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My 'pit' design
« on: December 07, 2016, 06:10:44 AM »
Some may have seen my HOTAS Chair Mount thread over at BMS forums.  Thought I'd post here to ask for the help of you guys too :D

BMS Thread:

I'm basically designing an insert that will slide under the chair area of the desk so fit my HOTAS.  This is what I've got so far:

There are lots of little mistakes in the design (I'm completely new to CAD, as of Monday) and I've built the parts with 20mm wood, despite the DIY shops selling 18mm, so I'll need to rejig it all slightly.  Anyway, it's to scale, and you get the idea.  Will this be sturdy enough for force sensing and are the dimensions right more or less?

I wasn't planning on screwing it to the desk as it's not my desk, but if needs must, I could put a couple of self tappers through the side walls to secure it the desk. I was going to use clamps, but I'm not sure where I could put them.  I plan on securing the Cougar (SketchUp only has the Warthog available) with longer bolts, going though the wood, straight into the base (where the four bolts are as standard).

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Re: My 'pit' design
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2016, 01:48:42 PM »
Very nice design Sir and welcome to the nuthouse!

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