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Re: Blaze's Pit
« Reply #135 on: July 08, 2017, 04:07:42 PM »
Awesome job my friend!

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Re: Blaze's Pit
« Reply #136 on: July 08, 2017, 04:54:52 PM »
That looks great. Make a video of it when you get it working please

Will do @Nigel as soon as I can get 'er done!

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Re: Blaze's Pit
« Reply #137 on: July 08, 2017, 06:42:00 PM »
Nice work Blaze.  What do you figure that tub is weighing in at?
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Re: Blaze's Pit
« Reply #138 on: July 08, 2017, 07:46:36 PM »
Nice work Blaze.  What do you figure that tub is weighing in at?

Thanks @Marvin!

 I'm not sure the exact weight but an educated guess would be around 450 pounds so far for the sim and seat.  The floor base system it sits on is probably another 200, so about 650 as is.

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Re: Blaze's Pit
« Reply #139 on: July 08, 2017, 11:40:58 PM »
Thank you for that.  I'm still undecided on whether I want to build a wood shell or go with Martin's tubs and sides.  I am anxious to see his sides though this fall!
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Re: Blaze's Pit
« Reply #140 on: July 10, 2017, 03:26:27 AM »
NICE work Blaze!!!!  :beer:
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Re: Blaze's Pit
« Reply #141 on: July 11, 2017, 11:42:26 AM »
Hi Blaze......
Would you tell me, please, the size in centimeters that I indicated in red?

Thanks


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Re: Blaze's Pit
« Reply #142 on: July 11, 2017, 03:06:26 PM »
Hey guys, thank for all the nice comments!  I am on a trip now, but I will make a video of the seat motor in action when I get home.


Hi Blaze......
Would you tell me, please, the size in centimeters that I indicated in red?

Thanks

@Wolverine :

I can tell you the measurement you are asking for, but you may not want it after I explain that part!

Right now the simulator itself is sitting on a piece of oak plywood which in turn sits on the moveable metal dolly.  The dolly sits on the steel frame which sits on the floor base you see in aluminum.  So that part you are asking about is a standard 4X8 foot sheet of plywood.  I only cut the LENGTH to fit the sim, the width is still the standard 4 foot (121.92 cm).  Since I still don't know the width of Martin's side shells I just left the board width as is, but I strongly expect that the side shells will overlap the wood by a few inches.  If you take the width of the simulator center floor structure (52.3 cm) and subtract it from the width of the wood you get 69.62 cm.  That divided by two leaves you with 34.81 cm since the sim is centered on the board and that is the number you are looking for.

Again, the bottom line is I didn't cut that piece to a specific width.

Hope this makes sense....

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Re: Blaze's Pit
« Reply #143 on: July 12, 2017, 07:15:15 AM »
Thank you Blaze.....
Also my trolley has a metal base on wheels and I ordered the MDF wood panels for a width of 100 cm.....
I hope it suffices this measure to also contain the side sides of the pit.


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Re: Blaze's Pit
« Reply #144 on: July 19, 2017, 03:32:38 PM »
Hey everyone,

I just finished updating all my broken Photobucket links.  I hope I got all of them and that I replaced them with the right photos!

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Re: Blaze's Pit
« Reply #145 on: July 30, 2017, 12:07:49 AM »
Here is the video of the seat actuator motor as promised.  Enjoy! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IGABo9N9Ts


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Re: Blaze's Pit
« Reply #146 on: July 30, 2017, 04:25:49 AM »
YouTube says : "This video is unavailable."   :(

Love to see it.
I have a motor for moving the seat, but no seat rails and the construction for it (yet) ...  :whistle:

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Re: Blaze's Pit
« Reply #147 on: July 30, 2017, 06:12:33 AM »
Same here, video is unavailable.

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Re: Blaze's Pit
« Reply #148 on: July 30, 2017, 02:08:58 PM »
Oops, had the video on private.  I changed the setting, try it again and let me know if it works now if you don't mind.

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Re: Blaze's Pit
« Reply #149 on: July 30, 2017, 02:23:03 PM »
Very very nice Blaze!