I hesitated for a long time on moving to VR, so when a used Oculus Rift CV1 showed up on Iracings forum for $150 bucks I jumped on them. Granted they are the "original" customer version and things have improved (screen door effect) they still provide enough of a mental break to get the immersion. Will be upgrading them to either the new Rift S, or the HP Reverb in the next couple of month's. Would really love to get the Pimax, but can't justify the cost.
i will have 6 but i made 2 orders of three as i did not have all the money to buy 6 all at once and got excited and ordered 3 then 3 more but now i need to order the servo motors and drivers and am right on the edge of having enough money for them $1038 for 6 then i have everything i need and i hope to order those by the end of next week so it should be up and working within the next few months
Great. I didn't know you were committing that much money to the project. But, hopefully it will actually work. I think it is just a matter of the right hardware, ie, heavy duty enough to do the job without straining. And the right kind of software to interface the programmed motions to your servo setup. Good luck with your project.
i bought this controller due to it has software to do what i want it to do and i figure i will have from $2000 to $2500 in it but that is much less than the $6000 + they want for one and you still need to put a seating cockpit on top of their platform . https://www.tindie.com/prod...o-motion-controller/
Today i welded on the brackets that will hold the ball screw cnc tables that do the actuation and then ordered 1 of thee servo motors and drivers to see if it will work with the controller that i bought if it does i will order 5 more i found them on ebay new and if it works it will save me about $400
thanks i am like a little kid at Christmas my brain is is all over the place with what i am going to try first is it going to be just a rollercoaster ride or a dirt racing game or flying a plane or trophy trucks or world rally car and on and on
well it looks like the rest of my ball screw tables will be to me on monday but i will need to stay after work if i want to mount them and make the steel pads to weld the radius rod mounts to and bolt to the actuator tables i also need to weld the adjustable feet to the base so it can be leveled and not scratch up the floors then it all comes down to getting those servo motors and drivers the disassembly paint or have powder coated
well now i am just sitting back and saving my money to buy the servo motors and drivers as i have it all done but bolting a cockpit on top and putting the motors on it to make it move this is what it looks like right now painted with Chevy Orange
to get the motors and actuators out of the way i have decided to mount them at a 30 degree incline this will give me good motion as it gives 4 inches of rise on 8 inches of travel so the it should end up giving about the same motion as straight up and down due to as it is moving the pivot point while rising so it is straightening the rod angle as well causing it to rise even more
thank you in building thing like this since i am not a engineer i build by the trial and error method as if it works then great or if i need to modify something such as i do for the actuators then i do it
ok i have all the actuators welded back on and now there is not a problem with them being in the way and i like the action that they give now i just need some high misalignment rod ends as the standard rod ends do not allow enough movement as when i go about 2/3 of the travel it binds and the new ends should fix this
well i am counting down the hours to ordering the motors as i have had a good week in the shop and feel i can order them now and they are going on sale in 9 hours so in about 2 weeks or so i should have this moving around and i will post a video of it
Thank you for the compliments , i try to work hard and smart and i look at what others are doing and put my own twist on it and i can usually visualize things in my mind and work it kinda like someone does on a computer it is kinda weird but that is how i do my thing .
yes Patrick for your amusement i will put in a bull riding simulation if i can find one and not strap myself in and put it on the highest level of motions just so you can watch me get tossed around like a rag doll
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well i am finding out that the Chinese people are dishonest as they just tried to squeeze more money out of me for the motors but when i go to there listing they have not changed the shipping cost or anything but they tried to tell me shipping had gone up and i need to send more money and i have run into this with more than 1 of them in fact most of them god i am sick of there BS games
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i see Iracing is on fox now as they have friday night Iracing on FS 1 or FS 2 i do like watching the iracing dirt racing and can't wait to get my simulator done so i can join in
I can't do the dirt racing, all though I understand the concept of turning into the slide (turn left by pointing your wheels right), I just can't get the hang of it in a simulation. On snow not a problem
i have raced dirt late models and winged sprint cars but have not raced in over 13 years as i just could not afford it and this last fall i got my old sprint car frame back but i just don't have the tens of thousands of dollars to put it together never mind keep it running so i am doing this and hoping it will be close enough to make me happy
watched Iracing dirt racing last night on fox sports and got all pumped up and reordered the motors but have not paid yet i told them i would pay by next friday to finish the order i made sure they locked in the price so no monkey business as they have been doing