The Ricmotech 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 weave for a sharp look. This dashboard is designed to mount quick-change instrumentation displays in its notched center area placing them in clear view through most steering wheels. Various style instrument displays are available equipped with our exclusive magnetic quick-change capability so much like using a quick release for switching out wheels the driver can easily switch out their gauges as well. The magnetic quick-change on the Ricmotech Mini-Mite PRO direct-drive system lets the driver change out the display in seconds without any tools. Simply slide the display off the dash and slide the next one on. The integrated neodymium magnets securely hold the display in place.
Feel more connected with the road than ever before with a powerful and responsive force-feedback steering system. The latest technology in sim steering systems today is direct-drive force feedback, and this Ricmotech Mini-Mite PRO direct-drive system has been engineered to be as responsive as possible. We take the benefits of direct-drive further by engineering it with the lowest rotating mass possible. This direct-drive system's 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 the Ricmotech Mini-Mite's force-feedback motor assembly. Our low-inertia concept 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. The Ricmotech Mini-Mite direct-drive system was designed to go beyond that concept by eliminating excess mass between the motor and the driver's hands. The Ricmotech Mini-Mite PRO 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 Ricmotech 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 system's motor. This enables better placement of monitors and gauges by practically eliminating clearance issues.
The direct-drive system 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 Ricmotech Mini-Mite owners are specialized tune profiles created by Bryan Heitkotter specifically for the Mini-Mite'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. Bryanâ€™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.