Device Page

This section describes the device page and its operation.

The device page is split in two main parts: a list of all connected devices, and details about each device. Press Devices on the top menu to open the list.

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The device list. A SIMRIG SR1 is connected to this system.

Click the SIMRIG SR1 to open its device details.

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On the device details you can access tools, see firmware version, serial number etc.

Axis Tester

The axis tester enables manual control over the motion system. Use it to test each axis individually or together. This is a great validation tool for use during assembly or to troubleshoot the system.

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To use the axis tester, start by pressing Enable. This will power up the linear actuators. Expect a small delay if this is the first time. Once powered, the rig will move to its neutral position. In the neutral position all actuators are at the center of their range (halfway extended.)

Then drag the slider to move the system. Take caution not to crush anything; yourself or equipment.

When you feel confident everything is working as expected you can safely check the Full speed checkbox. This will remove the speed limit; allowing the system to move at full speed. The motion will be smother and much faster. Any residual jerkiness is due to inconsistent mouse movement.

Load Estimator

The load estimator measure the system’s load distribution. Use it to measure and adjust your center of gravity.

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Prior to using the load estimator you must prepare. Make sure the is ample space around your rig. You do not want to hurt yourself or anyone else. Get in the rig and try to sit as you would when driving. Now, start the estimation process by pressing Start. Sit still until it is done.

The rig will move up and down during the estimation process. Please wait until the end. And try to not move around to much.

The output values are given in percent. If your total load is 100kg, of which 40kg are on the front actuators and 60kg are on the rear actuators, the result will show this as 40% front and 60% rear.

The ideal load distribution is 50% front and 50% rear. It is difficult to reach this ideal. 40-60% is good enough.

When adjusting your center of gravity you will have to run the load estimator after each change to your rig. Make small changes. Move the chair a couple of centimeters each attempt.