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    RICMOTECH RealGear Wheel/Paddle upgrade for G-27

    Once upon a time I owned a Momo Red and it's probably still lying around in a box somewhere in the knee wall. However, back in the day, FFB support wasn't what it is today and I eventually purchased a non-FFB ECCI Trackstar 6000. It is a fantastic piece of equipment and has served me well for more than a decade, but it's limited wheel rotation was...well...limiting. Wanting a wheel with at least 900 of rotation and interested in dipping a toe back into FFB arena, I happened to get lucky when David decided to part with his old G-27.

    I've only had the G-27 for a short time, but I'm really enamored with it. I love the added rotation and the more I play with the FFB, the more I like it. However, I'm not totally in love with the dimensions of the actual wheel. At only 270mm, it just felt too small and it is quite a bit smaller than the 320mm Grant wheel on my ECCI. Plus, it simply didn't look the part. This is one of my biggest complaints about most modern FFB offerings. They simply aren't aesthetically pleasing to me and it is what ultimately led me to looking into alternatives.

    Enter Ricmotech and their RealGear G-27 wheel upgrade.

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    Right off the bat, you can tell that this is a quality product. Each one is built to order and it takes about a week ...
    by Published on 10-12-2016 09:26 AM
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    Troy's highlight vid of Race 1 (Room 2): This is from the 6 hours of Indianapolis with a CMS entered team competing in the VEC Endurance Series.

    by Published on 10-04-2016 08:18 PM
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    Most of you know that I've been using ECCI products exclusively for more than a decade. The Trackstar 6000 and pedals are some of the finest made sim racing products ever produced and they are VERY expensive. So, as FFB has become all the rage, this old man has held stead fast in the belief that FFB wasn't necessary. Well, about a week ago I got the hankering to try out some FFB and David had his G27 for sale, so I decided to pony up some cash and check it out. I've only had it working for ...
    by Published on 10-04-2016 07:48 PM
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    Couple of Mondays ago, I played hooky from work and tracked my car at Laguna Seca for the day. Much better than sitting ...
    by Published on 09-16-2016 09:24 PM
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    I've been eyeing this program for a while now, but finally got the chance to try it out: SCCA Track Night in America.

    The idea is to introduce people to track driving, in a friendly, convenient, and cost-effective atmosphere. I'd say they've got the formula pretty well nailed: weekday afternoon sessions at great tracks, a solid hour of track time, relatively low cost of entry at $150. The beginners get paced laps for the first session, a decent measure of classroom instruction, and two sessions at speed behind the wheel. Spectators and wannabe's can show up for half that ...
    by Published on 09-10-2016 10:16 PM
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    Part of the SimHQ Motorsports team entering VEC season 9 this year I will be managing #65 Corvette C7R entry. Main drivers ...
    by Published on 07-11-2016 11:34 PM
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    This past Sunday I participated in an autocross with the Fairfield County Sports Car Club. This was a very special event for me because I was joined by my daughter Alexis, driving her Mini Cooper S in her very first event.




    Weather looked very iffy for this event, the forecast ranging back and forth between thunderstorms all day to afternoon sun. In the end we got a little bit of everything, with an overcast morning, a bright sunny lunchtime, and a passing afternoon shower.




    78 drivers turned out for the event. The course was interesting, with a rather long slalom and a few very tight spots, plus a large Chicago box on the back side (which suffered ...
    by Published on 07-10-2016 02:08 PM
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    Time for our latest update from the CMS Racing Team as we pilot our Mini Coopers in the Texas Region as well as National SCCA Solo seasons for 2016. For this update we are reporting our progress in our 4th National event this year to date on our drive to Lincoln, Nebraska for the 2016 Tire Rack Solo Nationals.
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    by Published on 07-04-2016 11:29 PM
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    So it was back to the very familiar TMS bus lot for event five of the Texas Scca Regional solo championship, ...
    by Published on 06-22-2016 03:57 PM
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    A tale of two city street races, Monaco victories for Troy Uyan and Matt Geddes in Historics series double-header
    Write-up by Patrice Cote


    It was the best of tracks, it was the worst of tracks.
    Racing F1's between sidewalks is a crazy idea from the start, no matter the era, even more so in Monaco. But you know us at CMS Historics, we ...
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