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2DOF actuator simulator to 4DOF's in combination w. a d-box?

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Building Q&A / FAQ' started by kikie, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. kikie

    kikie New Member

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    Hello all.

    I'm new here. First post and Thread. :hi:


    I have one question.

    Is it possible to place the actuators in a horizontal position, instead of vertical?

    I was thinking of building (although I'm a complete layman) 4DOF race car simulator. It's not actually building a simulator but contructing one from existing simulators.

    I don't know if this is possible but if you should get a D-box GPK130 of 140 and build 2DOF (frex version) on top of this platform but instead of palcing the actuators vertically, place them horizontally beside the seat, not behind.

    I was wondering if these actuators will simulate a yaw effect instead of a roll effect when placed horizontally next (beside) the seat?

    If you build this 2DOF (pitch and in this case yaw instead of roll) on top of the D-box GPK130/140, you'll have a 4DOF simulator ===> D-box: pitch, roll, heave. Actuator simulator: pitch, yaw.


    Regards


    kikie
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    What mechanism would you devise for the seat to move on? A standard frex style rubber pivot will not work (for long) as a rotation axis pivot.
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    I have absolutely no idea. :blush: