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Karting Simulator

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by Escartiz, Oct 19, 2021.

  1. Escartiz

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    here is a picture of the original version and then the recent one with the modifications in red. Basically, just made it wider allowing the tie rods to go on the outside of the motor arms rather than on the inside. You can also see the pivot point for the traction and the arch on the rear where I will attach scooter wheels. The final step is to make the platform and 3rd motor mount. I hope to do that by the end of next week
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  2. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Looks like you are getting close, have you hooked everything up to the new frame yet?
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    I made some progress, painted, reassembled, and tested. Everything is working :)
    I still need to work on the third motor and platform for the back wheels to roll on. I've been tinkering with ideas for a structure to hold the monitor/computer that at the same time has wheels to move around and lift everything vertically when not in use. I am thinking of an arm either from the front or from the side with a swivel point for the monitor.

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    Just finished welding most of the platform for the 3rd motor and plate for the wheels to roll on. The bar on the left side is where I plan to put dolly wheels and arms to support the monitor and pc. I am eager to fully finish it but it takes time. At least I can play with it now, I most say learning to drive a sim is quite different and difficult. I keep spinning and missing the apex every turn lol platform.jpg
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    the third motor is in place and also made some progress fabricating the pc/monitor arms
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    monitor mount and storage wheels in place. monitor.jpg
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    Very happy this morning, traction loss.jpg I didn't get much sleep last night lol but finally here is the traction loss fully assembled
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    Here is a short video, first day testing the complete setup on live for speed 5 months after my dream :)
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    Great to see your rig in action :thumbs

    It may be the video but check your sway axis configuration, it should lean away from a corner and roll should be set the opposite of sway.
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    Thanks a lot noorbeast you have a keen eye for details. You are totally right. I didn't realize that when checking movement under "Output testing" it actually tests the "default" axis assignment instead of the "live for speed" under game list so I had two different setups I was messing around with. I even did the virtual axis test while playing and believed I had it right at some point but I obviously had it all wrong. I think I fixed it now but could you please check these two videos and tell me which one looks correct just to be sure



  11. noorbeast

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    all axis moving in the correct direction now :)
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