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Question Are harnesses necesary?

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Building Q&A / FAQ' started by Gtwiin, Aug 19, 2020.

  1. Gtwiin

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    Hi,
    since I have managed to get my simulator to work correctly I have started to notice that I move too much in it.
    I had been thinking about putting on harnesses for a long time but I don't know if they are really worth it or even if they are necessary.
    The seat I have is slightly large for me, although it is something that I cannot change.
    Could someone who has used them in a 2dof sim tell me if they are really necessary or worth it?
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    If you lean away from the seat you are actually reducing the effectiveness of the motion, so yes a harness is definitely worth it. A harness can also be motion driven, either independently or parasitically, which makes it even more effective in extending motion cues.
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    Wow, thaks for the answer!
    As I understand parasitically motion driven harnesses could be for example fixed to a standing still structure and tension as the sim moves forwards, am I right?
    How do the independently driven ones work?
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    Well, it seems that for now i'll try to get some harnesses and make the parasitically driven ones with some springs I have at home, but definitely I will research on the independently driven ones.
    For the independently driven ones you need a motor that you configure later as an axis in game engine?
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    Thanks, I'll have a look at them!
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