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RS_ArcAngel
01-30-2005, 02:40 PM
Does anyone have there joystick mounted to something. because i have been looking for a way to mount my x45. please share you homade cockpits

trumper
01-30-2005, 02:44 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gifnice topic,any ideas to alleviate back and shoulder pains and problems through the set ups as well please http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

horseback
01-30-2005, 07:19 PM
I use my slideout keyboard drawer for my stick and throttle. Fortunately, my moniter leaves enough space on the desk proper for the keyboard.

In my early simming days, I used a lap tray for my Sidewinder Precision 2 and mouseball, but the twisty rudder had me constantly having to turn the stick straight just as I was lining up a shot.

This way (although I've graduated to pedals) the stick stays on a stable surface.

I've also entertained the idea of one of those adjustable rollaround desks for laptops...but I went cheap and got a set of 4 wood TV trays for about a third the price.

cheers

horseback

Mackane1
01-30-2005, 08:02 PM
I use VELCRO...works like a charm for everything.....stick, rudder pedals, throttle, everything!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

GT182
01-30-2005, 08:59 PM
RS_ArcAngel, I have a couple pics I'll post tomorrow showing the stand I made for my Cougar. Works great and it's sturdy too. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Your X45 would work great on it, but you'd have to find some old military type shelving supports and cross pieces.

han freak solo
01-30-2005, 11:08 PM
Mine is permanently mounted.

And it goes where ever I go.

ednavar
01-31-2005, 06:40 AM
Here is a gallery with a couple of idea from me and one of my teammate. Easy and unexpensive to setup:

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=albumtopic&s=400102&topic_oid=4791093242

S!

trumper
01-31-2005, 07:16 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif great ideas there,Thanks,now how to persuade wife to let me hack up a chair,mmmmmm http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

TgD Thunderbolt56
01-31-2005, 07:22 AM
Do you have an office chair? If so, PM me your email and we can talk about a possible solution. Look here for some good setups (I have 2 in there).


TB

Taylortony
01-31-2005, 10:43 AM
The bottom of the stick is actually designed for suckers, infact if you never got them with the stick, Saitek will provide them..........but to be honest and pun intended they suck you could use them to mpunt it, Personally i would make a strap up to go round whatever you are moning it on out of velcro as mentioned then use self adhesive velcro on the base to attach it with..

Fehler
01-31-2005, 11:00 AM
This is what I use. Not as fancy as a cockpit, but then again, I dont have a completely tolerant wife!

Wood could also be used, and if it's Delta wood, it would obviously be stronger than the steel I utilized! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://webpages.charter.net/cuda70/chair.jpg

RS_ArcAngel
01-31-2005, 05:01 PM
Thanks for the replies guys, i think i will try the mounts Thunderbolt posted those look pretty stable. Now i think my x45 is broken http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/353.gif. when i try assign a button to it is il2 it does not work, but it does work in the control panel. any suggestions?