Everyone, I’m proud to announce the completion of my VR Simpit, that I built from the seat of a BMW Convertible!
The project took me roughly one year, although I worked on it on and off, inspired by a post on the Hotas subreddit. The base is built out of aluminum profiles, and it includes a bass shaker for vibrations, a dedicated amplifier, an electric PSU to power the seat’s electric subsystems, and a powered USB hub for the Hotas / pedals / mouse / keypad.
The seat came with built-in Airbag and a Belt Tensioner (!) that I did not found a way to disable! Hopefully they won’t cause problems and/or go off while I play.
The peripherals I used in this build are the HOTAS Warthog, an Azeron keypad and the MFG Crosswind rudder pedals.
I have been filming myself while building it, and I even went as far as editing everything together with a nice tune - and this is the end result:
This will mostly be used to play Elite Dangerous in VR.