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  1. Elias

    Elias New Member

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    Hi Everyone,
    i have just started and so excited.
    thks
  2. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @Elias.

    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.
  3. DaveTijdink

    DaveTijdink New Member

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    Hello you all,
    Let's introduce myself.
    I'm Dave and i live in the Netherlands. I work as a cnc operator/programmer and in my free time i do some serious motorsport on dutch national level.
    My racing 'sim' hobby started with a G25 wheel some years ago and im using a Fantec wheel and pedals now. But im always looking for more so my next challenge will be building a moving sim and thats why im here to read about your tips and advice.
  4. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @DaveTijdink.

    Existing member builds can 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, Arduino code and Motor Monsters, plus heaps 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.
  5. Terry Mercer

    Terry Mercer New Member Gold Contributor

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    Hi I'm Terry thegadge european living in Thailand. The rig (which is not working yet problems with Sim Tools settings) is a 3 DOF Reality unit with Traction Loss, OSW FF Motor, SSRG S/wheel and Ricmothec pedals. I also have the A10c HOTAS with Ocolus rift.
    Cheers Terry thegadge

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  6. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @Terry Mercer.

    Fear not, this site is a gold mine of information and the members give freely of their time and expertise so should be able to help you sort your issues, which is likely just your lack of familiarity with SimTools and setting up motion profiles.
  7. PaYFrog

    PaYFrog New Member

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    Hello,
    I´m new here, so I will add some Informations about me :D

    My name is Dirk, I´m 27 years old. My Hobby is PC Modding (Building custom rigs with watercooling etc.)
    At moment I´m working at my first ever build Sim. It´s the dream of the child deep in me. Meanwhile, I have 3 Children at home, they enjoy building with me sometimes. :D
  8. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    My Motion Simulator:
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  9. PaYFrog

    PaYFrog New Member

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    @noorbeast I´m ashamed, but I allready messed up twice. :O

    I think I will get more familiar with the forum soon. There are so many diffrent things from other, but I think I got it know.
    Thanks for the warm welcome, I was reading the last week many posts and at moment I´m waiting for material. It´s a pretty nice and friendly community u have here.
    hug:

    Greetz,
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  10. SCClockDr

    SCClockDr New Member

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    My Motion Simulator:
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    Hi
    My name is George. I'm a retired USN submariner electronics technician, self taught software developer in several languages, & horologist. I'm not done learning new stuff. I came here via Project Cars 2 forum.
  11. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @SCClockDr .

    Sounds like you would have a pretty interesting skill set for projects.

    Have a good look through existing member builds: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    And the FAQs are a gateway to a huge range of member generated information, tips and tricks://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    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.
  12. Malacoda

    Malacoda New Member

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    Hello folks! Found the forum while trying to find an affordable 6dof package online, might have to rummage through the threads here to see if anyone's built an affordable one that isn't terribly complicated. I race Dirt Rally, Assetto, and PCars 2, using an Oculus Rift...
  13. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @Malacoda.

    I look forward to hearing more about your 6DOF project plans, though keep in mind a 6DOF is somewhat of a complex first time project, not impossible, just do plenty of research first.

    If you are seeking build, hardware and software information to get you started, then look in the FAQs: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    There is a specific 6DOF section in the FAQs, which would be a good place to start, particularly as a 6DOF is an ambition first project: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/6dof.22/category

    You can also use the custom Google search box, which will bring up a plethora of 6DOF projects.

    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/

    Good luck with your 6DOF project.
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2017
  14. Malacoda

    Malacoda New Member

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    Thanks, noor! I'm thinking you're probably right. Maybe I should tackle a 3dof first. Will spend the next few weeks reading up on it.
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  15. 69th_Zeb

    69th_Zeb New Member

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    Hi all,

    I'm new and am working on a long-term project. Would like to build a 1:1 scale Spitfire sim pit using original drawings, sheetmetal and rivets. Rather than full-motion I want to get into a FFB setup with high control forces along with working panel gauges. I'm an arduino/Anet A8 printer user. Looks like this is the place to be!

    -Z

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  16. Mbakos

    Mbakos Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    I've been around in read-only mode for a while now, I thought is's high time I introduced myself.
    My name is Marton. I work at a data center as technician in Hungary.
    In the last couple of years I spent some of my spare time building a simulator that - in short - fits the furniture.
    I took the challenge to build something that is wife-compatible and can be the center of a small one room apartment.
    Having started the project almost 3 years ago and still not being single, I thought it's noteworthy enough to show my journey to a greater audience.
    Being born in a post-communist, below average European country, I learnt the way to make use of as much junk as I can reach laying around.
    This leads me to my point, why I'm really here. Honestly, I would like to start a thread of my build, in hopes of earning a DIY Simtools license.
    However, while my sim has all but motion, I'm in trouble which group to start in. I'd be glad if someone could point me to the right direction.
    My next upgrade will hopefully be a motion controller, soon.
    Peace.
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  17. Henrik

    Henrik New Member Gold Contributor

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    Hello!
    I have ben haninga around this site and reading a lot about interesting projects.
    And after building a set of new pedals for racing, my old office chair aint up for it, i get pains :confused:
    So i am thinking about building a G-seat, and is very inspired by this site.
    I am from Sweden, my spelling is shit, thow 36 years old. Putting my english in google for help.
    I use a CNC-router and autocad daly, so i am much more of a builder than a coder.
    So i might need a bit of help on the way :)

    Regards
    Henrik.
  18. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @Henrik,

    I look forward to hearing more about your G-Seat project plans.

    If you are seeking build, hardware and software information to get you started, then look in the FAQs: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    There is a G-Seat section in the FAQs: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/gseat.20/category

    And a bunch of member projects for inspiration: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=site:xsimulator.net+g-seat&ia=web

    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/

    Good luck with your G-Seat project.
  19. GeorgeB

    GeorgeB New Member

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    Hi

    Looking to build a sim and found this forum by way of Google. Not sure how many deg I will settle on. Might have some question on this after I read a lot more on this forum.
    I have played with 80/20 in the past to that most likely will be what I build with. That is about the only
    thing I am 99% positive that I will have at this point. Have yet to look into software/hardware (wheel, shifters, peddles) in a serious manor.

    Off to do a lot a reading.
  20. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @GeorgeB.

    Existing member builds can 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, Arduino code and Motor Monsters, plus heaps 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.