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Diablo2112's 4-axis SFX-100 build

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by diablo2112, Jul 2, 2019.

  1. diablo2112

    diablo2112 Member

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    My Motion Simulator:
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    Excess cable is coiled up inside the Nave case. I haven't noticed the controllers getting hot at all, they seem to run quite cool. No problems with this setup since July 2019.
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  2. Nick Moxley

    Nick Moxley Well-Known Member

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    My Motion Simulator:
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    Having accidentally left my Driver power on for 24 hours, i popped the lid off my Nearly sealed Enclosure ( simple Wire exit holes on the bottom side of case) And the Drivers were warm, but No where close to being Hott or in danger,

    Curious as well @Luka Usenicnik Do you also do the parts for the Item24 stuff ?
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  3. Extremier

    Extremier New Member

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    Congratulations !!! This is a fantastic Master Peace !!!
    Really got me ...I´m really consider myself a SFX 100 project.
  4. Evgeny Bukan

    Evgeny Bukan New Member

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    can you share the stl files with the modification you did for cnc machine? thanks
  5. Luka Usenicnik

    Luka Usenicnik New Member

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    Yes ofcourse
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  6. Evgeny Bukan

    Evgeny Bukan New Member

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    did you make any modifications to the shaft as well, considering the linear bearing is inside the bottom cover?
  7. Evgeny Bukan

    Evgeny Bukan New Member

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    also can you share any price quotes for the cnc procedure?
  8. Luka Usenicnik

    Luka Usenicnik New Member

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    Not the shaft but the slider
  9. Luka Usenicnik

    Luka Usenicnik New Member

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    price for the CNC parts is 400€ :)
  10. Evgeny Bukan

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    thanks for the info. very useful for making my decision. by the way, the actuator looks way cooler with the alu parts on it. nice work!
  11. Luka Usenicnik

    Luka Usenicnik New Member

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    Thank you!
  12. diablo2112

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    Edit: damn. Photobucket has changed owners. The "new and improved" photobucket is a $6/month rip off now. Sorry. I have to find another image hosting service.
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  13. Sebj

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    Woops ^^^^^
  14. dennis johnson

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    Howdy,
    I am just getting started with my project. I have all the parts on order and am starting to learn my new Ender 3 printer. I think my extrusions are here in the USA. No word on the China parts yet. It may be awhile before any of that happens.

    My current rig is a GT1 EVO with a NLRV3. I did order the Thanos 6dof board. So I am interested in how its going with the two of them working together. With that being said, would you share your simtools and platform manager settings with me? And clue me in on any problems or software conflicts etc to watch out for?

    you are one of the main reasons that I jumped on the sfx bandwagon, although my timing might not have been the most appropriate....lol

    thanks for sharing your build..
  15. diablo2112

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    Congrats! I find the v3 and 4-actuator setup works brillantly together. I posted Simtools settings earlier in this thread. I need to update those, as the new "spike" filter on the Thanos controller changes everything. In sum, raise the intensithy to 100 in Simtools (not 99 as I showed), put all forces at "0" in the game manager (up from a range of -30 to 0); and setup the spike filter at a level of 3000 on the controller, and the smoothing filter at either 1 or 0, to your taste. All other settings as I show earlier in this thread. I find this setting fantastic. Incredible detail, but doesn't go crazy on crashes/off track.

    As for v3 settings, I dial that back about 50% compared to what I previously used. I'll try to find detailed settings and post them up a bit later.
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  16. Heist18

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    First of all, really loved the way you set up your rig... compact and looks great and rigid. Do you mind if I copy your dimensions? I too am building the SFX100 and planning to just strap it onto al profile rig ...

    Can share the length and breath of the 4080 profile you use as the base frame?
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    Thank you for the great update and suggestions! Plan to use these with AMS2. Which smoothing filter do you prefer?
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    Great project.
    I will create one time once i finish my 1st version :)
    Can you tell me what seat do you use? is it comfortable?
    I am quite tall and my sparco seat is not suitable for me 6'2''
  19. diablo2112

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    I've gone back to triple screens. Here's a few pics and a short video.



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  20. Sebj

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    Why did you go back? What VR headset did you run?