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Steering wheel

Discussion in 'SimTools DIY Version' started by Mr ed, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. Mr ed

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    Hey guys, just wondering whether or not i could run a servo motor steering system with this software??
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    Can you explain a little more about what you intend and include a picture, even if it is hand drawn, so members know what you have in mind.
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    Basically just a servo motor with a steering wheel on it, same as the accuforce etc
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    I havent actually designed anything, was just wondering if it was possible first..
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    OpenSimWheel is an awesome project, available in kit form and can outperform commercial offerings like the Accuforce. It is not cheap but quality never is.

    I know it will be my next wheel when my current Clubsport gets tired.
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    Direct Drive Servo Wheels requires a highly dedicated piece of firmware:
    - mimic a USB device
    - interpret MS force feedback inputs
    - compute combination of effects
    - drive the servo driver

    As Simtools is not reading FFB inputs (but telemetry data), it cannot be used for a FFB wheel.

    Some have "designed" a FFB wheel based on telemetry but results are poor and the cost of a servo + drive is clearly wasted.

    Few firmwares have been edited:
    - RFR firmware on LPC Pack by Mizoo (first but now discontinued)
    - MMos firmware on STM Disco by Mmos
    - OSW firmware on ST MDisco by Bberger
    - Ai-wave firmware on Arduino Leonardo by Etienne (under beta)
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