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News Traction loss idea

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by gigi burchiani, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. gigi burchiani

    gigi burchiani New Member

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    Hi, I am very new to this forum and my goal is for now just to add traction loss to my wood rig.
    Eventually i will go full 2d0f + traction loss but for now since i am playing mostly rally, traction loss will give me some more feedback and i really believe will improve my performance

    The goal is to make the whole thing as compact as possible and without altering drastically the current setup that is indeed pretty low to the ground.

    Here in canada wood is very cheap and since it is very easy to work with is my favorite building material

    here is a sketch of my idea..
    my seat will be anchored to a piece of playwood. as pivot point i was thinking a lazy suzan 12" that has 1000 lb load or an office chair pivot point.
    in the rear the motor will drive the board using a timing belt or i will make my own cogs
    the 2 or 3 wheel in the back will allow the swivel
    I am not looking for huge movements, but just enough to get the feeling of the car sliding sideway.
    please let me know if i am crazy or this can work.
    I added my current rig picture and the lateral boxes are mounted on hinges so they can be open as car doors and i can keep them open to accommodate the traction loss movements

    I got it going a test environment and for now the motor move using SCM3 Arduino/moto monster. IMG_0049.JPG

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  3. bruce stephen

    bruce stephen Hammer doesnt fix it, must be electrical

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    Looks good, what are the specs on the motor you plan on using?
  4. gigi burchiani

    gigi burchiani New Member

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    Since i am a cheapskate i was thinking of a SUV wiper motor but i believe a better option will be the GEAR MOTOR 12 VOLT GREAT FOR SAWMILL/CRAB POT PULL/FEED/SIMULATOR 75-80RPM 50:1 that are available in ebay
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  5. adgun

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    On youre drawing it looks like you want to use a rack and pinion.
    A belt and pulley could be cheaper and easy to make
  6. Nick Moxley

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    A simple lever is a Bazillion times easier than a rack and pinion or belts. Imo your going to struggle with those monster side pods, TL Inertia builds up with more mass...the Lighter the frame itself, but better performance. Wiper's would struggle for sure.


    Also take note of where a real car's TL pivot point is. Your on the short side of that measurement.