Jacob wrote a blog post on this topic: “List of Sim Racing Hand Controls (Other Than SimAbility).” The Fanatec Podium Advanced Paddle Module is an especially good choice (for Fanatec wheel owners) because we are currently developing hand controls based on them.
Our console-compatible products work by emulating the wheel manufacture’s pedals. So if your wheel/hub and base are compatible, nothing changes! Of course, we can’t test every system and game, but we have verified this to be true for the Thrustmaster TX on the original Xbox One and the Thrustmaster T300 on the PS4 Pro.
Not currently. Reliability is the concern here. We’re not confident that such a system would work well for everyone. Larger companies have the necessary resources to support products that may not be fully reliable: we don’t. We’ll consider selling a load-cell product once we are confident that it will work with little failure. Otherwise, we’ll very likely offer it as a kit for DIY builders. We’ll include the instructions and most of what you need but let you buy the other components from the original manufactures. That way you can get support from them if you need it.
Yes! Our products are already highly customizable, but don’t hesitate to contact Glenn if you want something else. He’ll message you back and let you know if he has the time to take on the project. Custom projects can take up to a year to design and build. He loves custom builds! In fact, his Fanatec custom project that Jacob featured on the blog will probably evolve into a real product you can buy!
Yes! For an early look at working with a Fanatec wheel, please see the blog post “A First Look at a Ring System for Fanatec Wheels.” Since this setup was built for a Podium direct-drive base, it has many heavy-duty components that are applicable to other direct-drive systems.
No, but we used to (though they were never fully developed). The G27, with its minimalistic design, provided a lot of space to work with. With the added buttons on newer Logitech wheels, this is no longer the case. (We can get around this problem with some Thrustmaster and Fanatec products because the wheels can be removed from the bases.)