Trip Rodriguez 6DOF motion sim with Thanos AMC1280

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Trip Rodriguez 6DOF motion sim with Thanos AMC1280

Postby TripRodriguez » Sat 13. Aug 2016, 06:24

Finally finished! Take a look =)

Here is a short video clip showing it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gYiSBwy0t0

Greetings folks! I was around a couple years ago asking questions and had one false start on a 2DOF motion sim because a knowledgeable internet friend talked me out of 2DOF due to the fact that more than 50% of my simming will be flight and space flight.

The result of that was my maxing out two credit cards to pick up the major components for a serious 6DOF build. Right about that time however, I got married and went on my honeymoon and no surprise that the project ground to a halt. Really most of the time between then and now I've been tied up with other projects but the time has come for me to bring my dream to life!

My components:
Thanos AMC1280USB and 6DOF expansion board ( http://motionsim.blogspot.com/ )
Torque Arms designed by DoctorD
6x AC motor (0.75HP) : MTR-P75-3BD18
6x GearBox (60:1) : WG-262-060-D
6x VFD inverter (1HP) : WJ200-007SF

I went with this build because it's been built by several people successfully with very satisfactory results. I figured if I was going to go into debt for this I'd better be sure it will work!

This is the post I got the basic build info from: http://motionsim.blogspot.com/2013/05/6 ... photo.html

I intend to start assembly in the next day or two, so keep an eye out for pictures.
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Re: Trip Rodriguez 6DOF VR sim with Thanos AMC1280

Postby TripRodriguez » Sat 13. Aug 2016, 06:53

My torque arms have four settings, 100mm, 130mm, 160mm, and 190mm. Based on other's experiences I'm going to use dimensions tailored to the 130mm arm length (instead of 160 which is the most common in this community) to try to get more speed (but less travel) for a better VR experience.

I hope to make my spacers and mount my gearboxes in the next day or two, so watch for an update soon™ =D
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Re: Trip Rodriguez 6DOF motion sim with Thanos AMC1280

Postby TripRodriguez » Fri 26. Aug 2016, 03:45

Made some progress, here is a timelapse video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMIwTZ9 ... e=youtu.be

Note that those floor panels are steel, about 35+ pounds each, and get bolted to the stands that are glued to the floor. I got to the point where all the gearboxes are bolted down. I will be bracing them at the top as well, somewhat similar to Stevant's build.

Next up is to build a cabinet for the inverters etc. and start with some of the wiring while I wait for hardware to arrive for the actuator rods.
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Re: Trip Rodriguez 6DOF motion sim with Thanos AMC1280

Postby efnicnac » Fri 20. Jan 2017, 22:09

Awesome!

This inspires me a lot for my next project!
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Re: Trip Rodriguez 6DOF motion sim with Thanos AMC1280

Postby sulfail » Thu 6. Dec 2018, 01:33

simulator piece, leaves me amazed, incredible! :shock:
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