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zombie-9
07-11-2004, 01:09 AM
Just curious as to how you guys keep your X45's and such from sliding around.Velcro? Bolts? Wifes hot glue gun?

zombie-9
07-11-2004, 01:09 AM
Just curious as to how you guys keep your X45's and such from sliding around.Velcro? Bolts? Wifes hot glue gun?

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
07-11-2004, 01:18 AM
I heard Pingu mounted his once but then they had to take him to hospital to get it removed http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif


err I'll get me coat http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif

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RocketDog
07-11-2004, 01:50 AM
Blu-Tak (spelling? You know, the sticky putty stuff for mounting posters on walls) works great for the X-45 and gives it a much more solid feel.

Regards,

RocketDog.

Nero111
07-11-2004, 02:08 AM
Yup I have mine mounted.
I have an 'L' shaped desk with the pc on the short dogleg part of the 'L'. The keyboard slides in underneath the monitor on a sliding tray.
As there was no space to rest my X-45 on a desk, and its also uncomfortable flying like that for a few hours (to high) I went and got a piece of wood that rests across my lap when I sit in front of the pc.
The X45 throttle and stick are taped to either side of the piece of wood. It provides a perfect height to play at 'as your arms at rest' are on the controls, no more cramp hehe.
There are places below the controller for screws to fit, I just found good old insulation tape did the trick a lot quicker.
Also once finished playing the whole lot just slides under the desk out of the way.
Works pretty well for me.
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owlwatcher
07-11-2004, 02:27 AM
Just have a board that sits on my lap that holds the controllers. I use screws keep the units on the board.

arcadeace
07-11-2004, 02:43 AM
I use a Thrustmaster Afterburner II HOTAS, it has good weights http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

But when I had my Saitek Evo it was a constant problem. Having secured components definitely improves ability and gives greater enjoyment. There's really no excuse constantly occupying yourself.

Extreme_One
07-11-2004, 02:55 AM
I just sit mine on my lap. The force-feedback effects are really nice. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/53.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/heart.gif

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DD_NL
07-11-2004, 03:15 AM
lol http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif

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Fehler
07-11-2004, 03:16 AM
Ive posted this before...

I would love to do something like Baldie did, but then any visitor to my home would think I am a total geek! (I would rather them not know that I AM a total geek)

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Locust_
07-11-2004, 05:01 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by zombie-9:
Just curious as to how you guys keep your X45's and such from sliding around.Velcro? Bolts? Wifes hot glue gun?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Velcro all the way

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Yellonet
07-11-2004, 05:45 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tHeBaLrOgRoCkS:
I heard Pingu mounted his once but then they had to take him to hospital to get it removed http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif


err I'll get me coat http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif

http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v323/tHeBaLrOgRoCkS/planes/signiture3.jpg <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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Dash_C.
07-11-2004, 12:38 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tHeBaLrOgRoCkS:
I heard Pingu mounted his once but then they had to take him to hospital to get it removed http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif


err I'll get me coat http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

LOL, wow, I needed a laugh. Good timing!

TheJoyStick
07-11-2004, 01:27 PM
Duct tape http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

zombie-9
07-11-2004, 02:18 PM
Lol! Wow Felher thats a wicked setup. I'm going to maybe try an old school desk or something. You know w/ the top that lifts up. Could keep all my ****'ola inside. Two birds one stone!

moeburn
07-11-2004, 03:37 PM
Can't say i need to with my Microsoft FF1. It doesn't slide around at all. I would, however, like something more than just rubber suction cubs and t brackets for my steering wheel.

The best solution? I went down to Canadian Tire and got some double-sided sticky foam rolls. They're great, extremely adhesive! I have now attached all my hardware to my desk. CF reader, speakers, light, alarm clock, phone, etc. I highly reccomend the stuff.

JJaguar
07-11-2004, 04:11 PM
They make this kind of padded, rubberized mesh for lining kitchen cabinets and silverware drawers to keep things from sliding and bumping around. You can find rolls of it in the supermarket, where they sell cabinet liner paper. I had some leftover scraps of this stuff that I cut to fit the bottom of my X45 throttle and stick. I now have no trouble with the controls sliding, and there is enough friction that the mesh doesn't even have to be glued to the bottom of the controls. It has a very high level of grip.

FI-Aflak
07-11-2004, 04:15 PM
I fly with my saitek Cyborg in my lap. I think its just because my desk is so high its uncomfortable to use the controller up there.

GAU-8
07-11-2004, 09:09 PM
yes , i place my girlfriend on a pedestal.... if she didnt control me.. id be much worse off today..

heywooood
07-11-2004, 09:23 PM
Nope Fehler ...no ones gonna think your a geek with that set-up... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif nope... not atall.


mount your controller eh.... well either the boss or the wife is in trouble.... meh...the wife.



