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6 DOF from scratch

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by Pierre Lalancette, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. Flymen

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    Meeting Ski-Doo !!! For Winter time ...We have the best trails and Panoramic places !:cheers
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    señor lo felicito por todos sus logros me encanta todo lo que armo.

    Sir, I congratulate you for all your achievements. I love everything I do.
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    Pierre Lalancette Sir Lalancelot Gold Contributor

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    Gracias, estuiardo espagnol en mi telephone. No say escribo, poqui poquito ablo. Me hablo Pedro!
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    Google translate -

    Thank you, estiardo espagnol in my telephone. No say I write, little bit ablo. I speak Pedro!
  5. Pierre Lalancette

    Pierre Lalancette Sir Lalancelot Gold Contributor

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    Or we could do some quad, but the trails are not yet frozen an we would get caught in mud pools.

    Or we could do simulators!

    Prepare the money for your flight, because I lifted up the front of my seat, making the back screws supports squeal and crack, and I could play a full 2 hours without any discomfort. Such a small change with a few tie-wraps and all is good... For now.

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    The motion cancellation worked beautifully. But I have to find a better way to attach my controller as the support already cracked everywhere and I cannot charge it installed this way. I also need to test that cancellation with something more demanding like Dirt Rally.

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    Calibration you ask? I did not even got close to do anything.
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  6. Pierre Lalancette

    Pierre Lalancette Sir Lalancelot Gold Contributor

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    LOL! Oh! Man. I was wondering what I was able to say with my super Espagnol. Now I know that it is about nothing. At least, it's better than my English. ;)
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  7. Pierre Lalancette

    Pierre Lalancette Sir Lalancelot Gold Contributor

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    Tried a new controller attachment today, but I could not test it yet.

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    Because I could not get the rig to move with Dirt Rally (even if I could play the game), and I could net get the suspension to work with Assetto Corsa (alway at the bottom).

    It's time do change the rig image in Simtools.

    IMG_2419.JPG

    Why is calibration so hard?
    Too many software working together.
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    the beast is looking like a scorpion!
    hopefully ill get into tweaking games and profiles.
    unfortunately, i am still assembling.. im at the mercy of my coworker who is going to help me weld the top frame

    but i was able to make progress in the wind simulator!
    keep going @Pierre Lalancette !
  9. Pierre Lalancette

    Pierre Lalancette Sir Lalancelot Gold Contributor

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    I got Assetto Corsa running with all the stuff (suspension, movements, rmp, noise), and for a first calibration, I think it's quite good.
    I made a movie, but I did not have the time to upload it.
    Anyway, the overhead controller turned out to be shaking. I need a way to set it firmly on the body of the rig.
    I understand now what poeple say about small vibrations not working with motion cancellation.
    I was totally unable to start Dirt with motion cancellation, or rig movement.

    At least, the new seat position is comfortable. :)
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    Pierre Lalancette Sir Lalancelot Gold Contributor

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    This is the video I had no time to post. As you can see, motion cancellation has hard time with small vibration.



    So I try another position today for the motion cancellation controller. Firmly in place, it's seen by both lighthouse bases. Now, it's time to test.

    IMG_2421.JPG

    I hope it won't be to intrusive of my personal space.
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    Yesterday, my friend came over to test my sim.

    Is first impression was how good looking the sim was. Is was odd for me as I do not care much about the look. I guess that a nice working piece of mechanic looks good to any mechanical guy. He also said that the seat was really comfortable. He's the one who made me buy it.

    We tested Assetto Corsa a lot. Since he's doing racing in real life, he could tell me how it compared. We tested with motion compensation, without, and all we could in the little time we had. He drove, and I was adjusting value alongside. A really productive way to do thing.

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    Dammit, the site lost half of my post...
    Will have to write if again...
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    As I wrote before that got lost between two publicity, is that we tested cancellation and without.
    He preferred without, as the drifting in the image was less distracting than the vibration at high speed. We also removed the noise value from Assetto, still to reduce vibration.

    Also, the controller was not leveled, and rotation are not corrected. The horizon was too high, so we turned of the cancellation.

    Pimax needs to incorporate rotation in the seat reset, and add a adjustable filter to remove the small vibration noise.

    Still, my friend seamed to had good time.



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    Pierre Lalancette Sir Lalancelot Gold Contributor

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    If I make my get together and you can make it to the province of Quebec, you'll be welcome to joint.
    No date set yet. ;)
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