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Showroom Newb's compact 2DOF build - Moving from a commercial unit to a DIY under seat mover

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by Kranky Pantz, Sep 19, 2018.

  1. noorbeast

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    Just a thought worth considering, keep in mind that if you ever go down the path of implementing a harness tensioning system then the 5th belt help stop the harness from riding up. In the meantime you could mount the 5th belt but not use it just yet.
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    That's a very good point.
    I'm glad I have the option for the 5th harness point.
    Just wish I'd gone for a 2" strap vs the massive 3" version.
    Mind you, that 5th strap is actually 2" wide, but the other four are 3" ones.

    Oh well, first world problems eh????
    ;)
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    if it is any consolation I went the other way and upgraded from 2" to 3" as the latter has better surface area for conveying motion cues...oh and 3" look cool too ;)
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    LOL!!!!
    Sooooo........what you're saying is, I'm just wanting something that I don't have.
    He-he!!!!

    Good points...I'll be installing the beastly retention system sooner than later and strapping myself in.

    I just hope that I can manage to get out of it as well. ;)
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    congratulations for your beautiful work !!
    I was reading about the belts ...
    you could place a third DOF behind the seats to use retention when braking with a small wiper motor.
    I can assure you that in VR diving becomes crazy, you feel much more detached and become more real ..
    greetings and good continuation Marco
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    Thank you for the kind words. :cheers
    Yes, I'm still enjoying my motion simulator, and having used VR for many years now I agree that motion adds what was missing for full immersion.
    I plan to tweak it during the Spring, and may even be able to lower the seat height and clean up the wiring.
    I couldn't imagine ever going back to a static rig.
    :thumbs
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    Gotta love Amazon!!!

    I'd post a link, but for some reason Amazon ones aren't permitted here.

    10k wire-wound pots generally cost anywhere between $5-$15+ each here in Canada, and Hall Effect pots (if you can find them) are way overpriced for some reason.


    I happened upon an Amazon seller who ships free directly from China, $33 CAD for 20 pots, which works out to $1.65 each!

    They arrived in just 3 weeks, well ahead of the scheduled 7 weeks when I first placed the order.

    Since this is classed as a consumable wear item for my particular design, and with the amount which I use my sim I tend to go through them sooner than later, it's best that I have quite a few spares on hand.


    This should last me a while (fingers crossed).

    [​IMG]
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    I appreciate the comment and idea for fabricating my own Hall Sensors from my old/used parts.
    Unfortunately, you're overestimate my abilities to do that, LOL!!!

    While I do have a 3D printer, I'm not sure how to go about the process. :think
    Any info or perhaps pointing me in the proper direction of those guides would be hugely appreciated, as I haven't had much luck in finding any.
    I do have a few worn-out 10k pots here for testing out your theory of turning them into DIY Hall Effect Sensors.

    Cheers! :cheers
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    hello if you try to insert images on google a request you will find many ideas on how to do
    hall effect pot diy :cheers
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