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Mario's Tronic Joy Based Sim

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

  1. Mindcrime

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    hmmmmmmmmmmm what might those be? lol
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    The new condensed version of my joyrider. ;D
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    Looking good! Do you have enough room to sneak into it from the bottom?

    Of course I want to see a video of what a difference it made.
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    Is it safe to assume you have all of this documented for us? lol That looks great man! you may have just started a whole new trend!
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    I'd like to see how easy is to get in and out of this design!!!

    As for the flexing, I agree!!! This way looks a lot more rigid!!! Well done!!!!!! :)
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    Yes there is enough room to have it installed on the bottom.

    And yes it it is a bit more difficult to get in it.
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    running xp on netbook
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    Is 30 counts/s a bad thing.I dont really notice anything different.
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    Here is the first video taken of the new configuration.
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    WOW!!! This is amazing!! I love the motion on that!! Very fast and responsive! :clap:


    Some questions:

    -The roll motor is under the seat? :lol:
    -How different does it feel with the Center of Gravity (CG) moved more to front?? I mean when you step on the gas you feel like falling back or anything?

    Thanos
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    Good job Mario!

    The whole construction seems to be a lot more solid and more responsive! I would just wait with the third motion axis and focus on the two already working. Once you have the 2 axis fine-tuned and all the bits and pieces adjusted you can then move on to the third. Plus you might have a better luck with the electronics by that time too.

    As tronic suggested, it looks like you are moving up and down a lot with the pitch axis. You could move the pivot point more to the back and balance it out with some bungee cords tied between the base and the frame behind the seat. Works much better than adding weight.

    Even better if you could move the pivot points above your head or at least more upward. That would add realistic linear motion (or reduce the amount of unrealistic linear motion) additional to the two angular movements in the correct direction. That could probably make getting in and out easier from the bottom too.

    :cheers:
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    It rides nice.
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    Hello Mario,

    Congratulations on your wonderful project :clap: , I'm about to start a joyrider, but I have space problems.

    I think your joyrider is shorter than the original ?

    Please please tell me the measurements?

    Regards,

    Angel
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    Why all the information was edited ???
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    That's not very nice Mario...
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    Anyone know what happened to Mario and why all his info and pictures were removed from this thread? I love his redesigned version of the Joyrider, but I can't find anymore info on it.