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#3514406 - 02/08/12 07:34 PM Re: Review: Obutto oZone Gaming Cockpit *** [Re: No Name]  
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Originally Posted By: peppergomez
http://www.mainperformancepc.com/Fast-Track-Sims-Obutto-Triple-Monitor-Mount-p/fts-tmm.htm

New Obutto peripheral. I but too $$$ for me to consider, but looks nice.



They are very nice!

Here's a custom version for larger screens (This is for my 3 40" screen for my Obutto).

I'll have pics of the monitors mounted next week!




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#3514469 - 02/08/12 08:42 PM Re: Review: Obutto oZone Gaming Cockpit [Re: citizen guod]  
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It looks like those Fast Track monitor mount arms are designed for three of the same kind of monitor, so they wouldn't be well suited for a 20-30-20 monitor arrangement. From their site:

All three monitors are mounted in the same horizontal plane so there is no need to adjust the height of each monitor individually. Due to this feature you must have three of the same monitors.

http://www.fasttracksims.com/triple-monitor-mount-1/


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#3514481 - 02/08/12 08:51 PM Re: Review: Obutto oZone Gaming Cockpit [Re: citizen guod]  
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20-30-20 would be a custom solution like the 40 - 40 - 40 I ordered. Tons of adjustability in the custom ones as well.

Big thing Mark's standard triple for Obutto has over the Obutto is the ability to go to closer angles on the sides with larger monitors. With the Obutto triple, the larger the monitor, the less angle you can have.

#3514522 - 02/08/12 09:40 PM Re: Review: Obutto oZone Gaming Cockpit [Re: citizen guod]  
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That would be helpful, having a closer angle

In the future, when GPUs can handily run 3x30" at max settings (which I doubt they can now), and when I have the $$ to do so, I am going to go 3x30" monitors. So the main thing for me is having a triple monitor mount that if flexible enough to handle multiple sizes- 20-30-20, or 30-30-30 in either portrait or landscape mode.


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#3514549 - 02/08/12 10:12 PM Re: Review: Obutto oZone Gaming Cockpit [Re: No Name]  
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He's a pretty easy guy to work with. Send him an email and see what he can do for you that's flexible.

#3514580 - 02/08/12 10:47 PM Re: Review: Obutto oZone Gaming Cockpit [Re: citizen guod]  
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If I didn't already have the stock Obutto one, I might. Going to adjust the drill holes as was suggested earlier so I can hopefully vertically align the monitors.


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#3514585 - 02/08/12 10:57 PM Re: Review: Obutto oZone Gaming Cockpit [Re: Tweet]  
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Originally Posted By: Tweet
Originally Posted By: peppergomez

Time for a little reeducation, methinks. Show her the errors in her thinking.


She doesn't believe that any married family man would in there right mind have such a contraption.
In her mind I am dogfighting high school kids.
I've met several of the guys I fly with in online.
Let's just say the majority of them are well past college age smile

We're trying to sort out a compromise.
I may actually be reclaiming the basement as my cave.
If so, win win. But, for now should anyone be considering buying an obtutto base cockpit, my day old one is availible at a lower then retail price.
Even though I don't want it to be.


Don't do it man. Do you tell her how to do her hobbies? Maybe I don't know but I told my wife I'll do my hobbies how I want and I WILL have a hobby. If she takes this one away I will find a new hobby and remember there are alot worse hobbies.

I'll buy a racing bike or learn to fly aerobatics for real. Both will drop $40k from our bank account...

Or I'll take up drinking with the mates again and not be home smile

Having said that - I also know to balance things. I think she is happier about it because she still gets the things SHE wants and I never go up there before 9:30pm on weekdays. So make sure there's balance then she has no excuse for messing with your hobby. Marriage should ADD to your life not ruin it.

#3514649 - 02/09/12 12:21 AM Re: Review: Obutto oZone Gaming Cockpit [Re: Tweet]  
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Originally Posted By: Tweet
Originally Posted By: peppergomez

Time for a little reeducation, methinks. Show her the errors in her thinking.


She doesn't believe that any married family man would in there right mind have such a contraption.
In her mind I am dogfighting high school kids.


Point her to us (VTB).

Of our 8 members:

The youngest is late 20s.

We have 2 over 50. One of them owns this: http://www.summerthunder.net/images/posts/MIP_6.JPG

3 of our members are professional airline pilots.

Nearly all of us are married or with long-term SOs.


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#3514664 - 02/09/12 12:47 AM Re: Review: Obutto oZone Gaming Cockpit [Re: citizen guod]  
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Even better, tell her you will build that cockpit if she doesn't like the Obutto smile

#3514686 - 02/09/12 01:40 AM Re: Review: Obutto oZone Gaming Cockpit [Re: citizen guod]  
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Oh don't take me wrong guys. She is awesome, and usually quite patient with my general stupidity. Wouldn't want to be without her.
She is however not a fan of WWII aircraft nor Computers and combining them apparently is worse. She doesn't give me much trouble with the sims/games themselves, but in this case the hardware was more then she could stand.

