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6 DOF Wood Flight Simulator

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by MagicEdge, Sep 16, 2015.

  1. MagicEdge

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    20150914_185334.jpg 20150914_185345.jpg 20150914_185633.jpg 20150914_185611.jpg 20150914_185500.jpg 20150914_185534.jpg Start of 3 6 DOF Wood Flight simulators. 1 each for my boys and 1 for me using DCS World.
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    Which motors are these? Are they servomotors?

    Mike
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    I've admiration for anyone building a Stewart platform rig, and you decide to build *three*... :)

    Truth be told, it probably won't be much more difficult than one, but still... Wow.

    And, lucky kids! Their very own 6DOF simulator. I'm certain quite a few members here wouldn't mind being adopted. :)
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    Subscribed! :)
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    Me too!

    I can predict with confidence where your power bills are headed in the future once you get all three sims up and running ;)
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    They are the Bodine 12v dc gear motors discussed here xsimulator.
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    No disappointment this time. Most all resources and parts aquired.:thumbs
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    Nice work John :) and wow didnt realise you were going to build 3 !!!! Good luck and cant wait for the updates :)
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  9. Blame73

    Blame73 Yet it moves!

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    I tried to buy those too, but shipping to Italy would have cost me more than motors themselves - I should have paid delivery costs for each motor!
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    Blame73 Yet it moves!

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    Thanks Craig and for the inspiration. Cheers to you. All the sharing of ideas and knowledge here at xsimulator is breath taking.
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  12. bruce stephen

    bruce stephen Hammer doesnt fix it, must be electrical

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    oooo same motors im gonna use your my hero. cant wait to see it progress. did you decide on controllers?
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    Arduino UnoR3 and Monster Moto Simtools and SMC3. Hope this helps.
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    ;)Here is the latest build before flying out tonight.
    20150918_160307.jpg 20150918_160247.jpg
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    Looks good! Can I make one suggestion? You might use plywood at the mounting points instead of lumber. Much stronger and less likely to split along the grain. Far less likely to compress as well.
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    Thanks Historiker, I know as well about quality plywood. The motor mounts are dried southern yellow pine. The 2 x 8's set in my building for 6 weeks before using, dimensional lumber has its strength and durability when chosen carefully. I speak with experience for both. You are knowledge about wood. I appreciate your input.:)
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    3 sims... What is your expected cost for them?
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    ;)8 to 10 thousand USD. This includes computers, controls and flight cockpits with lots of switches and displays. I try not to keep track of funding only look for good buys.
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    Are you looking to mount monitors on the rig ? You have to be careful with the weight especially depending on how long your levers are going to be. Heat becomes a major issue
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    Monitors will be mounted on cockpit rig. My set limit is 90lbs. Going light weight on all construction and components. I appreciate concern and don't hesitate to input. Thanks bro!