I am just waiting for my motor arms and my connecting rods to come in. Arms should be done by early next week along with my connecting rods. They are welding the HEIM joint bungs to the piping. As soon as they are done I'll let you know so you can tell me what time works for you. Looking forward to getting to the next step. Thanks for following up with me and of course all your help.
How would I go about using my Logitech flight control stick to test the platform instead of just using the test button. X-sim recognizes it when I have it installed. Do I have to do anything to make it control the motors for testing?
Just wanted to share that I attempted to set up the Race 07 game demo on x-sim to run my motors. I was able to get the inputs setup and add the math equations. I ran the game and was able to see the sliders move on the Thanos Stewart Platform Control Software. When I tried to actually run the converter I was getting an error message in regard to the COM port and cleaning out the USO? Did not know what to do then but I think I was close to getting the motors to move. The COM port needs attention. Any advice here?
Ok....tried it again. I'm persistent. I changed the COM Port from 3 to 5 and I tried it all over again and it worked!! I ran Race 07 and the 6 motors were moving with the inputs from the control. I know it still has to be calibrated but just seeing the motors move with the controller and the game was awesome. Another step further into understanding x-sim also. Can't wait to get the upper platform hooked up and setting it all up to work properly. Looking forward to working with Thanos and getting this working to it's fullest potential.
I mounted my upper platform tonight. I ran the platform manually and it works great. I do think the ball joints might be a little too stiff. At times it appears a bit jumpy. I oiled the ball and socket. I'm hoping they break in. The upper platform made out of wood is not helping either as it will be much more solid once made out of steel. Here are a few pics of the platform connected.
Thanks Thanos..........I started the project at the end of August so probably about 5-6 weeks give or take. I just dropped off the drawings to the metal fabricator for my upper platform. I'm attaching drawings below showing demensions if anyone else is interested. I'm going to put a portion of my existing platform on this one. I'm sure I'll be fine with the weight. I was on it last night going for a ride........WOW! Can't wait until we set it up and its all ready to go. I'm hoping it smooths out with the additional weight since it appears a little jumpy on the faster movements. Looks like the HEIM joints are sticking a little. I think they need to be worked in. I oiled them. They seemd fine on rfactor last night. We'll talk more when we skype.
I mounted my old chair to my temporary platform too see what it is going to look like. I went for a ride of course on x-sim test mode. Works great. I am awaiting my new, smoother HEIM joints tomorrow which I will mount then. I know it will be much smoother as these joints bind due to the injection molded plastic in the joint. These are definitely not for this application. I will make a video of the joints before and after to see what difference looks like. I know you cannot feel it but I know you'll see a smoother movement in the platform. Here are a few pics of the chair mounted.
Still waiting for my platform so we can Skype. I was able to get X-plane working with BFF's software. Thanks to your video. The motors seem to be very jumpy causing the platform to jerk a little. Any adjustments for that so I can smooth out the movements??
You can do the following: -Set P = 25 -decrease the On-line motor speed. (80 or 60) -increase the oversampling of the sensors to "2"
If you load the latest firmware with the Terminal CMD utility, you can print complete list with "CMD44" and copy paste here a list of the settings you have in the AMC1280USB, so I can see what needs to be changed exactly. If you are not sure how, we can do it on skype on Sunday.
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