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SFX-100 Build with G-Force Simulation (Start Date: March 2020)

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by Chipless, Mar 6, 2020.

  1. Chipless

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    I've been on these forums for the past several months, and now that I have all the parts in-hand (finally) to begin my own SFX-100 build. I will start by posting my order list within the next couple of days (once I finish formatting it) in an effort to make it as easy as possible for others to source the parts. Note: I live in the USA, so the order list will reflect that. Thank you to all those who have helped thus far! More to come soon.

    Master Parts List
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/11pOfVuq-I5zEJAw5yJPOEIUGykKvGbzb/view?usp=sharing
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    Awesome! Looking forward to it.
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    I've updated and uploaded the master parts list with URLs/sources for those residing in the USA (see Post #1). I've included the prices as well that I actually incurred. Needless to say, this hobby isn't cheap! It should be noted that the only "sim racing" component that I owned prior to starting this build is my PC, so I didn't include that on the price sheet. Also, I still need to order a VR HMD, so that is not on the parts list currently. I will update the list if/when I order more of anything. I plan to copy the base of @diablo2112 's build, so HUGE thank you to him for answering my constant stream of questions regarding the parts needed for the rig!

    My goal with this thread is to pay forward the help I've received thus far by outlining the build as simply as possible. Hopefully, this will help other complete newbies like myself jump into sim racing headfirst with some confidence.
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    I've uploaded a short video clip of the successful motor controller test. I will update parts list to reflect supplies needed to create a power switch and breadboard for the controllers.
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    Update: I've completed the actuators! I will update initial post with some lessons I learned as well as some additional parts that were needed. I still need to update for breadboard parts mentioned in the post above as well. In the meantime, here is a video of the successful test using the AMC-AASD15A servo controller.

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    Those black extrusions look fantastic! Great job.

    How did the parts fit?
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    I couldn't agree more! They will look even better after I clean them. They currently have a small amount of grease and oil from the build process, but look stellar nonetheless. I am beyond impressed with the finish. Thanks again!
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