans to upgrade anything on this, works great and reliable. I run a Samsung Odyssey+ headset with a home built cockpit made out of 2x4's and a minivan seat.
Seems like a lot, but I've had my logitech g25 for like 15 years, and got the g29 about 5 years ago, then the accuforce 2 years ago. I run mostly endurance races, so the stuff gets worked pretty hard. The most abuse was a 4 hour stint at the nurburgring (don't recommend). I can tell you that honestly I'm just as fast with the g25 and old pedals as the fancy stuff. It's more fun and immersive, maybe a little more consistent, but doesn't make a big difference in terms of speed or anything - just more fun.
For flying I have an old Thrustmaster t-flight hotas and rudder pedals. But I mostly just use my xbox 360 game pad (also fits in my VR tote so I have portable driving and flying) as I'm not as into the flying as driving.
Thanks! Still enjoying it with my Valve Index - just wish newer, more capable, and cheaper VR HMD tech would hit! Maybe in the next year or two…. Quest 2 just doesn’t seem that big a jump. The Varjo XR3 has raised the bar as to possibilities… Hoping some of their tech/improvements trickle down to what’s offered by the other players at a more palatable price eventually.Nice set up!e
For people with the tools/ability, that solution do look like an incredible quality/price (the part with the seat controls is particularly nice, that a lot of gaming chair by dollar) and everything seem heavy/rock solid.
I just received my first VR tech a quest 2 a couple of days ago can't wait to fully test it out.Thanks! Still enjoying it with my Valve Index - just wish newer, more capable, and cheaper VR HMD tech would hit! Maybe in the next year or two…. Quest 2 just doesn’t seem that big a jump. The Varjo XR3 has raised the bar as to possibilities… Hoping some of their tech/improvements trickle down to what’s offered by the other players at a more palatable price eventually.
Stand alone it's pretty damn good... quite impressive. But if you have a beefy enough PC/GPU to drive it well tethered using some of the latest, more robust VR titles, it becomes pretty mind blowing. Especially for some of the bigger sims like MS Flight Simulator 2020.I just received my first VR tech a quest 2 a couple of days ago can't wait to fully test it out.