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A foldable DIY Sim RIG with G-Seat

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by Banfy, Jun 28, 2020.

  1. Banfy

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    Hi Guys

    I am back
    Sorry i did not have post this earlier, i promised to show the V2 so here it is...
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    First thing a note on the reliability of the system.
    I started to use plastic ties to link the servos and the plate but they were breaking very often, so this is a bad design.
    Then i used steel wires but it started to wear the servo arm with the friction. So I went back to the hardware store and finally found steel wire with PVC galvanisation.
    No wear anymore, no breaking, works very well
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    here is a picture of the wire and the clamp i use to keep it in place IMG_20200726_105818.jpg
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    Otherwise, no particular issues, just regular pumping to refill the system

    Now let's see the Foldable GSEAT V2
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    With the lockdown, I am not travelling anymore so the 'foldable' being not a requirdment, this capability is gone ;-)
    I picked a next level racing GTTRACK on the second hand market, nice and robust
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    This picture shows the RIG, still as a work in progress. Cabling need improvement and the wind simulator has been simplified since.

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    You can still see the G25 seat belt tensioner, works like a charm, very easy to adapt from the old RIG to the new one.
    As well , the GSEAT servo plate fit perfectly under the seat and I have build a second one with 3 additionnal servos that I have put under the pedal plate thank to the low profile of the system.
    So the 'tech' part is fully hidden
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    The good thing is that I did not had to adapt my GSEAT system, I could just transfer it to the new rig.
    I have improved the wedge positioning and support:
    firstly by adding 2xsurge wedges in the back on top of the right/left sway one. All fixed together on a tiny foam section.
    The secret to hold them in place is to stitch them with a fishing line, this works very well, see pictures below
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    this is how it fit into the seat
    You can see 4 wedges, but there are 6 of then in fact, with the 2 in the back IMG_20200718_110037.jpg
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    View from the back
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    View from the back
    You can see the stiching (very amateur but does the job)

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    airplane view.
    The wedges are just dropped IMG_20200718_110119.jpg in the seat, and it stays in place, no need to do any transformation to the seat it self
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    I am still using my seat cover to hide the wedges and the Playstation logo ;-) IMG_20200712_225441.jpg
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    I have 2 wedges at the bottom and actually now a third one at the form heave and surge (breaking), stiched under the cover
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    And this is it...
    Used for simracing in VR mainly so far and very happy with it.

    Next step?
    I wonder if adding actuators and 2/3 degres DOF will be a worth addition? If you have such a RIG, GSEAT+DOF i would be interested by your feedback. I fear it's gonna be too much and defeating the purpose of giving natural/responsive sensations...I might be wrong, please let me know

    This RIG will be used for flight sim as well,MS Flight SIm 2020 and VR will come very soon and I trust it will be fantastic!
    Cheers
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    Nice work :thumbs

    If you are looking to add a motion axis then genuine heave would give you the best bang for your buck with a flight sim.
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    Thanks Noorbeast
    'Genuine Heave', do you mean 1 axis only?
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    It would depend what you have in mind and what you are trying to achieve.

    With your current setup you can simulate the likes of roll and pitch, but in aircraft heave is a significant axis as well, and not easy to really simulate with a G-Seat, which is why I suggested heave if you are going to look at a motion axis. Yaw is a significant axis for helicopters and to a lesser extent fixed wing, so it could be a consideration, though I only consider yaw worth the trouble if your primary focus is choppers.
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    thanks, i need to explore the forum in search of new ideas...
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