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Seattime's Sims

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by SeatTime, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. SeatTime

    SeatTime Well-Known Member

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    My Motion Simulator:
    DC motor, Motion platform, 6DOF
    Everyone builds to their available time, budget. Still allot of fun in a well made 2DOF.
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  2. SeatTime

    SeatTime Well-Known Member

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    My Motion Simulator:
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    Currently in Queensland on holidays, but have been able to find a servo locally at a good price for the main heave of my new rig. 1.8Kw at 3000rpm. Should be waiting for me when I get back.

    Main Heave Servo.jpg
  3. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    My Motion Simulator:
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    Do you have a link to the supplier and cost?
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    SeatTime Well-Known Member

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  5. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Thought we may have had a cheap Aussie option.
  6. SeatTime

    SeatTime Well-Known Member

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    The price really was not that different, apart from shipping and time. Hard to beat the Chinese for price ...
  7. Trigen

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    Ive been following in your footsteps a bit and im adding a moving backrest. Thing is and i suppose it depends what motor and linkage you attach but when you have one one a slider and the moving back there's some flex on top where there are no hinges from my small experience. I was thinking of just adding some rollers pressing against a plate to avoid any side motion but i'm curious to see how you have done it?
  8. SeatTime

    SeatTime Well-Known Member

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    Were it could be a issue, I do not use a standard hinge but bearings and a polished rod - from some CNC kit (see old phone image). There are also good quality door hinges that you can purchase that are designed for big heavy doors and run on bearings.

    Front Hinge.jpg
  9. SeatTime

    SeatTime Well-Known Member

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    Maybe found a picture that better explains it.

    Hinge.jpg
  10. Trigen

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    Thanks. I had a couple of choices one of which are those bearings so I'll scavenge them off another project today
  11. SeatTime

    SeatTime Well-Known Member

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    If you have the rods with screw holes in them that will make your job easier.