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  1. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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    Welcome @FireEck.

    We have a thread dedicated to the DOFreality rig: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/low-cost-2dof-3dof-motion-simulator-dof-reality.8570/

    We also have support threads for commercial licensed rigs: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/simtools-pro-entertainment-version.176/

    You may also find the VR thread of interest: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/vr-headsets-and-sim-gaming-virtual-reality.160/

    If you are looking for SimTools, Game Vibe and other related tweaking information or tips then check out the FAQs: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    If you want to start your own thread to show off your rig then you can do that here: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/commercial-simulators-and-peripherie.52/
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    Hi all, I thought it would be nice to introduce myself, as I stumbled upon this forum as I was looking for a specific second hand part on google which brought me to this forum. I am from the Netherlands and I enjoy the DCS simulator modules (especially the KA-50 and planning to focus on the F18 coming out soon) and I have been tinkering around with my CNC mill to produce my own full force feedback joystick with beep-trim, force-release trim and follow-up trim.

    I am currently improving my CNC mill to increase production speeds of parts and therefore still play with the Thrustmaster Warthog and Oculus Rift for now.

    I have never seen this forum before, but surely once things have come together more(I am currently building and designing the clutch for force trim release) I will upload a few bits and bobs. I have finished the programming of several arduinos to communicate and extract information from DCS to translate speed and air density into control forces (particularly for fixed wing aircraft) and every device (cyclic/stick, throttle/collective and pedals) with it's own arduino to communicate with a master Arduino.

    My goal is to get the most realistic set and feel as possible to improve the flight experience but also to keep costs affordable (hence designing clutch myself instead of buying expensive elektro-magnetic clutches).

    I am lucky to work in the aviation industry so I feel priviliged to be able to do a lot of research how things work in the ' real world' .

    Looking forward to hear your feedback in the future!
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  3. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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  4. Chewwie2

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    Hello All,
    My name is Chewwie2 (Greg) and live in Calgary A.B. Canada. I recently joined the community and have started on a build. At the mini prototype stage now.
    I have designed and built a small unit for testing purposes. So far I have been somewhat successful, now I am at the point where my code skills (which are nearly nil) are useless.
    My design is one of 3 motors. Does anyone have any idea how or if I can use micro servos with Arduino and Sim Tools to tune and view my mini rig in full motion? I would greatly appreciate any help, please and thanks.
    Also thanks to everyone for the great posts.

    Peace, Chewwie2.
  5. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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  6. Chewwie2

    Chewwie2 Race Enthusiast Gold Contributor

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    Oh yes, thank you Noorbeast. I will look at these links that you have provided me. I will post and show my project soon. Just do not want to loom like a total @$&. So many thanks again for all the help here.

    Chewwie2.
  7. M.Giulini

    M.Giulini New Member Gold Contributor

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    Ciao piloti sim io sono Marco, uso il sim dinamico da un paio di anni, adesso vorrei provare il mio 3dof, ora 2 dof perché ho bruciato un motore, con schede Spy01 con simtools che mi sembra un ottimo prodotto più frendly rispetto ad xsim. Avrò bisogo del vostro aiuto...
  8. noorbeast

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    Google Translate -
    Hello sim drivers I'm Marco, I use the dynamic sim for a couple of years, now I would try my 3dof, now 2 dof because I burned a motor, with Spy01 cards with simtools that seems like a great product more frendly than xsim. I will have your help ...

    Welcome @M.Giulini

    You can duel language post but it is part of the Forum Rules that you also include an English translation: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/forum-rules.9527/

    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.

    You will find a whole section in the FAQs dedicated to setting up and tweaking SimTools: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/simtools-settings-tips-and-tricks.18/category

    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.
  9. kingwinkie

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    Hi

    Just another new person :)

    Just working through the faq and forum posts. I will say there are a lot of "google holes" to go down (searching for "would you like to know more")

    Every post I read, I learn more.

    I need to learn more before I start asking questions.
  10. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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    Welcome @kingwinkie.

    The rabbit hole is indeed deep but there is a wealth of member information to help get you started and the community here gives freely of their time and expertise.

