Industry Insider: SimCraft
close up of electronic circuit board attached to back of pedal assembly
This is the circuit board that converts the pedal positions and load cell pressure to digital data to feed to the PC.

SimCraft partnered with Leo Bodnar, a well-established name in simulator sensors and other precision electronics, to use a 12-bit analog to digital converter, which helps provide a high level of sensitivity to your pedal inputs.


four silver and grey linear actuators with rod ends laying on a table
Here are some of the linear actuators that are used to move the simulator.

SimCraft does not use hydraulics or pneumatics for motion actuation because of the inherent delay associated with those systems. Their electromechanical actuators are sized depending on the motion direction they will impart on the simulator. The linear actuators react within 1ms, which means any change in what you’re doing in the sim is physically perceived as instantaneous.


red 7/10ths scale simulator cockpit with aluminum dirt-style seat
Aww, isn’t that cute?

This is a custom 7/10s scale 3 degrees of freedom (DOF) cockpit that was built for a youth. When the child outgrew the simulator, the family traded it back to SimCraft on a larger model. SimCraft really can accommodate just about any desire.


single-monitor sim cockpit with steering wheel but no seat or other hardware
This is an example of a 2DOF chassis.

According to SimCraft, it provides realistic simulation featuring yaw and pitch motion. This enables the perception of over/understeer, available traction, and even terrain changes and weight transfer. And it can be yours for only $11,000 — just add a PC, pedals, seat, monitors, steering wheel…

Or you can upgrade to a ready-to-drive version with all the bells and whistles for $27,950 total.


enormous sim racing cockpit with three large displays
Here is the top of the line Apex 6, featuring all six degrees of motion freedom.

This thing is every bit as massive as it looks. In fact, it often is transported by trailer to its final destination because it’s convenient to move as one, finally assembled piece. SimCraft simulators can also be assembled in-place, for those who need it. You know, those poor saps who don’t have an entire garage dedicated to toys and a colossal sim rig who have to put this thing in a man cave in the basement instead… Wait, I think my next upgrade to Project Sim Racer might have to go in my basement.

The Apex6 Pro has just about every little attention to detail element that you could imagine.

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