Okay! So on to the next project.. Unfortunately the Sim had been sitting around gathering dust in the corner of my room for a while, I’ll admit something just didn’t’ feel right and I was not overly happy with the setup. The three screen setup didn’t work very well to begin with. The 23.5″ 3 monitor setup left a lot of room for improvement. The Field of view felt odd playing many games. Probably didn’t help that I had them positioned so far away. It felt as if I was looking through a window and then another window “the in-game windscreen”. If I went down the triple-monitor setup again I’d stick with 27″ + screens.
So after some research I decided to make a change.
There’s plenty of helpful video’s on YouTube on how to setup your screen position so your Field of View is 1:1 or almost, meaning the viewing angle feel’s as if your Simulator setup is one with the vehicle and your monitor feel’s close to being the in-game windscreen.
Although my current single 42″ TV setup is not perfect, it is far better than my original 3 x Monitor setup, at least I feel.. The only other move I’d make would be towards using a Virtual Reality headset, but still being kinda early stages of the hardware out within the retail market + being a little expensive I’ll make do with what I have now.
You may be wondering what this has to do with the Seat Mover, well I suppose you could say it sort of was the kick-off towards further improvements. While researching how to improve my Field of View I delved further into the realm of Seat Movers. From simple 2DOF to multi ‘6DOF and beyond’ simulators. Considering this is a DIY garage build Sim and I am no Engineer, I decided to stick with the simple 2DOF. It looked fairly easy to setup, especially with less moving part’s.
In order for there to be enough room for the wormgears I had to extend the platform. Just some more structural timber, a few screws, black paint and some MDF.