DOF Reality H3 Motion Platform Review By The SRG
Back in December 2018, Barry Rowland of the Sim Racing Garage reviewed the 2 Axis H2 motion platform by DOF Reality.
Now Barry continues his DOF Reality quest converting an existing H2 2DOF unit into an H3 3DOF chassis which features traction control feedback.
A full-motion simulator is probably the most desirable piece of kit on the wishlist of many hardcore sim racers in their everlasting search for more immersion. Brands such as SimXperience and CXC Simulations have revolutionized the design and introduced the personal seat mover Motion Racing Simulator to both the home user and professional.
Whilst no motion simulation system can be considered inexpensive, some brands offer a setup that is within a lower budget home user’s reach. One of those companies is DOF Reality.
DOF Reality H3 (3 Axis)
The DOF Reality H3 Consumer Motion simulator platform delivers three-dimensional movements (Pitch + Roll + Yaw/Rear traction). The H3 model is designed to move not only the seat but, all simulator controls (steering wheel, joystick, pedals, throttles, etc.) mounted to the motion platform. When you move, everything moves!
The Platform can also deliver vibrating feedback to simulate road texture, gear changes, collisions and contact via Butt kicker Bass shaker(s) or other add-ons.
It is very quiet especially compared to actuator-based platforms (Prosimu, SimXperience, etc). You will hear only cooling fans at 20 dBA. It was designed with a minimum space requirement, ease of assembly and will pass through most door openings. It’s compact, yet powerful.
The DOF Reality H3 Motion chassis with traction control feedback is available via the official website for US$ 1949 + shipping. ( Check out the official DOF Reality webpage for more info.)
Owners of a DOF Reality H2 Motion chassis can upgrade to H3 spec by purchasing a Consumer H2 to H3 Upgrade kit for US$ 749 + shipping.
- Degrees of Freedom: 3 DOF (Pitch + Roll + Yaw/Rear Traction)
- Full platform motion: Yes
- Motions Range: 20 °
- Speed: 50 cm/s (86 °/s)
- Torque: 25 n/m
- Acceleration: 0.7G T / 0.5G L
- Power Consumption: 1300 Watt (peak)
- Floor Footprint: 3×5, 2 ft H (100×150, 60 cm H)
- Supported pilot weight: 330 lbs / 150 kg
- Upgradable: to H6
Official Web Page: dofreality.com