It turns out I didn't need to buy anything. I had 4 of these older style half liter camelbaks sitting in a cabinet. They have to be 15 years old. I don't know if they are in production anymore, but they are designed to drop into an aluminum can sized cup holder. They are perfect for my rig. No risk of spilling and very easy to reach. I tried it out yesterday with a Cherry Coke can, but I like this better.Absolutely! I was asking because it was my interpretation or what I would've done with it, when using your simulator. But maybe it was designed as something else entirely, I thought?
Being a VR setup I would think about camel backpack for drinking for example.
Was thinking to add a cup holder to my build too.
The stick and throttle are very different. The Stick is almost all very solid metal. The Throttle is all plastic except the ballast plate under it. BTW the CrossWind pedals are fantastic and very adjustable. The Stick is heavy with very strong springs. The extension pipes available for it at the link below make the motion more realistic.Yo, I'm planning to purchase the Hotas Warthog soon and will try to do something similar to my alu rig. I've found some aluminium brackets for the stick and throttle online but for a fairly ridiculous price. So I'll have something made myself instead. However, I can't seem to find the dimensions for the mounting holes anywhere. Do you have these for me?
Cheers!The stick and throttle are very different. The Stick is almost all very solid metal. The Throttle is all plastic except the ballast plate under it. BTW the CrossWind pedals are fantastic and very adjustable. The Stick is heavy with very strong springs. The extension pipes available for it at the link below make the motion more realistic.
Your fingers will get a work out! For realism it's great, but for gaming you will have sore fingers. I do like the stick. I'm less impressed with the throttle. It's not nearly as solid.
The Stick was pretty straight forward. 4 holes in a 60mm OC square pattern. I think they were 4mm machine bolts.
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The Throttle was a bit of a pain. I removed the bottom plate of the throttle ( heavily weighted) and used it as a template. It uses wood/plastic screws with sharp threads that I didn't recognize so I reused the original screws. I think you would probably be better off taking measurements off the throttle when you get them. The outer holes are not evenly spaced. 120mm on the wide side bottom and something around 110mm on the top side. Also there are a lot of wires hanging around inside including at least one ground wire that used the original steel plate. So you will need to find a way to maintain that ground.
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