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SFX-100 Actuators vs SCN6-60, are they compatible with Simtools?

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Building Q&A / FAQ' started by Moe Colontonio, Apr 20, 2020.

  1. Moe Colontonio

    Moe Colontonio Member Gold Contributor

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    I currently have a 5 dof build that I completed using SCN6-60 actuators, and now I'm looking for the next thing to do with my time. I came across the SFX-100's, and it looks like a nice project.

    I have 4 questions:

    -Can you run the SFX-100's with Simtools (I know I saw something about using arduino with Simtools)

    -Can the SFX-100's be built with a longer throw? I'd like to go 150mm

    -I see they have slightly more torque vs the SCN6, and over double the speed. Anything else I need to know in relation to the SCN6?

    -in a 5dof, any reason why I can't use an SCN-6 actuator for yaw, and the SFX-100s for pitch and roll (I have a spare SCN6-20 laying around.
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  3. Daguru

    Daguru Rally drivers do it in the Dirt

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    i asked "Can you run the SFX-100's with Simtools"

    and was told Yes only with the thanos controller:thumbs
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  4. Thanos

    Thanos Building the Future one AC Servo at a time... or 6

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    Sure. Follow the instructions on https://opensfx.com/ to build the DIY SFX100 actuators...


    Then use the AMC-AASD15A controller instead of their Leonardo arduino, for simtools:
    https://www.tindie.com/products/tronicgr/amc-aasd15a-servo-motion-controller/



    Thanks
    Thanos
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