[Finished]6dof platform from China

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[Finished]6dof platform from China

Postby BFG10K » Sat 13. Sep 2014, 10:47

Hi all:

11/3 update

final test video with assetto corsa


Thanks for all your guys help, have fun!

And here is the design file of the platform, some parts may have a little changes during making.
Hope it could helps for your own platform design and make.
http://1drv.ms/10gFhMy

10/15 update

two new videos

full load test with Assetto Corsa Lotus 125 #1

Pitch Roll Percent Scaler 50%
Yaw Percent Scaler 20%
Surge Sway Heave Percent Scaler 20%

full load test with Assetto Corsa Lotus 125 #2

Pitch Roll Percent Scaler 75%
Yaw 20%
Surge Sway Heave 30%

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10/10 update

New video about the first in-game test with Grid 2 graphics benchmark
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disassemble the platform to replace some damaged oscillating bearings
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detail about the connection between motor arm and lever
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10/9 update
Some new photo of my 6dof:

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All parts assembled

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Logitech G25 and Dell U2414h

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Triple screen

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wiring

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PC
Intel Core i7-4790K
16G Memory
GTX 770
128G SSD + 500G HDD
Corsair 650W power
Dell U2311 control screen

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9/27 update
Sorry for late update, a little busy this week :P
Here is some new photo of my 6dof motion simulator:
First, update a short video when we testing the 6 dimension movement.

and running the build in 6dof test program in thanos 6dof simulator plugin

More video coming soon!

some new photos:
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almost finished!!

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3dof simulator? playing Dirt2, $5 one lap...... :o

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9/22 update
Base assembling complete
VFD Motor Sensor and AMC1280 control units function test all good
Next, setup the platform and other equipments
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9/18 updating, not much progress today, because I lost 6 key parts for the connection of sensor and axis...
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Keep updating, some new photos of my 6dof simulator
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Finally, I could share some info about my 6dof platform now:)

Thanks for tronicgr great help, the Thanos AMC1280 works great!

Motor, gearbox, VFD, sensor, playseat, contorler all onsite, the platform will be finished very soon!

here is some picture of my project design and parts:

6dof design
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power and control box design
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all parts onsite
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function test and my PC
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some wiring test work
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Any interesting of my program please let me know~~

Thanks for watching !
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Re: [in progress]6dof platform from China

Postby DoctorD » Sat 13. Sep 2014, 14:54

Nice to see the 6DOF's spreading like wildfire :)
I look forward to see how you progress.

Good luck
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Re: [in progress]6dof platform from China

Postby Riton » Sat 13. Sep 2014, 15:36

great project!
I have a question:
why you put the engine as far them.
For the 6 DOF, travel, cams engine down should be as near as possible.

in your drawing, there is a large space.
the engine down not to the point of the triangle.

I highlighted in my building a symmetry problem in moving the cam engine.
look at my video:
Correct

Not correct

so that the movement is symmetrical, the axis positioner must have the upper half-of the cam bottom
is what you are watching this in your buildings?
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Re: [in progress]6dof platform from China

Postby BFG10K » Mon 15. Sep 2014, 03:45

Riton wrote:so that the movement is symmetrical, the axis positioner must have the upper half-of the cam bottom
is what you are watching this in your buildings?


Riton thanks for your reply :)
Sorry for my poor English :P
What do you mean about the the engine down not to the point of the triangle?

In my design, the motor are sitting like this, the to CAM is pointing inside, face to face:
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The upper platform's surge sway space is smaller than CAM pointing outside back to back, heavy yaw roll and pitch all most the same I think.
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Re: [in progress]6dof platform from China

Postby BFG10K » Mon 15. Sep 2014, 04:03

update some pictures of the progress:

Motor base and the upper platform
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deck where putting the seat, controller and triple screen
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connectors for the screen
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I'm little worry about the strength of the winch
let me have a try anyway

the whole simulator will be at least 160cm high hard to move and transport
So in my design the upper platform and the deck are separable
And I need to find a way to immobilizing the upper platform and deck, here is tow option:

Opt.1 5 point screw strengths
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Opt.2 3 point lathedog strengths
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A bit harder to locate the exact position in Opt.1
I'm prefer Opt.2 now

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Re: [in progress]6dof platform from China

Postby DoctorD » Thu 18. Sep 2014, 11:12

Wow, really nice looking sim.
Did you make the frame yourself? the stainless looks impressive.

Also, what type of VFDs, motors and gearboxes did you use? (manufacturer, gear ratio, power, model, etc.)

Super cool man, looking forward to more posts :)
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Re: [in progress]6dof platform from China

Postby BFG10K » Thu 18. Sep 2014, 12:52

DoctorD wrote:Wow, really nice looking sim.
Did you make the frame yourself? the stainless looks impressive.

Also, what type of VFDs, motors and gearboxes did you use? (manufacturer, gear ratio, power, model, etc.)

Super cool man, looking forward to more posts :)


Thanks :)

I designed all the parts of this 6dof and find a local vendor to make it.

VFD comes from Schneider, ATV312H075M2.
AC motor and Gearbox are local brand called Tianji in Dongguan China which is quite cheap :)
Motor: 750W 1440 RPM
Gearbox: RV75 Ratio 1:60

here is some new photo of my 6dof updated last night
I lost 6 very important screws that connecting sensor to the gearbox, so there is not much progress last night :(
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Also, the original stands of the sensor is not strong enough, I'm remaking it by the 3D printer will cost 1 hour each... now just one finished
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Re: [in progress]6dof platform from China

Postby Riton » Thu 18. Sep 2014, 19:04

very nice !!

the frame is steel / stainless steel or aluminum?

cams rectangular tube, it's an interesting idea too.
how is the grip on the motor shaft?
the tube goes well hold tight
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Re: [in progress]6dof platform from China

Postby tronicgr » Thu 18. Sep 2014, 19:21

Hi! Nice platform!! I like the custom made parts!!! Make sure to show us some videos of it!! ;)

Thanks
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Re: [in progress]6dof platform from China

Postby BFG10K » Mon 22. Sep 2014, 04:03

tronicgr wrote:Hi! Nice platform!! I like the custom made parts!!! Make sure to show us some videos of it!! ;)

Thanks
Thanos


Thank you too! Learn lots of things from your website and project :)

Here is some update pictures, motor and sensor function test all good! I had shoot a short video but because of the GFW in China I can't upload the video to Youtube or even open the website :(

I'm asking a VPN from my friends, will upload ASAP

3D printed sensor stand
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VFD running good
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control and power box wiring
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base assemble complete
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