A common 2 Degree of Freedom (DOF) motion platform has its pivot point 4-6 inches under the platform. The pivot point for the Eleetus Motion Simulator is above the surface of the platform, in front, about even with a person’s belt buckle. In a picture from the side, you can see the raised cone with the pivot point above the platform base. The concept is that center of motion is the center of mass like a bicycle wheel on an axle. The cockpit and rider are balanced left to right, front to back, and top to bottom. This provides for low latency movement and low power requirement since the motors seldom do dead weight lifting. This is the cause of Eleetus Motion Simulators’ increased fidelity and durability over the competition.
Eleetus Motion Simulators use gravity to simulate the forces of acceleration, braking, and centrifugal force. The platform tips back to simulate acceleration, forward for braking, and left or right for centrifugal force precisely matched to video, audio, vibration, and other cues.
For racing in particular, it is important for the driver to be able to feel centrifugal force progressively increase, reach a peak, and then progressively decrease as the car sweeps through a turn. It is also important that the force felt by the driver is instantaneous, consistent, proportionate, and accurately correlated with cornering, acceleration, and braking dynamics. Strongly correlated proportional movement and feedback are of prime importance, but Eleetus Motion Simulators also provide “impulse style” engine vibration, road texture, and abrupt changes in direction cues, to further perfect the simulation. All of these sensations contribute to the accuracy of the simulation and enhance immersion.
The unique, patented design of the Eleetus Motion Simulator allows for unparallelled durability. The conical structure of the motion mechanism allows the load to be born primarily by the center pillar, and not motors themselves. This leads to extremely smooth motion, and motors that are built for perpetual usage.