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Redesign to compact rig?

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by Joao Coutinho, Jan 8, 2021.

  1. Joao Coutinho

    Joao Coutinho New Member

    Oct 8, 2013
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    My Motion Simulator:
    Hi OP. I have a 2dof seatmover with wiper motors (https://www.smolka-berlin.de/online...Getriebemotor_24_V_DC_-_Sonderangebot!!!/4398) connected with rods at shoulders level. I wanted to make the whole thing more compact and was wondering if I could use the same motors and place them right below the seat like you did, or is this going to stress them out. The motors you use look significantly more powerful. Any idea?

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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
    The shoulder mount design you have is ideal for wiper motors, as they are not very powerful and the shoulder mount design maximises inherent design leverage.

    A compact rig like mine needs lots of torque and hence wiper motors are not a good choice. Personally I use 200W motors with 60:1 gearboxes because of the torque they can provide.
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