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2DOF Aluminium Profile Rig

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by stevemontuno, Feb 1, 2016.

  1. stevemontuno

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    Hehe ,,, stop it man i can't wait already,,the suspense is killing me ,, lol ,,,, :)

    Hopefully i should have the cash to get everything up and running in the next couple of weeks ,, just waiting on a paypal claim to be resolved,,, damn online vendors ,,why can't they all just be honest and stick to their warranty ..
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    lol, Oh the woes of online transactions.
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    bruce stephen Hammer doesnt fix it, must be electrical

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    yeah thankfully you used paypal, it makes disputes much easier to resolve.
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    hi, how did you get the thing so nicely cleaned up?
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    Looks like a good old wire brush scraping and i might even spy a rebuild job on there as well. And of corse the obligatory coat of black paint which makes anything look pretty slick.
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    @Sebj Pretty much just hours upon hours of sanding and dremeling & finished it with a couple of coats of primer then 3 coats of black satin,,,
    @Nick Moxley I was going to pull the joint and rebuild it but after i got the circlip's off and put it in a vice to get the caps out i realized it could easily turn into a nightmare ,,,lol , so i decided not to bother taking it apart,,

    Sanded the shaft & measured and rapped some A4 paper round the shaft to mark a cutting line,

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    Cut it with the hacksaw,

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    I used the green grit sandpaper for the shaft ,,,the dremel with a stone tip on it for the joint & the fine 240 grit sandpaper for the caps, i also used metal polish on the caps,

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    Once i had it looking pretty clean i painted an anti rust solution onto the very small speckles of rust that were too fine to sand out,

    motion23.jpg

    Then i sanded and dremeled again,,,lol

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    And then the best bit ,,,Spray Paint ,, i glued a 1 euro coin to a bolt which fit perfectly into the cap hole so i wouldn't get paint in the caps, and lastly i dremeled and sanded the circlip's and put them back in.

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    A bit overly done i know but i wanted it looking like new.
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    Great job!
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    A little update ,,,I got my second PSU & MonsterMoto in the post yesterday so i've been busy playing ,,, I wanted to try to put the electrics together so that it doesn't look too messy , so when i get a case to put it all in i'm not p!ssing around with a big mess of wires ,,lol

    So i went on thingiverse and found an Arduino case , then downloaded and put the file in Sketchup and added a couple of MonsterMoto wings too it,,added some grooves for the MM's to slide in as i wanted them raised off the deck in case they get hot,,,and then 3D printed it,,,,definitely made things a lot easier to work with,

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    Brilliant idea @stevemontuno!

    Can you please provide links to the 3D print files?
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    Winner-winner-winner :)
    I'm thinking about one of your designs but for 3 or 6 motomonsters :oops:
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    Sounds good mate :) ,,My printer is a Makerbot Replicator copy so my print bed is a bit limiting in size ,,Maybe able to squeeze another MM onto that deck ,,i'll have a look later for you,,
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    Thanks very much! Would be great! No rush at all!
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    Finally got my U-joint welded ,,My mate who is a bit like "The Big Lebowski" was taking forever so i went and saw a mechanic i know this morning and he welded it me for free :) ,,,top lad,,,

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    Well it's been hard work the last couple of day's but it's paid off as i'm officially up and running ,,, :D

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    Excuse the mess off wire's and stuff ,,,i still got plenty to do but at least i'm on to the fun stuff now ,,, :)
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    There is nothing like the fear, elation and relief when you flick the switch and can run your sim for the first time, congratulations :thumbs
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    Cheers mate ,, yep it was definitely heart pumping stuff hoping it wasn't going to go into meltdown on me,,,
    i just need to get some thermal paste now as the thermal heatsink pads i'm using are real crappy and my MM's are getting really hot ,,Might need to get a couple more MM's and use 2 for each motor if that is a better way of keeping the heat down ,




    I guess it would be rude of me not to thank all the folks on here for their amazing project thread's that gave me the knowledge and inspiration to be able to pull this off ,, So Cheers guys ,,,, also a big thanks to @RufusDufus for his quality SMC3 program & @Pit for his MonsterMoto experiment's & tutorial threads ,,,,Plus @yobuddy & crew for simtools and plugin's ,,,cheers dudes.
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    thought i'd just post a quick vid of my simulator in action ,,

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    Sweet, now lets try and get a little more twitch from that setup....care to post up your tuning center and Axis settings ?
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    Cheers Nick ,,, Yes no probs mate i'll post them up in a bit for you to check out,,