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I'm currently trying to build a cockpit similar to this guys and I was wondering if anyone knows what kind of connectors are being used for the aluminum piping? They look like kee klamps but they aren't. Any help would be appreciated.

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just an update for those that would like to build this themselves. I was able to hunt down the guy who shot the pictures and this is what he said.
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The connector i used are a 3way joint and 25mm steel pipe. This is an example of similar joint:

http://shop.gseuromarket.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=161_392_387&osCsid=immsbewibzqsd

This joint are used for made shop expositor, or walk-in closet, wardrobe... I found them at local technical shopping center.

Here you can find a little guide with nice photo, using different joint:
http://www.drivingitalia.net/index.html/_/hardware/costruire-una-postazione-di-guida-completa-r16721

not sure where I can find these in the states though.......
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Heres the guy's blog post about the cockpit: http://maverikmx5.blogspot.com/2011/03/my-diy-racing-simulation-cockpit-new.html

He talks about the connectors he used in the comments section.

Edit: Damn just a bit too slow
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philistine I just saw that. Thanks anyway though. +rep for effort
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Thanks!

I have to run to work but I've narrowed my searching down to "pipe joint system". This seems like a good starting point: http://ranagroups.com/pipejointsystem.html
post #6 of 14
It might be worth searching for "Live for Speed" cockpit setups as there are quite alot of users that have custom cockpits just for the game.

You might also want to have a look at this, I can only describe it as the best gaming chair ever!

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Jebmxqb2gk[/ame]
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Since when does a seat move all around like that when you are driving?That is just plain retarded.
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Originally Posted by djsi38t;13188651 
Since when does a seat move all around like that when you are driving?That is just plain retarded.

More realistic experience from a driving simulator; same reason airlines have a full motion simulator. Only problem is his gain are too high on the motion control.
Edited by radodrill - 4/19/11 at 9:52am
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post #9 of 14
ya he needs to tone down the movement a bit on that chair to make it a little more realistic unless his car is poppn wheelies all the time you dont face the ceiling under full throttle lol

pretty cool tho
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Originally Posted by racer86;13189496 
ya he needs to tone down the movement a bit on that chair to make it a little more realistic unless his car is poppn wheelies all the time you dont face the ceiling under full throttle lol

pretty cool tho

because the screen is relative to the person / chair.. the user doe not feel like he is pointing upwards but feels like he is being thrown in to the back on the chair which simulates hard accelleration
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