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Showroom Prodigy's 3DOF SCN5 Sim Rig

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by prodigy, Nov 11, 2018.

  1. prodigy

    prodigy Burning revs

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    My Motion Simulator:
    2DOF, SCN5
    In 2016 I wanted to upgrade my 2DOF simulator with the traction loss. I have bought most of the needed stuff to do it, but it was never a proper time for me to start building it. Mostly me making stupid excuses.

    So now, 2 years later, I have finally managed to get myself together and do it.
    My older version of simulator was this one: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/prodigys-2dof-scn5-sim-rig.6346/

    Now, I decided to do this simulator from a scratch because doing modifications to old one would be harder. Also, some stuff I have used before I gave it to a friend. It was a big black studio desk where my 3x TV setup was, I also gave him my racing seat + the base which I used for 2DOF.

    So for this build I needed to do a new base suitable for traction loss and new TV stands.

    First, here is the finished project in one picture:
    sim3dof_a1.jpg

    Peripherals:
    - 3x 42" Sony Bravia KDL-W705B TV's
    - OSW direct drive Wheel - SimRacingBay Mige10 kit
    - Heusinkveld Sequential Shifter + Handbrake + Pedals Pro
    - Derek Speare Black Max II Buttonbox
    - Sparco R100 seat
    - Sparco Blizzard KG-3 racing gloves
    - Logitech Z906 5.1 Surround System
    - PC specs: ASUS Z170 Pro Aura motherboard, Intel i7 6700K CPU, 16GB DDR4 Corsair Vengeance RAM, Gainward GTX 1080ti, Corsair RM750x PSU, Corsair Carbide 400C case

    I will try to organize this thread as much as I can because I have a lot of photos. I'll try to put it in some order, like how it was assembled.

    Unfortunately, I don't have any correct measures that I can put here, everything was built "on the fly". But if anyone wants something measured, I can do it.

    PHASE 1
    - Building the seat frame / Steel tubes 3x3 cm
    20180928_184604.jpg 20181001_114608.jpg 20181005_130844.jpg 20181005_130905.jpg 20181010_153206.jpg 20181011_132211.jpg

    PHASE 2
    - Adding the U-Joint - bought from cardyfren.com - thanks to @creazyrider for the tip
    - Connecting SCN5 actuators
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    PHASE 3
    - Adding the wheel stand, shifter holder, handbrake holder, buttonbox, pedals
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    PHASE 4
    - Creating soundproof boxes for SCN5 / MDF wood plates 16mm thick
    20180928_184443.jpg 20180929_124305.jpg 20180929_132914.jpg 20181022_181204.jpg 20181022_184120.jpg

    PHASE 5
    - Building a wooden platform for traction loss
    - 18mm thick board on the 4x4 cm thick wood lumber
    - Instead of making bottom steel frame for traction loss, I went with wooden platform because of better looks in the end
    20181017_145749.jpg 20181022_153239.jpg 20181022_165837.jpg

    PHASE 6
    - Adding traction loss stuff
    - Ball bearing plate - 165x165 mm, 21 mm, 250 kg
    - Rollerblade wheels - I bought another wheels before, but found out that the rollerblade ones are much better
    - I've put 4 wheels - 2 at the back corners and 2 under the seat corners
    20181018_102423.jpg 20181018_171609.jpg 20181018_171621.jpg 20181019_111358.jpg 20181024_102727.jpg

    PHASE 7
    - Adding third SCN5 actuator for traction loss
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    PHASE 8
    - Test everything / hardware and software
    - If testing was ok - disassemble everything :(

    PHASE 9
    - Painting and carpenting job
    - Assemble everything again
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    PHASE 10
    - Making TV stands - wood lumber
    20181029_163422.jpg 20181029_164648.jpg 20181030_163316.jpg 20181030_204557.jpg

    PHASE 11
    - Cleaning and making finishing touches
    - FINISHED !
    20181103_171603.jpg 20181103_171649.jpg 20181103_171940.jpg 20181109_154144.jpg 20181109_154116.jpg

    (Well, almost finished, I just need to do some better cable management and try to hide them. It's millions of cables..)
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    Last edited: Nov 11, 2018
  2. hideki

    hideki Member Gold Contributor

    Joined:
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    My Motion Simulator:
    2DOF, SCN5
    Wood, Jerry, wood! (kramer to Seinfeld ,lol) Now, seriously: that is owesome! Simple and beautiful. Nice job
  3. Scott87

    Scott87 New Member

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    My Motion Simulator:
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    Man, this is a gold mine of info for me!

    I’m building my first rig, and was only going 2DOF, but after seeing how simply you added traction loss, that’s what I’m doing now.

    Thanks heaps for posting mate!
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  4. prodigy

    prodigy Burning revs

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    My Motion Simulator:
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    Thank you, I've tried to take as much pictures as possible because I didn't take notes on the measurements I've used. Everything was done 'on the fly' with few paper sketches, but I haven't done any 3D models or projects before beginning.

    Regarding traction loss, at first I was kinda scared of how I would build it since it was my first try, but soon enough I've realized it's not that big of a deal, actually it was pretty simple mechanics as you saw.