feedback control loader, control loading, actuator, FAA Level D, flight controls, simulation, simulator

CRJ Simulator Rehab – Part 4

Last time, we figured out that the phidgets controlled everything and that there were all of these phidget files… sigh… (If you haven’t been reading this series on the CRJ, please read 1 thru 3 please.) Return of the Phidgets Rick (my lovely programming engineer) wrote a small but significant program that allowed us to…

6DOF, Motion base platforms, Vr, Virtual reality, Racing sim, Driving sim, Entertainment rides, Gaming

Checking in on one of our older installations

Back in 2015, we went to Harris Corp in Melbourne, Florida to check a high angle six axis motion base platform system that we installed in 2003 to inspect it. The customer said that it was working fine and had been in constant use for these years. The system is used for Sea State 6…

6DOF, Motion base platforms, Vr, Virtual reality, Racing sim, Driving sim, Entertainment rides, Gaming

Frequency Response of a Servos & Simulation Motion Base Platform

Over the past decades, Servos & Simulation has produced hundreds of motion bases. Most of them custom… most of them last decades. Recently, we were asked to build a custom motion base with a very specific set of criteria. It needed to be a six axis motion base platform, the CG was offset 40″ from…

Is Virtual Reality (VR) Finally A “Reality” Or Not?

Virtual Reality (VR) has been around for a relatively long time. The first one that I can remember working on was back in 1993 or so. We built a gimbal that a person sat in and put a very large and clunky helmet on their head with a pair of screens inside to see the…

How Are Feedback Control Loaders Used In Simulation?

How are feedback control loaders used in simulation? Why are they used in full-flight simulators? How did they come into use? Let’s explore…Let’s start with the basics… what is a feedback control loader? or more simply, a control loader? Well, it isn’t a large piece of machinery for farming…A control loader is used to provide pilots…