Show us your Simulator Cockpit setup

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Systems & Troubleshooting' started by KoAStR, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. Rolz

    Rolz AC Server Legend Team Raceonoz Gold Member

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    I never anticipated this type of mechanical work on my pedals... but when it's needed... :roflmao:
    one of my load cell bolt holes is threaded so I have to work out a new way of mounting it...
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  2. Captain Barracuda

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    That's at least a 6 beer job :cool:
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  3. t_b_williams

    t_b_williams Tim Gold Member Super ROOZ

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    Threaded as in its got a thread when you need a clean hole for the bolt to pass through, or its cross threaded so the bolt won't do up???
  4. SteveDrivingSlowly

    SteveDrivingSlowly ACC Results Ste(ve)ward

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    If it’s cross threaded, can you run a tap through and see if that will clean the threads up enough?

    or failing that, can you drill it out and tap it one size up?
  5. Rolz

    Rolz AC Server Legend Team Raceonoz Gold Member

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    it's a bit tough to describe issue from a few still images... spent a few hours looking for a bolt that was small/long enough to use so I could bypass threaded hole and tried to create a counter sink so using the bolt was flush... but sadly I think the bolt I'm using has too much flex in it so not doing the job well enough...
    Need to search online for a high tensile steel bolt and nut that might be able to do the job...
    if I try to make a new tread and use a larger bolt, currently 5mm and go to 6mm I have to then drill out the loadcell from 5mm to 6mm as well and hope I don't damage it... apparently they are pretty sensitive...
    So see how I go... otherwise it might be kick this to the curb after almost 5yrs of great service and upgrade...
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  6. SteveDrivingSlowly

    SteveDrivingSlowly ACC Results Ste(ve)ward

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    That sucks mate, I hope you can fix it!
  7. t_b_williams

    t_b_williams Tim Gold Member Super ROOZ

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    quick search results are that high tensile start at 6mm.
    8.8 is the grade your looking for if I'm wrong.
    And yes avoid drilling out the load cell if at all possible. If you were to do it, I'd only do it in a drill press with the cell held securely. In a mill would be even better, but pretty much no one has one of them at home. Even then Id be worried that drilling the hole out would change how it reads load. Not sure how these ones work, but I know bigger ones I come across in my industry measure the flex of the cell itself, so drilling out the hole would change this.

    Good luck.
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