1. For downloading SimTools plugins you need a Download Package. Get it with virtual coins that you receive for forum activity or Buy Download Package - We have a zero Spam tolerance so read our forum rules first.

    Buy Now a Download Plan!
  2. Do not try to cheat our system and do not post an unnecessary amount of useless posts only to earn credits here. We have a zero spam tolerance policy and this will cause a ban of your user account. Otherwise we wish you a pleasant stay here! Read the forum rules
  3. We have a few rules which you need to read and accept before posting anything here! Following these rules will keep the forum clean and your stay pleasant. Do not follow these rules can lead to permanent exclusion from this website: Read the forum rules.
    Are you a company? Read our company rules

Planmix' 6DOF motion platform with RC Servos

Discussion in 'Commercial Simulators and Peripherie' started by RaceRay, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. RaceRay

    RaceRay Administrator Staff Member SimAxe Beta Tester

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2006
    Messages:
    4,653
    Occupation:
    Self-employed | Web and application development
    Location:
    Hamburg, Germany
    Balance:
    25,010Coins
    Ratings:
    +1,659 / 10 / -0
    My Motion Simulator:
    2DOF, DC motor, SimAxe, SimforceGT
    It´s a pleasure to watch the smooth movements!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jw5t1po9Kto
  2. Ads Master

    Ads Master

    Balance:
    Coins
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
  3. tronicgr

    tronicgr

    Balance:
    Coins
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    Isn't it awesome??!

    And he is from Greece too! He already contacted me! Nice!

    He has done trully nice job on the washout filters!

    Regards, Thanos
  4. RaceRay

    RaceRay Administrator Staff Member SimAxe Beta Tester

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2006
    Messages:
    4,653
    Occupation:
    Self-employed | Web and application development
    Location:
    Hamburg, Germany
    Balance:
    25,010Coins
    Ratings:
    +1,659 / 10 / -0
    My Motion Simulator:
    2DOF, DC motor, SimAxe, SimforceGT
    Hope you get him to publish his next progress here ;-)

    Regards, René
  5. RaceRay

    RaceRay Administrator Staff Member SimAxe Beta Tester

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2006
    Messages:
    4,653
    Occupation:
    Self-employed | Web and application development
    Location:
    Hamburg, Germany
    Balance:
    25,010Coins
    Ratings:
    +1,659 / 10 / -0
    My Motion Simulator:
    2DOF, DC motor, SimAxe, SimforceGT
    Re: 6DOF motion platform at youtube realized with RC Servos

    think, planmix could help you with programming. You should Thanos ask if he would handle an arrangement to disskuss further things out.

    regards
  6. tronicgr

    tronicgr

    Balance:
    Coins
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    Re: 6DOF motion platform at youtube realized with RC Servos

    Hi to all!

    This is a new video that John (planmix) made using my AVR motion controller v1.5 (old fixed one)!!

    Its awesome!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XascejIH62s

    What do you think?

    Regards, Thanos
  7. yobuddy

    yobuddy Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator SimAxe Beta Tester SimTools Developer Gold Contributor

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2007
    Messages:
    3,916
    Occupation:
    Computer Technician
    Location:
    Portland, Oregon - USA
    Balance:
    36,503Coins
    Ratings:
    +4,055 / 11 / -0
    Re: 6DOF motion platform at youtube realized with RC Servos

    That looks great!
    can't wait to start building a full size one!
    yobuddy
  8. tobi

    tobi New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2007
    Messages:
    90
    Location:
    Heilbronn
    Balance:
    297Coins
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    Re: 6DOF motion platform at youtube realized with RC Servos

    wow, that looks great. The movements are so exact, that´s awesome.
    Good Job :)

    Regards,
    Tobi
  9. RaceRay

    RaceRay Administrator Staff Member SimAxe Beta Tester

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2006
    Messages:
    4,653
    Occupation:
    Self-employed | Web and application development
    Location:
    Hamburg, Germany
    Balance:
    25,010Coins
    Ratings:
    +1,659 / 10 / -0
    My Motion Simulator:
    2DOF, DC motor, SimAxe, SimforceGT
    Congratulations in making progress...Nice to see your Videos, Thanos. Thanks for entertaining us :)

    regards, René
  10. tronicgr

    tronicgr

    Balance:
    Coins
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    Hi,

    John (Planmix) just released another video that shows straight flight, cold winds, to demonstrate the reaction of the motion platform.


