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Post by (B/229) Cib on Wed 27 Jul 2016 - 22:31

Hey Bear I measured and the height from floor to joystick base is exactly 11 inches. I worried about getting the wheelstand because I have specific height requirements too, but the amount of latitude to have everything set up as needed is more than enough. The only drawback is the need to have the pedals to the front rather than furthur back to add as a counterweight, however it has not resulted in any problems and I can fly with no play or movement on either stick or pedals.
The stick extension is 15 Cm or just under 6 inches for you non metric types :p
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Post by (A/229) Bearfoot on Thu 28 Jul 2016 - 1:42

(B/229) Cib wrote:Hey Bear I measured and the height from floor to joystick base is exactly 11 inches. I worried about getting the wheelstand because I have specific height requirements too, but the amount of latitude to have everything set up as needed is more than enough. The only drawback is the need to have the pedals to the front rather than furthur back to add as a counterweight, however it has not resulted in any problems and I can fly with no play or movement on either stick or pedals.
The stick extension is 15 Cm or just under 6 inches for you non metric types :p

That's great news. Thanks for checking. When I do move to a more cohesive system to hold everything together, it's good to know that the Wheelstand Pro is an option. 20cm is a lot of stick to work with, and forward throw can be a little awkward. But I really do like the response with that level of leverage. And it is the extension offered with the upcoming VKB Gunfighter!

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Post by (A/229) Utley on Thu 28 Jul 2016 - 5:00

If you want an accurate measurement for a stick extension, best idea is to just measure up from the ground to your kneecap while sitting in your chair in whatever position is most comfortable for you. Thats how high you want your stick to be, that way its ergonomical and you can rest your elbows and forearms on your thighs. You wont have to fight the stick with anything more than fingertips.
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Post by (B/229) evilivan on Wed 10 Aug 2016 - 21:12

(B/229) Cib wrote:Very nice, I will quiz you specifically on how you added the tube for the collective
Very Happy

If anyone is thinking (or has...) copied my method, I am finding that the screws holding the bar to the throttle are getting a little loose - might be fine if you leave them in there permanently, but if you take them out every so often (to move it, or to fly FW), I think that the internals lose their integrity. Be warned.

I have ordered a separate collective as a result of this - don't want to ruin my Warthog... I figure the price of getting a separate unit is offset by not breaking my Warthog, and also then having the throttle quadrant available for FW without having to take things apart.

YMMV

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Post by (B/229) Cib on Wed 10 Aug 2016 - 21:19

What collective are u getting
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Post by (B/229) evilivan on Wed 10 Aug 2016 - 22:35

(B/229) Cib wrote:What collective are u getting

http://1stcavdiv.conceptbb.com/t2118-new-collective-for-bell-206

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Post by (A/229) KoRn on Wed 31 Aug 2016 - 22:23

Quick little update on the ole' build!  I was able to mount two 22" monitors side by side on my obutto revolution rig and was able to lay the panel and glareshield right on top!  Hopefully I can jump on the server and break her in....this build has prevented me from doing any flying :/



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Post by (B/229) Cib on Wed 31 Aug 2016 - 22:24

Thats freakin awesome pal Smile
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Post by (A/229) KoRn on Fri 2 Sep 2016 - 19:02

Thanks brotha! Its been an absolute blast to build. Still havent decided how far I want to push this build. Right now I am building around my obutto Rev rig but im been thinking about possibly going all out and building the cockpit cabin as well. Time will tell but there is always something more you can do to improve your setup. It's a never ending hobby lol.
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Post by (B/229) Cib on Fri 2 Sep 2016 - 19:20

You know you have gone too far when you start looking for door mounted miniguns on Ebay Shocked
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Post by (HHC/229) Strut on Fri 2 Sep 2016 - 20:13

Great job Korn, im droooling !
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Post by (A/229) KoRn on Sat 3 Sep 2016 - 18:31

(B/229) Cib wrote:You know you have gone too far when you start looking for door mounted miniguns on Ebay Shocked

Dont give me any ideas CIB....i might just mount my two AR's on my rig lol

(C/229) Strut wrote:Great job Korn, im droooling !

Thanks brother! hopefully it wont be too much longer until we can publish the CNC files and PDF docs so that anyone can build one Smile
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Post by (A/229) Utley on Mon 19 Dec 2016 - 14:35

I guess I finally figured out how to get everything ergonomic in my flight room after all this time. The one thing really keeping me from flying all the time was that it took so long getting everything set up before flying....whether it was getting up to grab something if I forgot to grab, turning on something if I forgot to turn something on, troubleshooting or whatnot...perhaps I will make a checklist and make it printable for everyone with similar situations.

