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MWB 4 DOF Simulator

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by MWB, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. MWB

    MWB Drive it like you stole it!!

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    Thanks @SilentChill,

    I've been working on a cowling with an exhaust port, because of the gearbox at the front of the motor there's nowhere for the hot air to escape.
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    Also I've been working on another little addition to my rig. If it works out I'm hopping it will be an addition to everyone's rig. hopefully my way of giving back to xsimulator.net
    Watch this space!!!:thumbs
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  2. SilentChill

    SilentChill Problem Maker

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    Nice work :) looks good

    I just drilled I to the side of the motor on my old geared motors.

    Intrigued to know what you have share :cheers
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  3. MWB

    MWB Drive it like you stole it!!

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    Its been quite some time since my last post, I've been working abroad for quite some time so I've not really been able to use my rig that much.

    My rig received some upgrades in the way of a new steering wheel and pedals at Christmas last year, and I've just got hold of a set of Oculus touch controllers, so I'm in the process of trying to setup motion cancellation.

    I have decided to mount the controller to my steering wheel, just seems at this point the easiest way to mount it.

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  4. gigi

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    hello, congratulations for the simulator you've made. I too have just finished a 4dof but with a different project. I really like the project you took inspiration from and I'm excited about the idea of doing it. do you mind posting some videos in operation?
    thank you
  5. Sinan Keskin

    Sinan Keskin Sinan Keskin

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    Hi my friend.. this is my video same project: - my ibt 2 burn out! 24 volt 15 amp power supply. What about yours??
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    Sinan Keskin Sinan Keskin

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    Hi my friend.. this is my video same project: - my ibt 2 burn out! 24 volt 15 amp power supply. What about yours??
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    Good work !

    I can not wait to see more ! :D
  8. MWB

    MWB Drive it like you stole it!!

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    Thanks @gigi,

    Have you started your own build/blog? If so post a link on mine, us 4 DOF’s need to sick together!!!

    I’ve made a video for you of my rig in anger!! It’s turned up a bit more that I would normally have it. Just to show off what it can do.

    I’m playing Dirt Rally, driving a Metro 6R4, in Wales (Sweet Lamb).

    Using Oculus Rift CV1, Fanatec Clubsport v2.5 wheelbase, Clubsport V3 inverted pedals and the H shifter.

    Also using VR Motion Cancellation, Thanks to matzman666 for some fantastic programming/black magic.

    Download the OpenVR-InputEmulator here:
    https://github.com/matzman666/OpenVR-InputEmulator/releases

    @noorbeast was also a massive driving force behind this, so hats off to you sir.

    Please provide feedback to the dev here: https://github.com/matzman666/OpenVR-InputEmulator/issues/4#issuecomment-299575175

    @Sinan Keskin,

    Great to see that your up and running!! unfortunately the ibt 2 are not man enough. I also had them burn out. So I am now using the Sabertooth 2x60.

    https://www.dimensionengineering.com/products/sabertooth2x60

    I’m only using a small 10A 24v power supply similar to what your using but with two car batteries in line to help supply a burst of current when needed, also the Sabertooth has a regenerative circuit, so it puts power back under breaking. This can upset the power supply and make it trip out if you don’t have the batteries.

    Lots more about this earlier in my blog.

    Hope this helps, keep up the good work!

    I’m looking to refine my rig a little more yet, but as much as I have injoyed and wanted to prove that a 4 DOF could be done, I’m going to start working on a 6DOF using motors at first with the vue to upgrade to linear actuator later.

    On my rig the two rear motors are 100W each and seem to have more than enough strength working together, we’re as the front to motors are 200w each and they to struggle a bit, I have found some 300w motors which I’m going to try. But with the 6DOF you have three pairs or two working together, so I’m hoping that if I can find four more 300w motors, I should have loads of power. The goal is to be able to use the rig for a prolonged period without the motors getting red hot.

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  9. MWB

    MWB Drive it like you stole it!!

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    Thanks @Stouuf

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  10. Sinan Keskin

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    thank u very much for your answer...
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    Hi Mwb. for your experience do you think that 4 motor 24v 250w 3000rpm with ratio 60:1 and 50rpm 32Nm at gearbox are enough? Or do you think it's necessary more? See ECM180/040 Transtecno motors

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    Lovely work!Hope mine comes out that good.
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    prilad Well-Known Member SimAxe Beta Tester SimTools Developer

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    Hello. I have not been here on the forum for a long time, and only now the time has appeared to try to make the same 4dof design into reality. I am very glad to see that you have succeeded in everything you planned. And even gas lifts are installed to reduce the load on the motors.
    I really hope this summer to finally make a simulator myself ...
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  15. Blekkulf

    Blekkulf New Member

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    Nice rig! Can i ask for your code on the ardurino ?
    I'm about to start a new project with 4 motors instead of two. I was planning of having the motors in each corner, but in can see that your setup is more accurate.

    On my last rig i mounted a small DC motor bolted to the frame of the seat. I put a cable shoe on the shaft so it was kind of a vibrator, and made it follow the rev on the engine by using gamedash. The feeling of the car in VR was totally different, and so much better. Easy to install too. You should try that :)