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Showroom DX - Compact Simulator

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by noorbeast, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. AlexinChina

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    Thank you very much for answering my questions so natural!
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    this is a profesional work... good job sir :thumbs
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    Great build, nice compact but packet with all the goodies, keep up de good work :thumbs:cool:
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    Zeer mooie simulator!
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  5. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Thanks for your kind words @grooste_lwd, @dedas and @pedrono2.

    I will be making some new mounts for the Warthog HOTAS today. I really don't have a lot of time but have an additional 2 brand new HP server PSUs to replace the original second hand items:

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  6. AlexinChina

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    In the picture, left is yours, right is mine.
    and the distance between cross coupling and motors are similar, and you use 200w motors only, but I used 350W motors, when I sit in my 2dof, it can' perfectly, my motors is not enough to move my desk. That's why?
    How do you determine this distance between cross coupling and motors?
    Thank U!
  7. AlexinChina

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    My gearhead reduction ratio is 1:40
  8. noorbeast

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    You should actually post the question on your build thread.

    However, I use 60:1 gearboxes, the distance between the pivot point and rod connection is 250mm, which I consider is about the minimum, and I don't connect the rods to the base but higher up closer to the center of gravity.

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  9. mikegba

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    Is there a maximum weight that the seat can support with this kind of simulator ?
  10. noorbeast

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    I have had a guy in excess of 130kg test out my sim:

  11. mikegba

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    And there is no problem for an intensive use with guy about 130 kg ? I'm actually looking a solution for a friend with 120 kg
  12. noorbeast

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    The heave spring takes most of the weight on my sim but other designs, such as a shoulder mount seat shaker, are much better suited for big users, as there is far more leverage.
  13. noorbeast

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    These are the new HOTAS and wheel mounts.

    They may look similar but the new HOTAS mounts are further forward and quickly detach with 2 nuts.

    The wheel mount is higher and I have a separate one that folds down for a center joystick mount.

    I have ordered a new 50:1 gearbox for heave. The 25:1 is great for racing but I found when recently setting up P3D that the heave motor gets pretty warm if you do long climb outs, where the 25:1 is under constant load for long periods. At some stage I will also change the front motors to 50:1, as they are now under light loads with the heave design and I can pick up a bit of extra speed.

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  14. bsft

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    Ok about the extra 50:1 gearbox. Did you buy it from Motion Dynamics?
  15. noorbeast

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    Yes but it is on backorder, so about 10 days.
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    Nice build
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  17. shannonb1

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    Dont spam the posts for coins. That will get you a swift kick.
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  18. bsft

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    so.....you will not be bugging Shane if the box fails then.....
  19. noorbeast

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    No offense @bsft but it is my business to raise whatever product failures I may encounter with any supplier, it is no concern of yours.
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  20. bsft

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    yeah well I know the story behind it. You bagged his products very politically last time. Watch your step. You might think you are the king , well neither am I . The product failed because of your design.
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