Post by Trip Rodriguez on Aug 26, 2016 7:14:10 GMT
OK good to know. I was going to have a single 28" monitor on the platform but I'm eliminating it to reduce weight. I'll have a fixed screen off the platform for use when not using the Rift.
I'm going to have to rethink my whole cockpit assembly (which fortunately was significantly less than half done) to reduce weight where I can without sacrificing functionality and without totally ruining the aesthetics.
Post by Trip Rodriguez on Aug 26, 2016 8:27:51 GMT
I want to start wiring tomorrow or Monday at the latest. Where is the best place for me to get instructions (for dummies style!) on wiring my motors and inverters? I was looking in GA-Dawg's thread and there are pictures missing for just what I'm looking for (wiring hookup at the motors) and I have no idea what he is talking about with the star vs. delta configuration (I did look for this in the manual) etc.
See the first post in this thread for my components list.
Post by Trip Rodriguez on Aug 29, 2016 10:41:52 GMT
Got it covered @ga-Dawg, thanks! Here's another update, it took me a ridiculous amount of time to get to this point due to my flex conduit being a bit too tight a squeeze but a bit of blood, sweat, and a lot of time and my main wiring is mostly run. I'm going to build the box for the VFD's next I think.
You are better off using the UDP output of simtools with the universal UDP input of Ian's BFF motion software... This way you have the many games support of simtools along the precise math calculations of BFF motion software.
Did somebody linked successfully those two software? (simtools/BFF)
Is this possible to output simtools telemetry with the washout filters?
Post by Trip Rodriguez on Sept 1, 2016 7:16:46 GMT
Good progress, Got the motor wiring all finished (except still nothing at the VFD end), took the motors off and positioned the arms 30 Deg. down to assemble in "home" position and also spun the motors and gearboxes some by hand since they sat for almost two years.
After this pic I also hammered my 5/8" to 1/2" reducers into the 130mm position in the arms and put the bolts through. Currently waiting on the spacers for those bolts and my tie rods to arrive .
In the meantime the next step is to build my box for the VFD's etc. so I can wire up the VFD end. I can also run my wiring for the pots though I don't have them yet. I need to make sure there is space for the braking resistors in my enclosure as well (I didn't buy those yet either).
I also need to get my potentiometers so I can figure out how I'm going to mount them.
On another note, I'm glad I didn't realize in advance how much it was going to cost me in extra gear oil to mount my gearboxes inverted, as I might have had second thoughts! The stuff you are supposed to use goes for $20 a quart and I need to add 2.7 quarts to run them in this position! I got off a little easy, and found four quarts on ebay for a total of $55.00 with shipping. Now I need to decide whether to sell the leftover quart to help cover the cost, or keep it around in case I ever need a top-off due to a leak or something.
Post by Trip Rodriguez on Sept 1, 2016 7:57:50 GMT
Quick question guys: What would you consider minimum spec for the computer to run the motion sim? I know the requirements are low, but how low would you consider too low?
I have a machine I'm certain will be more than adequate but it's being used for livestreaming and I'd rather have a dedicated machine just for this. I have an old E6300 computer, but worry if that might be digging too deep into the junk pile =P.
anything good enough to run VR will be enough, ie modern CPU, fast ram (faster the better as slower ram is widely reported as a cause of jitter) and at least a GTX 970
unless you are going to run sim on separate PC? TBH cant really seem the point in that if your main PC is powerful enough for VR Havnt checked how much load BFF adds to CPU but I can run Assetto at 1.5 oversample with a 970, 6600k and 3000mhz ram and BFF no probs.
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