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#3083740 - 08/30/10 09:11 PM Mounting Hotas on Office Chair
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Im thinking about getting a HOTAS setup. Maybe the G940 but thats undecided at this point.
Is there a kit available to convert an ordinary office chair to hold the throttle and joystick? Im not interested in a dedicated chair that has no wheels. I need to use my computer for work too, so it needs to work with an ordinary chair. Im open to ideas from those of you who may have made your own contraption too.

Thanks for any advice.

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#3086770 - 09/03/10 10:14 PM Re: Mounting Hotas on Office Chair [Re: Scoobe]
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I've been looking for something like this also. I've seen pictures of homemade setups on several websites, but never any pre-made kits for purchase or anything. I was looking at this, but thats a lot of money after I just dropped 300 on a G940.

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#3086811 - 09/03/10 11:58 PM Re: Mounting Hotas on Office Chair [Re: Scoobe]
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Interface Dynamics used to make some mounts you could place on just about any office chair with arm rests... Pics of what I've got here:


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#3160118 - 12/18/10 04:52 PM Re: Mounting Hotas on Office Chair [Re: Scoobe]
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This is probably the first time I'm grateful to a spammer for thread-necro.

Anybody else got any ideas for this chair-mounted HOTAS? I'd love to design my own HOTAS furniture (to get it off the table) but aside from the lack of money and tools, I'm just renting a room at the moment so even the most-basic "cockpit" would just eat too much space. If I could mount my HOTAS on the chair, that would be awesome!
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#3160154 - 12/18/10 06:01 PM Re: Mounting Hotas on Office Chair [Re: Scoobe]
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Well, I have a very similar chair to ArgonV. I took the armrests and the wheel/height-adjust off it. Placing the armrest on some MDF I copied the hole pattern onto it and drilled the holes. Mounted the MDF as sides and then two pieces of MDF on bookshelf thingies... brackets that hold the gear at a good height. I think of it as a work in progress. smile

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#3162870 - 12/22/10 12:57 AM Re: Mounting Hotas on Office Chair [Re: Scoobe]
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Edited by Joe (12/22/10 01:38 PM)
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#3163021 - 12/22/10 08:34 AM Re: Mounting Hotas on Office Chair [Re: Scoobe]
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Belatedly @ Scoobe and monsterZERO, but maybe of wider interest...

I remember seeing this over in the 'show off your pit' thread:
( Particularly: http://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/2945467/Re_Please_show_off_your_pit.html#Post2945467 )

http://www.getyourmobo.com/

Fold out arm rests for mounting your HOTAS.



Edited by CyBerkut (12/22/10 08:38 AM)
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#3163366 - 12/22/10 02:44 PM Re: Mounting Hotas on Office Chair [Re: Scoobe]
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For those of us without suitable chairs, I was looking into getting two of these:

http://www.officesupersavers.com/products/Kelly-Computer-Clamp-On-Mouse-Platform-69324.asp

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#3163515 - 12/22/10 05:25 PM Re: Mounting Hotas on Office Chair [Re: Scoobe]
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While I am doubting if the MOBO would support a Cougar, I am pretty sure the clamp-on pad would not.
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#3731862 - 02/06/13 08:46 PM Re: Mounting Hotas on Office Chair [Re: Scoobe]
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Those platforms that ArgonV showed wouldn't be hard to replicate. All of that material is at the Home Depot.

Some plywood (or mdf) or even steel plate could be used and then it's just a gear clamp and some rubber gasket (for grip)

And the mobo just needs some dowel and rubber caps to make support legs for supporting the weight of a Warthog.

For example http://www.canescanada.com/rubber-cane-tips

One tip on each end (4 total) and voila.
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