In this article I talk about the Cockpit Extreme Racing EXR-S XT, support for flywheels simulators. Compatible with Logitech's models, Fanatec and Thrustmaster. No case, I bought for my Logitech G29.
A few days ago I spoke here in Skooter Blog about two products:
- Driving Force Logitech racing wheel G29.
- Logitech Driving Force Exchange Shifter to G29/G920 Black – currency exchange 6 Speeds, Reverse Gear.
And as I mentioned in the article Logitech G29, He virtually requires the use of a support, unless the user has a table where it fits. It is not my case, so I had to buy a really support.
The choice of Extreme Racing Cockpit EXR-S XT
In the search for good support, I've ruled out the cheaper models that let the shaft of the wheel between your legs, because it gets in the way in pressing the pedals. Also ruled out cockpits with Bank, because my Office does not. The idea is to sit on the couch even.
I ended up getting between two models, they are among the most recommended:
I read some reports and watched some videos on both. I ended up opting for Cockpit Extreme Racing EXR-S XT, that was the preference of some people who have seen both. But apparently both conform me without major problems.
Unboxing and tests
The Cockpit Extreme Racing EXR-S XT came in a cardboard box, protected with bubble wrap. In another smaller box, within the first, came the feet, Exchange support with Cup holder, hose clamps, etc. But to my disappointment, missing screws!
The cockpit provides support for steering wheels of various models and brands, how Logitech, Fanatec and Thrustmaster. No site, at the time of purchase you need to choose the model of wheel. So I believe the boxes stay with the EXR-S XT ready, missing just put the screws that match the model chosen by the customer. Must have forgotten to put.
With this unfortunately my first test was compromised. I even tried to play a little, but steering wheel him only by his own grit and without the screws is dropping all the time.
Check out the photos unboxing and first tests of Cockpit Extreme Racing EXR-S XT:
Fortunately the Cockpit Extreme Racing was quite nimble and so informed them of the problem sent the screws by Courier. Thus they arrived quickly. The support was more time-consuming to get because I bought with shipping by PAC.
Check out the photos unboxing the screws and the Cockpit Extreme Racing EXR-S XT mounted:
Montage and impressions
The Assembly of the Cockpit Extreme Racing EXR-S XT It was very quiet. It is not necessary to use any tool other than the accompanying allen key. The height and inclination of the steering wheel are very useful, because meet different heights of seats/couches to be used, In addition to the physical characteristics and preferences of the user himself.
The pedals can also be mounted closer or farther away, Depending on the length of the legs of the user. The only downside is that you can't change the hold position and retighten the screws. This would be useful because sometimes my wife was playing and she the pedals were a little distant in the configuration in which is comfortable for me.
Could also be more bands, because I just need to buy more to arrest all the way I wanted to. It's good to hold everything and leave only the clearance needed to open and close the support, otherwise the cables end up messing up and risk being pulled. Arrested including the font in support, leaving just the power cord loose.
During use, I can't say that the Cockpit Extreme Racing EXR-S XT never slide, but I can say that he slips a little, at least on my floor, that is smooth. It also depends on the user did not put pressure in addition to the necessary pedals.
Ultimately, to play with the Cockpit Extreme Racing EXR-S XT I was very pleased. Can I play for a long time without feeling uncomfortable. Play on the couch was comfortable, I just need to use a couple of pillows in the back to get a little closer to the support. Of course a proper Bank would be best, but I don't have space to put it and the price would be well higher.
The main downside of the Cockpit Extreme Racing EXR-S XT is that he seems not to have been thought to be closed and guarded. You can close it, but there's nothing to keep it that way. If too close he's at risk of tipping with a bump, and he's pretty heavy, can hurt a small child or a pet. Closing of least he also runs the risk of slipping and open, What is also dangerous.
To be able to keep it stored in a corner when I'm not using it I had to improvise. I ended up using as a piece of the lock Venice Black pectoral for Chalesco dogs, that was useless since I bought the Tubline Pectoral collar with Pet Walk Guide Blue. The piece I picked up is similar to a leash, without breastplate, with a t-handle locks in place of buckle. Give way, I use it to hold the two parts of the support and keep it closed in the limit that I want, without slip and open and open enough to withstand a slight run-in without tipping over.
A Cockpit Extreme Racing EXR-S XT could solve this problem easily by putting some kind of crashes. At this point the Eagle Cockpit seems to take advantage, because he seems to have been designed to be closed without providing risks.
Another downside is the screws, We have already begun to introduce rust after a few months of use. Fortunately the rest of the media is still perfect.
Overall I can say that I am pleased with the Cockpit Extreme Racing EXR-S XT. It's not perfect, but the problem of keeping it up when not in use is at least manageable. During use it is flawless, except not being easily adjustable for other people who will use it.
If I had the chance I would have tested the product of Eagle Toys to see if he would fare better in those questions. But anyway the Cockpit Extreme Racing EXR-S XT certainly one of the best carriers for the Logitech G29.
A friend of mine bought a cheaper support the free market and regretted, because it has a slash between the legs, and hinders the brake press. And it wasn't even that cheaper. Definitely not worth saving in this way.
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