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Mario's Tronic Joy Based Sim

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by Guppie5220, Mar 10, 2010.

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    I would like to share the building of my simulator. Many thanks to Thanos!...Here goes....
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    Your seat looks promising! Keep it up! :D
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    Thank you. Here is what I did today
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    And this...Slowly but surely
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    And cockpit is done and waiting for PCBexpress... :D

    For those working with Schedule 40 pvc, I used 1/4 thicker than recommended for the cockpit to minimize flex.

    Next step...Gimbal and castors :clap:
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    You are progressing very fast! I really like the white tubing. Are you getting the AMC with the DSMhb?
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    Hi Frakk. The tubing here in USA is in white. The gray tube is electrical PVC and expensive.

    Yes I am doing AMC and DSMhb. I have all of the components on hand already. Just waiting on PCB boards. Its been over 2 weeks. And from what I have read here it takes 2 weeks or less. I just sent Heinz an email. Lets see what happens.
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    Nice the white tubes... looks great!! Keep it up...
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    Hello everybody..
    Can somebody translate this for me? I do not speak German.

    Sorry ich melde mich morgen bei dir.

    Thank you
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    Thank you so much Egoexpress. Google works better. I tried using another translator and it didnt make sense.

    Thank you
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    got the boards
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    slept all day
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    Looking good! Don't worry about the electronics, you can get everything else done before. Do you have the motors already?
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    Thank you Frakk!
    I dont have the motors yet
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    Hello to all. I finally got the email I wanted to hear. The boards will be shipped next week. :D
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    Awesome! When you look for a wiper motor, try to look for those that run at same torque and speed for both directions.

    You are better off with belts and pulleys. With a servo arm you don't have leverage because the movement of the shaft will be 180deg maximum. You will need extra gearing to achieve sufficient torque that way. With a pulley you can gear the movement very precisely with the least number of components and find a balance between speed and torque. Don't forget, first you need torque to start moving something fast.
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    Ahh yes. I see what you mean Frakk. With a servo arm it wont be linear at all like a pulley system even if the mechanical advantage could be achieved.
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    Servo arms have no advantage. As I posted, the arm only moves 180 degrees maximum which has to be translated to the cockpit movement. With the pulley setup, you can gear it to the best torque/speed ratio. These motors run at a fairly fast RPM (compared to a servo arm movement), so you will want at least 6-10 motor turns to move the cockpit through the range.

    I can't recommend any motors because I haven't purchased any. I don't know if those motors are the same or not, but I suggest they are very similar in performance.
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    Im still confused a bit.