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#4409846 - 03/09/18 09:14 PM Re: Please show off your pit. ***** [Re: Marc]  
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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.... biggrin


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#4410211 - 03/12/18 01:17 PM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: Derk]  
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Ice...You answered your own question. It would be a pain to move around for maintenance and especially improvements, which I do a lot of. The wheels and the handles make it easy to move.


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#4410241 - 03/12/18 04:45 PM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: specialksl]  
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Originally Posted by specialksl
The wheels and the handles make it easy to move.

I did debate putting wheels on mine but again, carpets plus I like a nice stable platform. I do pay for it everytime I need to do maintenance frown


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#4410264 - 03/12/18 07:55 PM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: Derk]  
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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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#4410269 - 03/12/18 08:27 PM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: Derk]  
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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. smile

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 wink


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#4410316 - 03/13/18 01:07 AM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: Derk]  
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No. It is everything. All on one large base. Only separate piece is the PC case. It is heavy and that's why I put everything on a 3/4 inch plywood base.


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#4410345 - 03/13/18 12:28 PM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: Derk]  
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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?


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#4410358 - 03/13/18 02:17 PM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: Derk]  
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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.

Here is the link to the wheels I think I used;
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Richeli...eral-Duty-Swivel-Caster-F22901/204695723

As you can see by the pics, I had to put 2 separate pieces of 3/4 inch plywood together to make the front side which is holding the stands I build for the 3 monitors and all electrical connections.

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#4410374 - 03/13/18 04:39 PM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: Derk]  
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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.


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#4410383 - 03/13/18 05:16 PM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: Derk]  
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Ice, how thick is the MDF? Only my base is plywood. The rest is MDF, 1/2 inch, non structural MDF is 1/4 and 1/8 MDF. MDF takes paint better than plywood.


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#4410386 - 03/13/18 05:35 PM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: Derk]  
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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.


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#4411034 - 03/16/18 07:11 PM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: Derk]  
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Not a pit but a chair if that's alright
Made this just for TAW smile

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#4411047 - 03/16/18 08:16 PM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: Derk]  
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Sweet chair! Can you tell us how you got your controls mounted?


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#4411051 - 03/16/18 08:42 PM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: - Ice]  
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Originally Posted by - Ice
Sweet chair! Can you tell us how you got your controls mounted?

Thanks Ice

I used Ram mounts, 1" ball, love those things
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#4412878 - 03/26/18 04:31 PM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: - Ice]  
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Ice, can you explain how your seat rail system works/is constructed? Thanks, I would like to build something similiar. Thanks!

#4412907 - 03/26/18 06:05 PM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: Derk]  
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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.

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Hope that helps!


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#4412929 - 03/26/18 06:50 PM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: Derk]  
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#4414347 - 04/02/18 07:12 PM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: Derk]  
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#4414452 - 04/03/18 11:59 AM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: Derk]  
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#4418268 - 04/29/18 12:59 AM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: Derk]  
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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.
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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.
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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.

Easier to catch than the square nut in the rail.

The chair in Flight mode.
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Desktop in Drive mode
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Desktop in Flight mode.
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Desktop in Work mode.
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Next to do?

Install controllers and play.

Happy Simming.

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