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G-Seat Project

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by Michal Burisin, May 1, 2018.

  1. Michal Burisin

    Michal Burisin New Member Gold Contributor

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    To put this project in context of the whole rig, here's the thread to the general rig build on RD forums, up until now I was wresting with tactile, now that is done, I can focus on G-Seat :)
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    Michal Burisin New Member Gold Contributor

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    I have done little bit of tweaking to the shape and I also corrected lines along which paddles will be bent:

    upload_2018-10-16_2-4-57.png

    On the right side, there is overlay before / after. With side paddles I can push the size very close to the limits, as I can move it as necessary. On the main paddles, I'm leaving some margin for error.

    I would have question for current G-Seat users.

    Should I extend the back paddle more down to the butt? All g-seat projects I have seen has paddles above the butt it seems. Does it have a reason and should I do the same or it could beneficial to have the paddles all the way down.

    Only reason I figured, it could be because the butt wouldn't move, and it would overstress the servos and limited the felt effect, any ideas?

    upload_2018-10-16_2-5-40.png

    Thanks.
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    sberns Member Gold Contributor

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    Hi Michal, I tried lowering the back panels temporarily on my DIY Gseat and found the effect underwhelming. I also think it increased the load on the servos. For both reasons, I raised them back up to a normal position.
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  4. Michal Burisin

    Michal Burisin New Member Gold Contributor

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    Thanks, I will leave it as it is then :) If it would give me trouble even like this, I can always cut more from the bottom myself.

    I have finalized data and sent query for manufacturing. I hope I measured everything correctly, I triple checked :)

    I asked for 4 mm aluminium material in order to be sturdy enough to handle the tactile without resonance. Maybe 3 mm would be enough, but I'd rather be careful here.

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  5. Michal Burisin

    Michal Burisin New Member Gold Contributor

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    So the paddles are here!

    Now I need to finish the 3D printer and learn with it to be able to attach them to the seat.

    PB050064.jpg

    PB050067.jpg

    I also got aluminium plates for peripherals. I probably should have gone for some irregular shape to make it look cooler and not so boxy though :) It's 8 mm aluminium. It will be easy to do flush mount attachment so it won't interfere with anything.

    upload_2018-11-5_16-13-26.png
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    RacingMat Well-Known Member Gold Contributor

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    Hi @Michal Burisin
    Very good work so far :thumbs
    what's new? please keep us posted :cool:
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