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Kermit Kong's 6DOF Project

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by kermitkong, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. kermitkong

    kermitkong Active Member Gold Contributor

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    I’d select the DC80.148 version, the biggest one.
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    Awesome Thanks
  3. kermitkong

    kermitkong Active Member Gold Contributor

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    My Motion Simulator:
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    now its time to show up the next milestone for the Actuator.
    The tube is made of PMMA, fully transparent.
    actuator.jpg

    here a quick video which shows the stuff in action.
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  4. noorbeast

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    Your actuator looks amazing, a real testament to the work that has gone into it!
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    Looks great, I like the clear a lot better then the translucent PVC that I have on mine. I was looking into using clear cast acrylic tubing, boy is that stuff expensive though.
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  6. kermitkong

    kermitkong Active Member Gold Contributor

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    My Motion Simulator:
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    now i had time to assemble more actuators. 4 out of 6 actuators were assembled and pretested.
    The rest 2 actuators will be completed next weekend.

    actuators.jpg
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    Those PMMA tubes are beautiful! What a way to show off the actuator mechanisms! Very nice work!
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    Wonderful !. It look like easy but you're working hard !. Cheer up ! ;)
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    Good Morning Mate. Excellent design. I've being following your Linear Actuator design for the past weeks .
    I'm going to build mine with a 1kw Servo motor for my 6DOF Simulator with my Thanos Kickstarter controller. Can I ask if you can send me the CAD or designing files of the design in case I need to change something on for for the different motor. The one I'm after is the Actuator Motor side mode mounting plate being made from Aluminum . Thanks Aussie
  10. kermitkong

    kermitkong Active Member Gold Contributor

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    Hi @Aussie

    I will share my drawings soon.
    A 1KW ( one kilowatt) motor is too much I would say. Do you have motor controller to drive these monsters ? Normally 250-400w is ideal for motors. Please keep care of the motors stall current. If it’s more than 100A I wouldn’t use it.
    Most of motor drivers cannot handle this.
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    Thank You for the reply.I will be using Thanos AMC1280USB Delux controller. I might change to a 750w AC servo motor instead.

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    but the battery of car is much of 1.3 A
  13. kermitkong

    kermitkong Active Member Gold Contributor

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    That’s right, I found out that the Regen energy (in my setup) in terms of power (watt seconds) is relatively low, so the smaller batteries are OK.
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    What are you using for feedback? I can't see any belts inside the tube.
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    kermitkong Active Member Gold Contributor

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    kermitkong Active Member Gold Contributor

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    Not yet, it’s the 1st time I used this.
    Don’t know how it works. Hopefully we’ll enough. I will report it when I start with function tests. Stay tuned !
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    it's possible to how you built the actuator.....tks
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    :confused:.First read the thread and then have a look at the sites FAQ and other actuator threads, more then enough information there.
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    ac servo can use simtool?