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Showroom ODrive Turnigy 190kv BLDC 6DOF - Here we go again

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by SilentChill, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. SilentChill

    SilentChill Problem Maker

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    Quick update, basically I've had a nightmare with the oDrives , these things are not easy for a n00b like me.

    I have to give a massive big thank you to @RobsonSwiss hug: for helping me big time without him I would of given up with the oDrives weeks ago. Hopefully it will get easier for anyone else wanting to use them.

    So I've also had problems with the aluminium brazing rods, I bought twice and they were shit so 3rd time I bought real Durafix sticks and they work as they should. It's a lear ing curve again but hopefully I will get my frame done by the end of the week.
    This is how it's looking so far, I ran out of gas so 1 3rd complete, some cross bars to go on to strengthen it up a bit too.
    IMG-20200103-WA0002.jpeg

    Onwards and upwards :cheers

    And heres a latest video of testing. Part 3 is missing as I need to make a decent long video explaining everything with the odrives and want to try get it right so that will come at some point in the future. Cheers all :cheers:popcorn

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  2. SeatTime

    SeatTime Well-Known Member

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    Never easy being a trail blazer :thumbs. Good to see you still have some hair :D.. Looking forward to your story, as it maybe a good option for many in the future.
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  3. Pierre Lalancette

    Pierre Lalancette Sir Lalancelot Gold Contributor

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    The range of movements that you obtain is quite impressive!
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  4. wannabeaflyer2

    wannabeaflyer2 Well-Known Member

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    hey Hey @SilentChill Now were talking baby , freaking awesome , we all go through the 1 step forward 2 back at some stage mate (were pushing the accepted norms) .. then Bam full steam ahead and massive grin of accomplishment follows ... Looking mighty Fine good buddy and as mentioned by others , movement range seems on the money .. Great stuff :)
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  5. JAD

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    Well done @SilentChill. Great to see you got there.

    I was following along the threads in the support forums over at Odrive and I was surprised how some were having difficulty getting it running with end stops.
    I thought the setups we had seen of Odrive in other projects could be easily translated over to our linear actuators.
    After reading through the support threads, I thought the development of Odrive needs a little more time before its ready for us mere mortals.
    But then you pop up with it working! Well done. :cheers
  6. SilentChill

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    Nearly finished the frame, I'm unsure whether its gonna be strong enough. I think I should of designed it to be bolted together as the aluminium brazing/welding is not the best for this sort of thing but I'll see how it goes

    20200106_221733.jpg

    Got to add quite a few more bits yet before its complete just hoping it will be strong enough, I've jumped on it and pulled it about and seems ok
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  7. thecures

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    so for now 3d printing works....!!!!!!!
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  8. Pierre Lalancette

    Pierre Lalancette Sir Lalancelot Gold Contributor

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    You have a lot of possibilities to make a lot of triangle with the shape you have.
    This is how I made my carbon tube platform hold out. Lots and lots of little triangles.
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  9. lromaniuk

    lromaniuk bny

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    Just a quick question - is there any tilt coordination going on? I can't tell if it tilts to the back on long turns to simulate sustained gforces.
  10. MagicMunkyNuts

    MagicMunkyNuts Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

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    hello
    @SilentChill your project is beautiful. I want to ask.you will do the video exactly how to set it up and what to write in the software.technical page of composing I can handle but I'm afraid to start not knowing how to connect and then in the pc run software. can you make a video from A-Z how to run it?
    I have the experience of simtool. i own 3 dof and thanos amc. but this was project is wonderful.
    You have nice day Michal
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  12. SilentChill

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    Quick update, I've been a little delayed as I fried an oDrive , hopefully the new on e will be here early next week. In the mean time I've pretty much got everything mounted and ready for some proper full weight tests.

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  13. PeterW

    PeterW alias Wickie

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    Hi @SilentChill
    Great work!!
    I can see your Odrives at the bottom left corner of the second picture... are there some encoder cables crossing near your Odrives? Dont do it!!! It took me months to find that my main EMI problems with odrive came from too close encoder cables!
    Wickie