What’s the difference between the H3 (consumer) and P3 (comertial) versions?

Commercial has a bit more force and speed. You barely will notice it while racing. The main difference is more of a longevity for extended continuous use.
For the home use you don’t need Commercial platform. Industrial version of our latest DOF Reality H2/3 platform is for Commercial use only. It is based on industrial motors that can work hours each day. The only difference is in motors + gear boxes and power supply.
The rest of characteristics and parts are the same.

What’s included in DOF Reality platform?

DOF Reality includes:
— solid metal frame for the platform;
— electronic control unit with USB connector to PC;
— 110/220v power supply;
— power motors with feedback loop;
— everything you need for the assembly, including the tools;

What is the difference between 2 DOF and 3 DOF ? What is Pitch, Roll, Yaw?

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what are V2 and V3 models of your product?

We renamed V2 to H2 and V3 to H3.

It was a lot of confusion with an old model names .

Are your products compatible with consoles?

Consoles are a closed controlled proprietary platforms only Project Cars can be run with the help of intermediate PC (link). There is no support for consoles from SimTools at this moment.

Customer References

For information about your customers already bought our motion simulator, please contact us at the address sales@dofreality.com

What I will get if I order?

We are selling the complete platform. Each individual system is assembled, tested and tuned and than disassembles before shipping. You just need to put it together, install SimTools (we provide) on PC and plug our controller to USB. So all needed parts and tools to do quick assembly included.

Do you have a Demo system that I can see and try before purchase?

Unfortunately we don’t have it at the moment and this niche business can’t afford to arrange them around the world. Even established companies with platforms 4-10 times more expensive aren’t able to setting up demos. We don’t foresee it coming soon as our mission is to make the most affordable platform. Many customers trust us and we never had an upset customer with our products.

Can I put TV or monitor on your motion simulator platform?

Unfortunately not. You can put your monitors/TVs/screens on static stand or wall in front of the platform, so they are not moved with the platform motions. If you can’t find stand locally, we can build one for you, please contact us and we can offer you good pricing for custom design stand according to your requirements.

Our platform is very lightweight and simple die to its perfect weight balance. This allows us to use affordable motors and gearboxes. If you want to put something besides standard wheel, pedals, yoke, gear shifter, throttle and HOTAS you need to plan and implement it properly. Each additional even light element on the moving platform should be well positioned and counterbalanced (same weight X same arm length). You can’t put even light TV screen/PC monitor on our simulator. It is always better to consult us first, before installing any extra equipment on the platform.

Don’t put ANY controllers on the platform before it is completely tested and proven to be working as desired. After assembly attach the seat only. Nothing extra. When you ensure proper behavior start adding controllers one by one, doing movement tests with person seating at the pilot seat after implementing each new add on to platform weight.

Can I put additional equipment on your platform?

Yes, but you need to it properly.

Our platform is very lightweight and simple die to its perfect weight balance. This allows us to use affordable motors and gearboxes. If you want to put something besides standard wheel, pedals, yoke, gear shifter, throttle and HOTAS you need to plan and implement it properly. Each additional even light element on the moving platform should be well positioned and counterbalanced (same weight X same arm length). You can’t put even light TV screen/PC monitor on our simulator. It is always better to consult us first, before installing any extra equipment on the platform.

Don’t put ANY controllers on the platform before it is completely tested and proven to be working as desired. After assembly attach the seat only. Nothing extra. When you ensure proper behavior start adding controllers one by one, doing movement tests with person seating at the pilot seat after implementing each new add on to platform weight.

What methods of payment do you accept?

Willing to accept cash, Bank transfer, money transfer, SWIFT, PayPal, payoneer, skrill and others. For approval of methods of payment, please send email.

Compatible with Linux?

At the moment and in the near future is not planned, pls check SimTools development progress.

What about replacement Parts and Spares?

DOF Reality systems are designed with almost entirely “commercial off the shelf” (COTS) components, which are provided by large scale multinational manufacturers. This means that sourcing spare parts for our systems long into the future will be trivial, since the use of commercial technology ensures high life times and support for spares.

How much does shipping costs?

Please follow this table to determine shipping costs.

Can you do platform customization?

Yes we always accommodate customer requests. However some platform customization can lead to extra charge.

What max bank angle do I need from motion platform?

Simulators are made to trick our brains in getting some sensations and our brains are very inaccurate as bank angle meter, however good accelerometer . That is why the relaxed body put in high salted water in the dark got completely confused of its orientation and position like weightlessness. So we getting sensations from acceleration, but not absolute position and here pitch/roll/yaw should be done just with enough speed and  where it got stopped 10°, 15° or 20° degree doesn’t really meter for our feelings.

What is the assembled platform size (footprint)?

The foot print is 2′ (59 см) x 3′ (1 meter) , height  depends on your seat. Platform seat base is at about 20″ (50 cm) off the floor.

What controllers (wheel, pedals, shifters, joysticks) seats your platform compatible with?

Our platforms are fully compatible with virtually any controllers. Our stand was proven to hold even 19kg direct drive wheels without issues.

Do you have competition?

We are not afraid of competition. We don’t have any!
Stage 2 Motion Simulator Kit
http://simxperience.com/en-us/products/motionsimulatorkits/stage2motionsimulatorkit.aspx – 4 times more expensive, bulky with less angular movements and speeds $ 3899
GS-105 (seat) http://www.gekosystems.com It’s a chair with a moving back only $ 1500
Vector GT1 about the same characteristics, but Limited controls (wheel/pedals/shifter) and seat choice. $ 2300
ProSimu T1000 much less angular movements and speeds http://www.prosimu-shop.com/en/ $ 2200
Next Level Racing http://www.pagnian.co.uk/ $ 3050
Motion Gear http://motiongear.net/ $ 4000
Racing Cube www.fasetech.com Failed Kickstarter not available yet with similar characteristics from $ 2400
Atomic A3 http://www.atomicmotionsystems.com $ 5000
CKAS http://www.ckas.com.au/Home_1.html from  $ 5000
Pagnian Motion https://www.pagnianamericas.com/store/ no frame  $ 3000
Accelid DS3 www.accelid.co.at $ 5500

How I can get vibration Bass body Shakers Transducers simulation with your platform?

Motors or actuators can’t reproduce rumble frequencies 15-200 Hz just due to the physics. This simulation can add realism in flight simulation and for racing feel the engine RPMs and driving surface. So if you are looking for simulation of it you defensively need Bodyshaker/bass shaker/buttkicker. There is a ton of experience on the subject on the flight/race simulator forums/blogs.
Let me explain the way we see it mostly from racing sim experience. There are few issues you need address. Initially some software will generate this vibrations. It can be :
A) normal sounds coming from game audio that are forked to amp and shakers that can reproduce only low frequencies ignoring the rest.
B) special sounds additionally generated by game or add-on such as SimVibe or SimTools(GameVibe) dedicated for shakers. It can be done based on information game provide to this addons such as RPM, gears shifting and road bumps that car is heating. Based on this input sophisticated software such as SimVibe can generate dedicated audio signals to up to 8(7.1) mono channels to additional dedicated sound card that sends them feather to audio amp and to shakers that are positioned in special spots of simulated cockpit.

As you see option A is easy to introduce, but might not as realistic as wanted. For option B you will need to check what is supported by SimVibe for your game. SimVibe itself costs $89. SimTools 2.0 should have same feature as SimVibe called Game Vibe, but currently it is in development.
As for the amp and shakers sky is the limit in pricing and marketing promises.
I’d suggest to try something simple with option A first such as this forking analog audio output of your sound card to this AMP  (don’t forget 24v power supply for it)  + two basic shakers

Do you have pictures of your platform components?

Here are some pictures for the platform components.
But again in the package you will get all you need to assemble it even tools.

Does you platform work with Game Engines and development tools such as Unity3D?

Yes. In Unity3D and others  there is a lib to send data directly to Arduino (that our controller is based on) over serial. Alternately SimTools SDK can be used. There should be no problem of sending your telemetry data from Unity3D to SimTools so it can set the platform position accordingly.

Do I need to purchase something else to be able to use your motion simulation platform?

DOF Reality  is NOT a DIY (Do It yourself) kit where you have to invest a lot of time and money in order to make it at least somehow work. It comes as a ready-to-go, tested and tuned package with only minimal easy assembly required. You will get complete working plug and play platform.
Seat and game controllers are not included.

What seat I should use with your platform?

Almost any seat can be used. We don’t sell them as you can use seat of your preference and get it cheaper locally. We suggest a bucket (so you don’t fall off during Gs) racing seat. 4-6 point harness is optional. The lighter the weight of seat the better for the platform performance. If your seat is not tight fit (wide) you might be pushed and sway left and right during Gs and harness might be useful with it. With good and deep bucket seat harness almost not needed, but it is good for realism at just extra 50$. For US customers we recommend to start with this seat.
Real certified racing seats can be quite expensive, so you can check second hand to save the budget. Ask for seat that is NOT certified racing. They go few times more cheaper than certified ones. In local classifieds check for single racing seat. Alternatively in big city nearby to you search for a JDM company that brings used racing parts from Japan, most of them will sell single seats. Mention that you don’t need certified one. Check local racing community, they will be happy to help.

I’m starting from scratch, is there a wheel and pedal/ shifter that you feel would work the easiest with your setup?

Our platform is proven to support any controllers even heavy direct drive wheels. It all depends on your budget. We’d suggest to start with Logitech DFGT set. IMHO the rest of Logitech (G25-29, 920) have not much improvement compare to DFGT, but priced few times more. And if you will feel that you need more go for Thrustmaster TX/T300 wheel. For pedals again if stock Logitech or Thrustmaster wont be enough check Fanatec CS Elite, ClubSport v1 or v2. CSP v3 have not much improvements compare to v2 and you can get great deals for v1 or v2 on ebay.

Where are your production facilities located?

We build and ship directly from our production in Europe.

Will I need any additional Software?

No. We will provide you the SimTools and all needed up to date plugins.

Does your products packages include seat, wheel, pedal, gear shift other game controllers ?

No. We sell only the plug and play motion platform, you need to get your seat, game controllers (wheel, pedal, gear shift etc) locally. It will be more convenient and cheaper for you.

Our platform will work with any game controllers (wheel, pedal, gear shift etc).

Does your platform comes with predrilled holes for mounting wheels and other controllers?

We have pre drilled holes for mounting all Logitech and Thrustmaster wheels, if you have other wheel, just let us know the mounting points and we will be happy to do it for you complementary.

Can I use your platform with VR: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and future products?

Yes, you can use any VR set with or without the external reference tracking camera like (Rift or Vive). It is better not to mount camera(s) on motion platform. We have many users reporting better results when camera(s) mounted in front or the platform making sure it is always visible from any helmet location.
Here is a video of one of our customers using Oculus Rift CV1 VR.

https://youtu.be/Q17mM6_Uu78

Will DOF Reality Hx work for me or I need Commercial Px platform?

For the home use you don’t need Commercial platform. Industrial versions P2 and P3  of our  platform are for Commercial use only. It is based on industrial motors that can work hours each day. The only difference is in motors + gear boxes and power supply.

If the pilot weight is close to the platform limit 330 lbs (150 kg) we recommend to get Commercial P2 or P3 platform.

I have a custom built rig which already has wheel/pedals/shifter/ebrake which are attached to it. Is it possible to make a DOF Reality for seat only?

Sure, we can do it as mechanical customization. We have to shift COG. Please contact us for specifics sales@dofreality.com.

How you ship your platform to USA, Europe and other regions?

Due to lightweight design (77 lbs, 35kg), our simulator can be shipped anywhere as two boxes. We suggest to use Air shipping for shorter lead time and better service. Prices does not include import taxes, duties customs and brokerage charges. Please email us when you need to adjust customs declaration form. We can use the courier of your choice if it is available in our area.

How I can get CE and other certificates?

http://www.meanwelldirect.co.uk/pages/Standards-Certificates/MWcertificates/default.htm

http://duxoled.com/mean-well-sheets/lpv/ce-declaration/

http://hui-ning.en.hisupplier.com/about-540494-Certificates.html

http://www.infineon.com/cms/en/product/technology/quality/

http://www.meanwell.com/about.aspx?i=6

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If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our motion platform please contact us.

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