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jenikovtaw
07-11-2004, 10:10 PM
That chair should have armrests!

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DONB3397
07-11-2004, 10:14 PM
I use my office for work, so I don't want the joystick permanently mounted. With an aging Sidewinder P2, I drop a notebook on my legs for a steady platform and takeoff. I also have an L-shaped desk with the Screen at the bend. On the left side of the desk, I have an n52 keypad and that eliminates the need to have a keyboard in front.

Whatever works.

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LuckyBoy1
07-11-2004, 11:28 PM
Yeah, it is better to have them suspect we are all complete Geeks than totally confirm it by building a cockpit in or computer room! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/mockface.gif

When I got rid of my Logitec 3-D Farce Feedback joystick for a CH Fighterstick, I tried a less obvious trick that had less than an ideal outcome. I glued it to the keyboard drawer on my computer table. Problem is, old habits die hard. I grew up flying a tail modified Vietnam era P-51 back on the wheat farm and out of habit, when I crack the throttle open while playing the game, I give an instant of full left rudder and I also slap the stick hard, all the way to the left and then back. In real life (remember real life? We all had one before we stumbled across this game) you needed to do this to keep from rolling the plane over to the right and forward onto it's nose and right wing due to the tremendous torque the engine puts out in real life if you decide to open up the throttle quickly. The manuver was known back then as the runup counterslap. And like the expression implies, you do just that, slap the stick over and back. Well, this ain't real life (I guess I still haven't noticed) and one time when a coop started just as I stepped away to refresh my Scotch (you can keep the hagaas, but I'll take the Glenlivet any old day!) I found the whole show was backed up waiting for me to roll down the runway. I quickly waddled into my chair and fired it up and well, when I slapped the stick out of instinct and because I was in a hurry, I broke the computer table! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/cry.gif

So I guess the moral of this story is that if you want to mount something, make it your wife in bed or a defenseless animal on the wall of your den! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif

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XyZspineZyX
07-11-2004, 11:36 PM
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I have my Cougar stick and throttle on what used to be called a H.O.T.A.S.S. stand. Puts everything at just the right angle, and elbows high. It's all wood, with basically two 2 x 2 posts protruding from a /--\ shaped base; each post has a square base on which the stick and throttle rest. Tried having the stick in the center, between the legs, but it messes with the thumb agility when using the hatswitches, so I went "F-16 style", with the stick out to the right.

The pedals are in front of the stand base. Used to be, you could buy a tilted tray to attach to the H.O.T.A.S.S. stand, to keep it all compact and keep the pedals from sliding, but they discontinued making the stands and the rudder pedal attachments, so I'm S.O.L. on that.

Still the arrangement works great. I attach the gear to the tops of the stands using Velcro, and I almost never have them come loose.

Diablo310th
07-12-2004, 09:17 AM
Dang Fehler....that's actually a pretty good idea. I nice soft lounge chair would be better. Here is my setup still a work in place tho. I use velcro on most parts but hot glue sounds like a good idea i hadn't thought about. I can think of uses for it right now.
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horseback
07-12-2004, 09:21 AM
I use the rubberized mesh on the keyboard tray, which is where the Combatstick, Marblemouse and Pro Throttle go, with the keyboard on the desk in front of the monitor.

As long as the pedals are braced against the wall, I'm good to go.

cheers

horseback

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Chainsawofdoom
07-12-2004, 09:26 AM
Velcro is the best way to do it. This way it's easily removable and relacable for cleaning/moving stuff, etc. Just make sure you buy the good "industrial" stuff, not the kind that's used for clothing or sewing. My Dad brought me about ten feet of the super-sticky industrial stuff from where he works and no matter how hot the action gets when the Yak's are in the air, nothing ever moves or fails me.

Just put the fuzzy side down on the desk first in a square pattern. Then put the picky side onto it and remove the tape. Line up your stick and throttle perfectly, and stick them in place. You want to put the fuzzy part of the velcro on the desk because if you decide to remove them temporarily, the fuzzy side is a lot less agrivating to wrists and forearms than the prickly side!

BTW, you guys are not the only "Total Geeks" out there. Can you guess what plane I fly?

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TgD Thunderbolt56
07-12-2004, 09:37 AM
Velcro. nuff said. That stuff is the "duct tape" of the sim world. You can attach anything to anything with it.



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RevvinUK
07-12-2004, 10:05 AM
Any UK users looking for good velcro want to try the B&Q DIY stores, they have some 'Velcro' brand heavy duty stuff that can support 7kg per 50x50mm strip.

Revvin

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