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Ricmotech Mini-Mite PRO Direct-Drive Steering System

Ricmotech Mini-Mite PRO Direct-Drive Steering System


 
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Your Price (USD): $1,580.00

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Item #: RMT-MM-PRO


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The Mini-Mite PRO has our super responsive direct-drive steering system at its core and is mated to the Mini-Mite dash panel to place vital vehicle functions at your fingertips. The buttons, dials, and switches can be mapped for up to 32 in-car functions. There are three encoder dials, including the large "brake-bias" dial, six push buttons, four 3-way toggle switches, and a 12-position rotary switch ideal for pulling up black box information. The face of the dash is finished in a satin carbon fiber plastic for a sharp look. This dashboard is designed to mount instrumentation displays in its notched center area placing them in clear view through most steering wheels. Various style instrument displays will be available soon equipped with quick-release interchange capabilities.

Feel more connected with the road than ever before with this powerful and responsive force-feedback steering system. The latest technology in sim steering systems today is direct-drive force feedback and this direct-drive base is part of a complete system we have engineered to be as responsive as possible. We take the benefits of direct-drive a step further by engineering it with the lowest rotating mass possible. This wheel base has a stout 16Nm of peak torque combined with the lightest internal rotating assembly which enables the driver to feel even the tiniest of details.

In much the same way reducing the mass of an engine's internals improves its responsiveness by allowing it to accelerate and decelerate quicker, the same applies to our force-feedback motor assembly. Our design concept of keeping the rotating mass low enables the wheel to accelerate and decelerate quickly when needed thereby resulting in a more responsive wheel. Direct-drive technology has been touted as being the best because there are no gears and belts between the motor and the steering wheel, thereby creating a direct link to the driver's hands. Ricmotech designed the Mini-Mite to take this a step further by eliminating excess mass between the motor and the driver's hands. The Mini-Mite is simply the most direct direct-drive simulator steering system available.

We start with a direct-drive motor that has the smallest shaft length and smallest diameter rotor available and we created the connection to the wheel to be as lightweight as possible. The hybrid motor at the core of the Mini-Mite has a torque output that is unsurpassed by any other direct-drive systems of its size. We custom fabricate a milled aluminum flange for mounting the wheel and refrain from using overweight extensions and adapters which would create muddy sensations in the force feedback. When this direct-drive motor is combined with one of our lightweight wheel rims the result is a smooth and responsive sensation which makes you feel better connected to the road.

An additional benefit to our design is the slim profile of the direct-drive motor itself. This enables better placement of monitors and gauges by practically eliminating clearance issues.

The wheel base is driven by the powerful SimCommander software which has the greatest amount of adjustability of any direct drive wheel on the market. The software can be used to configure the wheel and then closed which lets the wheel work connected directly to the game software or SimCommander can be left running to tailor the force-feedback effects to enhance the immersion. SimCommander also includes a SimVibe license used to drive vibration transducers such as ButtKicker and Earthquake shakers mounted at the wheel or throughout your sim-rig to increase the feedback and immersion of your sim.

Tuned by Bryan Heitkotter

New: Now available to all MiniMite owners are specialized tune profiles created by Bryan Heitkotter specifically for the MiniMite's low-inertia characteristics. Bryan's unique path to road racing success began in the virtual world. After an intense on-line and in-person gaming competition against nearly 54,000 online players, Bryan advanced to the final week of the first North American Nissan GT Academy competition, held at the legendary Silverstone Circuit in 2011. Driving real cars and competing in physical and mental challenges, the final event was a wheel-to-wheel race around the full Grand Prix circuit.

Taking the victory in his first ever race, Bryan won the GT Academy competition and embarked on a six-month Driver Development Program in Europe, racing Nissan 370Zs primarily with RJN Motorsport in the UK. Bryan’s race to win GT Academy appeared on Speed Network as a five-part reality television program. Bryan's unique path in racing makes him particularly sensitive of the performance of properly tuned sim equipment. Bryan has dedicated dozens of hours performing comparison testing with various settings across a multitude of cars and tracks bringing a whole new vibrance to the MiniMite steering system.

Features
  • Unparalleled Steering Feedback Realism
  • Engineered to eliminate friction and reduce rotating mass
  • Accepts Momo bolt-pattern steering wheels, NASCAR bolt-pattern steering wheels and most bolt-on quick-release devices
  • Extreme efficiency (16 Nm peak/13Nm sustained torque at 100% stall with 0% torque loss due to heat fade)
  • Up to 2000Hz Communication Rate via SimXperience Dual Stream Technology
  • Lowest possible latency / lag due to integration of controller and motor drive system on a single circuit board and custom motor design.
  • Maximum 6000 degrees of rotation, configured for 900 degrees by default.
  • Includes Steering system tuning / analysis software suite.
  • Includes integrated SimVibe software.
  • Three force feedback (FFB) options: traditional raw game FFB, SimXperience and user optimized game FFB and completely user definable FFB
  • Extreme tuning capability
  • Easily auto-optimize feedback for your driving style, driving line and a particular car/ track combination.
  • Firmware updates are automatically delivered and install in seconds with a single button click. No need to hunt for them on a website.

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