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Showroom DIY 2DOF simulator

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by Erwan960, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. Nath Older

    Nath Older Member

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    Damn this looks good, well done :thumbs
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  2. alexis67

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    your sim look nice !
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  3. Atlas974

    Atlas974 old school

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    Really good DIY
    Vraiment très beau!
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  4. Martin van Hagen

    Martin van Hagen not trying brings you nothing! SimAxe Beta Tester Gold Contributor

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    A salute to your well built rig!
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  5. Mitchell

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    Nice sim!

    What kind of springs did u use ? around the pivot i mean.
    What kind of value do i have to look for
  6. Erwan960

    Erwan960 Active Member Gold Contributor

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    I used to add springs but they are no needed anymore. I advise you not to use them neither.
    In fact if your structure is well balanced, they are useless.
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  7. Mitchell

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    Really..

    It looks useful to me.. But ok will try without :)
  8. WowaDriver

    WowaDriver Waldemar Jost

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    Hi Erwan960,

    really, i mean really good and nice clean work you do! Wish everyone to have your skills to build professional lokking simulators like yours!!

    Best regards

    Waldemar
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  9. townnet

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    Very clean and adorable design, well done man! But make the paddle move with chair will it bring more immersion?
  10. Erwan960

    Erwan960 Active Member Gold Contributor

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    I tested the two alternatives : move only the chair or move the whole.
    As far as I'm concerned, I REALLY prefer when the entire cockpit is moving. This observation is true as in triple screen configuration as with the oculus.
    I have been reproached not to feel "small" effects. But it is not true because they are simulated by the platform as well as with the four buttkickers installed at the ends of the frame.

    When the engine is off and you have to switch on the ignition before you press the power button engine, the seat starts to feel the rhythm of the engine vombrissement. When I put two wheels off the track in the grass or gravel, and the frame will vibrate or jump by the speed at which all this takes place. When in contact with a vehicle in front, behind or on the side ...
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  11. Erwan960

    Erwan960 Active Member Gold Contributor

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    I have been asked to post some pictures of the mounting system of motors and potentiometers as well as the control box. It's done !

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  12. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Beautiful workmanship :thumbs
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  13. RacingMat

    RacingMat Well-Known Member Gold Contributor

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    Vraiment très bien

    Very good
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  15. Erwan960

    Erwan960 Active Member Gold Contributor

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    Yes, all parts were laser cut.
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    Claudemir Member Gold Contributor

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    pretty! simulator
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    Hi Erwan960,

    I wanted to say that your build is exceptional, quality of workmanship and attention to detail is remarkable.

    I'm tossing up whether to build just a seat mover or cockpit mover like yours. Please excuse my ignorance if you've already mentioned this previously in your thread, but I couldn't seem to find the answer. Out of curiosity, would you mind telling me approximately how heavy your cockpit is including the seat, wheel etc. My cockpit will weigh approximately 55 kg's after seat, wheel etc and I was wanting to get a gauge of whether it would be viable to create a a cockpit mover with such a heavy starting point?

    Thanks!
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    Very good work
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  19. Archie

    Archie Eternal tinkerer

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    The sheer beauty of symmetry in design never gets old. Very, very nice build!
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  20. Erwan960

    Erwan960 Active Member Gold Contributor

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    I have no idea of the exact weight, but it must be in the same range as yours.