    6dof motion platform weather effects
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvo5mQ1D_uc

    Regards, Thanos
  11. tronicgr

    tronicgr

    Balance:
    Coins
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    Hi,

    Just wanted to mention the John (planmix) has released a whole new batch of videos regarding the remake of his 6DOF motion software by using matlab this time. Since its seven new videos, I compiled a playlist to see them all:

    http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p ... A1FA44C419



    And here is a sample video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=au-oYlP0pyY


    Regards, Thanos
  12. tronicgr

    tronicgr

    Balance:
    Coins
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    Hi,

    Jonh (Planmix) gave me a visit yesterday and he bring his 6DOF rc platform along to upgrade its electronics a little bit. I was surprised to see it in motion with all the new algorithms he has done lately. I believe that his camera really sucks!! Anyway, I kept it for the upgrade and I decided to show you some good quality video of it in motion! Just be sure to activate the Watch in high quality function of the youtube!!! :)

    6DOF motion platform: New Algorithms - 03:28
    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve1ydnKpJ70

    Here is a short demonstration of the new 6DOF algorithms that John (Planmix) developed. The new washout routines are really awesome!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve1ydnKpJ70




    6DOF m. pl.: New Algorithms, Bad weather effects - 04:37
    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhCUSLzsIUY

    Here is a demonstration of the new 6DOF algorithms being tested on bad weather. In this video you can see clearly how much active it the motion of the 6DOF in real flying conditions!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhCUSLzsIUY




    Best regards, Thanos
  13. egoexpress

    egoexpress Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2006
    Messages:
    3,842
    Location:
    Germany - Frankfurt/M
    Balance:
    374Coins
    Ratings:
    +7 / 1 / -0
    Really amazing.

    But at minute 0:11 and 0:21 the platform seems to make uncorrect movements from what I see. The planes nose goes upwards, and the platforms front side (towards the screen) goes downwards. Imho thats not right. Or am I wrong?

    Or perhaps the servo-model does stand with the backside towards the screen...

    regards
    Christian
  14. tronicgr

    tronicgr

    Balance:
    Coins
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    No its motion is all correct! When you pull the stick to climb you feel a great loss of acceleration! Thats why it leans forward, but it also sways to the back! In a fully enclosed simulator you will find this action realistic! But I tried it again with a jet fighter plane and haven't seen the front to go down so much, during the extended acceleration of the afterburner! Its up to the airplane's physics to get the proper motion!

    And something you didn't noticed... If you take a close look on the horizon of the aircraft on 0:11 and 0:21you will see that its shifts subtle to the left and right during rotation caused by sideway winds in this particular flight. This causes the tail of the platform to sway and bank a little, while rotating even it seems it should not. I used real weather update from Jeppesen in this case and its really cool to fly it with real weather conditions!

    Regards, Thanos
  15. tronicgr

    tronicgr

    Balance:
    Coins
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    Hi,

    Here is another one. Not as spectacular as the two previous, but you can see his GUI interface in action! :hacker:

    6 dof washout software (tuning parameters)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVS4PUlj8Ps

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVS4PUlj8Ps

    <This is my progress. I put some parameters and the outputs on the screen, so to be easier to tune the washout algorithms. The next step and the most difficult, will be the auto-tune part. The user will be able to tune the algorithms by flying specific sequences and then answering questions and making suggestions. No numbers!>

    As always be sure to enable the watch in high quality function of the youtube to be able to see the details!!

    Regards, Thanos
  16. Planmix

    Planmix New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Messages:
    22
    Occupation:
    Home Automation - Satellites - Sequirity Systems
    Location:
    Athens - Greece
    Balance:
    339Coins
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    My progress...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aueCzUKjQL4
  17. Mambo

    Mambo New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2008
    Messages:
    168
    Location:
    Czech Republic
    Balance:
    250Coins
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0
    Nice vid.
    Maybe it would be cool if you get camera on the platform to see how its moves.
  18. Planmix

    Planmix New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Messages:
    22
    Occupation:
    Home Automation - Satellites - Sequirity Systems
    Location:
    Athens - Greece
    Balance:
    339Coins
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    I connected my software to the NoLimits roller coaster.
    Here is the first test:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8rHDKu11qc
  19. iamcanadian2

    iamcanadian2 Member Gold Contributor

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2008
    Messages:
    60
    Occupation:
    floating docks
    Location:
    surrey bc canada
    Balance:
    30Coins
    Ratings:
    +41 / 0 / -0
    My Motion Simulator:
    Motion platform, 6DOF
    Planmix great work . Are you planing to sell or release your software ? I hope so cause its fantastic!
    2 sims I do FSX and No limits roller coaster.And you got them both .WOW!
  20. Thend

    Thend New Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2009
    Messages:
    22
    Balance:
    2Coins
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    I really want to see more of this! Updates please! :yes: