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Author Topic: Anyone used turbo twist mini steering wheels?  (Read 4366 times)

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Anyone used turbo twist mini steering wheels?
« on: May 25, 2008, 09:48:55 pm »
I have heard good feedback from the turbo twist spinners, but Just wondering, has anyone used the turbo twist mini racing wheels seen here?

If so, what do you think of them?  Do they just fit over the spinners like a knob?

It looks like a great solution and would be good for space reasons too.

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Re: Anyone used turbo twist mini steering wheels?
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2008, 02:39:22 am »


 thats a damn good idea if it does. and a damn good idea if it doesnt (",)


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Re: Anyone used turbo twist mini steering wheels?
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2008, 04:47:53 am »
I was wondering the same, but somehow I just don't see it working.

For a steering wheel you don't want the steering wheel to sit horizontally. You'd angle it quite a bit. On the other hand, a spinner would need to be horizontal.
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Re: Anyone used turbo twist mini steering wheels?
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2008, 05:38:43 am »
I'm mounting my 2 mini-racers at a 25 degree angle ( see here ).  I haven't wired them up yet, but I'm definitely happy with both spinners and mini-racer wheels being mounted at that angle.  I stood there moving the spinner for a good 10 minutes and didn't get any wrist ache. Only time will tell whether periods of extended play will cause some discomfort.

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Re: Anyone used turbo twist mini steering wheels?
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2008, 06:02:16 am »
Sounds like a good compromise.
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Re: Anyone used turbo twist mini steering wheels?
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2008, 07:32:30 pm »
Look up Donkey_Kong's review on the board here.
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Re: Anyone used turbo twist mini steering wheels?
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2008, 09:57:34 pm »
Awesome, thanks, found the review: http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=62443.0

It looks like I will be going this route.  It just looks great, and talk about easy to hook up!

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Re: Anyone used turbo twist mini steering wheels?
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2008, 03:37:04 am »
I got the 7" wheel with my TT2 and it's really great.  Surprisingly heavy and sturdy feeling actually.  Before I got it I was planning to build a slanted panel to mount it on because I figured a horizontal wheel wouldn't work but turns out it plays fine mounted in one of my less-used button holes. 

The first game I tried it with was Pole Position.  I've NEVER been able to play Pole Position using a mouse, trackball, stick or any other cobbled emu solution. You can SORT of play but it's an exercise in frustration.  Using the 7" wheel with the dial sensitivity set to 11% this game is ARCADE PERFECT.  The control is stunning, especially if you've played a real one recently.  Finally the car goes where you point it.  Of course you can't quite slam the wheel around like a full sized bolted version but the 7" is small enough that you don't really need to.

Road Blasters is another game that the TT2 wheel finally allows you to play decently.  17 sensitivity feels about right to emulate the range of the RB 270 optical wheel.  Super Sprint works perfectly at 22 sensitivity although you do miss banging around that huge wheel in Off Road.  I want to try APB but I'm waiting to find a real machine to use to judge what sensitivity setting it needs.   

To install the wheel you just pop the knob off the TT2 and slide the wheel on the shaft, and weight and friction hold it in place perfectly.

Definitely recommend if you're into optical wheel driving games.

 

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Re: Anyone used turbo twist mini steering wheels?
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2008, 01:19:12 pm »
My wheel has gotten about an hours use total.  It's just too much of a pain in the ass switching between the wheel and the spinner knob.  It would have been kickass if the wheel fit OVER the knob and was easy to drop on and remove.  Having to bust out the alan wrench every time to pull the knob off kills it for me.

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