Didn't bother putting wheels on my setup.... why would you move it around? My game room is carpeted as you can see and the whole setup is heavy; it's a pain to move if I need to do some maintenance work.
Originally Posted by Marc
Nice and clean setup Ice
Thanks Marc! It was only like that for a moment as I've just finished setting it up. Normally there's papers everywhere, a couple of game manuals within easy reach, some drinks, a few empty snack bowls, a fluffy blanket to keep my feet warm....
Ice, I see your dilemma. You could put it on a base then put wheels on that. It would probably raise it up 2 inches because you would need carpet wheels. Other than that, I wish you trouble free maintenance
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I think your setup is only consoles and your chair? Mine includes the monitors and with all the material, it's quite heavy. Luckily I only have to do maintenance maybe 1-2x per year.
I'm thinking of putting the side monitors or maybe all three display monitors on gas-lift monitor arms and then incorporating my entire PC hardware into the build itself, but that'll be for another time. If it's hard enough finding monitor arms for 27", I may have more trouble on 32" screens
I see. Well, mine is on a base as well and everything is connected via screws. I initially just had the different parts together but found that my side consoles had a bit of a wobble so I added a base that secured the side consoles --- and everything else. Any chance you can link the wheels you're suggesting?
Here in the states I went to Home Depot and got swivel wheels with 4 screw holes. I don't remember exactly which ones I bought but I know I didn't want them too high so that the sim would move while I am using it.
Thanks for that link. I've seen some of these but didn't deem them strong enough for my needs, but then didn't think of putting multiples. However, my setup is built out of MDF, I wonder if the material is strong enough to withstand the forces/weight? If so, might be an idea for the next pit build.
It's 12mm MDF but that is only on the side consoles; the rest of the build was connected to my main platform with is another 12mm MDF so most of the weight-bearing areas have 24mm MDF essentially. There are also areas after the MDF that have a good amount of timber, such as the rails areas of my setup. However, the issue is whether the MDF can take the weight and not compress or come apart even if the screws can go deep enough to hold the castor wheels in place.
Thanks Marc! I didn't know the RAM mounts can be that sturdy!
Swine08, I just mounted my seat on a frame with some castor wheels on. I chose the bigger ones as they can support more weight! **hint!hint!nudge!nudge!** Then it's just a simple task of placing wooden "guides" and making a skirt around the chair assembly to cover everything.
After a long hiatus ending with a total systems reformat and before reinstalling the controllers, I decided to make the controller mounts for my chair, that has been bubbling around in my head for a while.
Unless I decide to do some adjustments, it is now finished.
The chair in Battlefront mode.
The base plates are fastened in the armrest holes. On top of these are mounted 3 curtain rails. The 2 outer as guides and the middle one for support.
The main plates are attached to the base plate, with M6 screw’s, that tightens square nut’s, that slides in the rails. The main plates are adjustable side to side.
The chair in Drive mode.
The main plates have 2 curtain rails, with metal strips glued to the inside of each wall. This to stop M6 Hex bolts from spinning in the rails.
The controller mounts are attached to the main plate, with M6 Hex bolts, sliding in the rail’s, going trough holes in the bottom plate of the mounts, fastened with washers and wingnuts.