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Hannibal's thread into DIY motion platform

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by hannibal, Feb 15, 2019.

  1. hannibal

    hannibal Active Member

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    finally dealing with e poxy..

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  2. Pierre Lalancette

    Pierre Lalancette Sir Lalancelot Gold Contributor

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    The joy and absolute terror of commit to a final design.

    You'll get through. Just go on.
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  3. hannibal

    hannibal Active Member

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    thanks for support @Pierre Lalancette :)
    currently finalizing anti wobble ring and following this SMC3 for sabertooth...
    so much work.. i really hope after months of work.. this really works... im so close to testing out one actuator..
    i never made a prototype.. i just dived in making a complete version...
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    i found my answer in sixdegreeofflight video!

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  6. hannibal

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    not to shabby..

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  8. Pierre Lalancette

    Pierre Lalancette Sir Lalancelot Gold Contributor

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    Your tubes are... Sexy.
    :)
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  9. hannibal

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    feeling accomplished. after 8 months i managed to assemble one actuator..

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  10. Pierre Lalancette

    Pierre Lalancette Sir Lalancelot Gold Contributor

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    The potentiometer setup looks really good.
    Keep on the good work!
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  11. hannibal

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    my actuators were alive today!
    i saw them work!
    i got them to go up and down with the SMC3 utility.
    i just have to get the simtools and LFS test working.
    to be continued..
    very excited!
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  12. hannibal

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    cant seem to get telemetry to show up from LFS on the tuning center...

    when i move actuators with the output testing, it is ok... just cant get any values from the LFS!

    help? :/
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    Did you run a race in first person mode before patching, as that generates some required files.

    If not then unpatch LFS, shutdown SimTools, run a race in first person mode then repatch.
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  14. hannibal

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    thank you @noorbeast .. i just went straight to the game. ill give it a try..

    also posting a photo or two..

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    it works... did a quick test of running the actuators with simtools and LFS...

    i feel good!!! :D:D:D:D:D

    again, many thanks to everyone here, especially @wannabeaflyer2 @SixDegreesOfFlight @noorbeast @Pierre Lalancette @SilentChill @pmvcda
    i still dont believe i haz built actuators and being on my way to 6 dof...

    @SixDegreesOfFlight ARE YOU BACKKKKKKKK WHOLEY COW WELCOME BACK... your videos and post got gave me the knowledge to participate in 6 dof world.. i cant say thank you enough for all the info you provided.
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  16. Pierre Lalancette

    Pierre Lalancette Sir Lalancelot Gold Contributor

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    Nice pictures. So well organized and labeled.
    The step where everythings start to move to a game, you are getting there.
    Well done!
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    My project is now set back :(
    i come to see that my bottom frame may have the wrong dimensions.

    when i prop up my actuators, i see that at when my actuators are at bottom height, i get 60 degrees between acuators at the heim joints.
    it was suggest that it should be at 60 degrees when the actuators are at middle position
    i tried to make heads and tails when using @pmvcda 's hexapod diagram and silentchill gave me some thoughts..

    but to sum it up in a picture, this is what i understand to be the main dimension of the bottom platform..
    REDO.jpg

    need thoughts.. @wannabeaflyer2 @Flymen @Pierre Lalancette @SilentChill

    thank you!
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    Hi ,
    See dimentions from FlyPT Hexapod If you are going to measure in the rig, it's easier specifying the dimensions (L1 to L4).
    Look at figures to guide you.
    Remember, those measures should be made between the center of rotation of the joints.
    My mine are : L1= 1240 , L2= 125 , L3 = 180 , L4 1220 ,
    Middle : 1170 and range 210
    Each arms have about 60 degrees at middle position .
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  20. hannibal

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    i studied your picture during the summer..
    i thought i knew what i was looking at, apparently not lol
    i tried to match silent chill's, sixdegreeofflight dimension, thinking i couldnt go wrong.. but i was wrong
    as you mention, 60 degrees at middle position is key. thanks.. @Flymen !