DOF Reality – H3 Motor Gearbox Upgrade

Motion simulator systems for consumers have come a long way in the past few years. While there was a time they were virtually unaffordable for home use, the popularity and with it the growth of the sim racing community has created a market for less expensive offerings.

One might still call motion a costly addition compared to most sim racing hardware, and frankly, some systems still cost an arm and a leg. The good news is that there now are a few brands offering very affordable motion systems without compromising the quality of the products.

One of the brands that design and market a great value-for-money motion system is DOF Reality based in Champlain, New York, USA. The company offers a selection of well-built, light-weight and easy to assemble motion platforms for both the PC and Consoles. (Optional MagicBox is needed for console support)

The product list includes a 2 DOF (Pitch + Roll) Seat mover, 2 DOF (Pitch + Roll) Chassis, 3 DOF (Pitch + Roll + Yaw/Rear Traction), and a 6 DOF (Pitch, Roll, Yaw, Surge, Sway, Heave) platform. With exception of the seat mover which supports a user weight of 330 lbs/150 kg, all DOF Reality chassis can handle a total weight of 440 lbs/200 kg. Due to the modular design, the individual DOF Reality platforms are also upgradeable to a higher product range.

Regardless of the quest to deliver a lower-cost motion platform, DOF Reality is constantly innovating and improving its designs. Last year, the company introduced its new innovative SFU (Standard Flange Unit) ball-screw gearboxes which reduce motor loads and eliminate play in the gearbox providing extremely smooth motions. The use of an SFU gearbox also increases the motion range by 25-100% depending on the system of choice and allows DOF Reality to offer motion monitor mounts for its systems.

The SFU gearbox system is now included on all the DOF Reality P models and the H6 platform. The remaining models can be optionally upgraded with a kit that replaces the existing gearboxes with an SFU setup while keeping the same motors and sensors.

For more info, and pricing, check out the official website.

DOF Reality Motion PLatform Comparison

Official Webpage  –  dofreality.com


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