The following text is given in English and Italian. He wanted to adopt a non-formal language for the user to make simulator/x-sim.de clearest possible the translation exposure. Translation performed with the help of Google Translate.
Il seguente testo è riportato in inglese e in italiano. Si è voluto adottare un linguaggio non formale per rendere all’utente di simulator/x-sim.de più chiara possibile la traduzione e l’esposizione. Traduzione eseguita con l’ausilio di Google Translate.
The post was already written on simulator.de - siki-luna-sicilia-2dof-sfgt, currently being renovated, improvements. It will be updated in the future to AMC 1.6 and X-Sim 3, and become 3DOF.
Hi, my name is Michael, 30, electrical engineer, living in Sicily - Italy. About four months ago I discovered simulator/x-sim.de ... and all his people, always available. I started to think about the type of sim that I wanted to build. I chose the 2-DOF SFGT type - pitch and roll - ie 2dof-wiper-motor-car-simulator-by-Deriya-(SATO), 2dof simple wipermotor chair by ua6aak. In the future I'd like to give the 3-DOF Sim - drift / yaw - ie 3-DOF simulator by whaleman SFGT style. At the time the mortgage is in prototype phase, running 2 DOF, but some solutions will be implemented (ie 3DOF) or improved, as well as appearance. Below is a video of the first tests.
Il presente post è stato già pubblicato su simulator.de - siki-luna-sicilia-2dof-sfgt, attualmente in corso di lavori, migliorie. Sarà aggiornato in futuro a AMC 1.6 e X-Sim 3, e diventerà 3DOF. Salve a tutti, mi chiamo Michele, 30 anni, ingegnere elettrico, vivo in Sicilia - Italia. Circa 4 mesi fa ho scoperto simulator.de … e tutta la sua gente, sempre disponibile. Ho iniziato con il pensare alla tipologia di sim che volevo costruire. Ho scelto la tipologia SFGT su 2 DOF – pitch e roll – i.e. 2dof-wiper-motor-car-simulator-by-DERIY-(SATO), 2dof simple wipermotor chair by ua6aak. Nel futuro mi piacerebbe dotare il Sim di 3 DOF – drift/yaw – i.e. 3-DOF SFGT style simulator by whaleman. Al momento il simulatore è in fase prototipo, funzionante 2 DOF, ma alcune soluzioni verranno realizzate (i.e. 3DOF) o migliorate, come anche l’aspetto estetico. Di seguito un video della prime prove eseguite.
First test (April 2011)
First temp layout
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First, thanks for this post! Looks really good. I've found interesting solutions in your pictures. Especially how the pot is driven with that U shaped plate. I've already seen it before, but only now I've got it. I'm working on at these times to find out, how I can drive the pot there. Now, I got it.
And now, my comment on the u-joint: I've built in a universal joint, coming from a car's wheel drive system to under my seat. I think if it could broken it'd already been. The only "problem" I had, is my first, weak welding was. I found that most Italian cars have similar rods with u-joint inside, so you would find one easily. Mine is from a Fiat:
Hi all, tnx motiondave & wptm, yours advices are good! @motiondave, I had also used a U-joint (very similar), but problems due to the combination of forces (lateral and longitudinal, pitch e roll) led a twisting force, destroying the joint, after less than 10 hours of use...
@wptm, U-joint is find easily, I think it's one of the best wheel truck, jeep or tractor (socket load). about pot linkage: this solution is good, but the pots can be damaged if the engine loses control. can be remedied by inserting the contacts stroke-end (at the point of maximum and minimum of the rotation), a short trip will install.
Indeed, the pot and the pot holder can be damaged if it loses control and makes a 360 degree turn. I've already removed the stop from the pot, so it can turn endless. But the holder would damage in a bad situation, indeed. I'm thinking of removing the backplate of the wiper to find a solution to drive the pot there. One of my wipers is the same like yours with the blue tape.