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    Hi from UK.

    I'm not even sure what goes on here yet but I have a very ambitious project in the making and I will need some help.

    I am designing a simulator ride. It is more akin to a pilot training centrifuge than a cockpit simulator. Basically it is a multi-axis pivoting cockpit on the end of a rotating arm.
    The idea is to produce high G forces. The rider will be fully submersed but will not be able to control anything - hence why I'm calling it a ride.

    I guess the first line of call is to find out if anyone else has had this idea, or has already built one.
    I'm no aviation enthusiast so please anyone let me know if I'm barking up the wrong tree having registered to this forum. Maybe there is a more suitable forum???

    Thanks for listening.

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    Re: Hi from UK.

    No reason why we can't help you out here. there is lots of people that have toyed with motion platforms. It is going to be one heck of an engineering feat though. Keep us posted, and welcome to MyCockpit.
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    Re: Hi from UK.

    Thanks. That's encouraging. My conception has a name! - Motion platform. That must mean other people have had the same idea. I would so much like to hear from anyone who has built one of these, or is interested in building one.
    Yes it is a huge engineering challenge. Luckily I have plenty of time to realise this project. I just need the tech support and finances to get it going.

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    Re: Hi from UK.

    Hi, search Mycockpit.org for a member called 'wannabeaflyer' I know that he is in the process of making a 2 DOF motion platform, he, I believe is based in London.

    You might want to check out the X-Sim.de community, more or less an online community dedicated to motion platforms, and full of people like yourself...motion platform geeks!

    Good Luck....

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