Author Topic: Got me a DFP  (Read 9775 times)

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Got me a DFP
« on: February 01, 2007, 02:34:27 am »
Well actually ill have it next week, found a bargain and decided to go for it...
I currently have momo force but i wanted bigger degree of turning..
only thing that im conserned (and made me laugh) is that bloody hell!
it dont have proper paddles! those are more like buttons to me...
it will be a pain to get used to something that small after using momos proper paddles :(


Marcus

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Re: Got me a DFP
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2007, 03:04:56 am »
Just do as I do Jarkko!  USE THE SHIFTER!   lol

You're going to love the wheel bud.  I promise ya.

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: Got me a DFP
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2007, 09:57:02 am »
well i gotta fix the paddle thing somehow... anyone know some good shit to glue plastic to plastic so that it sticks?

EDIT:Oh yeah the wheel is also smaller than momo... which is just shit... momo is almost too
small... (once i get it ill start a proper rant and soon start sounding like Tim  :argh:)
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[SJ]Pierre61

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Re: Got me a DFP
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2007, 10:01:40 am »
well i gotta fix the paddle thing somehow... anyone know some good shit to glue plastic to plastic so that it sticks?


Contact adhesive, G-clamp+24 hours
Then forget bout the paddle/buttons and use the shifter as the noble Marcus states!

I use my right paddle thing as a 'shift key' for the second set of button assignments on the wheel, and the left one is mapped to the 'enter key' .. combine that with having the hat switch dual mapped to the arrow keys and yer pitboard woes are over :)

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: Got me a DFP
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2007, 10:04:03 am »
I cant use the ugly looking shifter cos it will make me slower! (i think)
thanks for the tip.. i wonder what im gonna use to make the paddles... gotta
figure out something.

[SJ]Byron

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Re: Got me a DFP
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2007, 10:04:44 am »
They are a bit crappy, those 'paddles' aren't they?

I think you'll get used to them soon enough, though.  :)  Apart from the crappy paddles, The DFP is pretty good wheel.

 :)

Have you downloaded the Wingman drivers and profiler?

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: Got me a DFP
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2007, 10:07:48 am »
yep i have, I have Logitech Momo Racing which is a very good wheel and has proper paddles too hehe, its just that it has only 240 degrees rotation.. the pedals should be same though, even the connector is same, so ill have spare pedals :)
(id offer my old wheel if it didnt cost billion to ship it)

[SJ]Pierre61

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Re: Got me a DFP
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2007, 10:13:22 am »
I know I'm a bit crap at the old driving lark, but I've found that I don't accidently double shift anywhere near as much as I used to when I use the shifter... and it's kind of helps with the 'pretending' bit :0)

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: Got me a DFP
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2007, 10:16:08 am »
you wouldnt double shift with the paddles if they werent that shit hehe..
its a big thing for me... since my driving style means my hands are "alive" quite a lot i need
something big in the back of the wheel to crunch the gears no matter what position the wheel or my hands are...  :biggrin:

sandyk

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Re: Got me a DFP
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2007, 10:21:47 am »
The G25 has awesome paddles and I was always used to using paddles before I got the G25, now I use the shifter, mainly in sequential mode when racing online, I wont go back to paddles now, I love the sense of immersion that taking your hand off the wheel gives when shifting.. its not so hard to get used to, heck I dont even use a stick shift in my company car since its auto and I still prefer the shifter at the pc.

Give it a try Jarkko, its great really, and wont take you long to get used to it and be just as fast (god forbid)

[SJ]Byron

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Re: Got me a DFP
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2007, 10:25:42 am »
The sequential shifter on the DFP is horrible, though. 

But it is quite a handy place to hang your headphones!

 :)

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: Got me a DFP
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2007, 10:26:16 am »
i do that with my momo on slower cars... but its not fun when its only sequential :)

lol thanks Byron, thats a good tip.  :yep:

[SJ]2shedz

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Re: Got me a DFP
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2007, 10:54:49 am »
Ive got a Momo black, but its been screwing me about so might look into a used DFP, Byron worried me a bit saying the "shifter is shit" though (thanks mate) i only use stick shift and have my left paddle as the clutch, the right is for my headlights
let me know what you think when youv'e tried it for awhile Jarkko
:ted:

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: Got me a DFP
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2007, 10:59:40 am »
well DFP at least has Steel bearings to support the wheel and momo dont have...
im sure its a good one, especially cos you can get one quite cheap, ill return to this thread when the wheel arrives.

