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  1. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @Joseph Ozaki.

    It would be great to hear more about your rig.

    When you are ready please start a thread here: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/commercial-simulators-and-peripherie.52/
  2. bob golding

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    hi first post. This is new to me but knew someone who was building his own flight sim about 25 years ago. I am a retired engineer who used to build large tesla coils for a special effect company. just been waiting for the tech to get cheaper. Now, this seems to happening I'm keen to get the pencil? ok laptop out and find some design parameters like actuator specs.
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  3. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @bob golding.

    You have a great background for building a motion rig.

    You will find plenty of helpful information in the FAQs, in particular check out the SimTools, fundamentals of motion and the design sections: 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, ask any questions you have there and detail your project progress: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    Good luck with your project.
  4. secretman

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    Hello, im realy love racing real life , got ok backgrnd, for a long time im thinking to build one aand with all the spair time we got here in quebec, i start to make my own seat

    realy love to make this work, i almost got all i needed in my stuff i just order 3 motor 24v to complete the package, i will start 3dof but probably end on 6 hahahah
  5. Pascal Thanheiser

    Pascal Thanheiser New Member Gold Contributor

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    Hi Guys, my name is Pascal, i am a new member from germany. iam building a F-16 BLK 52 flight sim in full size cockpit and to that we are going to build a racing sim. for that we bought some years ago a hydraulic 6dof motion platform from bosch rexroth. it was used in 2000 on the expo in hannover. its still working but its missing the motion sim. i figured some things out and could get it working with some rc servos due an arduino. now we are looking for some software that we can extract data from the racing sim to our 6 dof. so, thats why i am here and i hope it will be a great time beeing part of this communitiy.

    many greets

    Pascal
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  6. noorbeast

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    Welcome @secretman and @Pascal Thanheiser.

    We are a pretty active and creative bunch around here, so you have come to the right place.

    When getting started it is a good idea to take a look at the FAQs:: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    You can also search for specific topics and examples 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 @secretman please start your own project thread here, ask any questions you have there and detail your project progress: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    @Pascal Thanheiser as your project is based on an existing rig can you please start your thread here: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/commercial-simulators-and-peripherie.52/

    Good luck with your projects.
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  7. secretman

    secretman New Member Gold Contributor

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    dont worry i will start a project when all my base test are good, and tanks for all im pretty shure you have a lot to show i already find amasing help here without be in, a lot to come and lot of fun im shure

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  8. Dwayne Stocks

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    Hi All, im a new member from NSW Australia. Im about half way through my second generation simulator build with my son and im starting to explore movement options. Thing is, our project is a little different from most. It involves the whole car. Unfortunately, this limits my options with respect to movement somewhat. Trying to move something with around 500kg per corner at a reasonable speed will be a bit challenging..... Not sure if I should be looking at linear actuators or maybe hydraulics, but it also has to operate on an off-grid solar system (energy efficient) as I don't have mains power where I live. So here I am....

    I have all the pictures for a complete build thread so far. I have steering and most of the pedals sorted so they use the real car components and have the right feel. I have most of the gearbox side of things worked out as well (although that isnt quite finished yet).

    I will start posting everything up soon for those that are intrigued.

    cheers

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  9. noorbeast

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    Will do. Thanks for the heads up
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  11. winch20010

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    Hello,

    I leave in france and want to start a new rig for flight sims. I see a lot of interesting projects and try now to choose my platform.

    I see this is really active, and really thank you in advance for your support !

    all the best.
  12. RacingMat

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    @winch20010 welcome! indeed, the forum is very active and you'll find more attractive ideas than time to make them!!
    From which region are you from?
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    winch20010 New Member

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    I leave close to Annecy.

    doing flight sims for many years and now just got the hp reverb g2 who is really not bad, i nees to move forward with a new dimension of flight
  14. noorbeast

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    Welcome @winch20010.

    I had the pleasure of visiting Annecy when I was last in Europe, with Covid that seems like a lifetime ago, rather than a couple of years.

    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/

    When you are ready please start your own project thread here, ask any questions you have there and detail your project progress: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    Good luck with your project.
  15. Pat Regan

    Pat Regan New Member

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    Hi! New here; first post.

    Me: old guy; technologies oriented; retired CFI; into WWI air combat sims since 1997; presently flying IL2-Flying Circus and P3D; recently received a Pro-Flight PUMA helicopter simulator, YAW VR motion platform, and SimX S-5 actuators and 3DOF electronics: not operational yet but hopefully soon.

    My goal with the YAW is to get it to fly IL2-Flying Circus. I see there's a plug-in for IL2 Forgotten Battles and I'm hoping FC will also work with that. If not, I'd like to see if we can somehow make a Flying Circus plug-in happen.

    My goal with the SimXperience components is a prototype 3-axis motion simulator for IL2 - Flying Circus and P3D. (Sim Commander does not presently work with IL2 but I'm told they are working on it.)

    All contributions graciously and gratefully accepted! :)

    VBR,

    Pat
  16. noorbeast

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    Welcome @Pat Regan.

    When you are ready please start a new thread in the Commercial sections and add all of your experimentation and questions there: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/commercial-simulators-and-peripherie.52/

    You won't know until you try but I suspect IL2 Forgotten Battles likely won't work, as it is pointer based and any changes to those will break the plugin.

    Likely your best bet is to use the generic Joystick plugin: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/joystick-plugin.6160/

    See the FAQs on how to extend the Joystick plugin with vjoy: https://www.xsimulator.net/communit...otion-plugin-and-vjoy-controller-mapping.387/
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  17. adidyan

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    Hello everyone !
    Adidyan from Lyon, France here.
    I got interested in simulators a few months back, and I started to build my own simple 2DOF simulator. I will soon do a post about it in the forum :)
    For a 1st sim rig, I was not looking for the most realistic simulator possible, but more like a fun and cheap (as much as possible) game.
    There are a lot of valuable information in this community that helped me, so, thanks :)
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  18. noorbeast

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    Hey Everyone,

    Michael from Vienna here , after build my SFX100 , i wann upgrade this to an 6DOF :) so i guess i am here on the
    right place ;)

    thanks to be here and also got some help

    regards Michael
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