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Question Build my own DD Wheel

Discussion in 'DIY peripherals' started by Ruben Miguel, Oct 28, 2018.

  1. Ruben Miguel

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    Hello everyone, I want to make my own direct drive wheel, which hardware and motors recommend
    Thanks
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    Thanks NoorBeast!
    btw the NEMA 23 1.9nm 2.8A is good for an inexpensive project?
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    Stepper motors are no good for FFB wheels as far as I've been able to find, look at the thread @Gadget999 mentioned above.

    If you're on a budget you're probably best off having a belt or gear drive, a basic FFB wheel needs to have 4-5Nm of torque and a motor that can produce that much for DD is expensive.
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    there are plenty of cheap DC motors that can be used for a DD - the first thing a racing driver will do when they use a DD wheel is reduce the power to make it feel more realistic

    look for the ty1020 motor
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    Maybe you wanna see my build. I used MY1016 but using belt driven and they running with MMOS.

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    How do you think a weaker motor would work? I am thinking of using the 150W MY6812 with 1:7.5 belt drive.

    EDIT: Nevermind, 250w MY1016 is only £5 more so much better.
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    So is a dc motor better than a motor stepper or servo motor ?!
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    use a servo or DC motor - a stepper motor is designed to apply power in steps so is not as suitable - but they can be made to work
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    I think 100w motor is better because it is colder and still can result high torque by increasing the ratios..
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    The cost of a good motor needs to be offset against the cost of gears and belts

    It works out better to build a direct drive wheel with a good motor imo
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    Hi guys, so I realized the dc motor and servo motor are good, but the servo motor are very expensive so I will opt for DC
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