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6 DOF from scratch

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

  1. hannibal

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    hey @Pierre Lalancette is it asking too much for you SMC3 utility settings?
  2. Pierre Lalancette

    Pierre Lalancette Sir Lalancelot Gold Contributor

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    No.

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    I explain a little bit here why I chose those setting for max limits and clip input.

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  3. hannibal

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  4. Pierre Lalancette

    Pierre Lalancette Sir Lalancelot Gold Contributor

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    My friends came over last weekend and they tried my simulator.

    Many little problems.
    I change a car in Assetto Corsa and the car just didn't move. It shifted, we could see the rpm and hear the motor, but it did not moved out of the pit. We had to go back to my tested car. All worked fine with that one.

    Not everyone likes VR. We are all getting old. Vision needs glasses and they do not fit all that well in Pimax. They would have preferred a 3 monitors setup. One even got dizzy a bit.

    Last but not least, as we are all old and getting older, getting into the rig was a... challenge. This is why I spend this first morning of the mid session break to make an access platform.

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    I tested the clearance with Assetto Corsa mover setup and it made it, barely.

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    It is quite strong. It should be a lot easier to get into the rig.

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  5. SeatTime

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    Yes, access for my aging and 'not so flexible ' friends and family was one of the major reasons that I moved to a full 'G system Rig'. So easy to get in and out of, have not looked back :).
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    Thanos Building the Future one AC Servo at a time... or 6

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    Yes, its a good solution, since you didn't finish yet the ejection seat option :grin

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  7. Pierre Lalancette

    Pierre Lalancette Sir Lalancelot Gold Contributor

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    My budget right now does not allow me to start any new project. But if I could, I would do a G-seat and less a moving seat. It would probably be much more easy to access. Sensation seems much more important than movements in simulators.

    Oh, my! Where did you get that video? This is what I call a lucky man! The door even close on him. Like the car says: "I don't want you anymore." Let's hope our sim don't do that in the future: "Get out! You're such a bad driver!"
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  8. Thanos

    Thanos Building the Future one AC Servo at a time... or 6

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    Maybe a crash detector (spikes) that will yell at you!!! LOL...

    It would be easy to add a voice module on my controller actually... it activates a RED led right now if you spike (crash):
  9. Pierre Lalancette

    Pierre Lalancette Sir Lalancelot Gold Contributor

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    I would never get such a thing. It would yell at me all the time!
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  10. Peacemaker105

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    Nice to see her up and running mate. good job. I wish i bought shares in carbon fiber though, i'd be rich! :D
  11. Pierre Lalancette

    Pierre Lalancette Sir Lalancelot Gold Contributor

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    If you would have bought share in carbon, I would have contribute to make you a millionaire!
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    Without a cat in the video for reference though I not sure for sure if its real or just another faked video :D
  13. Pierre Lalancette

    Pierre Lalancette Sir Lalancelot Gold Contributor

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    Whoa! I didn't think about that. Probably a fake made with miniatures. Man, Thanos got me like I was a amateur. A video on internet without a cat reference is not a real video. Beware!
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