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    Jims Motion platform with GearMotors or Step motors

    I have been looking over Jims website (great job there!) and doing some research on commercial stuff (only for ideas). What I am looking for is something that would simulate motion of a combat flight sim. I see Jim talks alot about how this was NOT what he was after and explains why. I was thinking maybe it would be better to use a couple of step motors, as these may be faster(?) for combat sim?

    What is everyone else's idea here, I only know enough about electronics to get shocked! But I understand engineering and physics principles pretty well.

    I know most of you all seem to be flying commercial planes in your sims, but I just couldn't pass up Jims great low cost motion platform!

    Greg

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    Do you have a link of the platform??

    Thanks.

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    If you mean mine, no, its still on paper. The one I saw though, and got some ideas from is here: http://www.inmotionsimulation.com/index.html if you look under simulations there are some videos.

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    That inmotion platform is very nice please keep us all updated on your project... What are your ideas?

    Roberto

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    What I am thinking is similar to the way jims 'cheap' (for lack of better words) works with the 2 axis, and positions of the axis. However instead of running it off of car steering, I am thinking of just doing a direct drive from some heavy duty Motors. What I mean from direct drive is having a arm type mount as with jims comming off the steering box connected directly to the motor axl, then just using a couple of tie rod ends on some sort of steel stock to connect the floor platform to the moving platform.

    I Will work up some plans this evening. I would really like some input on the motors and possible interface.

    My goal is to make this as simple as possible (simple also hopefully = cheap! too).

    Greg

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    They're system does look fantastic, but still a bit pricey for most builders. I appreciate Greg's proposal.... in this case cheaper is better

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    Well, I came up with a little bit of a 3 view plan, just to get some points across. Now, how do I put up a pdf file? Sorry don't do this much.

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    How much is that Motion Platform Matt?? Do you know??

    Thanks.

    Roberto

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    I think the least expesive (2D) starts at $13K, I think I saw the 3D at $25K.

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    OUCH! Will stay on the ground I guess LOL!!

    Take care,

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