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BFF Simulation Force & Motion


Flight & Racing Sim Motion & Force Feedback Software and Hardware


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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.....

 


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6-DOF BFF MOTION DRIVE SOFTWARE

Motion software for 6-DOF Stewart (Hexapod) type platforms - Available for FSX/9/P3D, X-Plane, Aerowinx PSX and Condor Soaring...

 

Also available for iRacing, rFactor, Assetto Corsa, F1 2013, LFS, pCARS and GPBikes racing sims....

SHKR-1 cockpit shaker & rumble card

SHKR-1 COCKPIT 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.

DIY FORCE FEEDBACK FLIGHT YOKE

A truly 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 builders..

FORCE FEEDBACK BRUSHLESS MOTOR CONTROLLER

 

Brushless motor driver for smooth force feedback in DIY flight controls.

 

BFF USB DongleUSB DONGLE

 

USB Dongle licensing for 6DOF Motion & CL Software

 

2/3 DOF MOTION DRIVE SOFTWARE

Essential drive software for DIY motion platforms - very low cost and packed with features.

V2.8 now available with the integrated virtual oscilloscope and power calculator add-on.

 


What's new....News & Updates

 

Recent

 

BFF 64SPU-1 motion platform control card

NEW - 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 simpler wiring....
Supplied complete with FTDI chipset USB/TTL cable and external logic power switch.

Motion Cue Slider Settings

NEW slider-based 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 Projects  

PLATFORM 2

A more conventional motion platform - less movement range than Cockpit 1 but easier and cheaper to build - FREE plans now available on the web pages.

MINI PLATFORM 3

The most recent platform design, reduced motion range but easier to build - probably my favourite.

Click to see short video clip.

COCKPIT 1

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.

USING SABERTOOTH MOTOR CONTROLLERS

Some development work to add support for Dimension Engineering Sabertooth and SyRen motor controllers to the BFF Motion Drive system.

DIY Force Feedback Flight ColumnDIY FORCE FEEDBACK FLIGHT COLUMN

An earlier attempt at building a good quality force feedback flight control system. This time with a flight column and disc armature motors. Now further developed into the DIY FFB Yoke project.

MOTION PLATFORM POWER CALCULATOR

Beta software for estimating the power rating requirements on conventional design 2 & 3 DOF platforms - should be a great help during platform design stages.

DIY LINEAR ACTUATOR

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.

CONTROL LOADER SOFTWARE

Software for driving DIY flight control loading (force feedback).

 

 

ARTICULATED PROJECTOR

A new motion enhancement for DIY platforms and sim setups - have a look! Free construction drawings available.


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 operate. See our full Terms and Conditions.


LINKS - some DIY platform building sites well worth visiting if you want some inspiration.

http://simprojects.nl/ - Roland van Roy's site - a great source of ideas & data on a wide range of flight sim related projects.

http://www.youtube.com/user/tronicgr - Thanos Kod's YouTube channel showing his work with a JoyRider style  motion cockpit - lots of videos.

See also Thanos' blog - http://motionsim.blogspot.co.uk/

(Both Roland and Thanos have beta tested the Motion Software - many thanks.)

http://www.jimspage.co.nz/intro.html A low cost DIY motion platform.

http://www.classicsim.com/ A fairly large scale cockpit..

http://digilander.libero.it/tornadoblu5/index1.htm

http://www.mikesflightdeck.com/ - not specifically for motion platforms and cockpits but another very informative site.

http://www.geneb.org/pitkit/ - a compact single seater cockpit made from timber - might prove a good basis for a motion cockpit design.

 

 

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