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    Pictures of my new 3dof motion sim going through the side of my house

    Well friday was a very busy and long day for me. As soon as the wife left for work at 6:30am, I opened up the side of my house for a direct shot down to my basement. I put 2 2"x12" planks down my stairs, one rope, one ford truck, my brother, and presto, 1000lbs worth of sim is in the basement! We were done and I had the house back together by noon!!

    Just to give you an idea of physics working here, when the sim crested the wall and started down, my brother only had to take his foot off the brake as the steep angle and weight of the sim literally pulled his truck up the small hill towards my house! And to think I was inside below this thing guiding it down the stairs, yikes!! Allot of help from God on this one!

    I had the sim back together and working by 10pm that night. We are all having a blast playing in it. Anxious now to start figuring out how to interface this analog computer to today's digital computer and a flightsim software. It outputs analog voltages for all parameters so it is possible to keep it all orginal and still interface it to the sim. Hint hint, looking for an engineer to help here. i will pay you!

    I posted a few pics with a description by each one

    Thanks for looking,
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    Re: Pictures of my new 3dof motion sim going through the side of my house

    Here is a picture of the sim getting ready to start it's decent into the basement.
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    Re: Pictures of my new 3dof motion sim going through the side of my house

    Amazing Rob.... Congratulations!!!!

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    Re: Pictures of my new 3dof motion sim going through the side of my house

    I put the opaque window covers on it last night which simulates flying in the clouds in daylight, wow!! After just one ILS approach and landing, I was suffering a little motion sickness! LOL Just like in the real plane, it will pass soon as I readjust to it. Pretty cool stuff. Still looking for the electrical engineer to contact me

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    Re: Pictures of my new 3dof motion sim going through the side of my house

    Rob.....Wow!

    You weren't kidding!. You know when you are a serious enthusiast when....

    Nice looking sim. There is so much potential to add on visuals etc....looks like a very interesting project!

    Very nice job!

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    Re: Pictures of my new 3dof motion sim going through the side of my house

    Quote Originally Posted by mach7 View Post
    Rob.....Wow!

    You weren't kidding!. You know when you are a serious enthusiast when....

    Nice looking sim. There is so much potential to add on visuals etc....looks like a very interesting project!

    Very nice job!
    Thanks! It's been fun so far and to think this is late 60's tech that is still working via an Analog PC! Very cool how they built this thing for it's day. Found out it cost 36,000 base price in late 60's

    I will get a video up soon of it.

    Rob

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    Re: Pictures of my new 3dof motion sim going through the side of my house

    That's an excelent project, looking forward to seeing the video

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    Re: Pictures of my new 3dof motion sim going through the side of my house

    As impressive as the sim itself is, and it is impressive, yet that pales in comparison to the fact that you have a wife who actually let you cut a hole in the side of your house to get the sim into the basement!

    Wow, just WOW!

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    Re: Pictures of my new 3dof motion sim going through the side of my house

    WOW. That is amazing. You just can't separate a man from his sim to long.. Did you go down STAIRS or was it a ramp all the way?
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    Re: Pictures of my new 3dof motion sim going through the side of my house

    Quote Originally Posted by 50fighterfan View Post
    As impressive as the sim itself is, and it is impressive, yet that pales in comparison to the fact that you have a wife who actually let you cut a hole in the side of your house to get the sim into the basement!

    Wow, just WOW!

    George
    He waited until his wife went to work before taking the house apart.
    Now that is forward planning.

    Allan.

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