Use with Dimension Engineering Controllers
PLEASE NOTE V2.80 of the MSFS
version of the motion driver adds an interface for Dimension
Engineering's Kangaroo motion controller modules. The Kangaroo adds
closed loop position feedback capability to both Syren and
Sabertooth controllers. The new interface allows the motion cue
(actuator position demand) output from the motion driver to be sent
directly to the Kangaroos and therefore provides an alternative
method for building your platform drive using Dimension Engineering
For more details of the
Kangaroo interface see Section 18.
The default motor speed controller
for use with the PID Servo Controller software and 64SPU-1 hardware
is Devantech's MD03 24V 20Amp controller.
Dimension Engineering SyRen and
Sabertooth controllers can also be used. The Sabertooth 2x60 is of particular interest because of its higher
voltage and current ratings and may be an interesting choice for
platform that require a heavier drive system.
For details see the
Sabertooth Quick Start Guide.
Use with Dyadic SCN5 Linear Actuators
SCN5 actuators contain a built-in
closed loop servo drive and can be driven directly from the BFF
Motion Driver. Their operation does NOT require the PID servo
Controller software and 64SPU-1 hardware.
They have fairly limited force
capacity and might be best suited to 2 DOF motion seat drives.
SCN5 Quick Start Guide for more details.
PID Servo Controller / 64SPU-1 use with X-Sim
An X-Sim compatible beta version
of the PID Servo Controller is available which allows the 64SPU-1 to
run with X-Sim rather than the BFF Motion Driver.
The beta software takes its motion
cues from the shared memory area of X-Sim. There is a limit on the
update speed for this data which effectively renders the Derivative
term of the PID control algorithm unusable. However the P and I
terms are still operational.
The X-Sim compatible PID Servo
Controller Beta download is
X-Sim Quick Start Guide for more details.
DO install the X-Sim compatible
PID servo Controller in its own directory - do not mix the files
from different versions.
Here are a couple of X-Sim
profiles for rFactor sent to me by a user for use with the X-Sim
compatible PID Servo Controller -
rFactor Profiles. Thanks to Glen White for these.