1. For downloading SimTools plugins you need a Download Package. Get it with virtual coins that you receive for forum activity or Buy Download Package - We have a zero Spam tolerance so read our forum rules first.

    Buy Now a Download Plan!
  2. Do not try to cheat our system and do not post an unnecessary amount of useless posts only to earn credits here. We have a zero spam tolerance policy and this will cause a ban of your user account. Otherwise we wish you a pleasant stay here! Read the forum rules
  3. We have a few rules which you need to read and accept before posting anything here! Following these rules will keep the forum clean and your stay pleasant. Do not follow these rules can lead to permanent exclusion from this website: Read the forum rules.
    Are you a company? Read our company rules

3DOF drivers

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Building Q&A / FAQ' started by Michael Serafino, Aug 29, 2020.

  1. Michael Serafino

    Michael Serafino New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2020
    Messages:
    3
    Occupation:
    Apprentice Mechanic
    Location:
    Australia, Melbourne
    Balance:
    38Coins
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    My Motion Simulator:
    3DOF
    Hey guys, very new to this so bear with me. I've just found the motors I need for a new 3DOF system (2DOF with yaw). I'm looking at some of the standard drivers (Sabertooth etc.) and I'm just wondering if i need to buy 2 dual drivers or if there are triple channel drivers. If Ive completely misunderstood what dual drivers are let me know but I just want to know the most feasible and efficient way to build my 3DOF. thanks heaps :)
  2. Ads Master

    Ads Master

    Balance:
    Coins
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
  3. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2014
    Messages:
    15,324
    Occupation:
    Innovative tech specialist for NGOs
    Location:
    St Helens, Tasmania, Australia
    Balance:
    112,707Coins
    Ratings:
    +9,076 / 46 / -2
    My Motion Simulator:
    3DOF, DC motor, JRK
  4. Michael Serafino

    Michael Serafino New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2020
    Messages:
    3
    Occupation:
    Apprentice Mechanic
    Location:
    Australia, Melbourne
    Balance:
    38Coins
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    My Motion Simulator:
    3DOF

    thanks mate, i did the necessary research and have a much better idea of what im doing. the only trouble is im not sure if the MM replica boards will handle my amperage. they say 30A and my motors are rated 23A but im not sure if thats absolute peak amperage under full load or stalling amperage is it safe to just try them out?
  5. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2014
    Messages:
    15,324
    Occupation:
    Innovative tech specialist for NGOs
    Location:
    St Helens, Tasmania, Australia
    Balance:
    112,707Coins
    Ratings:
    +9,076 / 46 / -2
    My Motion Simulator:
    3DOF, DC motor, JRK
    Clone MMs need to be tested on arrival, as they can be faulty: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/reputable-monster-moto-suppliers-testing-before-use.158/

    They are cheap, but clones are a lucky dip in terms of quality, some work OK, others do not.