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Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Building Q&A / FAQ' started by Artistichalo, Sep 8, 2017.

  1. Artistichalo

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    Can someone help or direct me . I would like to build something like this:
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    Only the seat frame and actuator holder with drive shaft joint. I have the actuators from Sim Experience . I'm hoping I can build for under 150.00
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    My Motion Simulator:
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    That is a basic shoulder mount seat shaker design, in the picture powered by SCN actuators, though you have other cheaper options like DC motors.

    Have a look at existing 2DOF member builds, that may help you refine your own project ideas: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=site:xsimulator.net+shoulder+mount+seat+shaker+&ia=web

    You will find plenty to get you started in the FAQs, from design software, dimension of sims, to PSUs, pots, motors, JRKs, Arduino code and Motor Monsters, Sabertoioths, SCNs, DIY actuators, plus heaps more: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    We have a glossary for all those acronyms we tend to use, which will help you decipher some descriptions: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/glossary-of-acronyms-and-names.66/
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    My Motion Simulator:
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    I had enough metal for 2 under $100

    I can measure mine if you need some specific measurements. I estimated mine based on sim perience dimensions and it works well. I also built it in stages with the stage 3 added on after. Let me know what information you need
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    Thank you for responding . If you can share the measurements and angle of the rear post that would be great. Can you post some pics of the seat frame that you built just for reference.
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    Sorry for the delay. Ill be home on the weekend and get measurements for you
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    Good evening , where you able to get the measurements ? Just got Sim Experience Stage 1 kit .
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    Ok - my sides are 48". My cross beams are 36". The scn mount to a rubber mounter bar that is 28"
    The rear cross beam is 2" in from rear ( id orobably line it up flush with rear though if i built again) Ceneter to center the other beam is 27". Scn mount at rear of seat is 8.5". Seat fram is 5.5" from cross beam. Id guestimate the seat fram angle at 75 deg. 24" rise at the 75deg

    When i mentioned rear crossbeam id make flush it would be to increase the CTC of the crossbeams by about 2"
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    [​IMG]

    Please note i tried to give you cut sizes. For example the 36" cross beam with the two 1/4" pieces so it bolts together plus the 1x2" side beams makes a total width of mine at 38.5". Hope that makes sense
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    Thank you for the measurements. Can you give the measurements of the actual Sim Experience Stage 1 seat mount kit . The black powder coated base that your race seat sits on as well as the the vertical bar behind your race seat that is part of the seat mount where the actuators connect to on top. Thank you again for your help One more thing can you also tell me the size of the universal joint under the seat and how far back is the cross member that the u joint is on from the back of the seat mount

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    the first arrow indicates the back cross member of seat base
    The second arrow indicates the cross member that the universal joint is on what is the measurement between both
    As well as the complete measurement of the complete base.
    I have the same actuators and the Sim Experience actuator mounts. Thank you so much for your help.
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    Choose that measurement based on your own seats center of gravity for best performance. Elsewhere in the forum is a FAQ about COG. Thats your best but as a guidline the ujoint should sit just around your tailbone. Build the open square seat base. Mount the back riser bar and the top cross bar to the square. Mount your seat with about a 1/2" clearance along the back to the riser bar. Sit on it with a roller underneath. Locate balance point. Wel your second arrow cross bar there