I do not use a desk so I needed a solution to have everything at a chair 7 feet from the screen. The Warthog throttle is heavy so The (MOBO) pads for the HOTAS are beefed up with brackets at the hinges (pads are designed to fold back) and custom aluminum braces for the main pad. I removed the base plate from the Joystick and mounted it directly to the MOBO pad which is thick ABS plastic. Added additional brackets to the MOBO mounting at the arms for yaw Stability. It is now solid.
I plug the Stick and Throttle into the two USBs on the Merc Stealth Keyboard. So there is only one wire running to the chair (keyboard). The headphones, TrackIR5 and mouse are wireless. The Mouse pad swivels 270 degrees and was rescued from a recycle bin.
The MOBO comes with a keyboard tray. I rest it on the arms of the second chair, so it is just to my left and easy reach from the throttle. With clickable cockpits and the TM Warthog, you don't need the keyboard much. The XZIPIT chair was on sale so I got two for one. The power cord at the chair base powers the chair which has two speakers and a subwoofer. The chair receives sound wirelessly. Chair rocks and swivels and has no wheels. Disregard the dust haven't cleaned up post construction.
I did a little wire management...so no more hanging wires...Also added the Gel Arm pads
Edited by MegOhmSD (09/29/11 10:40 PM)
Intel Core i7-980X Extreme, 12GB DDR3 SDRAM, 6x2GB, ATI Radeon HD5970, Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium, 2TB HD, Windows 7, 64bit, 52" Panasonic Plasma, Logitech G930 Wireless Surround Sound Headset, TrackIR5/Wireless Proclip, TM Warthog HOTAS #07332, Saitek Pro Combat Pedals