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Building my own motion rig

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Building Q&A / FAQ' started by Kevin Elmes, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. Kevin Elmes

    Kevin Elmes New Member

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    Hi, so I have got the idea that I want a motion simulator! But, I’m at a loss of knowing what’s best to buy to start the build.
    I know I want a 220v AC motor but not sure what sort to go for..? Also do I go with the push rod system (as I like to call it, spider legs design) Or actuators? So many more questions I could ask but your help would be appreciated!

    can you give me ideas of what’s good and what’s not, on building your own motion simulator? Money is not to much of an issue but would still like to try and keep it cheap!

    Thanks in advance..

    Kevin
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    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    My Motion Simulator:
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    Doing some research before getting in too deep is time well spent.

    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/

    Good luck with your project.
  4. Kevin Elmes

    Kevin Elmes New Member

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    Thanks for links.. It was all the research that started getting me at a loss..
    I can’t decide what’s better to use etc..
    I will continue to look into a lot of it all but just wanted to see And hear others ideas and opinions..

    But again thanks for the links I know they will be helpful.. ☺️
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    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Whats good and whats not is somewhat a relative type of question. All motion rigs have their pros and cons, and you also need to consider your skill set, budget, project complexity and parts accessibility. You really do need to pin it down a bit more.