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  1. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome @SoftKitty, I look forward to following your build thread.
  2. Gary McCaffrey

    Gary McCaffrey New Member

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    Hi guys!

    Gary here from Ireland.
    I started sim racing back in 2002 on a ps2 with a logitech force feedback wheel.
    My cousin and I made a rig, when I was living in Boston out of an old rowing machine, some plywood and a plastic bucket seat bought from Jegs!
    It was Awesome!
    When I moved back home I fully intended to build the MK2 rig, but getting married, kids, and house building ensured that it never happened......
    So last year I bought a new feedback steering wheel and started looking online for ideas for a rig.
    Then I found this site and I've had a headache ever since trying to get my head around finding motors, how to power and control motors etc, etc.
    Anyway I've decided to build a 2Dof that I'll eventually add traction loss, at a later date.
    I'll use Arduino with MMs to keep the cost down and I may use the scissor jack motors as they seem tobe the most cost effective option for me.
    Anyway, I just want to thank everyone involved for all the info (and the headaches!!) and I hope to start a build log in the new year.

    Happy New Year all!!!
  3. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome @Gary McCaffrey.

    You have come to the right place, as 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.
  4. Wixx65-x

    Wixx65-x New Member Gold Contributor

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    Hi!

    New French member!
    I'm 24 and i develop my first 2DOF.
  5. RacingMat

    RacingMat Well-Known Member Gold Contributor

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    Welcome :)
    you can add your location into your profile
    PS: your english is perfect!
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  6. Wixx65-x

    Wixx65-x New Member Gold Contributor

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    Sorry but i'm from Bordeaux ahahah
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  7. Johnk88

    Johnk88 New Member

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    Hi!, new member from Scotland but living in Norway.

    Always played f1/forza games on xbox until last year (2019) i built my first gaming pc.
    Since then mostly play iRacing but also own F1 2019, AC,RF2.

    I joined because i was reading all the posts about direct drive wheels to help with my own build.
    my build is here if anyone wants to look. next plan is to hopefully make some hydraulic pedals to replace my thrustmaster tx pedals.

    Anyway thanks for all the great content you guys put up.
  8. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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  9. MagicMunkyNuts

    MagicMunkyNuts Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

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    Hello there everyone!

    I'm the new guy in town (for now) so I thought I'd introduce myself. I've been a motorsports fan ever since living next to Kyalami GP racetrack back in South Africa when I was 11 years old and woke up to the sound of "Beasts roaring on a Sunday morning" which essentially led me on a 23 year journey to register an account here at XSimulator ;)

    With that said, I've finally settled on the idea of building a motion simulator to augment my love for motorsports and sim-racing. I've settled on a 6DOF with g-Seat combination for my first simulator project.... ever. This should be fun :) I expect this project to take between 12-18 months to complete which gives me some extra time to budget, plan, and learn Fusion 360 on top of actually building something cool (hopefully).

    Anyways, that's enough from me for now. Thanks to everyone who has helped so far, and to anyone else who chooses to help me on this project in the future, you're the real MVP here!

    All the best,

    MagicMunkyNuts.
  10. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome @MagicMunkyNuts.

    That is an ambitious first project and it is great to see you are being realistic with things like the probable project time line.

    If you are looking for information check out 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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  11. Hwoa11

    Hwoa11 New Member

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    hi guys, Hwoa here, long time driving enthusiast. Recently i got my hands on the RC4 rig, and now you can call me an addict :)
    i hope we"ll have a lot of fun and successful troubleshoots together :D
  12. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Last edited: Jan 5, 2020
  13. nornesnaj

    nornesnaj New Member Gold Contributor

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    Hi, my name is Ron i am from the Netherlands.
    Eager to learn the motion stuff :)

    I have a motion platform 4dof+TL
  14. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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  15. Reinhold R

    Reinhold R New Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    I created an account a few months ago, then work got in the way and I completely forgot about introducing myself.

    I have a long-term goal of training to become a commercial helicopter pilot. For the first few years I'll be splitting my work with my current job, flying in the summer, working in my current industry over the winter. To not get rusty during that time I want a solid simulator rig to keep my skills sharp. A 6 DOF platform may be overkill but that's what I'm going for (for now).

    All of this is a long way down the road. First I need my license, then a capable workstation with peripherals, VR setup. The motion platform will be the last step. So bear with me.

    I did have some spare time over the holidays though, so I went ahead and built a 1:10 scale model, which you can check out here.

    It's great to be part of this fantastic community and I'll have a ton of questions once I tackle the full scale rig no doubt.
  16. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome @Reinhold R.

    It looks like you are off to a great start and building a model is a great way to go when it comes to a complex and potentially expensive project.

    I look forward to following the development of your full scale rig.
  17. elpadrino

    elpadrino New Member

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    Hello everyone i m sebastien from France , i ve few decade now hehe , so i ll introduice a bit myself .
    I m doign race track with my car and motor bike i love mecanics ,and i like to learn new stuff ,
    and i m a gamer for long time on pc and mega drive ps1 2 .3 4 but i m playing more on computer . i like flight simulator and car .
    I had a playseat and logitech g25 something like , but when i moved from my parents house
    all my toys dispear and in the same time the internet connection stop working nearly ten years , so now that everything is good , i did my gaming room like a child and finish all so i was looking on a new project for my week end you know .I went to a friend house and he was playing on is sim with real good wheel and that s where i start to think about it , so i start to draw and looking for wish engine and what is good are bad , i was looking on internet and find your forum really interresting many idea people sharing info , if the world was like here will be a good place .
    but one thing cross my mind all the lienar actuator make this noise ? or it can be silent?? because if not i cant say to my wife that i m working no?
    regards
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  18. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome @elpadrino:

    You have come to the right place, as 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/

    You will find that DC motors are much quieter than actuators. Some members have tried soundproofing enclosures for actuators. This is what the SCNs sounds like: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/scn-noise-damening.323/

    Good luck with your project.
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2020
  19. elpadrino

    elpadrino New Member

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    thanks for advise and the links lot of reading in perpective ;)
    , i had see quite few project so now i ve to make a choice , i think with the sound of the game you dont heart it .
    Have great evening
  20. shahm87

    shahm87 New Member

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    Hi friends,

    My name is shar and i am also a new member here. Just have very basic electronics knowledge but very passion to learn.I hope i can learn to built a simulator from basic until success.Thanks :)

    Regards
    Shar
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