What is a sim racing chassis, or rig? What are its key features?
The chassis, or rig, allows the steering wheel, pedals, monitor, and other driving peripherals to be securely attached for heavy use. Usually, the chassis also has a built-in seat, which makes the simulator easy to use. The chassis plays a significant role in maximizing driving pleasure, as good ergonomics significantly improve the quality of the driving experience, allowing you to focus fully on driving.
The main features of the chassis are its rigidity, ergonomics, easy adjustment and aesthetics. The rigidity achieves maximum performance for the steering wheel and pedals used. The rigidity is at a good level when the rig does not oscillate at all when using the steering wheel, especially in the lateral direction, as even a small lateral movement in the chassis causes distortion in the steering position of the steering wheel, impairing performance. When pedaling the pedals, the rigid rig does not move at all, i.e. all the force that is pedaled to the brake, for example, comes directly back into the body as a counterforce, significantly improving the accuracy of pedaling.
With excellent rig ergonomics, you have an effortless driving experience and you're able to focus on driving to the fullest. In other words, for example, if you pedal the brake pedal with 90kg for two hours, your lower back will receive the tremendous amount of force your thighs produce. If the ergonomics of the rig are good, you won’t have pain points anywhere on your body, while with poor ergonomics, your lower back will hurt and you’ll have to fight pain in addition to your competitors. For this purpose, we developed e.g. With OP Formula's fully adjustable backrest, we wanted to provide your body with the conditions to succeed and enjoy racing.
Adjustability is part of ergonomics, but its ease is an important feature in itself. Rarely you encounter a situation where the driver builds the rig with a preset and the rig adjustments are then perfect. The general route to finding the perfect rig adjustments comes through fine-tuning. If you have a back ache, it’s hard to focus on driving, but can't know in advance is what are your ergonomic requirements until you drive and get the experience. When fine-tuning is easy, it’s really easy for you to find the right adjustments for you and thus maximize your performance on the track.
And aesthetics, what’s more awesome about enjoying the sport with an eye-catching driving simulator.