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Hello everyone & Getting started on a build

Discussion in 'New users start here - FAQ' started by Dren, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. Dren

    Dren New Member

    Joined:
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    Occupation:
    Retired sound engineer/producer
    Location:
    Camborne, Cornwall, UK
    Balance:
    38Coins
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    +2 / 0 / -0
    My Motion Simulator:
    4DOF
    Hello from Cornwall, England. I had already started my build before i found this amazing forum, first error!

    I am trying to make my build as easy as possible. I am not anywhere near the skill level of the majority of people on here. With this in mind i have tried to purchase stuff with a view to being as close to plug n play as i can possibly get. My build will no doubt be a LOT more expensive than getting a 3d printer etc.

    After a bit of research i decided to buy my actuators from PT-Actuators in China, prices obviously vary because of exchange rates so i tried to maximize this by following the rates over a few months and looking at previous exchange rates. The communication from Shao was excellent and made the purchase a lot easier than i expected. Delivery of the product took approx 3 weeks to get to the UK.

    At the same time I was checking the Race Department forums and found Thanos! Another very helpful individual who I have now purchased a AMC-MDBox from.

    I purchased an aluminium rig from Sim Race Components, i now see i could have made something very similar myself, but again i picked the easier option. The Wheel, pedals and VR i have had for some time now and will go into more details on this stuff in my build thread. First question, is this the right place of the forum for a build thread?

    From the start i have been taking photos and will be good to share them with you all. I am very restricted on space, no garage or workshop, so things have been a little tricky at times. Decided to convert my music studio into the sim room, well there was nowhere else! At least it is already sound proofed for the neighbours sanity.
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  2. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    St Helens, Tasmania, Australia
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    +8,338 / 42 / -2
    My Motion Simulator:
    3DOF, DC motor, JRK
    I am looking forward to floowing your progress and the pictures that go with it.