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FCIProject3
05-08-2008, 09:41 AM
Hello

Paul Hughes, the inventor of gSeat-2, and I spent a couple of days configuring his gSeat-2 to work with the new FCIProject software.

Here is a short video of what gSeat-2 and the FCIProject software can do;

http://www.ge-tec.co.uk/download/video/Movement.avi

In brief, the seat is being driven by the FCIProject software which takes DeviceLink data from IL2 and converts it into movement data to drive servos. The servos then go onto to drive pneumatic rams.

The feel of the seat is further enhanced by using bass shakers to reproduce aircraft vibration.

A Fresnel lens is used to improve the visual aspect of the simulator.

Please see my forum for more videos. I have been told it takes some time to download the videos. Please be patient.

http://ge-tec.dyndns.org:8080/UKCockpitBuildersForum/posts/list/38.page

This shows what can be done with the DeviceLink telemetry from IL2. This is also a good demonstration of what the FCIProject can do. I have written a custom module for Paul's gSeat. Many modules can be linked to the FCIProject Central Module to drive all sorts of things like simulated instruments, motion platforms or virtual cockpit instruments.

The seat is great fun to use. The movement of the platform really does add an extra level of immersion. Although the bank movement doesn't look a lot the senses are fooled and it feels like one is moving a lot more.

FCIProject3
05-09-2008, 09:54 AM
More information about gSeat-2 can be found here;

http://ge-tec.dyndns.org:8080/UKCockpitBuildersForum/forums/show/11.page

Boandlgramer
05-11-2008, 01:34 AM
very nice work, Gary. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

BrotherVoodoo
05-11-2008, 01:04 PM
Excellent! Let us know if you start selling them http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif That looks like a blast.

JG52Uther
05-11-2008, 01:08 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif I like that!

DuxCorvan
05-11-2008, 01:23 PM
$$$?

FCIProject3
05-11-2008, 04:03 PM
Hi

I can't take credit for the hardware design, that was down to Paul http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Personally, I would like to take the basic design concept of using pneumatic rams towards a commercial or built-it-yourself design. Paul is not looking to create a sell-able product, However he is interested in people getting in touch with him and helping them build their own motion platforms. I am OK with this too. I would provide my FCIProject/gSeat-2 software http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Further info and Paul's contact details; http://www.ge-tec.co.uk/FCIProject/fciproject_018.htm

Roughly, I believe gSeat-2 could be built for less than $1000.

Much cheaper than http://mydreamflyer.com/ or http://www.d-box.com/2008/product_pro-gaming_GP-PRO-200-FS.html