Made some minor progress on my project.
First of all, a friend of min is a classic Opel/Vauxhall enthousiast and he told me he has about 10 to 15 wiper motors lying around.
He's gonna scavage two of the same type so for now that's settled (hopefully they are powerfull enough).
Next I've mounted the Playseat GT in our attic with my xbox wheel on it for determining the optimal seating position:
(the computer in the back is one I got for free (Celeron D 2.66MHz) and has a serial port. This will be my Profiler system.
First thing I noticed is that the seat is quite upright and decided I wanted to tilt it backwards a litte.
So I made some simple aluminum bushes, wrapped in heatshrink to give them a nice black rubbery look:
at first I made the bushes in such length that I could still use the original bolts, but this didn't result in a large enough angle to my likings, so I bought some longer hex bolts and made the bushes about 2,5x longer.
This results in a comfortable seating position (sorry for the somewhat blurry pic):
Next step is finding the balance point, for this I informed at Fanatec what the CSR wheel, CSR elite pedals and CSR shifters wheigh, since that is the setup I'm planning to buy for the sim.
Guess I'll be using small beer crates instead of the pedals and wheel since a crate weight approx 1kg and a bottle about 0,5kg
that way I can simulate the weight of the actual product quite easilly. (yeah I know: it's weird to know these weights by hard, but I've used this method before, that's why
Now let's hope YoBuddy's package will arrive soon as well as the components so I can start building and testing the AMC.
I'll keep you posted!