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  1. facialhairtuesday

    facialhairtuesday New Member Gold Contributor

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    Hi all, my name is Marc, I live in the Boston area. I'm a mechanical engineer and a pilot, and I'm super impressed with the work that everyone here is doing, and I want to jump in and build one for myself! Looking forward to talking to and learning from everyone
  2. Baseman

    Baseman New Member

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    Hello people,

    My name is Rob another person from Australia. Was looking at a static set for my son and found this. The wife already hate the fact I am looking at this.
  3. STEPHANIE

    STEPHANIE Member

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  4. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome @facialhairtuesday and @Baseman.

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

    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/

    We have a glossary for all those 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 on your build thread, the members here give freely of both their time and expertise.

    Good luck with your projects.
  5. Machzatan

    Machzatan New Member Gold Contributor

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    Hi all!
    My name is Anders and I`m from the North part of Sweden, and I´m 43yers old.
    I´ve started very recently with sim. I own a GtOmega static rig, Thrustmaster t500rs with pedals, F1 add-on, and a th8a shifter. You can meet me in AC, LFS, PC,or F1.
    If I saw this site earlier I probably would`nt buy a static rig at all.

    But anyway, now I decided to build a motion rig and perhaps with traction loss

    I first have to decide which way to go, my budget is about 2k. I´ve lookt at simxperience but it´s too expensive I Think? Do you have any suggestions? I like the Simxperience solution.
    Can I use my GtOmega, have anyone build from this chassie?

    Thank you for a Great site, love this!
  6. Charles Powell

    Charles Powell New Member

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    Hi,
    My name is Charles, and I am new to this site. I am interested in creating a motorbike racing sim. But based on a lot of things I read I'll probably start out with a 2DOF chair to get my feet wet. If anyone has any pointers and advice please don't be a stranger.

    I'm also based in the Metro-Detroit Area in Michigan
  7. smoukn

    smoukn New Member

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    Hello everyone!

    My name is Damjan, and I come from Slovenia. I love racing sims and aslo flight sims. Couple of years ago I ran on this forum and start to think how great would be to have a simulator at home. Now finally I moved from small studio apartment to girls parrents house, which gave me a chance to build one.
    I am thinking of starting with 2DOF simulator for my first project. We will see how it goes.
  8. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome @Machzatan and @Charles Powell.

    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/

    There are some specific FAQ sections dealing with traction loss @Machzatan:

    Approaches to building traction loss https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/traction-loss.174/

    SimTools tips for traction loss: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/traction-loss-in-simtools.175/

    Motorbike simulation is problematic @Charles Powell, because of a lack of centrifugal force, so your 2DOF chair is a good idea, read the full threads here regarding bike simulation:

    https://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/motorbike-simulator-good-or-bad-idea.5323/

    https://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/motorcycle-sim.8608/

    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 respective projects.
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2016
  9. Turutu

    Turutu Go Torete

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    My Motion Simulator:
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    Hello everyone,
    recently found this forum looking for some alternative to x-sim software because I find it too complicated for users without knowledge as something advanced.
    he leido algo sobre el software sim tool y creo que puedo intentar instalar lo por mi mismo y hacerlo funcionar en mi cockpit.
    I read something about the sim software tool and I think I can try to install it on my own and make it work in my cockpit.
    As I say I do not have much knowledge in software, hardware or electronics to assist others in these matters but where possible intentere put my bit.
    Sorry if something is not well understood because I have to use google translator to write. I do not speak English well :(.
  10. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    My Motion Simulator:
    3DOF, DC motor, JRK
    Welcome @Turutu.

    When you are ready please start your own project thread here and tell us a bit about your simulator and please include some pictures: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    You will find the official SimTools documentation here: https://www.xsimulator.net/simtools-complete-documentation/

    Here are the steps to creating and refining a motion profile: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/steps-to-create-a-motion-profile.228/

    Please be aware the current version of SimTools has a language settings bug, so change the system to English local: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/language-setting-bug-change-to-english-local.233/
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2016
  11. Klidur

    Klidur New Member

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    Greetings everyone.

    My name is Markus. Currently i am studying engineering in Bavaria, Germany.

    As a project in our university, we are going to build a 6 DOF plattform, that is supposed to be transportable and if possible cost efficient.
    At the moment we are searching for electric linear actuators to power a plattform of about 300kg max. weight, and that are hopefully easy to programm,
    it should represent in somewhat our faculty.
    Could someone tell how strong and how dynamic, like speed and acceleration, these electric actuators, atleast have to have or where to buy them.

    Kind regards to everyone.
  12. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome @Klidur.

    This is the Welcome thread, so is not the place to ask questions. Best to start your own project thread here and re-post your comments on it: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    You could consider making your own actuators, particularly if the budget is tight, as it would save a lot of money: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/diy-linear-actuators.248/

    You can check out some of the existing 6DOF projects here: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/6dof.22/category
  13. QVD

    QVD New Member

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    Hello all,

    I'm joining because I'd like to build a motion sim someday and I've built a tactile transducer to test the waters. Looking forward to future communications!
  14. cyril69850

    cyril69850 New Member

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    My Motion Simulator:
    6DOF
    Hello everybody,
    Quick presentation of myself:
    Name: Cyril
    Pseudo: Roswell
    Country: France
    City: Lyon
    Age: 25
    Activity: Motorbike, gaming, building stuff

    I've discover your website by searching info about motion simulator. After some reading and idea popping in my head I wand to built one.
    Nothing existing (by my research, may be wrong) suit my need and dream of immersion.
    So just started a thread about my idea.
    I'm a big fan of space opera and want something more for my setup.

    Love guys
    Cyril
  15. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome @QVD and @cyril69850.

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

    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/

    We have a glossary for all those 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 on your build thread, the members here give freely of both their time and expertise.

    Good luck with your projects.
  16. Thomas T.

    Thomas T. Impact

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    Hello Community,

    I am Thomas from Austria Age 33.

    First sorry for my bad English :)

    I play Sim Racing about 1 Year & it´s funny.

    I have some Ideas in progress & will post it in the Forum.

    So see you

    Bye
  17. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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  18. ajbrass

    ajbrass New Member

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    Hi All,

    Well upon finding this site my ideas of building a wooden driving seat rig have just got upgraded.

    I think I am going to try and make a 2DOF rig, using some wiper motors. Love all the information here, I am going to try and find the strongest motors I can as I'm 6ft2+ and 110kg.

    Andrew
  19. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome @ajbrass.

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

    Given your size and weight you would need plenty of leverage like a shoulder mount seat shaker design and even so I would recommend you consider using or upgrading to more powerful DC motors to make the most of your sim.

    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/

    We have a glossary for all those 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 on your build thread, the members here give freely of both their time and expertise.

    Good luck with your project.
  20. skyedgewatery

    skyedgewatery New Member

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    Hi I am newbie in this freeware, may i ask is that any trail version before I pay EUR59?