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Low cost 2DOF/3DOF/6DOF motion simulator - DOF REALITY

Discussion in 'Commercial Simulators and Peripherie' started by Radioproffi, May 23, 2016.

  1. slowrunner

    slowrunner New Member

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    Well I got my H3 and it's up and working.
    How do I balance this? The left motor #1 is getting very hot. Any youtube clips (found some for M2, but didn't help, and had someone hold my chair, but that didn't help either.)
  2. TheFinalBoss

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    Well I get to throw my hat into the ring. Just purchased the P3. I asked Igor if this is a finished product now. I made it through 2018 of this thread and it seemed most people were happy with a few unfortunate exceptions. I decided to move forward when I saw that by and large people said their support was amazing. I confirmed this when a Monday morning email was responded to in minutes and follow emails the same.

    I am planning on using this in Vr exclusively for racing sims. I'll report back my findings in order to pay forward all of thr hard work you all have put into this thread being so informative.

    I do still have a question for anyone, what seat did you purchase, do you like it and why?
  3. Avee

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    I simply slide my seat until I am wobbling in the free play area of the gearbox. If you rock your body front to back, you should feel the free play in the gear box. If you don't, then you are putting a high load on the motors.
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    Is there someone who knows the differences between H/P3 motors?
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    The P motors are more powerful and anecdotally means you don't have to be overly fussy about balancing the rig to get a smooth, shake free ride. The H motors tend to have issues with the rig shaking when unbalanced and can overheat if stressed too far. The H motors perform well on a balanced rig.
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  6. LiquidTec

    LiquidTec Software Engineer

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    Thanks GWiz! Do you know the differences of technical specs motors? Is possible to identify?
  7. GWiz

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    There's some info on the main page of the DOFReality website. I think they have changed the motors over time though, I seem to recall seeing people discussing different gearbox ratios in a Facebook thread, I notice the new motors have DOFReality written on them which the old ones didn't. (Could just be the addition of some stickers of course!).
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    This looks really good. whats the total shipping weight and dimensions