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Need suggestions for new motor driver boards 6DOF

Discussion in 'Commercial Simulators and Peripherie' started by IANFXUSA, Dec 13, 2020.

  1. IANFXUSA

    IANFXUSA 737-NG Home Gold Contributor

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    Hi, I would like your help with the following - the system is designed to be a flight simulator using X-Plane 11 and P3Dv5. So is what I desperately need help with. You can be as technical as you like, I work as an AV technician, I just don't know much about motor drivers except the stepper motors used in theatrical lights

    I have a 6DOF Stewart style platform - it was a custom made item /// what I should buy is one of the Stewart platforms from China, I found a great manufacture there and since I can speak enough Chinese ... (I forget the name, but they guy's email is herman@leader-game.com , but I can't afford right now \\\

    So - with the custom unit - it has yet to work properly for more than a day - it originally had oDrive boards that never worked properly for more than one day - they would fail or burn out...I don't know.

    The actuators work perfectly - the issue is the drivers - they are screw type with a motor at the bottom (3 wire)and a position sensor cable (4 or 6 wire). Can anyone recommend a driver board that will work with Simtools or flyptmover (which is better???) and which has less latency?? And is something that is easier (rather than harder) to configure? The system has a 24vdc power supply at 60 amps.

    Many thanks
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    Thanks in advance if you come up with any ideas - Here is the old Odrive with motor (3pin) and sensor (5pin) cables. Will post pictures of the hardware tonight. Basically its a 24vdc 60amp power supply, an ethernet card which connects to the three Odrives and the six actuator motors. I'm not sure of the motor spec or brand, but will try and find it.

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    354A31EB-725F-4EB1-ABBA-4AF1D011F7B4.png The position sensor is a Hall sensor that was mounted on the rear of the motor shown below - I also need to know how to connect those leads to whichever new board is recommended.