My thinking was "I need a new desk" which is usually a problem because it changes controller heights. I ran into guods review hear and this thread. Problem solved.

I thought. Guess that is where I made my mistake.

What ever, it's not cost effective to return it. It's sitting in my basement. Monitor and controllers will be attached tomorrow.
If someone decides to buy it, I'll build a desk that suits my needs.
If not, well... Then I have the best prefab simpit ever.
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#3514690 - 02/09/12 01:52 AM Re: Review: Obutto oZone Gaming Cockpit [Re: No Name]  
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Originally Posted By: peppergomez
Hold onto is my advice...put it back in the box, and into your garage or attic. If things progress w/ the missus on that front, six months or a year from now, you will be glad you held onto it. It really is pretty sweet for gaming. And I do office work in it, too, so it can double as an office chair (though it's less comfortable over longer stretches of time than a good office chair- doesn't really provide ergonomic support)


Guess it depends what kind of work you're doing. I'll agree that an office chair works better if you're doing work that requires looking down at the desk most of the time. Most of what I do is looking up at the monitor, and I find my seat (which looks very similar to the Obutto's) much more comfortable and supportive than an office chair.

With an office chair, I find myself leaning forward and hunching my back. With the racing seat, I'm leaned back and my back gets some lumbar support.


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I guess I'm spoiled then by how great my office chair is, both at work and at home. Herman Miller Aaeron chair. Kicks the ass of my Obutto chair and other office chairs I've used in terms of long term sitting sessions. After about 30-45 minutes in the Obutto (which is comfortable), I need to stretch or shift position.

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#3515115 - 02/09/12 06:05 PM Re: Review: Obutto oZone Gaming Cockpit [Re: citizen guod]  
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Stretching off topic here, but are you sure it's not because when you're sitting in an office chair doing "office work" you're naturally moving around more, whereas when flying/racing/surfing you're generally quite motionless?

I'm sure an aeron would be more comfortable than what I normally use as "office chairs" (every chair I've had at my computer for the past 20 years has been under $100 and usually after a few months the padding wears out such that my ass bones are hitting a hard surface) but still...a racing seat just wraps me in support and spreads my weight much better. I could stand to lose a few pounds, but I'm not that heavy (~ 180-185)


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#3515249 - 02/09/12 09:30 PM Re: Review: Obutto oZone Gaming Cockpit [Re: citizen guod]  
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Ok, Seems we're going with the "out of Sight, out of mind" philosophy.
Once the Obutto was removed from view she has calmed down.
set up in my basement now, but that works out great as I am further removed from distractions smile



UPS tracking page says my new monitor is at my house, but I just got to work, so it'll be a few hours befor I get to mount it and do a full test.


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Good man! You'll likely be happy to held onto it, b/c it's great.


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Funny you mention Aeron smile I got a second hand aeron chair and while it was comfortable for office work, it is not dual purpose as it's terribly for flying in.

It's actually why I got the Obutto after trying and failing a few times to get a good flying chair.

In fact I think ANY chair with a swivel and/or wheels is not good for flying. The slight swivel that happens when you use the rudder is enough to throw off your aim/precision.

When I was doing my best dogfighting in rise of flight before the obutto, it was on an $80 dining chair I moved up to the office smile My butt got sore after a while but I was happy to shoot planes.

After a while that sore butt made me convince the wife to get the Obutto (I said it would be better for my back in the long run she doesn't want a husband with a bad back)

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Mounted my new Asus VE287Q cheers
Man the Obutto pit rocks!
Will post finished pics soon.

Here's a tip that worked out well for me-
Since it is my desk and pit, i use the swivel keyboard tray.
I didn't want to have to adjust the tray height each time I needed to use it.
My solution:


3/4" PVC coupling. I measured the difference between the pole fully inserted and where I wanted it.
In my case it was 2.5 inches. I put one 2.5" x 3/4" coupling into the mount tube followed by a greased washer. Then put the tray mount pole in.
Now my keyboard swivels around and is at the right height each time.

Also, since I have to remove the center stick mount to use the keyboard, I did the same thing there.
This time it was 4", so I got a 4"x3/4" coupling and inserted it. Now when I drop the stick mount in, I don't have to fuss with getting it's height right.
It's the same each time. Regular 3/4" PVC will work just as well, but the coupling were cheap and the right length was readily availible.


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I had Mark make a mount for my Obutto to substitute a Touchscreen Monitor mount for the wheel mount. Now when I fly I can simply pull out the wheel, leaving it attached and use a touchscreen centered on and below the triple monitors in font of me.

Should have it next week with more pictures in action:




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all set up! Loving it too!


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#3516188 - 02/11/12 02:53 AM Re: Review: Obutto oZone Gaming Cockpit [Re: citizen guod]  
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Triple 40's all set up!

Getting motion sick now smile









Told the wife I'm going to cut out the stairs and live in the basement smile




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