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DIY G-Seat

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by early_m, Feb 23, 2017.

  1. early_m

    early_m Active Member

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    Yeah go for it. Any questions just give me a shout and I'll do my best to answer them. Send me a link to your thread and I'll watch it with interest.
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  2. 1oldbiker

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    I am planning to put the heave and surge forces into the seat on my sim. I'm currently 2dof with loss of traction. I like how you engineered the flaps and linkage. I'm planning on using Teleflex cables with bellcranks and 50:1 worm drive motors. Linkage is still pending. I will be a while getting started though as I broke my collarbone and now have metal plate and screws. So I have a 2 month break in playing with the driving sim.















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  3. stephaned61

    stephaned61 New Member

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    Hello, I am very interested in your project, I am also doing a G-Seat integrated in a bucket seat.
    Do you have the links of the sites where you buy the 9V power supply, the 33-43mm track rod, etc ...
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  4. early_m

    early_m Active Member

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    Good plan, that is also what I intend to do.

    Mostly all off ebay. Was a while ago so don't have links I'm afraid.

    Good luck with your build
  5. early_m

    early_m Active Member

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    They really do add to the immersion. Good luck with your build and a speedy recovery of your injury
  6. 1oldbiker

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    It sucks being broken. I'm 70+ and should know better. I've been riding bicycles for 35 years and I had a "it can't happen to me" attitude. But when the gang of children I was following (20-30 yr olds) hit that 16 foot tall wooden wall, I just had to follow. I was glad I had good medical insurance. Good drugs also helped. lol I'm going to get an aluminum Kirkey seat and put the flaps and linkages into it. I'll reenforce it where the bellcranks and linkages go. I have a nice Sparco seat now but I don't want to butcher it. I'm going to put the motors for the heave and surge in a separate box to keep the weight off the sim. The idea of using the Teleflex cable is so boss. I'm in the process of buying the necessary parts.