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By Tommy Frank
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About this project

If the price is the reason for you not to own a racing simulator, we have found a solution.  

We are capable of manufacturing a high performance motion platform at a fraction of the cost of other motion platforms. In other words, it's affordable. Our motion platform has features and properties only found in far more expensive motion systems. It has an extremely high performance/price ratio, compact size, more than 360 degree of rotation, adjustable center of rotation, and optional sway and surge function. The design of the RacingCUBE is therefore unique, not only in its ability to rotate around its own axis, but also because of the third actuator which gives you the opportunity to add one of four other forces to the simulation. You can change the settings as you like, which means that you can have a really smooth ride or get the feeling of riding on the rim, and you get a good knock when hitting another car or the guardrail.

The idea behind only selling the RacingCUBE base, is we know there’s a lot of you having wheel and pedals and it is easily mounted on the RacingCUBE
The idea behind only selling the RacingCUBE base, is we know there’s a lot of you having wheel and pedals and it is easily mounted on the RacingCUBE

As you can see above our prototype is done. It has been tested intensively for the past six months and our goal is to make it as cheap as possible by manufacturing it in large quantities. We're confident that our product is well designed and tested thoroughly.

The key element in the RacingCUBE is three (RC3) very fast servo actuators. 

Fast actuators is the single most important element in making a racing simulator. The elements for the servo actuator is specially chosen to provide maximum performance without the need of bolting the simulator to the floor. The gear is a steel worm drive and by carefully calibrating the actuator's controller, we have made a strong and very responsive high performance servo motor. It is so responsive that it makes you feel the smallest bump and the slightest road texture.

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When you use the RacingCUBE the first time start with the low powered car (Tommy did in the vid). If you start with a high powered F1 racer you will most likely lose control (he did that too).

Rotation.

For simulating a vehicle, its rotation is incredibly important, and with rotation you instantly feel when you lose traction. When you're driving a car that's sliding all over, it's the rotation that tells when you lose traction. It gives a realistic sense of feeling, and makes it possible to drive the car to its limit.

The RC3 can provide a perfect one-to-one ratio between vehicle rotation and simulator rotation. The RC3 gives you 600 degrees of rotation, but the standard setting is 360 degree to prevent it from winding up the cable.
The RC3 can provide a perfect one-to-one ratio between vehicle rotation and simulator rotation. The RC3 gives you 600 degrees of rotation, but the standard setting is 360 degree to prevent it from winding up the cable.

With the parallel wheel configuration, the center of rotation is between the wheels. That means you are sitting in front of the center of rotation, and it will not only rotate your body, but drag it in the opposite direction of the rotation. That means it makes both the yaw and sway effect at the same time.

The configuration with inclined wheels set the center of rotation at the RC3's center pivot. It means you have the center of rotation directly beneath you, and you are only feeling the rotation.
The configuration with inclined wheels set the center of rotation at the RC3's center pivot. It means you have the center of rotation directly beneath you, and you are only feeling the rotation.
the naked rig where you can see the different features of the motion platform.
the naked rig where you can see the different features of the motion platform.

RacingCUBE Specs

Pitch 15 deg. -------------------------------- 60deg. / Sec.
Roll 20 deg. --------------------------------- 80 deg. /Sec.
Yaw Parallel config.) 300 deg. ---------- 120 deg. / Sec
Yaw (Inclined config.) 359 deg. --------- 180 deg. /Sec.
- Noise level~ 60 db.
- Max recommended load. 130 kg.
- Power: 120/240v.
- Power consumption: max 360W.
- Turning radius: 105/150 cm.
- Dimensions: 40/85/150 cm.
- Shipping weight: Approx. 40 - 50 kg.

The idea behind only selling the RacingCUBE base, is we know there is a lot of you having wheel, pedals and seat and it is easily mounted on the RacingCUBE.

In the videos we used the free racing simulation software provided by Live for Speed : www.lfs.net

Dedicated Software

The RacingCUBE is controlled by dedicated motion control software, that’ll ensure you get the best possible experience and we’re able to keep you up to date with new plugins and updates.

Prices in EUR is an estimate.
Prices in EUR is an estimate.
RC3-x3: 3DOF - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - RC2-x3: 2DOF
RC3-x3: 3DOF - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - RC2-x3: 2DOF
Optional seat - Fancy T-Shirt
Optional seat - Fancy T-Shirt

FaseTech is a newly established company run by two dedicated guys. We're focusing on developing cheap and powerful racing seats. Meet them bellow!  

Tommy <----> Steffen
Tommy <----> Steffen

Tommy Frank  
Our grand old man who gets the hardware built. He has many years of experience in the construction business, but he now uses his talent in mechanical and electronics. His latest work counts multiple projects like the RacingCUBE, CNC Machines, vision controlled microscopes and other similar projects. He's an entrepreneur, known for fulfilling his projects with success, by hard work and dedication.

Steffen Hansen
Software, computers and business. He’s the guy in charge of the website, the Kickstarter page and everything in that category. He studied entrepreneurship at the Danish business school and have almost a decade of experience in customer relations. He has the overall responsibility for the project.

Risks and challenges

We've come a long way since we started. We use 'off the shelf' parts and there is no difficult process in the production. By using “off the shelf parts” we minimize the risk of delay in deliverance, in contrary to using custom made parts. By financing the prototype ourselves, we have had the opportunity to test it thoroughly and secure agreements with manufacturing companies. Our product is in the last state of development, and we're ready to refine our design and production methods.

We're focusing on development and shipping until all backers get their desired pledge, and should delays arise, we'll let you all know in good time. We hope that you all are as excited about our product as we are. Thank you!

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