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Question Motor rods

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Building Q&A / FAQ' started by Simulator Jicin, Apr 29, 2024.

  1. Simulator Jicin

    Simulator Jicin New Member

    May 25, 2015
    Czech Republic
    +0 / 0 / -0
    My Motion Simulator:
    2DOF, Arduino
    Hello, I would like to ask for advice. Attached below is a photo of my rig and I would like to ask how to measure the rods from the engine to the frame. I guess I should measure it from the starting position of the motor when it is switched on, is there any way to set this position in simtools or is it automatically set to horizontal?

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  2. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

    Jul 13, 2014
    Innovative tech specialist for NGOs
    St Helens, Tasmania, Australia
    +10,795 / 52 / -2
    My Motion Simulator:
    3DOF, DC motor, JRK
    A lever is most effective at right angles to the rods, with the rods also most effective at right angle to the top frame.

    So move your motor forward toward the screen and shorten the rods to suit.

    Normally the center position is set in the control code and hardware, with the lever then attached to be parallel with the rig frames.