[SJ]Byron

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Re: Got me a DFP
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2007, 11:01:06 am »
Hey, Ted...  There's so many buttons on a DFP that you won't need to tie up your paddles.

I have my clutch on the O key (which sits right under my right thumb) and my lights on the 'Up' part of the Hat switch which sits right under my left thumb.

 :)

(The shifter works fine...  it's just flimsy and rubbish)

[SJ]Pierre61

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Re: Got me a DFP
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2007, 11:06:52 am »
(The shifter works fine...  it's just flimsy and rubbish)

You wouldn't want to get poked in the eye by one :0)

[SJ]dirtyvfr

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Re: Got me a DFP
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2007, 11:12:57 am »
« Last Edit: February 01, 2007, 11:15:28 am by SJ_dirtyvfr »

[SJ]Byron

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Re: Got me a DFP
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2007, 11:18:25 am »
Quote from: Pierre
You wouldn't want to get poked in the eye by one

 

Hehe...  That's true!  Although, I've had a good think...  and I can't recall too many occasions when I've said:

"Would you look at that...  What I wouldn't give to be poked in the eye by that thing!"

 lol

[SJ]Pierre61

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Re: Got me a DFP
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2007, 11:43:46 am »
Grrr... you out-banter me at every turn Lord B!
Bah! I will return to Casa Mot Juste and come back even strongerer!

*Pierre sweeps his cloak around him, grabs the back of his pants to straighten out the undies locked into the bum cleavage and dissapears into the night*

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: Got me a DFP
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2007, 12:08:23 pm »
hmm the guy puts the wheel in mail tomorrow, means im gonna get it on monday, maybe tuesday.. few days to get used to it before SJC race  :jawdrop:

[SJ]Stein

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Re: Got me a DFP
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2007, 05:07:37 pm »
hmm.. metal.. would be found .. ehr... on the CASING of yer PC... and you get two little airholes to match!  or three if you cut wrong.. or four...


F*ck that.. use the shifter!  or make that joystickthingy work!  take it apart and put the triggers in a metal box  i think gogs put that one up once, then yer finish-(pun)-ed


Woof ~ Woof

i dont believe you can go any slower then you already are Jarkko.. or was that fast.. i keep forgetting

some drifting tonight?!

[SJ]ski9600

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Re: Got me a DFP
« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2007, 05:09:58 pm »
I've been using the paddles to shift, and I think they work fine.  

I must say though, that I'm not using the 900degree feature.  Since you're planning on using that, and having "free hands" you might be right about the paddles.  Report back when it arrives!

I might try the sequential shift though, and see if I can get used to it as easy as Sandra did....  

[SJ]Kristof Huyck

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Re: Got me a DFP
« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2007, 06:02:31 pm »
I always used the paddles and they are ok... meaning that they do work but are far from ideal. The joystick...ehr shifter is about as crappy as the the paddles (I used the shifter for flashing my lights and it worked fine for that  :biggrin:)

G25 is obviously much better... very good paddles, but I don't use them much, and a good shifter... well ok, the shifter could be better because it doesn't feel like the real thing but it makes more sense to use them in GT Legends than the paddles  :tut:


[SJ]Lav69

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Re: Got me a DFP
« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2007, 06:44:55 pm »
Grrr... you out-banter me at every turn Lord B!
Bah! I will return to Casa Mot Juste and come back even strongerer!

*Pierre sweeps his cloak around him, grabs the back of his pants to straighten out the undies locked into the bum cleavage and dissapears into the night*


lol...to funny.

I have a DFP Jarkko and while I'm nowhere near the calibur racer as you, I think in time you will get used to the paddles just fine. I have found that anything past 300 degrees on the wheel is to much. Of course I'm a crap racer so that might have something to do with it.  :dunno:
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Marcus

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Re: Got me a DFP
« Reply #24 on: February 02, 2007, 12:46:03 am »
I have found that anything past 300 degrees on the wheel is to much.


I agree with you.  Granted, I'm a shit driver.  But I cannot handle any more turn than that.  My reflexes are too slow, and I end up at Ted's more often than not. :bar&grill: