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Building a better mousetrap

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by Brightonuk, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. Brightonuk

    Brightonuk New Member

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    I have scraped the Wood base in favor of an all aluminum frame the wood concept was bulky and heavy also the sim was moving on the base and falling off.
    I will keep the movable cockpit (forward and back) concept and modify the front dome mount to accommodate the larger 60 dome I am going to install.

    The build is all from 8020 lite and ultra lite 15 series to make this light enough to move but when I put my weight in the seat it should be stable.
    While I have kept the basic Frex style it only has about 4 extrusions left from the original kit.
    I will be using 8020 anchors for all the joints I still need to mill out the extrusions to accept the anchors but it will make for a cleaner looking rig.
    I will update this thread as I progress 3_4 View Old 2.JPG Seat View Forward .JPG IMG_1414.JPG IMG_1373.JPG IMG_1378.JPG

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  3. kubing

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    vey nice job.. :D
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    Hi. I am just changed my cockpit to mobile..I'm put six roller with locker so I can move it if I want use my triple screen for another purpose and easy to cleaning :D

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    how much you spend for it? look awesome to me :)
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    I think some of these pics should be considered as art! Matte aluminium profiles, glossy floor tiles and a black/red bucket seat makes a very good looking combination! How about those wheels, is the rig stable with them locked?