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Discussion in 'New users start here - FAQ' started by fermevc, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. uru

    uru New Member

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    Thank you Foehn. I'll see it. I can understand some french. I studied it and I use to compete with RSRBR.
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  2. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome @uru.

    Here you will find information about converting a Frex rig for SimTools use: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/find-new/1116554/posts

    The official SimTools documentation is here: http://www.xsimulator.net/simtools-complete-documentation/

    There is also a SimTools settings section in the FAQs that covers tip and tricks to getting the most out of SimTools: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/simtools-settings-tips-and-tricks.18/category
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  3. laupf

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    Hi all, have been doing some reading of the forums so thought it was only polite to join. I'm looking at building a motion platform and just gaining as much information before the start of the build. Hopeful completion time will be about 6 months.
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  4. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome @laupf.

    You have come to the right place, there is a really active community here who freely give of their time and expertise.

    You will find plenty to get you started in the FAQs, from design software, dimension of sims, to PSUs, pots, motors, JRKs, Arduinos and Motor Monsters and more: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    If something sounds odd then look it up in the glossary: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/glossary-of-acronyms-and-names.66/

    When you are ready please start your own project thread here: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    Good luck with your project.
  5. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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  6. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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  7. chu

    chu 2dof racingseat

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    Hi everyone, I´m new here also and I´m glad to find someone else interested in the motion simulators. The web is incredible. I´m from the basque country in Spain, and i recently started building a motion system using dc motor/arduino system. Nice to meet you
  8. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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  9. DaVinster

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    Hi from coold Canada :confused: Shiny new user here but I have been messing with VR and sim stuff since the mid-nineties. Although I have been interested in this stuff I have no electrical or other engineering experience. So I guess I'm a glorified end-user. With winter now here it's time to get back into simming. See you in the forums! :)
  10. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome @DaVinster.

    There are many members here who started in the same place as you and have since built their own motion simulator.

    Have a look at existing member builds, that may help you refine your own project: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    You will find the FAQ section covers many detailed build related topics: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    We have a glossary for all those pesky acronyms we tend to use, which will help you decipher some descriptions: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/glossary-of-acronyms-and-names.66/

    When you are ready please start your own project thread here: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    Feel free to ask questions, the members here give freely of both their time and expertise.

    Good luck with your project.
  11. DaVinster

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    Thank you noorbeast for the warm welcome and the links. I should have stated though that I have a sim rig already from simcraft that uses scn6 actuators. I happened across this site from a youtube video and I was wondering if I could use simtools as a replacement for the craftcon software provided by simcraft? The folks at simcraft are great but simtools seems to offer more titles and have more of a community behind it. I'm a casual gamer so I'm looking for interfaces that simcraft might not create a module for.

    I was in the process of researching the proper forum to ask the above question.

    Thanks again, it's good to be here
  12. noorbeast

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    Questions about commercial simulators should go here: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/commercial-simulators-and-prototypes.52/

    See here for @prodigy's advice on using SimTools with SimExperience gear: http://www.xsimulator.net/community...-motionrig-to-simtools.5783/page-3#post-70209
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2015
  13. lustigio

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    Hello all!
    Just wanting to introduce myself.
    I am from Adelaide, Australia.

    I have been researching how to make a 2DOF for a while now and the time has come.
    I will be building one with MM and worm gear motors.

    I look forward to getting it going and sharing the project
  14. noorbeast

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  15. rochefort

    rochefort New Member

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    hello im cedric
    i come from france my english its very bad sorry
    i like very diy simulator its my new hobby
    please help me for 4 week my pc crashed and of my disk drive all supprime because news instalation
    i have for the faq a insufficient permission i dont cant download and write why help me please
  16. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome @rochefort.

    Sorry to hear about your computer problems, but I am not sure what you are trying to say caused it.

    There are some limitations to stop new members posting links and pictures to prevent spam, but you can create threads and make comments: http://www.xsimulator.net/community...ed-posts-needed-before-links-can-be-used.150/

    Plugin downloads use virtual activity coins or purchased packages, but it is not clear that you have a simulator or not to actually use them: www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/how-to-download-plugins.2/

    When you are ready please do start your own project thread here and detail what you have or plan to build as a motion simulator: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    Feel free to ask questions, the members here give freely of both their time and expertise.

    Good luck with your project.
  17. hundahl

    hundahl New Member

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    Welcome...
  18. hundahl

    hundahl New Member

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    Hi...
    I am interested with 4dof simulator.
    So I want to make this with 4 scn6.
    Is that possible?
    Anybody help me...
  19. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome @hundahl.

    Best to start your own project thread here and detail what you have in mind as a 4DOF design, that way members can advise on what may work: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    Feel free to ask questions, the members here give freely of both their time and expertise.

    SCNs are not likely to be useful in a 4DOF lift design: http://www.xsimulator.net/community...actuators-to-xxx-4-actuators.7359/#post-87171

    But you could possibly use big wormdrive DC motors: http://www.xsimulator.net/community...actuators-to-xxx-4-actuators.7359/#post-87064

    Good luck with your project.
  20. ACSlater

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    hey folks, new to the forum - have a fanatec CSW V2/3 setup with 2 SCN5 (150mm) actuators. Absolutely love AC and iRacing, trying to get into DiRT Rally now!