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Telescoping rectangle aluminum tubing seller?

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Building Q&A / FAQ' started by gSeat, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. gSeat

    gSeat Member

    Oct 1, 2017
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    I searched the forums and came up short. I did start searching the net, but before using further time price comparing, figured I'd ask in case others have some links.

    My sim is highly inspired by @noorbeast and all other similar compact seat shakers out there - no offense to anyone by not mentioning every other name ;)

    If you check out his build (or other compact builds), I'm thinking of implementing a telescopic tube for the
    center post and around the feet. The initial horizontal base post is easy to do with L brackets under the seat. Rectangular tubing seems easier to create / fasten than round, but I am not opposed to round tubing either.

    I am not set on aluminum, and will visit the hardware store this week to see how much play there is with punched steel sign posts that are readily available in the US and telescope. However, I do not think they are precise as the sign posts image below or telescoping aluminum tubing that is snug...I'll find out soon.

    Steel pros:
    existing holes to mount to

    Aluminum pros:
    looks nicer (subjective)

    @noorbeast 's rig https://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/dx-compact-simulator.5866/

    perforated steel tubing

    aluminum telescoping