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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:55 pm 
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Updates to my HI6SIM site:
HFT Hardware Force Translator (interface between a fs and the 6dof platform)
Cockpit extentions
FSWEEKEND 2010
YouTube and pictures
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:10 pm 
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(late...) Congratulations on your functioning Condor motion platform ! I've been very busy, but have been meaning to get in contact with you to talk shop of some Condor projects. A few years back, Roland Van Roy and Ian Hopper were providing me with excellent help and advice, and I got Condor copies to them to see if the BFF driver could be made to work with Condor in hopes of my own motion platform. I developed a control loading scheme that a super simple but effective circuit was born out of, which may be of interest to you.

My projects wound up on the backburner, but I got the email some months back from Ian that success had been achieved with Condor and the BFF driver, then I saw your post and checked out your rig and vids. Impressive, and I had no idea Ian was working on a 6DoF adaptation so it was doubly exiting to me. I will probably still make a 3DoF platform much like Roland's current getup, except with a glider cockpit of course... I've been too broke to fly my glider these days, so I've dived back into Condorland and have revived my projects, expanded some, curtailed others, and added new ones that I've yet to rant about here in cockpit builders.

You should really get together more info/vids/etc and put some more posts here to be appreciated, your project is a marvel to behold!

For the benefit of those who haven't navigated your website and followed links to youtube etc, check this out:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnRBX51UcN8 -platform test (check out that hexapod joystick!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgRI_EjeBcc -platform test with Condor
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brV0aeqrkQg -pilot 'x' has tested flutter ;)

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:56 pm 
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Hi Paul,
Thanks for the complements.

Til November last year i used X-sim and the HFT to drive the 6dof motion platform.

Ian send me 2 of his modified interface cards to comply with my driver input of 0-5V.
For testing his Condor 6dof driver program.
Its working now satisfactory with several suggested options concerning gliders.

Got "XCsoar" on my PDA working with Condor and "Condor2nav" for map and task.
For gps navigation PC -->"gpsgate"-->active sync-->PDA gpsgate-->XCsoar.

Sure i am interested in your control loading scheme.

Sorry for you to hear "I've been too broke". Simming is then an alternative.
We in our HI5 group own a Ka6CR and a Berg Falke III.
Flying old timers most of the time.

On the moment i am collecting materials for MK IV .
Also experimenting with air core coil motors to drive instruments.
Will report this progress later on in the "My Cockpit" forum.

Regards, Douwe

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:47 pm 
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Updates on HI6SIM site:
Construction of Air Coil Motor for real instruments foto serie.
Connecting XCSoar on PDA to Condor flight sims GPS.
Collecting parts for MKIV.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:16 pm 
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Updates on HI6SIM site:
Beta test BFF 6dof program
http://buggies.builtforfun.co.uk/Sim/6D ... ftware.php
Added digital input to MKIII(Current) legdrivers.
Added schema's
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:59 pm 
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This is just cool.... would love to get hands on it.... or just plans on how to build one


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:00 pm 
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Hi Long time ago.
But now there are new updates on my site:
Implemented "free instuments"on small display in front of the scenery without cockpit (ctrl-f1)
MK IV experiment with an E-Bike direct drive motor, Bild 1 test leg as demonstrated on FSweekend 2012
Schemas, Sw, Pictures and video.
Douwe

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