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Showroom DIY full pneumatic G-Seat, Ideal for Beginners

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by volker metzger, Feb 24, 2019.

  1. volker metzger

    volker metzger New Member Gold Contributor

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    I want to introduce my homebuilt portable full pneumatic g-seat who was a perfect addition to the great jetseat form gametrix. It works with around 20 bladders, 10 high power servos and seatbelt and hipbelt tensioner. I use simtools and ardunio to communicate with dcs , x-plane 11 and aerofly FS2. The g-seat
    produces pitch, roll acceleration and decelereation with the bladers and tensioners. The bladers lift and pushes you around 5 cm. The immersion in non vr is great but in vr it was simply amazing because you are more sensitive. I want to encourage you to built your own gseat if you want to built a vr homepit in the future.Its very easy to built and i make over 1 1/2 hour video how you can built it by your own with overview, materials, dimensions, prices for the hardware and so on. I will thank simtools for the great software and @xxpelle's from simtools forum for sharing his ideas and code, feel free to ask if you have questions, i am shure i can help you if you want build your own g-seat, hope you like the pit, i hope you like the building and introduction videos i made for the intersted simulation builders.

    greetings Volker





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    volker metzger New Member Gold Contributor

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    Hi Torsten, another great idea from you !, i love the clean look
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    Hi @volker metzger

    I am planning to upgrade my racing Gseat to Flight sim G-Seat, already...
    Unless I missed it, i haven't seen how you positioned the air wedges on the seat in your videos.
    I currently have 4:
    -2 at the back right and left,
    -2 for the legs.
    I guess you have at least 2 more positioned in your seat
    Can you share more details about this please?
    thank you
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    Sway = 1 - 2 - 4 - 5
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    Heave = 3 - 6.1 - 6.2
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    I like the idea of air bags over lever flaps

    They kind of fit to the body properly
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    Nice job, very compact and efficient :thumbs

    Do you have some build details for the servo/pneumatic bag assembly?
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    Thanks Torsten

    This is very helpful.
    A bucket seat is obviously best for the sway than my deck seat. Should be the same for Volker's playseat.
    Your 3D printed case can accomodate 4 servos as I can see, do you really only use 4 servos to drive all this?
    Or maybe you have 2 cases?
    cheers
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    I have 2 copressor units with 4 pressure pads and 2 extra servo connections for the seat belts per unit
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    A hard seat is definitely better than a soft seat because it only directs the power to the pilot
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    clear now
    The good thing is not only you are telling me how to do this but also you remember my german courses from 30 years ago!
    which seat model do you have?
    cheers