Technical Info

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Weight

The assembled unit as depicted weighs 82kg. The wheel weighs 35kg, the frame weighs 15kg, and the two 12mm thick, laser-cut, bell-shaped weightplates each weigh 16kg.
 
 
Size
 
The assembled simulator unit as shown is 1000mm (39.5") long and 305mm (12") wide. The overall height of the simulator is 1070mm (42").
 
The frame without the wheel stands 533mm (21") high. If necessary, it can be dismantled into two side frames, two end pieces and a pulley block.
 
The wheel is 915mm (36") diameter and will easily pass up even the tightest tower spiral staircase. When transporting the simulator in a hatchback car, the usual method is to separate the wheel and frame and then lie the wheel on top of the frame using an old sheet or blanket to protect the painted surface.

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The split-wheel variant has an almost imperceptible joint-line along the edge of the horizontal spoke and the upper and lower halves dovetail smoothly together. Six discreet through-bolts hold the two pieces securely together. The lower section is the larger, but will still pass through a loft hatch which has just 585mm (23") diagonal measurement. Even smaller is possible if required. The wheel shown in the image below is a split-wheel model.

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Installation

The simulator generates very modest forces during use and mounting it across two or three joists or roof trusses has been found to be quite adequate.
 
A typical mounting height of the unit would be about 8ft (2.4m) above the floor and it is recommended that 12ft (3.6m) should be regarded as a maximum. If the unit is to be mounted higher than this, an extra long rope can be supplied to order, but loss of "feel" can be expected.

Reproduced below are some pictures which customers have taken of their own Saxilby Simulator installations.

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Computer Requirements
 
The simulator is fully ready for plugging straight into any PC or laptop running ABEL or BELTOWER and comes complete with a strike point sensor, 5 metres of cable and a 9-pin serial port connector. A serial/USB adaptor works fine for computers not equipped with a 9-pin serial port. 
 
The simulator is supplied with an information CD containing a couple of pages of instructions on how to assemble the unit and how to connect it so that it interfaces with ABEL. These assembly and connection pages can be viewed/printed using the links contained in this sentence.

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