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Kermit Kong's 6DOF Project

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

  1. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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  2. kermitkong

    kermitkong Active Member Gold Contributor

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    Hi guys,

    My 6DOF motion seat build is done since one year about. Everything is still running no issues at all. I play ‘elite dangerous’ with VR and it’s a perfect combination.
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  3. Zwodog

    Zwodog New Member

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    Hello Kermit
    Congratulation! As I am still working on clearing out some space for "the man cave". I hope I have not missed that info in your thread, that I have studied quite offen.... May I ask for the footprint of your 6 dof base, height of racing seat base and maximum lateral, anterior/posterior and vertical travel during setup and operation for orientation concerning minimal space requirement.
  4. kermitkong

    kermitkong Active Member Gold Contributor

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    hi @Zwodog


    please have a look to the PDF, which shows the footprint of the motion seat.
    bottom_frame.pdf

    for all the other documents please checkout the project folder:

    https://1drv.ms/f/s!AmCwooBbjonBvUZAY8u_qfKTertc

    the whole motion seat height is about 1.75m (TOP of the mounted seat on the assembled plattform)


    Best,
    Kermit

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  5. Zwodog

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    Thank you very much! I completely missed that information in that folder!!! As i have focused only on the linear actuator build. May I ask another question, I hope I can make myself clear...
    Can you give me an rough estimate on how much elevation the seat has and how much movement to the side. I mean how much additional space to the base platforms do you need to the left and right for maximum lateral travel?
    Thanks for your help and support and time and the great information already provided.
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