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New to the community 2DOF seat mover (1st build)

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Building Q&A / FAQ' started by navarrma, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. bsft

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    yes, like in this pic of my seat mover, but same for full frame. The higher above centre of gravity, the better.
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    yes

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  3. navarrma

    navarrma Member

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    Sorry to reask the question, its just getting down to the wire on this build. Its all coming together in the next 3 days and i should have movement this weekend. Im so excited. Couldn't do it without you guys!
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    yes

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    This build is taking too long! I keep getting sidetracked with other projects

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    What do you guys think?

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  7. bsft

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    yep looks good. The winch motors should do some damage.
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    Awesome. Glad I'm still on the right track

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    ? do you plan to place monitors on to this frame too.
    if yes then the pivot may not be in the optimum location, ie you need to take the top frame, place everything on it that will be on the sim and place a pipe or something you can rock on, and get in and have some one move it back and forth until the balance position is found, then (just what i do put a mark about 10mm(1/4") forward of the balance point, I found by slightly loading the winches will removed any possible backlash in the gearing that may or not develop, which it didnt, as ,my frame was very light, 25x25x1.6 box section construction and no monitors.

    Sorry if you have done this previously(old age tend to forget things, lol), just makes the whole ride so much nicer.
  10. navarrma

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    I'm not planning to have the monitors on this frame... still don't trust the winch motors

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  11. bsft

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    you dont trust the winch motors? why? They throw Historiker around no problem.
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    i guess you're right, im just nervous...
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    thats ok, thats what we are here for. We are not trying to sell you anything, just let you know what will work well from years of experience.
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    Yep mine ran for 4 years and I sold the machine 2 years ago and is still going strong today.
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