How to build a shock dyno.
I built this shock dyno largely from materials that were laying around in my workshop, only the load cell and a piece of Thompson shaft needed to be bought. Anyone starting from scratch would need a 3 to 5hp motor, variable frequency drive, linear bearing, load cell, distance measuring sensor (I am using a string pot), DAQ system, laptop and misc. tubing and lumps of aluminium. If buying a motor get one with base mounting that will save a lot of work on the frame.
Nov 19, 2013