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VELOCIPEDE posted a article in HardwareThomas Jackermeier in persona, CEO di Fanatec, ci spiega nel video che potete ammirare qui sotto, ulteriori dettagli e caratteristiche delle nuove basi direct drive denominate Podium Series che l'azienda tedesca si appresta a lanciare sul mercato. Nel video Thomas mostra per un attimo anche uno dei nuovi volanti della serie Podium che saranno rilasciati in seguito a supporto delle nuove basi. Utilizzate questo topic del forum per commenti e domande. After reading some comments on the live stream we thought it was a good idea to make this video in order to explain some points in more depth. This video summarises the unique benefits of the Podium DD Wheel Bases, announces pricing and explains the auction system. I will even show a new steering wheel which is in development. We also decided to publish these torque graphs so you can see how our outrunner servo motors behave over time. Even the most expensive DD motors de-rate when they heat up as it is a physical law that heat increases resistance and therefore reduces power. But please consider that it is not typical in simracing that the motor is operated in full stall for 5 minutes or more. In our realistic life test scenarios we reach only 60°C motor temperature if operated with 100% force feedback. But not everybody really wants to drive at 100% Our intention was to create a system where everybody has a fair chance to make a good deal and to eliminate luck. We also want to avoid any technical problems and therefore the auctions are hosted on the Amazon webservers with much better performance of our current server. Side note: We are working on a complete new website and change our server host with it sometime later this year. Our target is to start with the auctions on the 30th of July but only if it was tested carefully and runs stable. The exact timing and all parameters will be revealed later. This is how it works: The DD1 will be on pre-order before the first auction starts and will be available for regular pre-order the whole time. So you have the choice to place a regular pre-order or to take part in the auction system. Every registered customer can place as many bids as he like per auction but is allowed to win only one auction. We want to avoid resellers. The auction starts at 1 USD / Euro and every bid changes the auctionprice for a certain increment (e.g. +5,00) With every bid a countdown is reset. If nobody bids within the countdown, the auction is closed After an auction is closed the next product will be put on auction automatically. We will put as many products on auction until a certain amount (will be announced) of auctions reach a certain price of XXX (will be announced) which is below the regular pre-order price. This will guarantee that a lot of customers will get the DD1 well below the pre-order price and it can go down as far as a couple of Dollars if there is no more demand. Naturally demand will go down the more we put on auction. Auctions will be held in Europe, USA, Australia and Japan but not at the same time. Exact timing and dates will be announced here and on the auction page. We currently plan only one event but if it is succesful then we might make more events in the pre-order phase.