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

  1. Neill Humphrey

    Neill Humphrey New Member

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    Hello my name is Neill. I am looking to start my first project of a FFB yoke with Arduino for Xplane11.
    I am a metal fabricator and welder so am able to produce most mechanical components for my projects but have never messed around with electronics or programming, so here I am ready to jump in the deep end!
  2. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome @DesmoGiec.

    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 of helpful information in the FAQs: 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 threads here: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    Good luck with your project.
  3. Cripple

    Cripple New Member

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    Evening All,

    Newbie here, although been lurking and reading for a few years on and off. After my experiences with a static spitfire cockpit sim, I'm looking to build my next (Harrier) 'pit as motion-capable from the ground up. After drooling over the hexapod stuff, I managed to convince myself to start smaller - thinking a (relatively) straight-forward 2-dof, foot-mount wiper-motor & jrk, flight pit for use with VR (rift) and DCS. Can solder, used to be able to code many years ago (but would rather avoid it), can't weld (3rd floor flat too), and am thinking that aluminium extrusion (3030?) is the way to go for the framework...

    Look forward to learning more and getting stuck in. :)
  4. FelfelX

    FelfelX New Member

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    Another newbie with a 6DOF rig from DOF Reality. If anyone else has a 6DOF rig I would welcome any setting up tips and pointers.
  5. mream

    mream New Member Gold Contributor

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    Hello hello from Virginia! Just got two new racing simulators with VR headsets. See you on the track!
  6. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome @Cripple, @FelfelX and @mream.

    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 of helpful information in the FAQs: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    You can go through existing member projects for specific ideas or inspiration: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    Or search for specific types of projects using the Google Custom Search function on the Recent page: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/find-new/posts?recent=1

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

    There is a dedicated thread for DOFreality rigs: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/low-cost-2dof-3dof-motion-simulator-dof-reality.8570/

    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 projects.
  7. GWiz

    GWiz New Member

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    Hi, I'm also a newbie. I've had a wheel and pedals for several years and enjoy racing in VR (Oculus). I'm considering jumping in with both feet and getting a DOF P6. The more I read on here, the more I'm wanting to stretch my budget!
  8. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    My Motion Simulator:
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  9. BWM

    BWM New Member

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    Hello, I am a SFX100 4 Dof motion platform owner but want to ad a traction loss module to it.
    this cannot be done with my existing Arduino Leonardo, and I want a second
    controller to use 5e DOF for tractionloss .
    I'am using " Simfeedback " for it so I have no code
    Thus I want to buy Simtools if somebody can give me source code for second controller ?
  10. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome @BMW.

    You will find plenty of helpful information in the FAQs: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    That includes various code options for Arduinos: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/arduino-code-for-use-with-various-hardware-and-simtools.31/

    But I would suggest you start with the SMC3 code, as it has a handing configurations app: http://www.xsimulator.net/community...3dof-motor-driver-and-windows-utilities.4957/

    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 threads here: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    Good luck with your project.