    Doing some research and planning is time well spent, and the Xsimulator.net community can help you out as you formulate your ideas about what you want to build and even where you can source parts from. A bit of research and consultation will save you a lot of time, money and frustration.

    I look forward to following your build thread once you get started.
  11. kingwinkie

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    Yes you had a very nice build thread.

    I am a firm believer in "fast, easy, cheap, then pick 2" Just still at the point of what do I build (rig) verse what can I source locally /what do I have I have to buy.

    Just still at the point of figuring out what I don't know (verses what I should (know))
  12. noorbeast

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    Not a bad principle!

    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, Hall Sensors, motors, JRKs, Sabertooths, Arduinos and Motor Monsters and more: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    There is a glossary for common acronyms, which will help you decipher some descriptions: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/glossary-of-acronyms-and-names.66/

    Have a play with SimCalc to help you get your head around some of the design related physics: https://www.xsimulator.net/communit...e-linear-speed-and-forces-of-your-design.270/

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

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    Hi Everyone, another new member today! I played Asseto Corsa at a friends house in VR and am hooked. He didn't have a motion sim but I am dead keen on getting one up and running to mod his system, then apply the concept to my own future setup ;)

    I harassed noorbeast on Reddit today and now I'm here to do my research and start a build thread. I'm a mechanical engineering technologist so I want to put a lot of effort into designing a product that fulfills the "haptic feedback" motion platform idea--short travel, high force movements--while being easy to build and inexpensive.

    Anyway, I'll be poking around and asking lots of questions, so sorry in advance ;) And thanks for making so many resources available for this endeavour. See y'all around!
  14. noorbeast

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    Thanks for the warm welcome noor. I'll be digging deep into the archives of discussions and projects. Always best to build on the shoulders of those who have gone before, then sprinkle a little personal pizazz in once things seem to be doing what they're supposed to. At least that's what I'm going to try to do, instead of building a whole system from scratch.
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  16. Neo_One

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    Hallo ich bin Sven aus Deutschland mitlerweilen fahre ich 5 Jahre Sim.
    Natürlich hat sich der "Rennplatz" immer weiter entwickelt bis ich dann Ende 2017 anfing mein ersten 2Dof Motion zu bauen.
    Werde diesen kleinen Bericht meines Motion noch erstellen da ich nun soweit bin das die Hardware fertig ist mit der Softwareverkabelung und erste Versuche ohne die X-Sim Software machen konnte.
  17. noorbeast

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    Hello I am Sven from Germany mitlerunter I drive Sim for 5 years. Of course, the "racing place" has continued to evolve until I began in late 2017 to build my first 2Dof Motion. Will this little report of my Motion still create because I am so far now that the hardware is done with the software cabling and first attempts without the X-Sim software could do.

    Welcome @Neo_One.

    Please be aware that you can dual language post but it is part of the Forum Rules that you also include an English translation: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/forum-rules.9527/

    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.

    If you are seeking build, hardware and software information to get you started, then look in the FAQs: 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/

    Good luck with your project.
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  18. dyuji

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    Hi there! I'm electrical engineer I live in Sao Paulo Brazil and I love to have fun with DIY projects envolving electronics, programming and simulation. My main knowledge is in embedded electronic , C programming and communication stacks. I'm looking forward to learn more with you guys. Cheers!
  19. noorbeast

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    Welcome @dyuji.

    You have some useful core skills.

    Doing some research and planning is time well spent, and the community here can help you out as you formulate your ideas about what you want to build and even where you can source parts from.

    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, the members here give freely of both their time and expertise.
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  20. mac_peck

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    Bonjour à tous,
    Je suis nouveau et du Nord Est de la france
    j'ai decidé de me lancer dans la construction d'un simulateur 6 DOF en version mini dans un premier temps avant d'envisager un model plus important. Je joue à ProjectCar2.0 et essentiellement X-plane11.
    @+

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    Hello everyone,
    I am new and from the North East of France.
    I decided to start building a simulator 6 DOF mini version at first before considering a larger model. I play ProjectCar2.0 and essentially X-plane11.
    @ +
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