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New Sim (for FS)- Basic Help required

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Building Q&A / FAQ' started by Ed Watson, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. Ed Watson

    Ed Watson New Member

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    Hello all..
    I am new here.. what a wonderful site!

    Being totally new to this whole concept, I am looking for some very basic help.

    I have the VM110 board and the X-sim software ( profiler v1.8 ) and have been able to get the output LEDS to respond to FS9. I plan on building a 12V electric 2DOF unit for personal home use.

    Questions:
    I noticed that when the VM110 is activated I get 2 LEDs flash for each movement.. (eg UP = O/P(5 & 6)) is that normal?

    Of the 2 LEDs that flash for each movement, which of the O/Ps (or both) would I use as the O/P to the driver board for the motors?

    If I run the Autorun SIM I get an error saying Not enough Y calibration, and I noticed that 3 movements (left, right & up) the O/Ps all come hard on during large movement and flash slowly on small movements, however with the Down movement the LEDs flash slowly regardless of the required movement is this normal or is there a claibration process?

    Which commercially available (in Australia) driver board is recommended for controlling wiper motors? (I am fairly electronics savvy and they can be in kit form)

    I am starting the cockpit build today, and purchasing some of the mechanical parts, but would like to get most of the electronics sorted.
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  3. tronicgr

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    Hi Ed,

    You can take a look on my avr motion controller as it is designed to drive 12v wiper motors.

    http://www.x-simulator.de/forum/tronics ... -t559.html

    And you can use this motor controller along with my avr motion controller:

    Part#0708, Dual VNH2SP30 motor driver carrier
    http://www.pololu.com/products/pololu/0707/


    I use 12v wiper motors on my joyrider simulator too:

    Here is my complete project to take ideas:

    http://ptyxiouxos.net//greekbotics/user ... ulator.htm

    There you can find also links to Ian's 3DOF motion driver that retrieves motion data from FS2004 and FSX with greater support than x-sim plugin!

    BTW, with VM110 can only control the motors on/off, Not speed and accurate position!


    Regards, Thanos