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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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    i guess this is where my next area of time will go.....
    thanks!
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    Hi hannibal...it's possible to have all material for replicate the actuator?...tks leoanardo
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    some parts were 3d printer but others were hand made like the pot/belt pulley assembly i think its easier to follow @wannabeaflyer2 or @SixDegreesOfFlight plans. i more of a paper calculations guy, so i dont have alot of it digital, rather on scribble scrap paper
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    i am running through the 6dof gauntlet and learning the hardway
    something was off, and after my hard trip, i discovered that it ate the anti wobble ring..

    luckily bearings didnt come out.. replacing now 20191216_184530.jpg
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    after repairing broke anti wobble, i realize i have to stop messing around on actuators with power applied.
    need to spend time away from hardware and understand more about tuning settings and the interfaces.
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    Pierre Lalancette Sir Lalancelot Gold Contributor

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    Hi @hannibal

    thanks for your thread and all details !

    I am trying to design my own 6DOF and linear actuators inspired by you and @Dirty mainly.

    What are final specs of your actuators ? (stroke, carbon tube outer/inner/length) and how do you joint ball nut and carbon ?

    THanks a lot :)
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    i attribute my actuator build and design from @SixDegreesOfFlight @wannabeaflyer2 (the crazy tinkerer that likes to talk about bears lol) and @SilentChill (the 6 Dof freak.. :) )
    my actuator spec is i set it for 11" stroke (could be more but im not going to push it)
    using 500mm v slot 20mm x 60mm for the structure
    carbon tubes are 500mm , with 25mm OD, and 20mm ID (other guys went 22mm/23mm..i thought that was thin)
    25mm linear igus bearings.. (do not go steel bearings, i had my carbon tubes scratched) (go alibaba for 15$ a piece, unless u want to pay 60$ a piece from igus)
    powered by E30-400 ampflow motors.. ( i been told its overkill, the E30-150 is feasible)
    i am using 9mm 3d printer belts with GT2 pulleys.
    custom hand made aluminum pot & pulley fixture with bournes hall effect 3600 degree 10 turn pot (36 $ a piece, if you going to make your own actuator, dont go cheap, u lose at the end)

    how i attached the carbon tube is that i epoxied to the nut housing that comes with the ball screw (sfu1605 type ball screw), but put a 3d printer 3/4" spacer so that i have more surface area to epoxy the nut housing to the carbon tube with $$$ 3M 2216 A/B flexible epoxy. (photos a few pages back)

    good luck.

    welcome to 6 dof, be on our team
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    thanks for your answer.

    My 1605 nut is 28mm diamter, how do you put your 25/20mm carbon in ? :)
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    happy new years.
    im still working on my 6dof.. but at snails pace.

    trying to finialize controller positions before i take down frame for additional welds 20200111_205054.jpg 20200111_145552.jpg
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    thank you @Pierre Lalancette @SilentChill .. i just hope it will work, i feel like im almost building a tank.. i see both of you guys are going for mimimalist with lightweight materials..
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