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6 DOF Wood Flight Simulator

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

  1. Historiker

    Historiker Dramamine Adict Staff Member Moderator Gold Contributor

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    I am using 32" 1080p seiki tvs on mine. I swear there is no metal at all in then they are so light. And they were very cheap. I think I paid 149.99 each on newegg for open box deals. They are sharper than my samsung.
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    :)Yes indeed with careful planning a quick response motion sim can be built. Waiting until needed on the monitors. Technology is fast on displays and deals can be had.
  3. MagicEdge

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    Got back this morning and ran errands. Worked on simulators some cutting the remaining motor mounts.

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  4. Historiker

    Historiker Dramamine Adict Staff Member Moderator Gold Contributor

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    Any news on your build?

    I am itching to see three of these lined up :)

    Also leaning heavily toward buying six of these motors but I have already invested in six winch motors :(
  5. MagicEdge

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    Histor,
    Research and beginning my 84" x 46" CNC table. Already purchased bearing blocks, worm screws shafts, bearing guide rails and servo motors including eCut 4 axis controller board. Illness struck me from foreign travels and had to mow property today. Sorry for slow down, More will come soon! I am motivated to see this through. Leaving tomorrow night on travels and back to it on Tuesday. Have you seen how may of these motors have sold on eBay! Wow!
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    Historiker Dramamine Adict Staff Member Moderator Gold Contributor

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    CNC table? Cool! What CAM software are you going to use? I went with VCarve Pro, easy to use and lots of features.
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    Lazy CAM from New Newfangled Solutions makers of Mach 3 and Mach 4. Some planning with AutoCAD. Money, Money, Money!
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    Historiker Dramamine Adict Staff Member Moderator Gold Contributor

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    You probably have already seen this site but if not there is a wealth of information, including my own 5'x9' table:

    CNCZone.com
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    I could not have a CNC table with this hobby. All in this following needs to build one or buy expensive!
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    Looking at winch motors today. Cheap and powerful indeed!
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    bruce stephen Hammer doesnt fix it, must be electrical

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    my wife is gonna be pissed......................
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    Bruce,
    Do study and search. See Sindwinder CNC. Got the plans and will modify for my build.
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    Worked last 2 days on measuring and cutting CNC linear rail kit purchased. Lots of planning involved. Progress a bit slow with taking care of my boys and recovering from lack of sleep from aviation work travels. More will come, I promise!:nerd
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    Can't wait to see more of the build. These are going to be impressive.
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    I hope this week to continue simulator and CNC build when getting home. Last week just spent some time om computer assembly and taking care of my boys. I can see more cost than realized and gasped when calculated.
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    It always ends up costing more money and a lot lot lot more time than you can imagine ;) the time thing is ridiculous you just go to tweak a profile and 2 hours dissapears into to what feels like 5 minutes
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    Building just one 6DOF is expensive enough - but three :eek: - and time, I've been working on mine since last Xmas :( (life can really get in the way).
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    Hows it going dude ?? Not been any update for quite some time ...........
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    Lots of work travel and relieved peak season is over. Happy new year all. Boys are back home and asked me if the sims where done. It is time to work on them again. Cheeers!
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