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Question Recommendations for actuator design?

Discussion in 'Motor actuators and drivers' started by Boudewijjn, Aug 22, 2020.

  1. Boudewijjn

    Boudewijjn New Member

    Aug 20, 2020
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    Hi Everyone, I am new to this forum and loving it! I am wondering if you guys have a recommendation which threads are good reads for actuator designs and necesities.

    I am new to this and would like to build a linear actuator in the near future, to learn how to do that before building a motion sim.

    The ultimate goal for me would be a 6DOF platform which could hold 2 people for a flight sim (me and my dad, father-son project ;)). So it would have to be quite strong, would that mean AC motors? Or is that also possible with DC motors as well?
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  3. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

    Jul 13, 2014
    Innovative tech specialist for NGOs
    St Helens, Tasmania, Australia
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    My Motion Simulator:
    3DOF, DC motor, JRK
    There is a 6DOF section in the FAQs, which includes DIY actuators: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/6dof.22/category

    But there have also been some recent advances in DIY actuators, so I wouyld suggest using the Google search box on the Recent page and filter by date to get the most recent 6dof projects building DIY actuators.
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