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Showroom DIY 2DOF simulator

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

  1. Archie

    Archie Eternal tinkerer

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    @Erwan960 - Would you mind sharing the length and width of your Sim? (in cm/mm)

    I'm going to remake mine in Aluminium profile when time permits and I'd like to base it on yours if you don't mind.. Thank you.

    What sizes did you use? 40x40 or 20x20, looks like som 40x20 as well from the steering wheel support etc?
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    Erwan960 Active Member Gold Contributor

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    I used profile of 40x40 for the rig, 80x40 for the Wheel support and speakers.
    The rig is 78x120 cm.
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  3. Archie

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    Thank you! :D
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    Hi Erwan,
    I like your sim, really nice looking!
    I am reading and trying to make up my mind about what sim to build. Could you mind and share with me the measures of the alu structure? I only need the alu tubes dimensions (length) so that I can ask for a quote to an overseas alu maker. I live far away from him so I need to check for shipping and customs costs before I even think about building it.
    Are your alu tubes the standard model or the re-inforced one?
    Also, I don´t know if you still keep any sketches from your project?
    Thx in advance.
    Rgds.
  5. Javier Diez

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    Awesome project!
    May you show us how is the electronic circuit?
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    thanks for sharing...
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    Hy, where did you find the path for patching pcars?
    I installed the game normally.
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    Erwan960 Active Member Gold Contributor

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    YOURSTEAMFOLDER\steamapps\common\pcars\ ?
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    Thank you very much!
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    Hello Erwan960, I have almost completed my work, but I have a new problem: when the engines change direction my power supply (24V , 480W ) goes into protection for about two seconds due to motor current peaks.
    What kind of power supply you used for your fantastic work? Thank you!!! ;)


    Ciao Erwan960, ho quasi completato il mio lavoro, ma ho un nuovo problema: quando i motori cambiano direzione il mio alimentatore (24V, 480W) va in protezione per circa due secondi a causa dei picchi di corrente dei motori. Che tipo di alimentatore hai usato per il tuo fantastico lavoro?
    Grazie!!! ;)
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    Did you use Oculus Version of Project Cars ? I cant get movement from Project Cars Plugin ?

    Thank you.
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    Your motion rig design is always be my dream..i will gather all the parts and make this
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    nice work!
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  15. Erwan960

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    When the engines change direction, the current can rise to 30 A. My power supplies can deliver 50A. So the limit is on the Pololu JRK which can support about 30A peak during a very short time. That's the reason why I put some fuses to protect it.
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    Hi Erwan, have you ever thought about adding traction loss? do you have a design in mind?
    Rgds.
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    Hi Erwan960!

    I just want to say awesome work! Your sim is great, and I want to build one like yours. I am just reading everything first, to get the feeling what will I need for the build.
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  18. Erwan960

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    Thank you.
    @razzta02: no traction loss expected for the moment
    @smoukn: take your time now to do things you based on the experiences on the forum, you will gain so much time after ! To get to this version, it took me over 3 years !
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    VERY GOOD PROJECT
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  20. smoukn

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    @Erwan960: ok, so it's time to start reading, learning and thinking. I just hope, I will have the sim ready before 3 year time :)
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