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AC Stewart platform & VR - DoctorD's 6DOF Build log

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by DoctorD, Oct 24, 2019.

  1. DoctorD

    DoctorD New Member Gold Contributor

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    Hi guys and gals,
    This is just a repost of my trials and tribulations building my Stewart platform and then getting it to work with both wrap around multi-projectors and now VR with motion cancellation (and all the woes that come with getting that stable)

    Original Build Log on X-Sim: https://x-sim.de/forum/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=1599
    My YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Damo4DOF/videos

    Much thanks to Thanos for his excellent board and help over the years:
    Website: http://motionsim.blogspot.com/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLv-rCiBzgxDA90JlLcC0WA

    I'm always happy to answer questions and help out where I can.

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  3. wannabeaflyer2

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    hey hey @DoctorD good toosee ya back and the sim platform performing great :)
  4. DoctorD

    DoctorD New Member Gold Contributor

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    Clean up...
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    liking your screen - what type of projector do you use ?

    those motors are massive - how much weight can it lift ?
  6. DoctorD

    DoctorD New Member Gold Contributor

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    @Gadget999 I used to use 3 blended 1080p projectors onto a 210 degree cylindrical display... then moved to VR with a Vive Pro (you can see the controller behind the back of the seat to provide motion cancellation.

    At the moment I'm limited by the output of the VFD's (1.5kW), but it throws me around pretty violently with the arms at 250mm level length (which is great for simulating high heave jumps in the 4WD iRacing stuff)
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