Our new Sidewinder 6-DoF Motion Simulator uses seven actuators to give your rig true 6-DoF (degrees-of-freedom) motion; enjoy roll, pitch, yaw, heave, sway and surge effects with your favourite racing simulator. Compatible with many leading sim-racing cockpits and peripherals on the market, Sidewinder is precise, strong and highly adjustable.
With the emergence of complex computer modelling of car behaviour, such as tyre modelling and track scanning, static sim-rigs are not capable of conveying the level of feedback needed to improve your lap times and gain an edge over your competition. We have engineered a system with a full range of motion that can replicate driving effects both quickly and accurately.
Training with a realistic simulator off the track will help you to stay at the top of the leaderboard on the track. Feeling your car's limit and knowing when you can push harder, can be the difference between you winning or losing. Sidewinder's full-motion technology can approximate a multitude of race car movements and dynamic forces.
Professional racers know that when you are in the moment, feedback matters. Now, with Sidewinder, you can experience the feeling of taking a chicane at 70 kph, landing a monster truck in that sweet spot of a dirt jump, or even executing evasive manoeuvres in your fighter jet.
We have 4-, 5-, and 6-DoF variants available in the Sidewinder range, and every new PT-Actuator Sidewinder Motion Simulator is fitted with Scorpion Series actuators in the uprights for the ultimate simulator experience.
All Sidewinder models use four vertically mounted Scorpion Series actuators to produce fast, accurate heave, roll, and pitch effects.
And Sidewinder 5-DoF and 6-DoF models use a horizontally mounted actuator connected to a set of parallel slides to produce surge effects.
The combined motion of these five actuators simulates the type of chassis movements a race car experiences during a race.
A single rear-mounted actuator is used on the Sidewinder 4-DoF and 5-DoF models to produce a yaw effect that simulates rear-wheel traction loss.
The Sidewinder 6-DoF uses our newly designed dual-actuator setup to produce full yaw and sway motions. Capable of independent movement, these two, horizontally mounted actuators, can replicate the feeling of a car losing front- or rear-traction separately and parallel slides when traction loss is experienced completely.
Sidewinder Motion Simulators are modular, meaning that you can upgrade your Sidewinder 4-DoF to a 5-DoF or your 5-DoF to a 6-DoF using our upgrade kits.
And all Sidewinder Motion Simulators come with a three-year warranty.
Sidewinder Motion Simulators are compatible with all major sim-racing peripherals on the market, including VR headsets and Fanatec hardware.
Sidewinder Motion Simulators support cockpit frames that use 40/80 and 40/160 profile and, with an industry-standard 580mm wide cockpit area, a wide range of cockpits can fit onto the Sidewinder Motion Simulator.
Additionally, a Sidewinder's cockpit mounting area can be customised to fit other cockpit widths if required.
Each new Sidewinder Motion Simulator comes with a licence to Sim Racing Studio, which connects your Sidewinder Motion Simulator to your favourite sim-racing software, including iRacing and Assetto Corsa Competizione.
In addition to roll, pitch, heave, and rear-wheel traction loss (yaw) effects, our Sidewinder 5-DoF Motion Simulator adds a surge effect to your sim-racing rig. With surge effects, you can experience the thrill of sudden acceleration and deceleration in your favourite racing or flight simulator.
For the ultimate sim-racing experience, we have created our Sidewinder 6-DoF Motion Simulator. Using seven actuators, the Sidewinder 6-DoF produces true six degrees-of-motion: roll, pitch, heave, sway, surge, and front- and rear-wheel traction loss (yaw) effects. Now, with 6-DoF, you can experience full-motion in your sim-rig for the most immersive and exhilarating sim-racing experience.