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The first full-motion sim racing center in Hamburg opens its doors for you at RCADIA.

The newly opened Sim Race Driving Simulator Center in Hamburg
The newly opened Sim Race Driving Simulator Center in Hamburg

The top driving simulator in Hamburg

We are currently starting with 6 simulators in our “Actoracer® Lounge” and will continue to expand the range for you. The “Actoracer®” brand and its products have already established themselves as the market leader in the field of full-motion simulators. Our unique and world’s largest Motion eSport Racing Center network is constantly being expanded. With this network and the umbrella organization “AbA Motion eSport”, competitions and championships are possible in a unique, fair and comparable way. Here, races are held exclusively with Actoracer® simulators whose motion profiles and settings are identical. This ensures that every driver is exposed to exactly the same physical stress in the Actoracer® simulator. This ensures genuine comparability under the same conditions for every driver.

You can experience all of this for as little as €10 for 15 minutes in Hamburg.

What makes the Actoracer® so special?

Back in the early 90s, we were already practicing real motorsport and racing simulation. The urge for more and more realism for greater training success led us to develop our own motorsport simulator a good 10 years ago. The main deciding factor was that we were unable to find a commercially available product that met our requirements and performance for a full-motion simulator. Since then, our simulators have been continuously developed in-house, Made in Germany, and have become increasingly unique over the years. Today, we are rounding off the portfolio with our top product, the “Actoracer® Ultimate”, and have thus launched a product that is unique in its function and scope. Whether direct drive wheel, hydraulic pedals, specially developed actuators and software, we only rely on high-end for our customers to offer the best that is possible in this area.

How do the Actoracers® work?

After extensive testing and analysis of the various simulators and simulation variants, we decided in the first step to rely on the Seat-Mover system paired with belt tensioning and traction loss, as this enables the brain to display all muscle activities and thus a maximum of realism and to give the driver the feeling of real driving in the subconscious. In this context, it should be mentioned that the traction loss system is an indispensable component, because without simulating a breaking out, “oversteering” vehicle rear end, it is not possible to experience a feeling for the rear axle as in a real racing situation. Even if this option is very complex to construct, it forms the cornerstone of a good simulator. Competitors usually do without it because it is technically complex and expensive, but without traction loss, our simulators would not meet our requirements. With our Actoracer® Ultimate, we have gone one better and added 4 more high-performance actuators to our existing seat mover system with belt tensioning and traction loss; a “kind of” platform mover has been integrated into this model.

Why the emphasis on a “kind”?

We have also carried out many tests and comparisons in this area and found that these systems do not meet our expectations in the classically applied and cheapest form of simulator construction. A pure platform mover simply lacks the physically real loads, the lateral forces and the traction loss due to the static seating position. Either the installed actuators “stomp” on the floor, or the paths are too short and can only reproduce small movements of the chassis. This means that real compressions or the “lift-off” of the vehicle, as experienced on the Nordschleife in many places or in the Eau Rouge at Spa, for example, simply cannot be completely reproduced. Another essential point for us is that all displays in an Actoracer® move with the chassis. For us, this is an absolutely essential component for realism and immersion. In simulators where displays are placed in front of a system, the cockpit of the simulator will move in front of the display, which in turn disturbs the immersion and is an absolute “NO GO” for us.

All this prompted us to take an unprecedented but much more complex approach: special actuators were built according to our specifications, which were able to meet our requirements in terms of process path, load and speed. Furthermore, we have developed a floating upside-down system without direct contact with the floor, which allows the screens to follow all the necessary paths despite the highest loads. This means that we can reproduce all inclines, declines, bumps, compressions, vehicle lift-off or steep bends at a real angle without having to do without the necessary bumps in the chassis in any situation. This combination of seat mover, belt tensioning, traction loss and special platform mover make the “Actoracer® Ultimate” a unique track tool that is now used worldwide in many areas such as the automotive industry, development, motorsport and in our racing centers.

You can also experience this realism in our Racing Center, look forward to unique experiences and visit us in the Actoracer Lounge, RCADIA Hamburg.

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