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Showroom DIY Motion floor Boeing 737

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by Nico Weesjes, Sep 7, 2020.

  1. Nico Weesjes

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    Arduino and Sabertooth
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    Testing SMC3
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    Construction for the springs
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    Construction for the springs
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    G-Axis
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    G Axis

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  3. Nico Weesjes

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    some details

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  4. Nico Weesjes

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    more de 1.jpg 2.jpg 3.jpg 4.jpg 8.JPG 10.JPG 13.JPG tails

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  5. noorbeast

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    Superb cockpit and controls :thumbs

    You have some pictures of the hardware for motion, but can you please add some details and examples of the cockpit working with motion.
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    Just so you know the demo version of SimTools includes the fully functional plugin for Live For Speed, specifically for testing purposes. While I appreciate you are building a flight rather than race sim it really does not matter when it comes to testing and getting the hardware moving.

    Part of the eligibility for the free DIY license is that your build thread "should show progress to the rig testing phase".
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    I'm a bit lost here. Do you want to move the whole simulator with just two 120W motors? You should add at least one zero to it. The whole frame has to be sturdy. The rod and arm you posted will just bend - even under the static load. Just as reference: Some users here put 2kW motors in their 6dof Rig - and the load ist just a frame, steering wheel, pedals, a seat and the driver. With 120W you could build a seat-mover.

    You should definitely do a proper calculation before moving on. How heavy is the whole thing you want to move? At what speed do you want to move the Sim?

    Or I'm all wrong and that's not what you try to accomplish. Maybe add some text and explanation to the images?
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    FI: There is another thread - https://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/flightsim-boeing-737-with-motionfloor.15141/ with some comments from myself and other members. In the end it is his money and time.
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    Almost done, now we have to wait for Simtools.
    Am now testing after which the motors are mounted under the floor.
    I have an mp4 movie of the first test but it cannot be posted here unfortunately.
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    I am now testing on the workbench, after which the motors are mounted under the floor.
    I have an mp4 movie of the first test but it cannot be posted here, unfortunately. The first test is 100% successful! The cockpit moves slightly up and down, simulating a slight tubulence. A perfect experience! Exactly as I wanted. When I'm done, all relevant information will be on my website. www.ph-nic.eu
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    I see that you are used to uploading videos to Youtube. You can easily add links of these videos to your forum posts via the "Media" button.
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    impressive work - cant wait to see it completed

    do you use a projector or video screens?
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    Congratulations to your moving cockpit!
    It's great that you are satisfied with the results.

    Just one comment about the SMC3 output shown in your video:
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    Actually the green line should follow the blue line as close as possible. At the moment your motors are missing most of the motion inputs. Maybe you can improve this via PID tuning, e.g. by increasing PWmax. Another reason may be the weight of your cockpit in relation to the power of the motors.

    But as I said: The most important aspect is that you have achieved what you had in mind. In this sense: Happy flying! :thumbs
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    Thanks Markus,
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    Really impressive work! Looks just like the real thing, must be a blast flying it.
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    What does it cost to have 3 hd projectors ?