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Alan Fistwood

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  1. My progress so far, I scratched the previous design for now, because just in hardware and motors the price is over the 200€ mark, checked on my local marketplace and since used overboards sell for just 50€ I can get two motors for cheap, and by direct driving I can also save on belt and pulley, so I am working on this gimbal wich is similar to the original g940 but upscaled a lot, overal way simpler, still a long way to go before it's printable
  2. @propeler Will your firmware-board be able to use the sensors integrated into the hoverboard motor?
  3. My Progress so far, did some changes on the arrangement to be able to mount it on a desk mount like Monstertech, changed the gear ratio from the original 0.20 to 0.23, this sacrifices some potential torque but allows me to have a compact enough gear, I'll add a gear and belt cover later on when I am sure of the layout. From the original design made by Hotpretzel I converted the size of the parts to metric measures, so the bearings now are easy to find 6006zz and the shaft for the axis is just a 2020 profile cut to length. With this configuration I can get at least 60° of motion in all dire
  4. This is a better solution indeed Another advantage that comes to my mind on the CoreXY kinematics is that every workload will be shared always by two motors working together to obtain a movement on a singular axis, so by example if you keep pulling hard on a dive recovery you will not stress only one motor for obtaining the same force output but that force will be obtained by both A+B motor working together. This could benefit a lot smaller motors to avoid the overheating issues that you mentioned earlier from your testing. I'll try to design an do some motion simulation on something bas
  5. I got an idea for a kinematic scheme using hoverboard motors, the motion is applied by a CoreXY carriage moving a spherical bearing on the stick, the stick will be fixed at the bottom of the assembly by an universal joint, and the carriage will be moved by the two motors via a belt-pulley system, the belt pulley system will act as a failsafe if something goes wrong, the motor can be mounted on a rigid structure while the moving parts can still be made of 3D printed or lasercut parts. What this will imply is that a cartesian to CoreXY kinematic conversion, and vice versa, should be made via f
  6. Hoverboard Motors are really bulky tough strong, I can't think of 3D printed mechanism will hold their weight for long, let alone their strength. But for rudder pedals (not sure if DirectInput supports also pedals) they would be easy to be adapted: Motor at the center, pedals on two rails, and a belt loop that slides the pedals, you could simply mount a bar on the motor hub and those would be fine enough for pedals, but i would not risk having my feet near the bar because if your feet are near it and the motor goes berserk say goodbye to your feet. For both stick and pedals I think that be
  7. So the problem with those type of motor is that by using them just as springs they will overheat and not deliver the performance they have on paper, so low kV is king for this application?
  8. The shaft it's designed to be just a centering pin, the pulley (originally the propeller hub) should be bolted to the spinning part of the motor case, and the motor should be mounted on the non-spinning part as usual. It's aimed towards high-efficiency or Heavy-Lift multi rotor drones that uses larger than usual propellers, I guess this motors are derived from stabilization gimbal motors, an I've seen the used on DIY robotics project to actuate limb-like assemblies. On the spreadsheet from Odrive I've linked whey they compare some motors, it's the second worst one in the RPM chart wi
  9. What are your thoughts on the 9235 Turnigy Mulitistar (also found on AliExpres as 8318) for FFB use? They are widely use for robotics and they are optimized for delivering torque, regarding price they can be found around the same price of APS 5063 I have used this datashet from ODrive for reference, and you can get more than twice the force out of them: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12vzz7XVEK6YNIOqH0jAz51F5VUpc-lJEs3mmkWP1H4Y/edit#gid=0 I am considering switching to them for my design.
  10. My early plan to build this by remixing hotpretzel Valkyre Flight Stick as a starting point, so splitting the two axis as someone suggested earlier, will upload files as soon is finished and working, I kept the same gear ratio as the original Propeler design for now. This would be perfect both for a Spitfire spade grip or a F14
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