Heres my pre preflight checklist now:
Open Oculus SDK - set pixel count to 2.5
Open Simple Radio - connect
Open Oculus Rift
Run DCS
Press Ctrl NumPad 1
Press Ralt Enter for full screen
Move mouse, keyboard and tray to operating, upright position for preflight
Sit my big ass down into cockpit chair.


Now everything is in reach if I forget something.  I hate it when I forget something before starting something up, because getting up and out of these pits is an ordeal with my back problems.

Open to a few suggestions too, Id like to get rid of the end table Im using for my mouse and keyboard table as its in the way too...and Id rather just put a potted plant on it instead. Any way for mounting an articulating keyboard tray somewhere here?
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Post by (A/229) Chic on Mon 19 Dec 2016 - 15:02

Utley, I hope you got one of these.  Best copilot ever.



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Post by (D/229) Chalky on Mon 19 Dec 2016 - 19:44

Chic your a Classic hahaha
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Post by (A/229) Utley on Tue 20 Dec 2016 - 0:00

That looks like a used tissue grabber..telling me to walk away. Slowly..
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Post by (B/229) Cib on Tue 20 Dec 2016 - 0:23

Have you thought about the wheelstand pro? I use one and now there are additional fixings it looks a potential option
http://wheelstandpro.com/products/wheel-stand-pro-for-thrustmaster-hotas-warthog-saitek-x-55-x52pro-x65---deluxe-v2-
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Post by (A/229) Utley on Tue 20 Dec 2016 - 1:32

I have thought about that at one point and Im not sure why I rejected it before. Id really have to see how well everything is balanced with such a heavy joystick combo without having to bolt the thing to the floor. Other than that, there were a few other controls I was looking to get...namely one of these...
https://www.pro-flight-trainer.com/collections/control-full-sets?utm_source=HeliSimmer.com&utm_medium=Article&utm_campaign=None
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Post by (B/229) IJammer on Wed 21 Dec 2016 - 0:37

After building my new sim PC... I am in the process of moving all my flight sim gear out of my car cockpit and on to an old music studio desk. I am having to do quite a bit of woodwork to accomodate everything. One of the things I have to do yet is to make a movable mouse-mat pad... stretching forward to operate the mouse on the desk with the TrackIR on is a no no as it throws everything out the window for your head position. So, what I will be doing is installing a couple of metal draw runners on the desk where the mouse pad sits, bolt the mouse pad on top of the movable runner, when I want to use it for sim use, just pull the mouse-pad back and 'bobs your uncle', job done.

I am also using some very heavy 18" sand filled speaker stands with spiked feet to hold the Warthog throttle/collective and the the joystick. I also have a heavy industrial seat that does not flop around like an average office chair. Will get some pics posted when job done...
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Post by (A/229) Utley on Wed 21 Dec 2016 - 0:40

(B/229) IJammer wrote:After building my new sim PC... I am in the process of moving all my flight sim gear out of my car cockpit and on to an old music studio desk.  I am having to do quite a bit of woodwork to accomodate everything.  One of the things I have to do yet is to make a movable mouse-mat pad... stretching forward to operate the mouse on the desk with the TrackIR on is a no no as it throws everything out the window for your head position.  So, what I will be doing is installing a couple of metal draw runners on the desk where the mouse pad sits, bolt the mouse pad on top of the movable runner, when I want to use it for sim use, just pull the mouse-pad back and 'bobs your uncle', job done.

I am also using some very heavy 18" sand filled speaker stands with spiked feet to hold the Warthog throttle/collective and the the joystick.  I also have a heavy industrial seat that does not flop around like an average office chair.  Will get some pics posted when job done...
I would highly recommend one of these for your "sityatiuns due to illuminadi kinda stuff".

https://www.monstertech.de/en/product-category/table-mounts/
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Post by (A/229) KoRn on Wed 21 Dec 2016 - 5:45

Utley, have u seen the new wheelstand pro?  Looks like it will fit your exact setup! I have the original one and they are heavy and built tough.  This one is $319
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Post by (A/229) Utley on Wed 21 Dec 2016 - 5:59

Yeah, Cib posted a link to it a few posts ago, thats the one I was worried about how balanced it is with all that gear being top heavy.
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Post by (B/229) Kalahari on Sun 29 Jan 2017 - 7:26

Nerdy me

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Post by (B/229) Cib on Sun 29 Jan 2017 - 8:38

Hi thats a fabulous set up I bet you have an understanding wife Smile or your single Razz
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Post by (C/229)Samri on Sun 29 Jan 2017 - 9:36

WOW!

lol...even if you are married and got divorced....
you'd still have a great set up after she took half!
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