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Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Building Q&A / FAQ' started by John05, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. John05

    John05 New Member

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    Hello, I am new to sim building and would appreciate any help offered. I have started building my flight simulator and will be using 3 -24 volt 8 amp 200 watt Gearhead motors. My question is this. What specific electronic hardware and software do I need to run these motors for the flight sim?
    Also, where would I find the video motion software program?
    I looked everywhere on this site and cannot find it?

    Thank You
    John
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    Hi Would these Motors Be Parvalux PM6LWS type , the reason i ask is that the spec seems very close to the one's im using .. Whats the output speed of your gearhead. If its 3 DOF im sure you are able to Configure X-sim to work with Thanos's Controller & H Bridge PCB's But Not Sure about the 3 Axis Mine is only 2 DOF at the Moment ,, Thanos May be able to supplu the answer to that one , X som can certainly handle 6 DPF's But dont know anyone on the site yet that has gone that far:)
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    Hello, The motors that I am using are Magnetek # 7-27334900 brushed gearhead motors.They run at 12 or 24 volts. They are rated at 12 volt DC : 4.5 amps,30rpm,10ft.lb.stall or 24 volt DC,8 amps,54 rpm, 20 ft.lb stall.