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DC winch motors for motion simulators

Access to affordable DC motors for motion simulation can be problematic in some parts of the world.

One possible alternative to popular worm gear DC motors are DC winch motors. Winch motors are generally universally available and affordable. Check out @Pit's advice regarding the Pros and Cons of using winch motors: http://www.xsimulator.net/community...raction-loss-finished.5276/page-12#post-79142

@Pit has also provided information and this video to show the noise level and responsiveness of winch motors, go to 1:10 in the video where the sound of the simulator is compared to spoken words: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/how-loud-are-winches-video-inside.6934/

Winches can be noisy, here @xytras provides an example of a 2000lb 153:1 winch unloaded, which turns at 32RPM: http://www.xsimulator.net/community...ch-motors-and-steering-boxes.6937/#post-79556

@Ben V took a different route and tested using just the winch motor in conjunction with 25:1 steering boxes with 93 degrees total travel, with the measurered stall torque being 3.5 Nm and the free winch motor speed of 4420 rpm: http://www.xsimulator.net/community...ch-motors-and-steering-boxes.6937/#post-79343

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