We begin with Max Papis SimMax steering wheel customized at the factory for racing simulators. This full-size wheel has been designed to minimize rotational mass to achieve increased detail from the force-feedback effects. Your servo motor will become more effective because there is less rotating mass to dampen the sensation. The result is a crisper sensation which improves your driving experience. We then outfit the wheel with plenty of buttons, switches, knobs and paddle shifters to make this wheel usable with all other cars on your simulator.
The wheel features a suede wrap, oval molded grip and is mated to proprietary magnetic paddle shifters. The shifters have adjustable horizontal positioning in addition to adjustable travel distance. The magnetic action imparts a positive shifting awareness which resonates through the wheel with an undeniable tactile sensation. A center beauty cap in piano black with textured weave pattern and an MPI orange pinstripe finish it off. The wheel diameter is 320mm (12.6 inches).
The buttons, switches and knobs on the wheel have a total of 18 functions that are mappable in game. The embedded controller was created to be ultra-responsive for all the button functions and paddle shifts. The encoders have a unique dual-control function which contributes to high functionality in a smaller footprint giving the equivalent of 4 encodes. Turning the knob left to right handles one set of functions while pushing and turning controls an additional function. The coiled cable is detachable so it can be easily replaced in case of damage.
The wheel includes a coiled cable with a USB connector. We recommend having a USB jack near the steering base such as our USB Dock or any USB hub. The coiled cable is not intended to stretch to the PC.
Wheel can be fitted with an optional quick release available separately.