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  1. Surge

    Surge New Member Gold Contributor

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    Hi everyone! Getting into driving sims in a big way, after growing up on Pole Position and Sega at the arcade. I’ll post details of my Lotus 18 full motion sim in the projects thread.
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  2. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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  3. Caesardimxes

    Caesardimxes New Member

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    Hi all, been sim racing for a few years now and have finally decided to go all the way and get a motion rig. So gonna be on here a lot learning at the foot of the motion masters here. Hope I will find help and advice and direction for my very ambitious project.
  4. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @Caesardimxes.

    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 the FAQ section covers many detailed build related topics: 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, the members here give freely of both their time and expertise.

    Good luck with your project.
  5. Surge

    Surge New Member Gold Contributor

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  6. Bongo1435

    Bongo1435 New Member

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    Salut à tous je suis Bongo1435 de Belgique , je me lance dans la fabrication diverses Arduino essentiellement vers du SIM RACING , j'ai déjà réalisé un frein à main et un dash usb.
    Mon objectif partager avec vous pour pouvoir tous ensemble profiter de nos gadgets.

    Sportivement,

    Bongo1435
  7. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @Bongo1435.

    You can dual language post but you need to include English via Google Translate. We have lots of bilingual members, so if Google Translate really messes things up then they can help out.

    For convenience I have done the Google Translation:
    New Hi all I am Bongo1435 from Belgium, I start in various Arduino manufacture mainly to SIM RACING, I have already made a handbrake and a dash usb. My goal is to share with you so that we can all enjoy our gadgets together. Sportingly, Bongo1435
  8. eXc

    eXc New Member

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    Hello, i am Christian from germany. I am instructor at a big automotive parts supplier and interested in new projects. As i play sims since i can walk this is now the time to get a new challenge. Hope to as much information as i need to complete my new project.
    Best regards Christian
  9. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @eXc.

    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.
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  10. gftony

    gftony New Member

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    Hi im Artur Im from Poland and i just buy Dofreality P3
  11. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @gftony, you will have some exciting times ahead once you assemble and tune your Dofreality rig.

    We do have a Dofreality specific thread, which will likely be useful: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/low-cost-2dof-3dof-motion-simulator-dof-reality.8570/

    There is also a dedicated section for assistance for people using the Pro license, which you will have with your Dofreality rig: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/simtools-pro-entertainment-version.176/

    If you want to start your own thread the please do so in the commercial rig section: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/commercial-simulators-and-peripherie.52/
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  12. Saldash

    Saldash New Member

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    Hi
    I'm a new member and I'm glad to find this site.
    I signed up here after I searched for 3 hours to find a good source for building a 720 degrees flight motion simulator, with no success. (just like the one in the picture) A motion simulator with limitless rotation and turning ability which should have only two powerful electric motors. one for banking and the other for elevation. I even found the solution for limitless rotating electrical connection ( slip ring ) after alot of search. I have no problem with mechanical parts and making the frame but I don't know how to do the electrical things so any help and information will be appreciated.

    With respect
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  13. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @Saldash.

    There are often questions about 360° motion simulators, but rarely fully completed examples because of the cost and complexity: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=site:xsimulator.net+360&ia=web

    Taking a different path @dontcarefilmer and did a sensible thing in developing a prototype working model of a 360° motion simulator to both work out the practicalities and refine the code needed to work with SimTools, see here for details: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/prototype-pitch-roll-full-rotation.5804/

    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 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/
  14. jaimepacheco94

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    Hello I am from spain i am new and i love simraces I have 23 years and I want to do a motion sim for playstation 4 I am really noob and I need a lot of help, have a nice day.
  15. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @jaimepacheco94.

    Check out 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 the FAQ section covers many detailed build related topics: 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/

    There is a few PS4 UDP motion plugins.

    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.
  16. Wattepausch

    Wattepausch New Member

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    Hello, my name is Martin, i am 27 years old and i come from Austria. I´d like to build a model of a 6DOF motion platform, based on Arduino, 6 RC-Servos using SimTools and FSX. Is there a german Forum-Corner, because my english is not the best.

    Thank you for this very very very extensive forum.

    Martin
  17. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @Wattepausch.

    You can dual language post if you include English via Google Translate. It saves other members time trying to work out who may need help and who is just posting a comment.

    We have bi-lingual speakers from many different language groups so if Google Translate really messes it up they can help clarify what was intended.

    The FAQs are a great place to start and cover most common topics: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    The FAQ even have code and information about a RC 6DOF model you can use with SimTools: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/build-a-working-model-to-test-your-design-ideas.216/

    The demo version of SimTools includes a fulling function plugin for Live For Speed, specifically for testing purposes, but will not run other plugins. A RC model is not eligible for a free DIY SimTools license by a working DIY rig is: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/request-a-free-diy-simtools-2-0-license.262/
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  18. torrifelvr

    torrifelvr New Member

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    Hi , for everyone, i whanted to say hello , i m new on this wonder world of motion and vr simulation, and i must say wow, what i was missing, i can t belive it.
  19. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @torrifelvr.

    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.
  20. reddo

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    High there, Reddo here from Holland. Done some sim racing in the past when the PS2 came out with Gran Turismo 3 and 4 with a Logitech Momo wheel, a racing seat and a very crude setup. Lately, got Raceroom downloaded and fixed the wheel, which is again fun after a long time. Now been looking at doing a proper setup and browsing around. Love this setup



    and with a triple monitor setup and DD wheel that would be awesome. First, going to make a small 6dof platform with RC servo's and an arduino (have a few lying around here) to see how it all works softwarewise, then, maybe, take it a step further...