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Thread: DIY X52 Pro + Chair mod

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    DIY X52 Pro + Chair mod

    After playing the alpha on my battlestation below:



    My wrists were aching from being on the controls at an odd angle, so I decided to do a bit of a bodge/ghetto mod on my chair.

    I have a fairly bog standard office chair with arms like this:



    So I thought there had to be something I could get to mount my X52 onto the arms... so I bought two of these:



    They are pole mounting VESA brackets and were about 15 or so each.

    I also bought some really strong velcro as I didn't want to end up smashing my X52 with screws and fastenings. This is a perfectly safe, non warranty voiding activity

    Velcro chopping:


    Velcro applied to the mount:


    Velcro applied to bottom of the throttle unit:


    Undoing the main bracket and doing it up around the arm of the chair:


    These brackets are adjustable through X and Y with a supplied spanner so I have to ensure that it is at the right angle.

    Tightened into position:


    Repeat as the stick and throttle are the same size at the base:



    The PS2 tether lead is fed under the chair as its just about long enough:


    Win!


    and hopefully no more arm ache..

    Shopping list:

    VESA Mounts
    X52 Pro
    Heavy Duty Velcro

  2. #2
    That is awesome! Great job

  3. #3
    That is getting my rep for the day! that is genius, am seriously gonna look into doing the same thing and copy you, great job mate.....oh Black Sheep...NICE!

  4. #4
    Wow nice but where did you get pole mounting VESA brackets for a tenner? cheapest I've found on ebay is 25 each

  5. #5
    Fine choice of beer

  6. #6
    Originally Posted by AndyB(EDB50) View Post (Source)
    Wow nice but where did you get pole mounting VESA brackets for a tenner? cheapest I've found on ebay is 25 each
    Have amened my post a bit as I was reading my invoice wrong

    Check here

  7. #7
    Originally Posted by Zorbulev View Post (Source)
    Have amened my post a bit as I was reading my invoice wrong
    That'll be the beer.

  8. #8
    wow nice.
    planing to built my self something like that from a sportscarseat.

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    Originally Posted by Zorbulev View Post (Source)
    Have amened my post a bit as I was reading my invoice wrong

    Check here
    thanks, still cheaper than the bay now all i have to do is save up for a HOTAS

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    Double Elite Global Moderator Robert Maynard's Avatar
    Liking this a lot!

  11. #11
    Nice! Unfortunately, my chair arms are the wrong shape, but that's cool.

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    Post

    You are a person, precise and organized. No wonder that the job done right


  13. #13
    Wow I'm gonna do that for me and my son, thanks for posting

  14. #14
    I'd replace the throttle with a box of tissues - it will be as much use.

  15. #15
    Bloody lovely but it work there. I will be following your leaf on this on and make myself one of these in the next week or so.

    Great job!!!

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