Complete your Auto-tune with the platform disconnected. You are correct about the full rotation which can cause an issue if connected. Make sure you have clearance so that the arm can swing 360. It will never during gameplay but it will go 180 so clearance on the bottom is critical. As you get closer to getting your first motor going we can talk if you like. Getting the inverters and motors tuned correctly makes a difference. I recommended using the BFF software from Ian. I find it fantastic and easy to use once all set-up. You will have your hiccups but once you get the first one right, the other 5 are going to be easy. I know I can get the parameters from my WJ onto a flash drive, I'll look into that for you. If successful I can send to you and you can upload into yours. That would be easy for you.
Here are links from Youtube showing my updated wheel, pedals and shifter, thought you might like to see if you have not already!! Also, a GoPro video showing me driving Sonoma raceway with Project Cars.
Hope all is well......you can always get me on here. I'll help out where I can.
Looking forward to seeing your build!!!
Did your Fanatec pedals and shifter come in April as expected? My setup too is a G27 and hearing you talk about the superiority of the Fanatec makes me a bit jealous. I did upgrade my G27 with an actual real car steering wheel which was a huge help but I imagine the feel of the Fanatec must be so much closer to the real thing.
I'm hoping to resume work on my motion sim very soon, and after so long away I'm going to be starting from scratch in terms of knowledge. I do have the Thanos boards, motors, gearboxes, inverters, custom made crank arms, and tie rods already. I'm going to start by building a raised floor platform on the concrete basement floor (bolted down) for everything to sit atop in case we get any water in the basement then I'll set my frame with the motors and gearboxes atop that and bolt it down for good measure. After that I can build the rest of the wood type stuff and then it comes down to buying the remaining components and getting a metal platform frame welded up. From what I recall I need ALL the wiring (including wiring the house for the 6 220v circuits), the braking resistors, potentiometers, and the upper frame.
About the 220v wiring for the house: Do you know any details on what your electrician did? Looks like he ran two actual lines to the panels, then put three 20a breakers in each, if that is correct I just need to know what gauge wire he used if possible =). If I didn't screw up my research three conductor cable with 4 gauge wire should do the trick if I'm running two of them from the breaker box to the motion sim location. My intended location for the motion sim is about 50 feet away from the main breaker box, not sure if voltage drop is a major concern. I suppose I could relocate the sim closer to the breakers but I'd rather not if I don't have to.
I'm suddenly much more motivated now that I've got two games to play that are motion ready! I'm hoping I'll be checking in much more often now, my schedule is still chaos but this project is now #2 priority among my projects, with #1 hopefully soon to be essentially completed and removed from the list. Thanks!
stevant I'm talking to a friend who is a pro welder about having him make up my upper hex platform. I have your drawing and a nice pic from this thread, can you tell me what you used for the threaded rod (hardness, length) and how it is attached to the platform exactly?
Thanks sir, I'll probably be posting a lot more as I get this project back underway!
Post by Trip Rodriguez on Jun 16, 2016 7:19:09 GMT
Stevant, Didn't see you replied here until just now. I'll have you give me a call at some point soon I think, or vice-versa. Weekday evenings are generally easiest for me to arrange as I'm a graveyard shift guy =). Maybe Friday or early next week.
My apologies for being out-of-the-loop for quite a few months. But I am happy to say that I am feeling better and back in the Shop working on the 6dof motion platform again. I hope to be able to stay focused on the Sim/Motion Platform to completion sometime next year. My new Sim room makes working on the project a lot easier.
I see from your posts and videos that you are make huge leaps in refining your race car motion setup. Congratulations on all these refinements and the wonderful job done thus far on your project.
By the way... I changed over from FSX to P3D for the Sim software. I am still running Sim-Avionics for the flight model.
When I get this Sim completed, I'll have to try a race car version like your setup
Post by Trip Rodriguez on Nov 19, 2016 11:37:46 GMT
stevant if you get a chance I'd love to get my hands on your VFD settings! My sim is up and running now and I'm dealing with the same shaking problems you had early on. I've just gone through your ENTIRE thread again taking notes! I've got a bunch of things to try to see if I can get my sim moving like yours =).
stevant I sent phone numbers via PM Stevan. Saturday you can probably get me at the house between 4pm and 7pm ET. Sunday it's hard to say but probably anytime after 7pm ET would be good, but call the cell if it's after 10pm.
Be advised I'll be happy to discuss it this weekend but won't be able to experiment until monday at least as my platform is all taken apart for upgrades, expanding the steel upper frame for a much more rigid chassis.
Eu ainda estou esperando os motores entrarem junto com meus redutores de eixo para os sensores. Aqui estão algumas fotos da fiação. Estou tentando executar tudo de bom e limpo. Eu também tirei um close-up do compensado laminado para mostrar a densidade e as camadas.
Mais para vir enquanto eu progrido.
Olá amigo, qual é o poder dos motores que você usou nesta plataforma?
dureiken: Hi there, it's really quiet here someone could help me for my 6 dof project ? thanks a lot
Aug 8, 2017 15:34:46 GMT
tronicgr: dureiken Hi, Open a thread and I'll try my best to help. A little busy with Kickstarter details at the moment but I'll see what I can do.
Aug 12, 2017 11:57:42 GMT
dureiken74: I just did it
Aug 27, 2017 11:59:06 GMT
fimmy: How's the firmware going?
Sept 6, 2017 8:34:43 GMT
tronicgr: @fimmy I had to put it on hold to finalize the manufacturing of the new kickstarter controllers. I tested parts of it to ensure compliance with the new features and looks good so far. I'll get back to it soon for integration.
Sept 9, 2017 12:52:35 GMT
Theuns: Very nice design.I'm also busy with mine and changing it also to Linear Actuators with 220v Servo motors.I'm waiting for my new controllers from Thanos. If I may ask Do you have any Sketchup files of your design and willing to share it I Thanks Theuns
Sept 14, 2017 22:45:09 GMT
atayeu: Hey everyone! I'm reading up and gathering all of the intel I can find for my first motion platform. this is by far best information for creating one.
Oct 14, 2017 7:25:57 GMT
tmcnam: I must be crazy but I still can't find the blueprints to the platform by GA-Dawg. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks guys.
Mar 10, 2019 21:31:57 GMT
Trip Rodriguez: Sorry tmcnam, the shoutbox doesn't get much attention. Did you find the blueprints? They are at the VERY bottom of the extremely long first post. It says "attachments: 6DOF.zip
May 4, 2019 19:13:25 GMT
zivby: How much weight this setup can carry?
May 19, 2019 11:57:16 GMT