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2DOF + Traction Loss - Parts for sale

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Building Q&A / FAQ' started by Shyboy, Jun 21, 2015.

  1. Shyboy

    Shyboy New Member

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    @noorbeast I checked MD motors, all the same

    i read @Nick Moxley link that you provided, I understand the with welds etc though how do I find the length required for the main shaft?
    Is the 160mm enough or should I buy a threaded rod and cut to size
    I am working the next few days and will have a look after work to get a rough idea of length

    I am trying to have as many "ready made" parts due to living in a unit with no garage or welder
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    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    How long the rod will be depends on your design to ensure it clears everything it needs to and allows for the nuts and lever.

    Personally I just got a threaded rod length and cut it to the size I wanted.
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  3. Shyboy

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    Finally some forward motion.
    A local welder helper with my frame. I unlocked his inner child so he revised the frame numerous times as more ideas feel into his head
    My only considerations was the ability to come apart as I'm in a unit and space is at a premium with lift being the only access to my floor

    Some photos attached of the frame

    Intend to mount wood for motors to bolt onto.
    Also to use my Rseat frame for wheel and pedals until I can find some 8020 aluminum frame pieces

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  4. Shyboy

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    RSeat base is gone and replaced by 8020 frame - very impressed with the solid setup
    This fitted on top of my metal frame for motion

    I have mounted the motors, attached the arms and now just need the electronics to come together

    Hasn't helped that I bought a Vive and that seems to take a little bit of my spare time :cheers

    Will update more once electronics are attached and working

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  5. Shyboy

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    After a few weeks of frustrations getting everything into place I've finally had some success

    Attached are two videos showing my first movement through the JRK app and following the instructions by @eaorobbie on this link
    https://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/playseat-to-2-dofseat.5401/page-2#post-56352

    Now to start and try to work simtools V2

    When this version of motion is complete ;) I can work towards tidying up the power board

    ... Cant post videos - link to dropbox here https://www.dropbox.com/sh/li2v6tvloyjnfkw/AAAWzoRXVW5HtL9BIiNmNBOva?dl=0
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    Brett Horton Active Member Gold Contributor

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    Looking good!
    One piece of advice, After I spent some time on my sim, the Middle lower leg (horizontal) could have been shortened to the extents of the caster "tracks". I was initially worried about the whole rig being top heavy, But mine is no where close to being top heavy. If I where to do it again, I would narrow the whole piece.
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    @Brett Horton Thanks for the tip.

    My other concern was the throw available with the traction arm as it now hits the lower horizontal frame.
    I've decided to limit the arm throw and see if that is noticeable (less TL throw) enough whilst in game

    Once all is set up I will be happier to fiddle a bit more
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    Slowly getting there
    Have movement and now setting up motion profile
    Was going to post a "major for me" tiny movement with surge in testing and LFS ... Video cant be directly loaded
    Will come back soon hopefully with a motion simulator that I am happy with
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    Well after over 12 months of non use I've decide to sell the motion part of my sim

    Thank you all for your help over the years getting me to have movement though now I just don't have the time to spare

    I am selling

    In the photos attach I will be selling the JRK with PSU and the frame
    Not included are any controls, wheels, pedals, seat etc - only the sub frame that everything is mounted on

    Due to the size and weight of the frame pickup would be necessary - I am located in Campbelltown NSW

    This is not an urgent sale so happy to accept offers that are realistic and to supply more information , photos or videos to help people who are interested

    Thanks in advance

    Shane

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