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Cheap full motion flight sim

2005-10-07 14:41:15.798928+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Yay for folks who send me cool links! In this case it's one that's been sitting in an open tab for a while. Down in Mill Valley there's a guy named Tony who runs a painting business as "The Londoner". He also does the most amazing Halloween decorations ever. Last year we ended up at his pre-trick-or-treat party, the one for the adults, which actually seems to be a bigger event now than the one a few nights later for the kids.

Anyway, I saw what he had going and said "you know, I've got a box full of motors in my basement...". All of this is the long way of saying that he now has most of my motion control stuff.

But two things have come up. I've just discovered that my neighbors are model builders and effects guys, and when I mentioned doing some work with motors and computer control some eyes lit up, but before all that...

FSCockpit.com has a page on full motion cockpits, which lead to Jim's flight simulator on the cheap which is driven with wiper motors. This kind of makes me think that maybe if I pair up the stepper motors I've got, and took some effort to make sure that the rotation axes were close to the center of gravity...

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#Comment Re: made: 2005-10-08 06:56:10.112357+00 by: TheSHAD0W [edit history]

I don't suppose anyone still has the pics in their cache?

<edited> Never mind, seems Mozilla doesn't display the page properly. Strange.