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Sim Racing

Like flight simulation, sim racing has multiple setups available.

Alternate monitor setup A consideration to keep in mind is, not all steering wheel cases/hubs are the same size. I used my Logitech MOMO wheel as the “mule” to setup the spacing because it has a bigger case than the Logitech G25 or G27 wheels. Same consideration should be considered if you use a yoke for flight simulation.

The image at left shows a 30″ Sony monitor being used with just the steering wheel mount. The thickness of the monitor is a factor as is the VESA bolt pattern on the back of the monitor.

First, with and without the keyboard/mouse tray. Note this is using the larger Logitech MOMO for setup.

Obutto oZone Gaming Cockpit - sim racing

The Logitech G27 with the shifter mounted directly to the tabletop.

Obutto oZone Gaming Cockpit - sim racing

The Logitech G27 with the shifter mounted to the sim racing add-on package’s mount on the seat right side frame rail.

Obutto oZone Gaming Cockpit - sim racing

The same setup as above, but with the secondary monitor.

Obutto oZone Gaming Cockpit - sim racing

Conclusion

After doing quite a bit of research, I’ve found what I believe is the best bang-for-the-buck gaming cockpit in this price range. Matter-of-fact, the oZone Gaming Cockpit from Obutto is better than many offerings out there for considerably more money. What it lacks in flashiness it makes up in its strictly business approach and shuns stripes, chrome and stickers found on other cockpits. Obutto provides surprising overall quality and value at a very modest price.

What I Liked:

  • The seat is fantastic
  • Flexibility in configuration
  • Value (price/performance)
  • Materials fit and finish
  • Steak, not sizzle

Could be Better:

  • Supporting documentation
  • Acrylic tabletop mounting
  • Bigger mounting plates on the HOTAS controllers

Reviewer’s System Specs

  • Intel i7 920 processor
  • Asus P6T motherboard
  • Asus ATI HD5870 graphics processor
  • 6GB DDR3 RAM
  • WD HDD 7200 RPM (x2)
  • Creative X-Fi sound card
  • ViewSonic 32″ N3260W HDMI monitor
  • Envision 17″ LCD monitor
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Logitech G27 Racing Controller
  • CH Products HOTAS

 

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Introduction > The “Sim Cave” > Obutto > Packaging > General Assembly > Tabletop, Pedals and Keyboard/Mouse Trays > Flight Simulation > Sim Racing > Conclusion

 

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