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New 6dof project now 4dof !!

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by Squarebob, Mar 29, 2020.

  1. Squarebob

    Squarebob New Member Gold Contributor

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    Building it was much easier for me than this end of things!! Yup, the manual got me to the point I am now. Hopefully today will be the day it comes alive!! The amount of work put in to develop Simtools is mind boggling. And the support that this community gives to folks is amazing. I hope I can be of help to someone some day also. Thanks to all
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  2. Squarebob

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    Testing with LFS. smc3 utility working fine. Motors working good. LFS sending signal to virtual axis. smc3 closed. No movement from game. One note, save button for interface settings not working. I can create a preset and load any preset but no save button function. Reloaded LFS, Utility and Simtools. No help. Where do I go now?

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  3. noorbeast

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    Sometimes I can't see the forest for the trees!!!! I can now begin tuning the 2 DOF. I still haven't figured out how to get the second Arduino to work and drive the traction loss motor. That will be today's project after I go for a few laps!!!! Thanks
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    HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY. WOW....................... First ride in the sim!!!! What a HOOT. Why didn't I find out about this 5 years ago!! Now I need to search for the instructions on setting up the second Arduino and get some traction loss happening.
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  6. noorbeast

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    In terms of SimTools you just set up the Arduino in Interface Settings under the Interface 2 tab, and assign TL as [C<Axis3a>] in the Interface Output Settings.

    You can then configure Axis Settings and Tuning Center.

    There are some handy tips here re TL configuration: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/traction-loss-in-simtools.175/

    And others concerning the refinement of motion profiles: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/steps-to-create-a-motion-profile.228/
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    Thanks. Got both the Ard's communicating with the 'puter and the utilities to work for both. All 3 motors moving. Now for the axis assignments and tuning center stuff. I purchased Asseto Corsa and will start from scratch with motion profiles. One axis at a time.Wish me luck!!!
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    Well I got the rig running on 2DOF + TRACTION LOSS on the 11th. I am just in amazement at the fun and action I am experiencing. One hour into tuning and my 30 day old 300 rs wheel quits working. The #1 button (downshift) will not turn off. Switch clicks fine but it is just on. I packed up the wheel and pedals and sent them back for a refund. Now I sit with a working rig and no controls. Ordered a CSL Elite that won't ship till the 22nd. Just happens to be the day I am getting a hip replacement and I will be out of action for a few weeks. That's the way the cookie crumbles!!!!
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    Life is like that sometimes, but at least you have the satisfaction of having crafted your own rig, turning an aspiration into a fully functional reality.

    I hope your hip operation goes well.