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

  1. Fil140

    Fil140 New Member

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    Hi, my name is Phil, I have been sim racing for20+ years but I've never been in a position to step into motion. I have an 8020 racing rig with a csw2.5wheel and shifter, H.E Ultimate pedals, dual ramair duct wind simulator, 6 aura ast transducers and 3 adx transducers, and nice snug sparco LF2000 bucket seat. My next challenge is to find more immersion through a seat harness tensioner and maybe some sort of motion........ Be ready for lots of questions guys!
    Thanks in advance.
    Phil IMG_3132.jpg
  2. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome @Fil140, your rig looks like a great foundation.

    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 to get you started, in particular check out the design section: 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/

    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. Skerper

    Skerper New Member

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    Been lurking here on and off for a while but I don't think I've ever introduced myself...

    I'm Skerper; I live in Japan and play iRacing.

    Currently I have a static rig with a wind sim and 8 seat-side Dayton bass shakers (as in, I sit directly on them).

    I have a Sim Lab P1-X on order, which I intend to add motion to with a PT-Actuator 3dof kit.
  4. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome @Skerper.

    When you are ready please start your own project thread and share your current rig and subsequent motion upgrades.
  5. IgorDOFRealH2

    IgorDOFRealH2 DOF Reality H2 is the Best

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    hello everyone
    im new here and looking forward to many years of discussions
  6. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome @IgorDOFRealH2.

    You have come to the right place, there is a really active community here who freely give of their time and expertise.

    There is a specific DSOFreality thread in the Commercial section: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/low-cost-2dof-3dof-motion-simulator-dof-reality.8570/

    The is also a specific section for Pro SimTools licensees: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/simtools-pro-entertainment-version.176/

    If you want to learn more 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: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/commercial-simulators-and-peripherie.52/
  7. João Castanho

    João Castanho New Member

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    Hey guys.

    My name is João and I'm new to the site.

    I'm a teacher and I'll be building a 2 dof simulator seat with my students.
    I'll try to post progress pictures.

    In the mean time, if anyone has some beginners tips please let me know. I'm in the process of gathering information.

    Is there anyone here in the same situation. By that I mean, working with students?

    Thanks.
  8. João Castanho

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    Is that your setup?

    Cool!!!
  9. pmvcda

    pmvcda aka FlyPT

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    Are you from Portugal?
  10. João Castanho

    João Castanho New Member

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    Yap!
  11. pmvcda

    pmvcda aka FlyPT

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    Teacher for what year and course?
    I'm in Alentejo.
    Lucky students...
  12. Robero

    Robero New Member

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    Hi everyone, I am Roberto, I have been following you for a couple of months and now I have decided to try to get me a 2 dof station.
    I think that here I will find everything I need for my project.
  13. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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  14. Petemnz

    Petemnz Member Gold Contributor

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    Hi,
    I'm Peter new here, love the site. I started building last weekend and ordering parts. I'm from Auckland, New Zealand.
  15. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome @Petemnz.

    When you are ready please start your own project threads here, that way members can offer advice and suggestions, including about possible parts: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/commercial-simulators-and-peripherie.52/

    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/

    Good luck with your project.
  16. Petemnz

    Petemnz Member Gold Contributor

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    Thanks @noorbeast, I've started a project thread - welded the frame, waiting for motors and power supplier to arrive. Cheers
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  17. jabiqq

    jabiqq New Member

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    Hi guys,

    I have just registered after doing a bit of research and just pulling the trigger on an order of Prosimu T1000 3DOF; I was seriously considering DOF Reality H6 rig, but concluded that Prosimu is overall a better product. Now awaiting delivery & I`ll be looking to order Simtools - I guess I need just the basic DIY licence? More research for me to do in the coming days. I'm planning to use T1000 with T300RS / TH8A / T3PA Pro and iRacing. I'm based in Birmingham, UK.

    Cheers,
    Victor
  18. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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  19. Richh999

    Richh999 New Member

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    Hi,

    I'm Rich, from the UK, in London/near London depending on day of the week.

    A bit about me, I've grown up on a farm so have been building things since I could walk, have a mid engined RWD classic mini I built from nothing. Very comfortable to build mechanical things and also handy with a soldering iron on basic stuff, the smaller little fiddly bits not so much. Due to being half the time on a farm I have a pretty extensive workshop so should make building this not too hard. Famous last words. Ha

    Studied Mechanical Engineering and was then building and CNCing (full 5 axis programming) composite parts, mainly carbon. The programming side of things with the sim will be my weakest area but have recently been learning to program PIC chips, not helpful here unfortunately.

    Looking to build a 6DOF sim based off of FlyPT design. Happy with building the thing, it's more then getting it to talk to the PC correctly which I haven't quite yet got my head around how it all interfaces with each to actually move.

    Will start a build log soon in the forums as I've already started ordering parts to build the actuators. Hopefully this will go well.
  20. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome @Richh999.

    Sounds like you have a pretty good skill set for motion sim building.

    A 6DOF is not beyond a newcomer, but it is a substantial project and not one top dive into too quickly. Spend plenty of time researching, planning and asking sensible questions, long Before you start ordering parts.

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

    Good luck with your project.
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