Many racecars use a stick-activated sequential gearbox. Heusinkveld Engineering presents a durable and compact sequential shifter solution which emulates the feel of a real sequential shifter and can be set-up in many different configurations.
The Heusinkveld Sim Shifter Sequential is a durable and compact sequential shifter system, which allows it to be installed in the tightest simulator environments. It has specifically been design to mimic short throw sequential shifters which are often found in formula racing cars.
Using a ball spring resistance system, shifting requires an early peak force after which resistance drops, making it feel as if it slides into gear.
Every shifter is supplied with three different levers: one straight 30mm lever, one straight 50mm lever and one bent 50mm lever. As the resistance in the shifter unit itself is fixed, you can vary the shifting force by attaching a longer or shorter lever.
Additionally, every shifter is supplied with 3 types of plastic shifter knobs with lengths varying from 46mm to 90mm. Combined with the different levers, this allows you to vary the combined length of the lever/knob assembly (measured from the top of the main shifter unit) from 76mm to 140mm. With three different levers and three different knobs, you will have a total of 9 possible configurations.
The lever uses M10 thread, so you’ll also be able to attach any other 3rd party knob which is compatible with this size. Changing the lever or knob can be done in under a minute.
Every shifter is supplied with a table clamp. This allows you to connect the shifter to any table-like surface. The table clamp can be detached from the shifter if you require a different mounting solution.
An alternative mounting plate is supplied with every shifter in order to assist with mounting to a structure to the side or underneath the unit. It is possible to rotate the shifter unit relative to this mounting plate in order to optimize the position of the shifter. This plate fits directly onto aluminium profiles with a size of up to 40mm.
You can also use your own mounting solution. The bottom of the shifter unit has 2 M4 bolt holes which allows you to connect the shifter to virtually any horizontal surface.
The Sim Shifter Sequential has a controller board integrated in the shifter unit which offers two connectivity options, all integrated in one unit. It is possible to use the shifter as a standalone controller, connecting it to your pc with the supplied USB-cable. This means that the shifter will show up as a seperate device in Windows.
Next to the USB-port, there is also a 4×1 2,54mm female Molex socket. This allows to you interface/integrate the shifter with an external controller, such as our own Sim Pedals USB controller (or any other third party controllers which offers an interface for switches). You will need to build your own cable if you want to use this method. The integrated controller board can be seen from the outside, but it is protected by an acrylic plate.
The video below gives you an extensive 360 degrees look at the Sim Shifter Sequential
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