H gearbox pro
H gearbox pro
With the help from world renowned Quaife Engineering we have created the best H pattern shifter available for the simulator. We felt the simulator market was crying out for an H pattern shifter that actually felt like driving a real car and not just pressing a few buttons on the end of a lever. Our H pattern is like the Sequential we sell and is an extremely robust design that you can really use hard without fear of breaking anything. Our design is an 8 speed shifter with 6 forward gears and two extra gears for reverse that are located beyond the reverse interlock on the gear lever accessed by pushing the lever down and across to the left, this gives you the option of reverse forward or backwards.
The feeling is exactly the same as the real car and when you change gear and you can also see the selector rods engaging behind the Perspex cover exactly like your real gearbox would. The design and concept is taken directly from a production Quaife H pattern gearbox. On our shifter the feeling comes from the selector rods and the centralization device used on most gearboxes rather than relying on a gate plate at the top which is what all other shifters on the market currently do.
The shifter itself is fully adjustable with the force of both centering and going through the gate easily adjustable by the user. The pivot point of the gear lever is also adjustable meaning without changing the length of the lever you can adjust the through between gears. The shifter has a short gear lever as standard which is something similar to one found on a Caterham and by the use of our shaft extension you have an additional 150mm possible in height and this is adjustable by 70mm to any height required.
The shifter will have a USB B socket on the back to be connected directly to the PC as a stand-alone device, we will supply the shifter with a high quality 2m USB A to B cable.
One big differentiator of our gear shifters to the current market is the material. In a market where plastic products have dominated, people often think ‘metal’ is considered the hardest or toughest material that could be used. For us just any old metal is not enough. We use the highest quality steel 835M19 often found in aerospace applications and go one step further to apply heat treatment to case harden the material. Once the material has been hardened only the most specialised carbide/diamond tools can be used to perforate it. We do this for ultimate durability on all the critical components, creating a shifter designed to last a lifetime.
The proof can be seen in the longevity of our products with the first being produced in 2017 and not having a single breakage to date, even with over 1000 made in total and counting.