I’ve been trying to design my own motion platform for awhile now. Before starting on the mechanics, which is the hard part for me as I’m not that mechanically inclined. I started with electronics design and communication from X-Plane. I chose to start with the ArdSimX Interface for communication to control stepper motors, based on force feedback DataRefs from X-Plane.
Eventually, I plan to design something like the reference image below if I can pull in some help from my more mechanically-inclined friends. Or I’ll bite the bullet and just buy one, currently checking out the Next Level Racing Platform V3.
InMotion Simulation is really where my goals are, they’re at the top of their game. I love this stuff!