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Question 2dof seat shaker: motor front or rear?

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Building Q&A / FAQ' started by dgworks, Oct 15, 2021.

  1. dgworks

    dgworks New Member Gold Contributor

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    Hi I started planning my first motion sim.
    I'm living in a apartment so the compact seat shaker seems a better choice for me.

    During my research I've seen people mounting the motor in the front or rear of the U joint, what are the pros and cons?

    Just ordered one motor (24V 300W 60rpm with 24nm) , potentiometer, power supply and Arduino to see if i can make it work.
    and If motion seat is actually my thing, i might mount my whole setup on the 2dof rack, but sure that will take up a lot of space.
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    thanks for the reply, i tried the program before

    Just a strange thing crossing my mind:
    did anyone use pulleys on motion systems? what's the disadvantage of it?
    the pulling spring required on the other side will offset the advantage of it?

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