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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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    Did consider it, but did not want to drop the actuator torque by that amount (/5) and cause other issues. Also 2025 are not that common to purchase were I live.
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2021
  2. SeatTime

    SeatTime Well-Known Member

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    My Motion Simulator:
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    The new 2010 ballscrews turned up and were quickly installed (easy to do on these actuators). Wow what a difference :), tracking is so much better (super smooth) and they are much quieter in operation as they are running slower. Obviously as I increase the actuators range they will lose some of this in long movements, but the change was well worth the effort. May keep my eye out for some 2016s if they ever become available as my 1.8Kw servos should be able to drive them.
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    2016 ballscrew dont exist a2020 does
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    SeatTime Well-Known Member

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    In that case, happy to stay with the 10s.
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    SeatTime Well-Known Member

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    My Motion Simulator:
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    Sim all broken down ready for moving to its new home.

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    My Motion Simulator:
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    Hopefully the downtime will be minimal, good luck with your house move, is the latest Covid outbreak impacting on your plans?
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    Somewhat, as we had to do the second inspection of the house we purchased via FaceTime. FYI ended up purchasing in Brisbane.
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    It's a great simulator! It inspired me. Thank you
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    wow, i am a really impressed by the work you do
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    My Motion Simulator:
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    It's finallly running in its new home :). Had some micro-stutter issues initially, but a Simtools re-install/update fixed it.
    IMG_0303.JPG
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    Have you used it enough yet to know what you think of the long travel?
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    My Motion Simulator:
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    Yes, the long travel allows a more realistic big heave simulation, which is something G systems don't do that well, while also leaving room on the actuators for some pitch/roll.
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    My Motion Simulator:
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    Finally got around to setting back up VR as I have not been able to used it since September last year and had forgotten how uncomfortable and complicated the headsets are (8KX). Been spoilt with my nice 4K screen...
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    Are you going to use the virtual tracker with flypt for motion cancellation? I just got started playing with that and its been pretty buggy - but oh so important.
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    Pierre Lalancette Sir Lalancelot Gold Contributor

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    I have the same feeling with my Pimax. I don't want to use my simulator anymore because it is just to long to set it with VR. I've been thinking for a long time about putting a screen on my settup (or change it completely). Even though I love VR, I love simplicity too.
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    My Motion Simulator:
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    Video of the sim running in its new home.

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    hi @SeatTime just to say mate , impresive work as always , damm good looking engineering from what i can see there . well done , now its back to enjoy the flights and sim racing time again :) Niiiiiicccee ( childish i know but hell it is what it is and im sticking with it) i for one am always in awe of your work . Kudos to ya
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    Thanks for the kind words, with the power of the 1.8KW AC servos and 2010 high speed fully supported screws, its is the smoothest/best tracking sim that I have built and in real life not as noisy as it sounds on the video . Still to add a few G systems when I get my workshop fully set back up.
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    Quick video to demonstrate slight turbulence in a 172 on a very clear evening flight. Aircraft on autopilot, small part of a flight from Gold Coast to Brisbane.

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    Honestly, a SteamVR (Valve Index ) is working really well for cancellation. I had the Pimax 8Kx and it's absolutely not comparable in both quality and the configuration of the Motion cancellation.
    With the Valve Index, it just work.