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Showroom Obutto Ozone 2DOF to 3DOF simulator conversion

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by scalhoun, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. scalhoun

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    Quick video, feels like I'm taking a beating in the rift but doesn't show to much in the video.


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    Looks awesome man.
    Pity about someone else being in control of finances. I highly disagree with that. probably because I have been running a house since I was 15 years old, now at 40, my wife NEVER gets her hands on my money, as long as there is food, power and water, mortgage paid, insurances, etc. theres no reason for me to give her anything else.
    But thats just me.....
  4. scalhoun

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    Ok just started building a platform like @Nick Moxley did on his 3dof conversion. Mine was very similar with wood so it seemed to make sense. I'm going to be use a lever around 80-100mm. Do you think a 25:1 will be fine or should I move to a 50:1. Gonna have it on roller blade with with abec bearings. The screens will be on it at first but I'm considering just building something for the wheel and pedals and moving the screens off the rig.

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    我的经验LFSF-DK2太棒了!
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  7. Nick Moxley

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    My Frame isn't exactly light, But at the same time its not exactly Heavy in comparison to some of the guys Rigs out there...So i guess it boils down to how much friction you have and Overall how heavy your rig is when thinking about 25:1 Vs 50:1 Imo you would want the quickest traction loss motion you can get to replicate those small changes and even quicker correction's on those changes.

    I used a Cheap 10$ lazy susan up front and some Bearing supported Inline Skate wheels on the back and my motor Whips me around with ease.
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  8. scalhoun

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    Well I had a little time today to add the wheels to the base. As you can see I have a full time helper.

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    Your TA did a sterling job :grin
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    Little tip for ya.....for your Castor's if they aren't on the proper angle they will need to be tweeked a little. Just remember its rotating on an Axis and the wheels must be turned just a hair. I personally forgot to do this in the beginning and have a temp work around but need to remount my castor's. I also plan to swap them out for something different. (future project)

    Also When you get every thing rigged up, Hop on and wiggle side to side. Pending how narrow/wide your base is, those castor's at the back might make the Top of the rig a little "tippy" Part reason why i was forced to mount my castors on the very most outter corner of my base. Im only 21" wide and with them on the "inside" of the frame it would have been Far too narrow.
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  11. scalhoun

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    @Nick Moxley haha right after I mounted those wheels I realized I was gonna have to unmount because the angle wasn't right and caused friction and didn't glide very smooth. Thanks for the tips man!
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    Ok its been a while so here are some updates.

    I did some screen upgrades too get them off the platform in preparation for adding drift.

    I've also ended up selling my Fanatec v1 base and while I wait for the v2 to show up I had to do some rim upgrades to my backup Thrustmaster tx since the stock rim is less than satisfying.

    Now to get my motor ordered and find some spare time so I can finish up the drift add-on and get this platform covered in carpet.

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    Looking good!!!
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    ooohhhh........the BIG triple screens.....
    On my "to do " list later next year.
    Not planning the rift as people come over to play so having 3 screens looks more impressive
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    Man i wish i had the real estate for triples. :mad:
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    Despite what you see in the photo I posted a while ago with my 3 sims set up, I dont quite have room for 3 screens as I have to park a trailer and my wifes car in the double garage with the dual racers in it. Its actually a squeeze.
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    Ok after using my rig for a year and having some random pot issues amongst usb disconnects, I decided it was time to start reworking the rig in plans for 80/20 and my osw wheel parts that are set to arrive this month :)

    First on the list was dealing with this rats nest
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    I wanted to move everything I could off the platform and I knew my osw wheel controller would be built in a coolmaster 130 elite case so I decided to just run two stacked.

    I also wanted things to unplug easy so I could quickly swap parts and test things. So I used speakon connectors for power, and cat6 network cables for pots. Here are some pictures of the build.

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    Special thanks to @rundmg for printing the back plate for me. Now to the next project, building my custom rim for my upcoming osw project. I'll be hitting up @rundmg again for another print :)

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    The Coolmaster case and cable plugins are brilliant :thumbs

    What is the actual model of the Coolmaster case and do you have a link for it plus more photos of the internal layout of PSUs and other wiring?
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    Yep, I'll get more internal pics and a full parts list with links for you. Amazing how much time you spend sourcing crap.
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