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Full Frame 2 DOF + Traction Loss new build

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by Halloween2go, May 20, 2020.

  1. ChuckyP

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    I just stumbled across your videos and subscribed. I’ve been on the fence about what style sim rig to start on and have been lurking for a while trying to find a decent option.

    I’m very interested in the more compact design you are working on currently (seat mover). I compiled a list of parts based on the parts used for your previous build. But I’m curious if the wiper motors gave you good results or if I should just purchase the larger pot motors in the first place.

    I’ll be starting a thread soon when I get a little closer to starting. Thanks for the inspiration.
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    My Motion Simulator:
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    Love your rig and it’s actually the inspiration to my Project.
    Dave, did you use a fully threaded (threaded all the way up and down) bolt?
    Or one like mine?

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    Thanks. I went to the junk yard and grabbed one from a chevy truck.
  4. Halloween2go

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    Yeah, that should work fine! Mine is probably chevy, but it has a rubber damper or something in the tranny side. I just welded around it.
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    Turbaso New Member Gold Contributor

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    That amazing post looks really cool the traction loss
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    Hi, I am new to the forum, I try to get the motor on ebay but this motor it is out of stock. do you have any other motor configuration that might work please advise
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    looks like he gets them every couple months.. Just keep checking they will be back in stock soon.. I hope
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    OK Will do Thanks
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    Great job on your Sim rigs. It was your YouTube videos that made me decide I needed one. So thanks for the inspiration and I'm sure I will be checking back on here and keeping up with the current video series as I to have purchased some wheelchair motors.
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    Does the Arduino need to be powered sepertly or is receiving power through the ibt2 connected to the psu?
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  12. Halloween2go

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    Good question.. But easy answer. The Arduino is powered by plugging into your computer USB which is 5Volts. The IBT-2's are just used to control motors, which will be powered by either a big battery or some type of voltage converter.. I just posted a video series on my channel focusing on all this stuff.. take a look if you have time DMAX
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    Ha! 29Ford.. I used to have a 28 2door.. crazy old cars.. I post more stuff on the YT channel so It's probably more current than my posts here.. Thanks for checking out the postings! DMAX
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    Halloween2go Active Member Gold Contributor

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    Yeah those look cool so I have run them on both 12 volt and 24 volts.. I posted a couple videos on my YT channel testing them.. The Jazzy ones I got seem to be 18:1 What ratio are the ones you got? Dave
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    THANKS SO MUCH!!!
    This is EXACTLY what I was looking for! I watched your YouTube video and now I'm hooked.

    Great rig! Gives me a lot of ideas!
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    Thank you for all the information. I've been following since ur 2nd video for the seat mover project. Your videos gave me the confidence to try. I cant afford to buy everything at once. So I just buy something off of my shopping list every week or so. So far i have three (ElectroCraft MP36) motors, two Adruinos (one for diy seatbelt tensioner), three IBT-2's, rod ends, a u-joint and a welder. It's slowly coming along. Im gonna make mine more of a compact design. I have a few sketches drawn up but still tweaking. Once I start building it I'm gonna make a thread on here. Thanks for your videos and always replying to my messages. I truly appreciate it. I'm super excited to get mine started.

    I've worked a little with the Audrino. I did the diy Rumble Pedals, shifter and bass shakers. (They are amazing, I can't play VR without them)
    I've been buildings things since I was really little but never done anything like this. So its all uncharted territory for me. I don't think I would have every tried to build this without your videos. Thanks again
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  17. Halloween2go

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    Yeah.. Definately make a thread on this forum .. I did, but I was like you and kind of ordered a couple things here and there until I had most of it ready to go.. I am doing a series right now on my YT channel about building a more 'compact' design.. It's not compact yet.. but I'm going to start moving the motors in little by little and figure out the best place where they work great but not strain too much. Plus I will add TL to the compact rig.. Anyway, Keep pluggin away.. If you have questions, I always just ask 'Noorbeast' the moderator of this site.. He knows everyone and everything about this stuff.. DMAX
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    Hey my friend! Thanks.. I got a ton of videos out now.. Just pluggin along trying to document the best way to make a 'compact' rig.. out of an existing rig.. I appreciate you taking a look at the videos.. Dave
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    Halloween2go no way. I've got a 29 2 door. They are crazy thats for sure. Yeah I love watching the videos keep them comming so useful:)
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    Halloween2go Active Member Gold Contributor

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    Yeah.. we've come a LONG WAY since those first beasts! I bought my 28 early back when I was a teenager.. now I'm 60.. crazy.. Glad I kept the photos to remind me the hard work I went through back then! DMAX Halloween2go