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Peacemakers 6dof Unicorn Build

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by Peacemaker105, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. Peacemaker105

    Peacemaker105 Active Member Gold Contributor

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    Hey mate, that button box i purchased of a guy named @Bajer on Thanos's Discord server. I'm guessing the guy i just tagged here may be the same person, we'll soon find out haha. But he sells it in either kit form or built. It's a nice bit of kit and complements the AMC-aasd15a controller nicely and my rig too of course :). I would of made my own but i'm too busy doing other more important things like DD wheels haha.

    Looks like Thanos has got you covered already though for the DIY side of things.
    It's a step up from what i had... i mean it was fully functional but was just a bit industrial for my liking lol.
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    Yeah that looks a bit industrial indeed....i guess it works. ....i just had the idea you owned the one with the 3 LEDs in it....

    well i guess i figured it out with the wiring diagram of Thanos...i need to get a bit of time to get me going, but i want to make a new Design of the Emergency Box, using 5mm leds....got a lot of them laying around and easier without the mosfets.

    i will keep you posted... Thanx ;)
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  3. Peacemaker105

    Peacemaker105 Active Member Gold Contributor

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    I tackled this wheel project to save money and purchase some Fanatec V3 Pedals. So probably wont be doing pedals for quite some time. I want to tackle a belt tensioner first :) Then maybe i'll look into pedals.
    I want to get a CNC machine as well so maybe it will be a good project for when i'm testing that out..

    God i don't know How i'm going to hide all this stuff from the misses while trying to pay for the wedding. Sorry honey we need a smaller cake... to make room for my cnc machine lol. She saw the title of my video that said $450 wheel and was like whaaat!?! was it that much?! What she didn't know is that was USD and its more like closer to double that in our money hahaha. So now i refrain from mentioning cost in video titles :cool:.
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    Hi Peacemaker. Fellow WA person myself and have been following your progress with interest. Nice job on all by the way.

    Am adopting your actuator design and note that you mentioned that you wouldn't have gone again with the cheaper chinese ballscrews. Have you considered what you would have gone with instead as an alternative? There's a huge price differential between ballscrews. Hard to tell how to pick a good one other than country of manufacture and price. So seeing if you or anyone else in the community have got a suggestion for a reasonable but not over the top pricewise ballscrew suggestion?

    Thx Steve
  5. Peacemaker105

    Peacemaker105 Active Member Gold Contributor

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    Hey Mate! Welcome to the darkside! Where your wallet stays forever empty that is haha. Nah it's an awesome scene to be a part of :)
    Look to be honest i'll probably just go cheap chinese rolled ballscrews again. The cost of expensive ground ones are just way to hard to justify if you ask me.. and for a noise benefit we haven't had proven yet. My main issue i think was i ordered mine through 3 different ebay sellers so probably from all different factories. Next time i'll probably just make sure i order all 6 from the same seller, maybe one that's got some decent reviews etc. That way if 1 ballscrew seems sloppy or a bit off you can tell them that 1 is not right and that the other 5 are fine and they can't sit there and tell you thats how its suppose to be because you have 5 others to prove otherwise haha.

    I would like to try incorporate some sound deadening or something in the actuator build instead. But i have no issues with the noise. once game volumes up you don't (barely) hear it.
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    Hi Peacemaker105
    Thanks a lot for your ideas ;)

    i modified the slider a bit so i can insert the carbon rod directly.
    the upper ring has a hole of 25,5mm so there is enough space for the glue ;)

    it looks like this:
    3d Slider.jpg Slider-tower2.jpg Slider-tower1.jpg

    Here it is: slider-tower.zip

    Kind regards
    Peer

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    thx. That simplifies things
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  8. Peacemaker105

    Peacemaker105 Active Member Gold Contributor

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    Cheers for uploading that man, Simply Awesome! Will help out many, i'm sure :) Even me for when i go 600mm screws :D. Cant wait to see you get one built.
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    Wow! I have been hesitant to start a 6dof build on my own and started to research non-diy solutions out there, like DOFReality. Still way too much money at $6000, but seeing your build completely changed my mine! I would probably say I would use this 50% flying, 50% racing, and wanted to know if your 500mm rods are sufficient for this. I don't want this too big, and I'm afraid changing parts and length will require redesigning on my end which I'm not capable of. I also saw in your videos, which are great by the way, that you had to lathe some parts. Are there parts that are to that spec available online? I would rather pay the extra $$ than buy a lathe :)

    Your input is greatly appreciated!