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DCS Motion Rig 3DOF

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by A2Moonclaw, Feb 29, 2024.

  1. A2Moonclaw

    A2Moonclaw New Member

    Feb 29, 2024
    +0 / 0 / -0
    Hey all! I am looking for any advice and instruction on how to build a motion rig for DCS World. I have 3 linear actuators available from a friend and plenty of wood. I am also in the process of trying to make a full F14 cockpit for the motion rig. I am completely new at this and have done a little reading but besides that not much. To my knowledge it seems that with 3 actuators I get 3DOF: pitch, roll and heave. I don’t know too much about the specifications of the actuators since they are with my friend but they are from the brand Parker and the model number is EMX070204 if that helps. Not sure what else to put here so I’m going to leave it at this. Thanks in advance!
  2. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

    Jul 13, 2014
    Innovative tech specialist for NGOs
    St Helens, Tasmania, Australia
    +10,778 / 52 / -2
    My Motion Simulator:
    3DOF, DC motor, JRK
    You will likely have to find out more about the actuators, including what controller they use and what protocol the communicate with.

    A 3DOF can give you pitch, roll, sway which is the opposite of roll, heave and simulated surge using the pitch axis. Software like SimTools can mix those on the fly, according to the motion profile that is created for each game.

    You will find plenty of helpful information in the FAQs to get you started: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    Use the Enhanced Google Search on the Recent page to find related 3DOF projects of interest: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/find-new/posts?recent=1

    Here is one currently being built: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/3dof-dc-brush-motor-actuators.18559/unread

    If something sounds odd then look it up in the glossary: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/glossary-of-acronyms-and-names.66/