I am Higgy from Germany ... i want to start a Project with motion platform.
2 or 3 questions .
I have a rel. fast computer with Win7 / 64, pedals, some Sims (mainly aviation) rudderpedals, and thrustmaster-stick and an Oculus Rift. Now I am at superior what I build, metal construction no problem, WIG welding + stainless steel + alu material etc. is here, electronics also no problem .
Now to the question, which real advantages justify the immense multiple of 2, 3 or even 4..6 DOF for a flight in the Motion platform?
I think this is really enought what i Need, and relative easy to make ?
welcome inside this forum. I’m a beginner like you and also from Germany (BW). I started to build up a flight simulator as well 3 years ago. I believed it would be easy to do it with my one construction, my one software based on VB6 and a Raspberry Pi to steer the motors. What should I say? At the end it didn’t work becaus the software was to slow. For my mechanics I used, see picture. To use aluminium parts is one of the best decissions I did. It's easy to handle and also flexible. Most of the parts I can use for my new simulator now. For the new one I ordered the Thanos board AMC1280USB and Ian’s BBF software. I’m in a good mood that I’ll have more successes for my new flight simulator project. I decided to build up a 6 DOF simulator to get almost a real reeling of flying a plane. All what I have seen at YouTube about 6 DOF simulators is brilliant. In between I build up also a 1:10 model to get experience with Thanos board and I'm realy satisfied with it, see the other picture.
There is also a new beginner like us named David. Please have a look to his posts and all the others poeple. You can find lots of interesting information’s there.
First of all, I am not an expert in building sim platforms but I am building a 6DOF myself. I am a pilot and electronics engineer though.
So to comment on your question "is it worth going for 6dof instead of 3dof?" depends on what you exactly want to with it.
If you want to fly small, maneuvrable, acrobatic aircraft then you need 6dof. There are certain moves that require sway, surge moves to feel it like side slips, skids, coordinated turns.
If you want to play games, or to experience airlines, fighter jets then no need to go 6dof. For the airliners and the fighters anyhow the models are far from exact so I don't see point of having 6dof complexity. For the games 6dof may make a big difference but does it worth that is a question you need to find out yourself I guess.
Post by Trip Rodriguez on Jan 7, 2017 16:02:43 GMT
I can give you some links:
First there is the decision of what kind of rig to build. AC will generally give best performance for moderate cost but the one thing nobody told me is that the AC drives make high pitch/frequency noise that drives wives crazy! Doesn't bother me any but wife hates it!
If you get to where you have questions post on my build thread and I should see it and reply. I'm considering making a new more concise "how-to" thread. Maybe I'll start working on that as it should help you a lot.
Post by Trip Rodriguez on Jan 7, 2017 16:13:09 GMT
Higgy just saw your question about capacity. I think I read that with these components expect ~300KG capacity including rider. I can't remember where I saw that so take it with a grain of salt as they say!
I weigh 180 pounds and my platform is probably 160 pounds total and my motors barely even get warm and can move much faster than wanted. Only way you might run into capacity problems is fully enclosed cockpit, an aluminum based fighter sized cockpit should be fine if kept light. Airliner cockpit or using heavier materials probably a no-go.
Check out my 6DOF motion platforms using DIY 12Vdc linear actuators on the Xsimulator . net forum , my simulator uses Thanos;s AMCusb126 controller and Dimension engineering 2X 32 Sabertooth DC motor controllers , also Check Craig;s 12DC motion platform here on this forum , this approach will not cost as much as the AC motor / Gearbox route but show great promise and no major tech skills required ... look at it asa n option outside the AC option ...our chosen hobby will never be cheap but this option make it viable on smaller scale
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
jeanmarcfr69: Thanos je suis francais et j'ai besoins de compléments d'information pour finaliser une installation avec 1 x AMC1280USB DELUX avec extension 3x servo motor DORNA. POurriez vous m'aider ?
Apr 12, 2021 6:58:17 GMT