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VR rollercoaster to flight sim comversion

Discussion in 'Commercial Simulators and Peripherie' started by Al T, Nov 5, 2019.

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    No. 1 (capsule 1) computer calls the value in the MBD database, sends a command to the control card through Rj45, and then the control card sends a command to the servo drive. Then the servo drive controls the motor.
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    Hello! My name is Al, and I’m a newby to IT & electronics. I have a VR rollercoaster which I want to turn into VR flight simulator. My major challenge now is connect joystick to the rig. Just to make the rig move in accordance with joystick movement. Where to start? 7C9AAB26-1E5C-4A87-BD38-848E4BA13781.jpeg 817DECE4-208A-47E6-B940-8BB1C0E14D41.jpeg A57E31F0-926F-4C85-BA57-BA7F85EB1C58.jpeg 95088A38-756D-4040-8C36-43EA9F093C8B.jpeg 6D584BA6-6EB5-40D2-92A3-6EF4AF4C95FC.jpeg 5EF03CD0-B7E9-49FD-A7BF-FFBD9CBD864F.jpeg
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    Thanos Building the Future one AC Servo at a time... or 6

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    Are you looking for a way to interface this to Simtools?
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    Thanos Building the Future one AC Servo at a time... or 6

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    Oh, I see.

    I have tested my AMC-AASD15A servo controller with Dorna M1, but haven't tested it yet for compatibility with Dorna EPS-B1, although the parameters should be the same:
    https://github.com/tronicgr/AMC-AASD15A-Firmware/tree/master/DornaM1_interface

    The AMC-AASD15A controller will replace the Vegafu RS485 interface, by connecting to each servo drive directly on their 44pin connector.

    Can you take a photo of the 44pin connector on the Dorna EPS-B1 drives you have??

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    Yes Sir. I wanted to understand if I buy SimTools, can I make rig to move in accordance with joystick movement for flight simulator? Thank you!
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    Hello Thanos, I’ll go there today to make photo. Thank you!
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    please see below a picture

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    Gosh, its not the simple 44pin connectors. Do you happen to have manual for this Dorna servo drive that to see what the pins assignments should be?
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    Ok, got it. I'll compare the pin assignments and let you know.

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    There are 3 Dorna here:
    EPS-B2-0003AA-A300 (roll movement)
    EPS-B2-04D5AA-A300 (tilt movement)
    EPS-B2-0001AA-A300 (pan movement)
    they are connected consequently after SMC x_24.
    Each previous dorna is connected to the following via Port 1 cn 1 (RJ45). Output cable (Rj45) from Port 2 (cn 1) goes to next Dorna’s port 1 (Rj45)
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    Thank you Thanos!
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    Thanos, meanwhile we are brainstorming on advances joystick connection, what do you think. If we could use simple joystick like this (picture below). How I could connect it to make an experiment?
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    Example of the file which makes VR Rollercoaster move. Ups, website does not allow .mdb (Microsoft Access Database) upload.
    Is it possible to emulate Joystick commands
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    Simtools has record and playback capability:

    https://www.xsimulator.net/community/marketplace/simtools-v2-video-ride-recorder.203/

    https://www.xsimulator.net/community/marketplace/simtools-v2-video-ride-player.175/

    https://www.xsimulator.net/community/marketplace/simtools-v2-video-ride-creator.180/

    And a universal joystick plugin: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/marketplace/joystick-plugin.127/

    Plus a dedicated plugin for NL2: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/marketplace/nolimits-rollercoaster-simulation-plugin.31/
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    Ok, finished with the pins assingment for the 50pin connector on the EPS-B1 servo drive. See schematic:

    AMC-AASD15A to Dorna EPS-B1 servomotor connections schematic.jpg

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