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  1. Richh999

    Richh999 New Member

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    Thanks,

    I've spent the last 2 weeks reading lots of threads on 6DOF sims. They do seem like it is possible to build as long as it is properly planned, although Silentchill seemed to defy this logic successfully however not quite wanting to go through the pain he has so looking forward to trying to build something.

    I thought I should add that this will mainly be used for flying, I hold a PPL(H) so looking forward to getting some heli simming done. I'll be adding VR although not sure what headset to go with, I want decent quality but also usable so will have to read up some threads on motion track for these too and which are best, there are a couple of new ones so might wait till I pull the trigger on one of those too.

    Thanks for welcoming and will do lots of searching before asking any new questions.
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  2. Diving Delica

    Diving Delica New Member

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    Hi All
    Simply blown away with the information on this site. i now have actuators, all electronics and am starting on temporary base frames and top frame for testing for a 6DOF system. Cant wait.
  3. Dani

    Dani New Member Gold Contributor

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    Hi. I'm Dani from spain and now I'm a proud owner of YAW VR motion simulator. I purchased simtools and paid for one year plugin acces and started to mess with DCS, X-Plane and Elite Dangerous.
    I made two videos showing my first tests with DCS Yaw VR and HTC Vive VR headset if someone is interested.

    Here is the link to the last one:
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  4. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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  5. lucaeff

    lucaeff New Member

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    hello to all
    i'm Luca from italy
  6. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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  7. WalkerYYJ

    WalkerYYJ Member

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    Hey all,
    Commercial guy here. We've been building custom force feedback hardware for sim applications for quite a few years now and have done some work a few larger 6DOF platforms (Moog, Bosch, Parker Hannifin). Currently putting together a scale model of a device based on some magnetic actuator tech that we think will hit a few pain points we've seen others have in the past. We've found some good insight here in the past and hope to post some progress pics/get suggestions as we work away on this little project!

    I'll be sure we keep progress pics in the commercial section.
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  8. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @WalkerYYJ, I will look forward to your progress posts.
  9. Rebischung

    Rebischung New Member

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    comment faire pour se presenter , ou cliquez exactement ?
  10. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @Rebischung.

    Please be aware that you can dual language post but it is part of the Forum Rules that you also include English, doing so via Google Translate is fine: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/forum-rules.9527/

    I have taken the liberty of doing that translation for you:
    English Google Translation:
    how to present yourself, or click exactly?

    This thread is just to say hi.

    If you are looking for information check out the FAQs: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    The FAQs includes a section on how to use this site and its features: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/forum-tips.14/category

    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.
  11. Zack VeeAr

    Zack VeeAr New Member

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    Hi All. I am planning to build my very first 2DOF rig. But I am not good at technical.
  12. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @Zack VeeAr.

    Most of us started where you are now. Luckily 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.
  13. Oz_gadget

    Oz_gadget New Member

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    G'day Gentlemen

    I've been looking around this site in awe & with some trepidation, as I am keen to build a 6DoF platform but not sure where to start, still working out what I need to know and most importantly learning what I didn't know I needed to know.... :blush

    I'm trying to document my process so that I might answer some of the more 'dumb' questions for those that might follow me, hopefully removing some strain from the moderators.

    I'm a former helicopter pilot (medically retired) and now can only fly sims, so I'd like to increase the immersion with a motion platform to compliment the VR. Im obviously on a pension, so dont really have the cash to throw around learning from my own mistakes and hope to lean on the more knowledgable here to limit my R&D cash burn

    Im not an engineer, nor overly electronically savvy, but I have some mates locally that can give me guidance too, I've spent the last 25 years in IT though, I have a very steep learning curve ahead of me, but I hope to be able to achieve my goal.

    I dont need latest greatest bleeding edge.... I simply want to build something that will hold/carry my barge arse and toss it about a bit, scaled with some longevity.
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2019
  14. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @Oz_gadget.

    A 6DOF is an ambitious first project, so it pays to do plenty of research before diving in, including deciding between DIY or commercial actuators.

    You will find plenty of helpful information in the FAQs to get you started, in particular check out the 6DOF section: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    Do go through existing member projects for specific ideas or inspiration and start with the newest builds, as members have made a lot of innovative progress with 6DOF rigs: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    You can 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 6DOF project.
  15. Oldiron

    Oldiron Oldiron Gold Contributor

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    Hello World.
    We are slowly advancing toward a 3DOF Simulator. If this ever materializes next exit would be 6DOF. Right now we try to get a rc servo platform to work with AMC Kickstarter Ed and Pololu. We dont have a clue and millions of questions. Thanks to Thanos the great, who really invests a lot of his limited energy into his controllers and the noobs that are messing with them - like us...
    Regards
    Stefan
  16. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome.

    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 3DOF project.
  17. Che Franklin

    Che Franklin im alot brighter than i look.. Gold Contributor

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    i have know idea if i did the right or in the right spot:
    im NEW to forums..
    id like to say thanks for this ive been thinking about this project for a long time.

    its built and the motion works when i click the buttons on the actuators i get the desired affect ....but i have questions on how to send the data (data;))and control these "contacts"
    im thinking a relay? but idk.
    i have NOT purchased electronics .. hope you all can help
    thx for the add,

    Respectfully:

    Che' TheFIG Franklin
  18. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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  19. Zef

    Zef New Member

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    Hi!

    After discovering the Xsimulator forums I gotten new motivation to build by 2DOF rig. Managed yesterday to dig out my Motion dynamics motors I ordered last time I got the idea of building a 2DOF simulator, proved to be almost 7 years ago on the day I ordered them... Anyways now I am highly motivated, started sourcing parts again and also managed to get a friend at work to join the project.

    Some short info about me, I am living in Gothenburg, Sweden and working as an electronic engineer in the automotive industry for some 10 years, currently developing hybrid systems. Interested in race cars and own more cars than I have space for. My fun cars are; BMW e36 325i (race car), Nissan Skyline R34 GTT (summer daily) and Nissan Skyline R32 GTR (enthusiast). Occasionally helping out a friend with 8 hours endurance racing on the weekends, all from repairs to refuelling.

    Looking forward to many interesting and rewarding discussions with you guys!

    /Tomas Gustafsson
  20. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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