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3 DOF Motion Platform Video Library

1-Test with Center Spring Installed (January 10, 2011)

 

The first test is promising, see this first video.  This test was performed with only one 12 Volts battery, so the heave movement was limited to avoid overload. Next test will be done with 2 deep cycle batteries connected in series since my design was done to operate at 24 Volts DC.  The ”Toc” noise you can here is produced during roll movement and is caused by the vertical rod’s ball joint kicking the top platform attachment. Some rubber washers need to be added!

 

 

2-Test with 24 Volts DC & Tuned PID (Mars 24, 2011)

 

Full performance is shown in this second video with 24 Volts switching power supply unit and PID controller tuned.  Compare this with the first video to see the speed and heave motion in action. You can notice some yaw oscillation after quick roll movements. This undesired effect will be reduced or eliminated by replacing the center telescopic post with a stiffer one. Also shown in this video, you can see my 4 DOF Motion Control software demonstration with Microsoft-FSX (Simconnect).

 

 

3-Central Telescopic Weight Balance System (June 27, 2011)

This video describes the assembly of my central telescopic weight balance system. It is used with a 3 DOF motion platform for flight simulation replicating heave (vertical translation). This telescopic support has enough stiffness to prevent unwanted yaw oscillation on the motion platform when quick roll motion occurs as noted in my previous video. This component is essential when the three actuators cannot hold the whole platform and pilot weight.

 

 

4-Test with motion platform controlled by the FSX and Pilot (February 12, 2012)

This fourth video is the second part of the test demonstration. It shows simultaneously, the motion platform controlled by Flight Simulator X. The central post has also been replaced with hard wood assembled with four ball bearing slides in place of the previously used plastic rectangular beam.  To see the real thing, we need a pilot onboard the motion platform.  See myself weighting about 177 pounds (80 Kg) on the platform with full equipment installed.

 

 

5-Demonstration of my functional cockpit  (New April 05, 2013)

This video shows how I built my cockpit. Yes! I know it does not correspond to any real aircraft.  But why should I limit the cockpit to only one aircraft while FSX can simulate several? So I built 6 main control panels that group most of all FSX aircraft controls on deluxe version. The main objective is to add interaction during flight with real controls in order to get a realistic simulation. It is much more interesting to activate switches, levers, trim wheel or selectors during flight than clicking on display image representing a switch or typing on keyboard.

 

6- Pilot cabin construction to benefit the motion cue  (Coming soon in 2015)

 

 

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