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Fanatec ClubSport Wheel - SimHQ Tester Poll - Please Vote! [CLOSED]

Posted By: Darren_Blythe

Fanatec ClubSport Wheel - SimHQ Tester Poll - Please Vote! [CLOSED] - 04/10/12 10:27 PM

We now have all our applications for the SimHQ Tester/Reviewer of the Fanatec Clubsport Wheel. There is a summary of the applications in the second post of this thread. Please read through the applications below and vote for the person you would most like to test and review the equipment.

Please think carefully about your choice. Consider the kind of points you would want covered along with any additional value they may bring. The winner will have his/her review published here at SimHQ. Good Luck!

The poll closed at Midnight(UK) 17th April. Votes cast after that time will not be counted.




Posted By: Darren_Blythe

Re: Fanatec ClubSport Wheel - SimHQ Tester Poll - Please Vote! - 04/10/12 10:31 PM

Application 1

Username: JAMF
Registration date: May 2010
Number of posts: 2646
Age: 40
Country: The Netherlands
Favourite games: PS3: GT5, PC: GTR2, Dirt 2&3, Rally Trophy and RBR. Before it was mostly Mobil1 Rally Championship and a bit of Live for Speed.
Platforms: PC, PS3
Preferred driving style: Road GT, Rally.
Current gear: Logitech Momo Red wheel/pedal combo
Links to reviews or other texts that show volunteer's expertise: Sorry, no relevant links I can think of.
Short introduction/statement: I'm an average driver with basic technical engineering background and an interest for gadgets and technology.
Link to application post: http://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/3549471/Re_Fanatec_ClubSport_Wheel_Sim.html#Post3549471

Application 2

Username:
F19_CoNa
Registration date: August 06
Number of posts: 377
Age: N/A
Country: Sweeden
Favourite games: iRacing, rF2, NetKar, pCars, Dirt 1-3, F1-2011, Ferrari Virtual Academy, RB Rally, GTR2+Evo
Platforms: PC, but I can arrange access to a PS3 for the review.
Preferred driving style: Road GT, Road F1, Oval, Rally
Current gear: Fanatec GT3RS with CSP and shifters. G25 and logitech FFB wheel (the original red, not momo)
Full triple monitor simpit with symproject gear indicator, Leo Bodnar for extra switches.
Links to reviews or other texts that show volunteer's expertise:
http://www.svaf.net/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=5&id=7408&Itemid=111
Short introduction/statement: I work as an customer service manager within the telecom business, so I'm used to write clear and precise reports. Technical, but still easy to understand if you're not a technician.
I'm hopefully a high end driver but still not an alien. Hoping this wheel will take me closer though.
In general, an extremely tech interested guy who loves to try things out with an open mind.
I will address things that I don't like and what can be improved.
The wheel would be running several hours a day in my hands.
Link to application post: http://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/3549626/Re_Fanatec_ClubSport_Wheel_Sim.html#Post3549626

Application 3

Username: McGonigle
Registration date: April 2002
Number of posts: 2924
Age: N/A
Country: Denmark
Favourite games: GT-Legends, GTR2, Race07, netKar PRO, rFactor 1, rFactor 2, Grand Prx Legends, Richard Burns Rally, iRacing, F1 2010.
Platforms: PC
Preferred driving style:Road GT, Road F1, Oval, Rally.
Current gear: Logitech G25 with modified pedals (PAD -Pedal Mod Kit).
Links to reviews or other texts that show volunteer's expertise:
http://www.simhq.com/_technology2/technology_154a.html
http://www.simhq.com/_motorsports5/motorsports_170a.html
http://www.simhq.com/_motorsports5/motorsports_159a.html
Short introduction and statement:Been beta-tester for various GPL mods and for iRacing. Written tons of reviews on software and hardware. Very structured and analytical. Good command of english. Good knowledge of PC's and hardware.
Link to application post: http://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/3549647/Re_Fanatec_ClubSport_Wheel_Sim.html#Post3549647

Application 4


Username: *Panther*
Registration date: July 2005
Number of posts: 3477
Age: N/A
Country: Nevada, USA
Favourite games: iRacing, rFactor, F1 2011, Dirt 3, Race 07, Gran Turismo 5
Platforms: PC, PS3
Preferred driving style: Primary style is Oval. Digging deeper with GT, F1, Rally style racing.
Current gear: Fanatec PWTS, Clubsport Pedals, Obutto
Links to reviews or other texts that show volunteer's expertise:
http://www.simhq.com/_technology3/technology_181a.html
http://www.simhq.com/_technology2/technology_158a.html
http://www.simhq.com/_commentary/all_101b.html (co-wrote)
http://www.simhq.com/_technology2/technology_086a.html (co-wrote)
Short introduction/statement: Beta tested the TM HOTAS Warthog, reported information to TM not only for their product but on the systems that the hardware was being tested on.
Link to application post: http://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/3550843/Re_Fanatec_ClubSport_Wheel_Sim.html#Post3550843

Application 5

Username: MrWags
Registration date: April 2012
Number of posts: 4
Age: 45
Country: Indiana, USA
Favourite games: Gran Turismo 5, F1 2011 To Many To List
Platforms: PC-Alienware Area 51 ALX,360,PS1,2&3
Preferred driving style: All Terrains All Skills But Love The Dirt
Current gear: Playseat Dirt 3 Edition,Logitech G27 and Momo Wheels,Buttkicker LFE,Mitsubishi WD-73835 DLP 3d Screen,Motion Platform In Progress.
Links to reviews or other texts that show volunteer's expertise: SEE APLICATION POST (LINK BELOW)
Short introduction/statement: Grew up racing go-karts with Tony Stewert and went on to become a 6 time National Champion Dirt
Track Motorcycle racer and spent 3 years as a Factory Yamaha Racer & Test Rider as well as 2 years with Factory Cagiva Motorcycle Road racing. - MORE INFO IN APPLICATION POST. (LINK BELOW)
Link to application post: http://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/3551959/Re_Fanatec_ClubSport_Wheel_Sim.html#Post3551959

