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body weight with motion simulator

Discussion in 'New users start here - FAQ' started by GDP1975, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. GDP1975

    GDP1975 New Member

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    Hi , i have a small problem,
    im 2 meter and my weight is 176kg
    i want to build a motion simulator so a read a lot and all kind of post and i've seen hundred pictures and videos of custom stractures but i cound not found any post about weight.
    My weight is a problem ? if anyone knows anything about this matter plz answer because id like to build one.
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  3. RacingMat

    RacingMat Well-Known Member Gold Contributor

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    Welcome GDP1975!

    In simracing, weight is not a issue! lighter pilots are not necessarily faster! ;)

    For your sim building, you will only need a higher budget to get some stronger motors.
    What is your budget ?

    Mat
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    I have tested 30kg to 140 kg on my frames and design , weight of driver and weight of frame have to be considered. A heavier driver is fine as long as factors are taken into account.
    @Historiker has shown with 12v boat winch motors and JRKS that a full frame with a larger chap can be done no problems though.
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    eaorobbie Well-Known Member Staff Member SimTools Developer Gold Contributor

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    My Motion Simulator:
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    Weight is a big factor when building sim, specially in a full frame build.
    I would have to recommend a seatmover frame only or Im afraid you might be stuck with 240v or noisy winchs.
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  7. GDP1975

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    TY all :)
    money is no issue for me @RacingMat ( at the moment because i live in Greece :D )
    I want to build my first sim,
    i dont want to buy my first sim ;)
    thats why "weight" was my first question.
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    You live in Greece and have money? Granted its only what I have seen on the news, but you must be the rare one over there.
    Anyhoo, we have suggested a few things, next step is make a thread here or in DIY sim projects and put up a design idea if you have one.
    We have people here with a LOT of experience and they have built many a design for themselves or helped other develop a simulator.
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    Historiker Dramamine Adict Staff Member Moderator Gold Contributor

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    I did not use JRKs, used an Arduino and a couple of Pololu 755 motor drivers instead.

    As to weight, I too am very large and am using a full sled including the monitor. The movement is enough to rattle my brain (insert joke here). :)
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