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Topic: 360 degree flight simulator for Xplane 10 Help please (Read 14 times) previous topic - next topic


Hey guys! Lots of help needed please!!

I do have some experience (not a lot so pls be patient) with arduino but none with PC interfacing.
I was asked by a friend to build a 360 degree flight simulator (like this one  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVG8sJTNko8    ) I only however have to do comunication between Xplane 10 and the big motors turning the cage.
my idea currently is to use the output data for the pitch and roll of the simulator cockpit but run it through bigger motors capable of turning the cage. 
So far I thought of using a continuous servo motor (if such a thing exist capable of doing this). Option 2 is using stepper motors (however as far as my research goes they have trouble with accuracy and skipping steps) option 3 was using normal DC motors with 2 relays each, getting the data from Xplane and change direction as required and knowing the position of the cage using rotation sensors.

If anyone has any ideas on how to achieve this, or know of an existing code or someone who has done this before, PLEASE HELP! I have spent weeks on research and dont know where to start.

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