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Old 10-02-2011, 02:15 PM   #1
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Hi chaps,

Having recently received the TM MFD's, and them just standing on my desk with my second monitor displaying the MFCD's, I thought to myself that it was time to build something.

So, I thought about a frame which my TM Warthog stick mounts to, and my second monitor which I also should be able to move to a LCD frame hanging from my desk or something.

This is the idea that I came up with:



two sheets of aluminium, poprivitted together, with the left side on the picture being the width of my desk. I would fasten it from the bottom with 2 big screws and at the top with a couple of clamps.

The monitor would be mounted to a frame as can be seen here:



And the backside of the monitor, which slides into the slot of the previous picture:



The MFD's I would mount to a multiplex wooden frame, which fits exactly over my second monitor.



And with a TM MFD on it (not yet attached, that I will do with velcro's, alternatively you could screw it into place):



The end result, after a lot of mounting, swearing, cutting, drilling, poprivitting:





I'm probably going to use the excess space on my second monitor for helios stuff, but that's for later.

The mounting

Clamps:



And the screws:



This system appears to be very solid (appart from a little twisting when I'm throwing my Warthog around very enthousiaticly )

Next on my wishlist:

Saitek Combat Rudder Pedals
UFC kit

I hope this can inspire some folks to some new ideas

Cheers,
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Old 10-02-2011, 02:46 PM   #2
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I see you got the same horrible IKEA chair as I do...

Keep it up!!
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Old 10-02-2011, 02:48 PM   #3
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Haha yes it's indeed an IKEA chair! I find it very comfortable though, for the price I payed for it


Thanks!
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Old 10-02-2011, 04:20 PM   #4
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Haha the first thing I thought was, I had that chair! It's sitting right next to me, looking rather sad as my new Herman Miller snarls at it

HOWEVER! Your idea is awesome! Looks like a truly affordable way to get a very good and comfortable flying position! Kudos to you sir
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Old 10-02-2011, 05:02 PM   #5
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Easy & nice
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Old 10-02-2011, 07:44 PM   #6
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Nice work! You'll love the extra immersion gained when you set up HELIOS. Its a definite game changer.
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:30 AM   #7
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Looks good MTF, I need to do some more stuff to my pit also. I just can't seem to find the time cause I want to fly.
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Thanks gentlemen for your kind remarks.

If you're curious: I did this in about a week. I started the designing on sunday the 25th or something of that nature, and I started building last thursday. Finished yesterday. Stick position takes some gettting used to, but overall looking great so far!
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:04 AM   #9
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Now that's a very clever solution!
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:49 AM   #10
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What size monitor is that? I fly on a 26" and mine looks about the same distance away has yours is.
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