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    « on: June 09, 2015, 03:26:45 PM »

    Thought I'd share my progress of the build.

    6-6-2015:
    -First of all I ordered and paid for the plans with Paypal. Within a day I received the plans and instructions through email.
    -Took the shopping list of MDF parts to be cut and Nuts & Bolts needed to the local hardware store last Saturday. I shopped for all the required hardware. Needed to wait till Monday for the MDF to be ready.
    8-6-2015:
    -Picked up the MDF cut-outs today.
    -I Used Adobe Acrobat XI Pro to print the plans real size onto A4 (30 pages). As there are paper margins when printing, I had to use a small paper cutter to trim off about 0,5cm off each side of the A4s. Result:

    -Cut out all the A4 pages and taped them to all the MDF parts. With a pencil drew the outlines and drilled small guiding holes for where all the bolts will go in. Took me 4 hours. Tomorrow will start using the jigsaw to cut out all the parts.


    9-6-2015:
    -I pre-fitted my XBOX ONE/PC Thrustmaster TX Ferrari 458 Italia wheel and pedals to the MDF wheel and pedal base before cutting. The wheel fits fine, but the pedal base is a bit bigger than the drawing. So I adjusted the outline on the pedal base to make it fit.


    -After outlining all the parts I used a Jigsaw to cut out all the racebase parts. (2 hours)

    -Time to drill the holes and smooth the edges with sandpaper......

    10-6-2015:
    -Sanding all done, time to test-fix the parts together to see if everything fits right. This is where it got a bit ugly. Not all the holes were perfectly aligned, so I had to re-drill (make bigger) a lot of holes to make the bolts fit correctly.
    TIP1: When printing the blueprint, take it to a copy shop that can print it on 1 large piece of paper. If you print it on multiple A4s, you end up having the holes skewed lightly.

    -Next problem. The seat is only held in place by 4 large M6x50 screws. This wont hold higher weights (like mine) and so all 4 screws broke right through the MDF when I sat on it! I turned the seat around and fixed 2 beams to the seat on the underside.

    Paint time.

    11-6-2015:
    -Painting coming along nicely. Guess the brand.....

    -Have sent emails to a load of sponsor companies for stickers smile

    12-6-2015:
    -Painting done (needs to dry a bit more but had to put it together!)

    -Received some positive emails from various sponsor companies they will send some stickers smile (1 even sends a Ferrari cap!)
    -Tomorrow I will also get a second hand Karting seat that will fit to see how that sits.
    -Put a quick clip together to show the wheel base mechanism for getting in and out and how to adjust the length to accomodate people with various lenghts. (Bad audio quality on the iPhone...)
    http://youtu.be/NN4iiYlnWWE

    t.b.c.......


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    First test drive:
    http://youtu.be/snGteFEG6rw
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    Finished design:
    http://youtu.be/2T6Kzwhue-8
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