Application 6


Username: RNGD
Registration date: April 2012
Number of posts: 1
Age: 25
Country: Arizona, USA
Favourite games: iRacing, netKar Pro, rFactor2, CARS, GT5, F1 2011, RBR
Platforms: PC, PS3, 360
Preffered driving style: Road GT, Road F1, Oval, Rally
Current gear: ButtKicker Gamer 2, 43" Triple Screen Setup, Playseat, Logitech G27, GoPro HD Hero2
Links to reviews or other texts that show volunteer's expertise: SEE APPLICATION POST (LINK BELOW)
Short introduction/statement: I don't really have any track racing experience, but I've always loved motor sports and I've been
sim racing for over three years and spend almost all my free time doing it. I've also done a decent amount of autocross racing
and have used the OMP Superturismo, OMP Corisca and Sparco 375, which are similar to the BMW rim. Sim racing has definitely
helped with autocross and autocross has helped with sim racing so I think the experience in both will be beneficial when testing these products. - MORE INFO IN APPLICATION POST. (LINK BELOW)
Link to application post: http://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/3553357/Re_Fanatec_ClubSport_Wheel_Sim.html#Post3553357
Posted By: Darren_Blythe

Re: Fanatec ClubSport Wheel - SimHQ Tester Poll - Please Vote! - 04/18/12 08:58 AM

Voting for the CSW tester has now closed. Many congratulations to F19_CoNa who just pipped Panther in the dying minutes. Couldn't have been much closer!

Thanks for all the guys/gals who took the time to apply and everyone who voted. I'm certain F19 will do a great job.

Stay tuned for his exclusive review in the coming weeks!
Posted By: Panther

Re: Fanatec ClubSport Wheel - SimHQ Tester Poll - Please Vote! - 04/18/12 02:26 PM

Just checking in after very long hours of work. I'm confused because the poll shows a tie?
Posted By: Magnum

Re: Fanatec ClubSport Wheel - SimHQ Tester Poll - Please Vote! - 04/18/12 02:38 PM

nope shows you up by 1. lol
Posted By: Panther

Re: Fanatec ClubSport Wheel - SimHQ Tester Poll - Please Vote! - 04/18/12 02:49 PM

It looks like poll isn't closed, so how do we know what votes are valid?
Posted By: Darren_Blythe

Re: Fanatec ClubSport Wheel - SimHQ Tester Poll - Please Vote! - 04/18/12 03:44 PM

Sorry for the confusion peeps. Having one of those crazy days and didn't spot this till now.

Voting finished at midnight lastnight/this morning which was when the result was taken. I even waited a good few mins extra as it was so close. I reopened the thread briefly a few hours ago to let people add their comments but it seems when i did that the poll also reopened (which i didn't spot until now banghead ). Any votes cast since the closing time (midnight) will not count.

The final result was Panther 26, F19_CoNa 27

Posted By: Meurig

Re: Fanatec ClubSport Wheel - SimHQ Tester Poll - Please Vote! - 04/18/12 05:34 PM

Sorry guys, i didn't see the vote until this afternoon in work and voted accordingly.. only now have i realised the poll was closed.
Posted By: MrWags

Re: Fanatec ClubSport Wheel - SimHQ Tester Poll - Please Vote! - 04/18/12 05:51 PM

Damn the luck for Panther for I had already sent him a congrat pm. F19 congrats to you then and only ask if it's as good as a T500 for so far I love this wheel.

And a big oh poop I'm sorry to Darren as well for by now I'm sure he has had a few bad feelings of a knife in the heart smile

It's kinda like winning at Indy only to have the milk yanked out of you hand for your car did not pass tech. But rules are the rules and why we have them otherwise we would be back in the old Moonshiner days running what we brung.


Sorry Guys
Mr Wags
Posted By: JAMF

Re: Fanatec ClubSport Wheel - SimHQ Tester Poll - Please Vote! - 04/18/12 06:53 PM

Congrats CoNa. Too bad, Panther... and so close too. A photo finish.
Posted By: kludger

Re: Fanatec ClubSport Wheel - SimHQ Tester Poll - Please Vote! - 04/18/12 09:54 PM

Congrats Conny looking forward to your eventual review.

This was a tough choice to vote, lots of well qualified candidates, too bad there was just one spot, hopefully more next time.
Posted By: F19_CoNa

Re: Fanatec ClubSport Wheel - SimHQ Tester Poll - Please Vote! - 04/20/12 06:41 AM

A big Thank you! to everyone hat has voted. thumbsup
I'm allready working with how this review will be presented and what it will contain.
You can rest assured that I will put my heart and soul into the review.
Posted By: JAMF

Re: Fanatec ClubSport Wheel - SimHQ Tester Poll - Please Vote! - 04/20/12 08:10 PM

Originally Posted By: F19_CoNa
... rest assured that I will put my heart and soul into the review.
You better, or we'll ride your hiney till the Mayan calender runs out of days. biggrin
Posted By: Darren_Blythe

Re: Fanatec ClubSport Wheel - SimHQ Tester Poll - Please Vote! - 06/29/12 11:08 AM

The embargo on the CSW has just been lifted! bananadance

The SimHQ review will be live later today with mine and Conny's thoughts on the new kit. We are now officially free to discuss anything about the CSW or CSPV2's so if you have any questions feel free to ask (although most things will be covered in the review).
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