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Question Considering going to 6dof. Very space limited. Size VS range?

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Building Q&A / FAQ' started by Trigen, Jul 3, 2020.

  1. Trigen

    Trigen Active Member

    Nov 25, 2018
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    My Motion Simulator:
    2DOF, 3DOF, DC motor, Arduino

    I've been going down this rabbit hole for a while now and since im very space constrained i've discounted the thought of ever doing a 6 dof platform. Since i do fly and drive it would be a good thing to build and looking at it though it shouldnt really take that much more space?

    Currently i got a P1x from simlab and when i put the SFX100 on it it will be as big as i can go The space i got to work with is about 11.4m x 1.4m but i can move it slightly into the room if i put it on casters. Perhaps just a couple in front and use a lever to move it around.

    Im curious what the smallest for factor one could get away with and still have a good range? Will 150mm be fine? thats the range of my SFX and it would be good to re purpose as a folding belt drive if needed. Might sell them and go Silent chills route too

    Also there is the stiffness. its not super important but since i have a Simucube 2 direct drive it needs some stiffness.

    Has any of you gone down this route? How is Yaw/ traction loss on a 6 dof with small range?
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2020
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  3. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

    Jul 13, 2014
    Innovative tech specialist for NGOs
    St Helens, Tasmania, Australia
    +9,243 / 46 / -2
    My Motion Simulator:
    3DOF, DC motor, JRK