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6DOF Sim with 12V DC Motor

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by Racing Mike, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. SilentChill

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    I honestly would not bother with MM's the amount of sh!t I and others had with them. I will keep banging on about Sabertooths as these are the way forward for everyone, I know they cost more but for the less wires heartache mind bending annoying things that MM's cause its a no brainer.

    I have not had to worry about the drivers now I have the 2x60's they are just bulletproof brilliant bit of kit cant recommend them enough, and they work straight out the box with arduino and SMC3 :)
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    for the price of MM ... the sabertooth it's maybe a solution ...
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    Ehm just a question to know, is there any Top quality MM out on the market?
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  5. bruce stephen

    bruce stephen Hammer doesnt fix it, must be electrical

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    sabertooths are nice, and I like the fact they are rated 6-30volts for use with more systems, but I can buy 21 mm's for the price of one sabertooth 2x32. I've only had a few doa's and been refunded promptly. the rest I KILLED. I agree the mm's are a lot of work and there are crappy lots out there, but it is managable.

    IMO if your gonna buy the real Monster's then just buy the sabertooth's. But if your so cheap you squeak (me), then monsters will work fine. But again there is a learning curve and some of them are POOP.
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    looks awesome. how's the build going ??
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    Just come back from vacation and finally received the new MMs gas strut. So I will restart this weekend.
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    bruce stephen Hammer doesnt fix it, must be electrical

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  9. Racing Mike

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    1st time test with project car.
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  10. mongolracer

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    Good job.
    Moving/adjusting the seat is a nice feature but dosent it move the center of gravity and making the ride different based on how the seat is adjusted? Ideally it should be better to adjust the pedals and steeringwheel, but much harder to do i guess.
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    Hi ya mate looks really good your pretty much there :)

    If I'm not mistaken I think your sway and surge are the wrong way round. Accelerate seat goes forward, brake seat goes back. Turn left seat moves opposite to right and vice versa.

    Look forward to more videos

    Edit: also looks like your traction loss is wrong way round too but not too sure
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  12. Nick Moxley

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    Ya thing's look all sorts of funny in that video, I HIGHLY suggest checking each Dof Individually.