GT Omega Prime Cockpit Review

Final thoughts on the GT Omega Prime cockpit. This video is part 1 of a 2 part review series on the Prime cockpit. In the second video I will be mounting sim racing hardware components and testing under real life SRG
conditions. Here we have another cockpit made from aluminum extrusions. Using 40 series profiles. The base is made up of 4 pieces of 40×160 profile. Which has a heavier core than the rest of the profiles used here. These profiles do have a deeper channel than what I would call industry standard profiles. This allows the use of t-nuts that have a metal spring spot welded to the side. This spring helps the t-nut stay in place. These t-nuts do not operate as smoothly as spring ball t-nuts used in standard 40 series profiles. But they are less expensive to make. Which can keep cost down. And they do get the job done. They can be inserted from the profile ends or directly into the profiles channels. All the assembly hardware and fasteners were present so now trips to the local hardware store required. The assembly process is pretty straight forward with no surprises or issues. The specialty mounting brackets are well done in 10mm thick aluminum. The wheelbase upright brackets look to be clones of another cockpit manufactures brackets. Which are known to work very well. As they do in this cockpits construction. The wheelbase mount is a one piece welded aluminum unit that seems to be very solid once all the bolts are cinched down. The pedal plate is made of 3mm stamped steel. It has a steel
tube spot welded to the plate for added support. It has long slots cut into it that should accommodate the most common pedal sets out there. It has an angle adjustment that gives a good range. The pedal tray seems to be a bit flexy. And has a rattle to it when thumping it with your fist. I will have to wait for a final verdict once I can get a proper, stiff brake pedal under foot. The shifter mount is a very solid unit. I’m sure it will be able to handle anything you can mount to it. While the design of this cockpit looks to be a copy of other available cockpits. I think one has to consider that there are not many options when it comes to building a rock solid cockpit using aluminum extrusion as a material for construct. So, I expect to see more familiar looking cockpits from other manufacturers in the future. Now it’s time to fit out the Prime cockpit and see how if performs under the stress of SRG testing.

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