Quick Tips - Pre Flight Checklist - Sim Racing


Shaun Cole On March 4, 2015
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Quick Tips is a new segment on the Simpit.  In each episode we will have a very simple tips to solve common sim racing problems.

In this episode we give you tip on how to minimize racing oversights.  A simple pre flight checklist is a great way to make sure that everything is ready to go for a race.  We have all made the mistake of joining a race and finding out that a wheel, or a shifter isn't working.  This quick tip will help prevent those kind of mistakes.

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Tim Hansford On 2015-03-12 14:53:19
Tim Hansford

Another quick tip you could feature in a video... "cheap," or budget alternatives for "button boxes" and other input devices. For example, a simple USB 10-key number pad is an excellent low-budget alternative, and you can find some with larger buttons for under $10. Though it's not as cool and stylish as an illuminated and labelled button box, it's small and light, and you can quickly mount it on your rig so it's just inches away from the wheel rim.

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Shaun Cole On 2015-03-15 17:44:54
Shaun Cole

You are now the second person to recomend a USB number or keypad as a cheap, quick and easy button box.

I will try to grab one and feature it.

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Shaun Cole On 2015-03-15 17:44:54
Shaun Cole

You are now the second person to recomend a USB number or keypad as a cheap, quick and easy button box.

I will try to grab one and feature it.

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Gonzalo Cámara Moro On 2015-03-12 11:34:30
Gonzalo Cámara Moro

I wrote something similar to this a few weeks ago. Nice point Shaun
http://boxthislap.org/no-excuses/

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Tim Chitwood On 2015-03-04 17:09:26
Tim Chitwood

Some good ideas, I started out in Army Aviation as a crewchief, so I used checklists from the start. I always go thru mine and make sure that I have all my equipment set up and running before I go into a room. Good video.

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