Hi guys, I hope I don't duplicate another thread. I've been looking for the info on the forum but none seem to match.
I'm looking at the possibility of making my 6DOF platform using linear actuators. Any body has experience regarding those? My quest is to find the simpler and cheaper solution for my simulator without compromising on quality. By putting linear actuators, I can get rid of VFDs, motors and gearboxes...right?!?
I don't want to reinvent the wheel here, but just asking the reason nobody seem to consider the avenue.
Most of our sim rig are builded with asynchrone Motors (AC motors) and gearboxes and the cheapest mounting is to use just an arm level to lift the load. The gearbox ratio is about from 75 to 100 for a motor nominal speed at 1400 rpm ( 4 poles motor) .A good output gearbox speed is also from 10 to 25 rpm.
For linear actuators with or not gearbox , depends on the final ratio and motor torque , the motor used is often a synchrone motor . High motor speed , dynamic etc..
Th difference between is the price for the motors and all stuff needed to build a linear actuator, pulleys , belts , etc...
For now I not yet seen a DIY 6dof with those motors.There is on the he french forum racingfr.com a guy which is working on building a linear actuator for building his 6dof.
If you have an interest I can give here the link , but you have to use translator to undertand , except if you are french ;-)
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