Final thoughts on the PT Actuator 5DOF motion system. This is the last of a 3 part video review series for this PT Actuator build. I have already published the first two. Called “Part 1 the build”, and “Part 2 wiring and cabling”. This does reflect the complexity of this 5DOF system. But I believe anyone that is handy with tools can get it done. Especially now that you have my videos to help you sort things along the way. There were
two updated parts I received during this build. I think this shows the commitment of PT Actuator to continually improve on this kit when the need arises. And they are always looking for ways to improve or tweak on
the components they make. I also tested the third party E-Stop unit from Bajer. I like it and think you should give it a look if you need and E-Stop that is compatible with the PT Actuator controller unit. The default software that is used with PT Actuators kits is Sim Tools. And you will get a Pro license for free with this kit and some of the other kits that they sell. There are other software apps available that you can also use with
PT Actuators kits. These are FlyPT, X-Sim, and Lan’s 6DOF BFF. But I used Simtools for this review. Simtools is not the most user friendly tuning software, but is very learnable if you take some time to do it. And there are good support forums and groups if you look around for them. I was able to get my system up and running without too much drama. Speaking of running this system, it is a very immersive experience. Whether I was driving in a circuit car configuration or a dirt configuration, it was easy to dial in the settings I preferred. I really like the Surge element in this system. But, to fully realize the capabilities of it I highly recommend you
build the harness tower used on mine. Who’s design was developed by JC of JCL Racing. Having the waist and shoulder harness belts pull against you at the same time with equal pressure under both regular braking and engine braking give you car control ques that were previously not available. And no extra motors, drivers, pulleys or wiring to worry about. I also want to let you guys know that PT Actuator also sells complete kits with 3 or 4 actuators that you can expand upon later to a full 5DOF kit. Overall, I think there is a lot to like here with this system. A true 5DOF motion system chassis for 9500.00 plus shipping. Which should be around 1500.00 to North America. I think most would agree this is bargain relatively speaking of course. And something that is easier to build than you might think at first glance.