Oui, ça avance en effet, petit à petit.
C'est important pour moi de partager les tests parce que cela donne des idées aux autres, et on peut tous améliorer nos simulateurs comme ça.
Merci pour le soutien et les encouragements.
Yes, indeed, it moves forward, albeit slowly.
It is important for me to share these results because it gives ideas to other people, and we therefore all get better simulators.
Furthermore, like you indicated, it is a sort of validation for me that the components I am choosing are right for this application.
It would be unfortunate to spend money on building a simulator that is slow and therefore not fun to ride...
These first results were quite critical for me.
My goal was to be able to raise 100 pounds without issues.
I demonstrated that it works, although the test bench was quite poor.
i was a bit worried on the last test that everything would break in pieces and crash on my office floor...
More importantly, I would have never thought that I could do this with a 0.25HP motor.
I was aiming for a 1.5HP motor, and was really surprised by these results.
I think that in the end, i will settle on a 0.5HP motor.
That should give me everything i need, and have some overhead.
This is also good because it means that the entire simulator (4DOF or 6DOF) can be powered by a single 240V, 30A outlet.
I have such an outlet easily available in my house.
So far, I have only used the basic controls that the VFD is giving me, START and STOP.
I imagine that once I use the boards from Thanos, I will be able to have a much finer control of the motion.
By the way, for people who are not sure how to get 240V in your house, (in the US), most dryer plugs in the US are 240V, 30A.
This should give plenty of power to get started.
PLEASE BE CAREFUL!
This is serious power, don't come to me if you got shocked or burned your house down...
Talk to you soon.