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Could someone review the parts list for my first 6DOF?

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Building Q&A / FAQ' started by _Gus, May 31, 2019.

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    _Gus New Member

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    Hello!

    Over the upcoming months my plan is to build a 6DOF rig for VR racing and flight sim. I first want to thank all of the awesome people who post their projects here on the forum, as it has given me a ton of inspiration, and been a big help to me so far! Before I begin pulling the trigger on purchases, I would appreciate if some of you could take a look at the parts I'm planning on using. A lot of the items I found via the FAQ section here, but others I've found on my own.

    Construction (wood frame)
    1. Threaded rods (6x) ($9.06 ea.) ($54.36 total) - link
    2. Rod joints (12x) ($9.40 ea.) ($112.80 total) - link
    3. Wood, glue, and screws from home depot or similar
    Electronics
    1. Motors, 35-55RPM, 60NM, 80W (6x) ($61.50 ea., $19.00 ea. shipping) ($483.00 total) - link
    2. Motor controller (6x) - I need a reputable Monster Moto dealer, if anyone has suggestions
    3. Hall pots (6x) ($16.59 ea.) ($99.54 total) - link
    4. 450W power supply (2x) ($19.05 ea.) ($38.10 total) - link

    I'm sure I've forgotten a million things which I'll either find along the way, or hopefully be reminded about here, but this is what I have so far. My biggest questions are about the motors--they're sold by a eBay seller who was linked to in the FAQ here, and he seems to have been on eBay for a long time, and have awesome reviews, but they almost seem too good to be true...if anyone has thoughts on them I would appreciate hearing about it!
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    Youre thoughts about the motors are richt 60nm at 35/55 rpm and 80watt is inpossible, 6nm makes more sence
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    80w isn't impossible. An efficient motor could get 1nm for every 1w I think