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Showroom DX - Compact Simulator

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

  1. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    I had a feeling I measured it at some stage and mentioned that in a post, but can't recall when. I would have to disconnect the rear motor and remove the rear Buttkicker to measure the full range properly, but I don't need the full range for my compact rig, you can see the fully extended range here:

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    And in use in this early test run (slightly changed seat position and rod for better angle since then), I do limit the range in actual use, one because I don't need it, and two because of the rear placement of the large Buttkicker.

  2. T R Para

    T R Para i make stuff up Gold Contributor

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    ok thanks. I studied that pic and it looks to be 75mm but nothing to reference it against.
    The mechanism may be here tomorrow and I will see if it can extend that far.
    The one similar to yours is about $60 usd but there are no real specs on it..
    Amazon had one on sale (different model/style ) for $20 :o:
  3. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    I am sure it is significantly more than 75mm, at a guess likely twice that.
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    T R Para i make stuff up Gold Contributor

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    I think I finally got my head around this. That pivot point on the Tilt mechanism determines the amount of heave available..

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