Dream sim: 6DOF X-Plane 11 motion platform

Do you have a dream sim for your helicopters? I bet it resembles this 6DOF X-Plane 11 motion platform equipped with a VR kit. Jealous much? We are!

Dream sim: 6DOF X-Plane 11 motion platform

Our reader Ted was kind enough to send us his video demostrating his DIY 6DOF motion platform, where he can enjoy his X-Plane 11 in full motion -- and VR.

According to Ted, it took him 3 months and he spent around AUS$3500 (~US$2,700.00/ ~ €2,300.00) to build it:

The platform is built using readily available parts and DIY skills. I built the Anet A8 3D printer for $220 from a kit for this project. The main components are 450W 24v DC motors, Sabertooth 2x60 motor drivers, 12v 33Ah batteries, 3D printer lead screws, carbon fibre actuator rods, SAAS rally seat, pro flight trainer puma helicopter controls, HTC Vive virtual reality headset, high end gaming PC and of course X-Plane 11.05 flight simulator.

Check the video below. Are you as jealous as we are?

Sérgio Costa

About Sérgio Costa

Sérgio has been a flight simulation enthusiast for nearly 25 years. His passion with helicopters developed during MSFS 2000 when he discovered the complexity of these aircraft and the challenge it was to control them. Since then he has been primarily a helicopter flight simmer, trying his best not to crash and kill all his virtual passengers. Sérgio is HeliSimmer's editor and writer and one of the Three Grumpy Simmers, a YouTube series and Podcast produced together with YouTubers Bel Geode and NovaWing24, obviously dedicated to flight simulation.

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