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Motocross simulator

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by YoungYirka, Sep 8, 2021.

  1. YoungYirka

    YoungYirka New Member

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    Hello,

    I managed to make motocross simulation bike for MX BIKES.
    I would like to ask for help regarding force feedback. My vision is to have motor which would help me straighten bike based on ammount of throttle. This would mean that I would not have to read data from game (as I have zero experiences), but I would only read potentiometer on the throttle.

    Do you think it would be possible and also what motor and strategy would be most effective?

    Thanks for help



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    When you say "my vision is to have motor which would help me straighten bike based on amount of throttle" what axis do you mean?
  4. YoungYirka

    YoungYirka New Member

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    Roll, I think.
    The thing is that when I lean a lot, it is quite hard to get back in straight position so I would like to use motor to help me with it.
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    Leaning to the sides - Left/right. Front/back is fine
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    It would absolutely be possible.
    A wiper motor per side to mount the shocks bottom mount on and a centering code using the throttle as scalar. You'd need something to tell the controller what side it is currently leaning to though.
    Cool project! It has lots of potential!
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    YoungYirka New Member

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    Thanks!
    Do you think it is possible to push against these wiper motors?
    The thing is that I want to lean by my weight and motors should only help me get straight, is it capable?
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    Chris_Beeves Active Member

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    It varies with the motor I’d say. Normally it could be backdriven. They wouldn’t have to move that much though, just act as preloading of the dampers right? So you just get some help getting up.
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    Yes, exactly. Thank you for confirmation.

    It seems like I will have to dive deep into motors, which I have zero experiances with.
    If there is anyone who would willing to help me choose correct motor I would be happy, for now I will try to use SimCalc.