Flight & Racing Sim Motion & Force Feedback Software and Hardware
Project ideas, software, hardware and plans for
flight (and racing) simulation related projects.
Motion platform drive hardware and software, force
feedback systems, shaker/rumble systems and more.....
6-DOF BFF MOTION
software for 6-DOF Stewart (Hexapod) type
platforms - Available
for FSX/9/P3D, X-Plane and Condor Soaring...
for iRacing, rFactor, Assetto Corsa, F1 2013,
LFS and GPBikes racing sims.....
SHAKER & RUMBLE CARD
Card to drive DIY
cockpit vibration/rumble systems. Used with low cost DC PM motors
and separate drivers.... or to drive audio amps and bass
shaker type systems.
FORCE FEEDBACK FLIGHT YOKE
effective DIY control loaded flight yoke for simmers.
System can be applied to flight columns, sticks
and rudder pedals.... See the
gallery for examples.
Used by both DIY and commercial flight sim
FEEDBACK BRUSHLESS MOTOR CONTROLLER
Brushless motor driver for smooth force
feedback in DIY flight controls.
USB Dongle licensing for
6DOF Motion & CL Software
2/3 DOF MOTION
drive software for DIY motion platforms - very
low cost and packed with features.
available with the integrated
virtual oscilloscope and power calculator add-on.
- 64SPU-2 3-DOF motion platform drive card..
Supersedes the older 64SPU-1,
12ADC-1 and I2C Isolator cards in a single board. Lower cost and
Supplied complete with FTDI chipset USB/TTL cable and external
logic power switch.
cue settings interface for V3.30 + 6DOF Motion Software
...And lots of other stuff on motion
platforms, force feedback and software
Other Flight Sim Related
conventional motion platform - less movement
range than Cockpit 1 but easier and cheaper to
build - FREE plans now available on the web
MINI PLATFORM 3
most recent platform design, reduced motion range but easier
to build - probably my favourite.
Click to see
short video clip.
The first motion
platform project - a compact cockpit with
large pitch, roll and heave movement ranges.
This was an interesting but fairly complex build
- too complex to release a set of plans.
SABERTOOTH MOTOR CONTROLLERS
Some development work
to add support for Dimension Engineering Sabertooth and
SyRen motor controllers to the BFF Motion Drive system.
FORCE FEEDBACK FLIGHT COLUMN
attempt at building a good quality force
feedback flight control system. This time with a
flight column and disc armature motors.
developed into the DIY
FFB Yoke project.
PLATFORM POWER CALCULATOR
for estimating the power rating requirements on
conventional design 2 & 3 DOF platforms - should
be a great help during platform design stages.
A cheaper alternative to
expensive bought linear actuators - plans bundled with
Motion Driver orders and included with the
Full Plans Sets
download and CDROM orders.
Software for driving DIY flight control loading
A new motion
enhancement for DIY platforms and sim setups -
have a look! Free construction drawings
IMPORTANT - Building a DIY motion platforms
or force feedback system is a big project, even for competent DIY'ers. It
involves knowledge of both mechanical and
electrical/electronic systems, it can be expensive and
it can be dangerous to people and equipment. The
information provided in these web pages is provided
"AS-IS" without warranty or guarantee of any kind and is
provided in good faith to assist other builders in their
efforts. The information does not include complete and
detailed instructions on system building, commissioning
or operation. If you chose to use the information
provided in the web site in
your project you do so at your own risk - it is up to
you to properly understand what you attempt to build and
See our full Terms
LINKS - some DIY platform building
sites well worth visiting if you want some inspiration.