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Question Rock‘nRide Chair revive

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Building Q&A / FAQ' started by ArneHappy, Jul 20, 2020.

  1. ArneHappy

    ArneHappy New Member

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    Hi there,
    I own one of those old Rock’n Ride Chairs. Right now it is disassambled and I don‘t know if the board is ok.
    I was thinking of using the VM110 board and FSUIP on FSX. But I would need a jump start on what to aquire and what to connect where.

    Any ideas? Should I rather use an Arduino?

    Regards
    Arne
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    arduino is super simple, you dont have to hack anything, construct from the ground up is a lot easier than "hack" what some one did.
    - try buing a chinese arduino clone and some motor drivers (also cheap)
    - buy a wiper motor (and old, dirty, used one on a junk yard)
    - connect all the pieces to simtools following the instructions on the forum

    you will learn a lot and then you can jump to easely modify your rocknride

    mounting the hole "model" stuf (the arduino, motor diver and motor and simtools) will take you 2 hours or less depending on your skills, then you will have a super clear view of what you need... trust me, it is super easy

    fer