Well after much deliberation I finally went ahead and upgraded my Wheel, Pedals and Shifter to get me closer to the real thing. My Logitech G27 served me well but this is going to be a big difference using the Fanatec Clubsport v2 base, Porsche 918 wheel, Fanatec seq shifter and the Fanatec v3 pedals. The pedals and shifter will not be in until April of 2016 Their product is super heavy duty and feels great. I can't wait to get it all up and running so I can give my opinion on it. I know it will be awesome. The feeling of the wheel is amazing and the pedals are dampened and made out of anodized aluminum. From what I have read in reviews and a few friends who have it, it should be a vast improvement in the overall experience.
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.
awesome videos, the motion from the headcam one looks as though its synced to the on screen motion perfectly!
thanks for taking the time to share all the info steve, its a real inspiration and has spurred me on no end with my build.
i have initial motion and will be starting the tweaking stage with mine soon, hopefully i can bug you for some tips as am also using wj200's.
whilst i think i do have a question, with the sim running for a while now, how are the rigid pot couplers working out for you? are the pots holding up ok?
Im currently using flexible couplers but the pots are not re-entering exactly after rotation which i think is being caused by the flex in the couplers i think i will have to move to rigid ones.
I assume your pots are returning to exactly zero after rotation?
Hey Paul....thanks for the kind words. I have no problems with my pots. Out of the six of them, only one had to be changed so far after a year as it no longer was returning the motor to center. I replaced with the same and all has been great. Once you get them aligned with the shaft and mounted securely they work great. Take your time and make sure it is aligned perfectly. Once it is you will not have a problem. As for the Wj's, there are settings that really make them work far better than out of the box. (A044=03, Sensorless vector)(H001=01 or 02 Auto-tuning and H002=02 Auto tuned data) (B090 to add your Dynamic braking %)I think I mentioned early on in my posts about the settings and auto calibration I did. The gentleman I purchased them from down in Texas was a great help as he is the one who walked me through setting them up to get maximum torque. Once in a while I might get an accel (E03.4)or decel (E02.8)error code but it is very rare. Just need to reset the Wj if it happens. You can adjust the accel (F002)and decel (F003)parameters through the Wj to make it work best for your platform.
Greatly appreciate the videos. Really fantastic machine. Do you mind if I ask what do you think you have invested?
That's a tough number to add up as I keep adding to it to make it better. I try not to add it up......I still think it's less then my wife's shoes!! The new wheel, shifter and pedals were about $1100 but well worth it now that I have it. I probably am up to about $6,500-7,000k (if not more) invested so far. Could have done it for $5,000 but adding the better wheel, the sim-vibe software with all the butt-kickers, the amps and cosmetics really brought the platform to a new level. I would not have changed a thing. I invest in it as I go along and the additions I have made only enhance the experience. I wish you guys could try it to see how it feels. I know once you complete your own project you'll know exactly what I mean.
Looking forward to seeing yours and reading the smile in your words when you describe your experience!!!
You may find your four point is OK with a proper race seat, but if you must I would recommend a 6 point (more comfy) from experience with my real car that I track. Helmet: The Rift is sweaty enough for me - always need airflow from a fan.
stevant , do you have any tips in how to tune the platform, or a list of all the parameters you have in the VFD's?! Looking at how yours is moving.. subtle nice smooth movement, this is exactly what I am after !! I am not after hard motion with a lot of angle!! I will be running with a Oculus Rift.. so it is all about tricking the mind, so I don't need the full range of motion, perhaps a bit sharper..
I hope you understand what I am after and that you have some pointers for me. I'll be running the WJ's. Do you run autotune with the platform attached or without.. I am assuming without otherwise as you go for the full 360 rotation and you just want to find the resistance of the motor, but I am not sure!!!!
This weekend I will be building up my electronics cabinet and I should be able to have my first single motor test in the upcoming week or next weekend and I want to be as prepared as possible. Also hope to avoid all the headaches you've had in your build :-)
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