So since I got in a nasty pile up last year and acquired a mid back fracture in the aftermath I’m looking for a sim cockpit to replace the tacky board horror I’ve been using. I’m tired of my current arrangement which looks like this:
Although the TH8A shifter clamping down my Warthog stick IS an improvement over the G-29 in both feel and location, the old Oculus box from my now donated-on Oculus is probably not the best PC stand, let alone base for the Warthog AND the PC. It just gets the throttles up there where my paws expect them to be so we don’t have top disturb the goggles.
Barring that fact that I’ve largely gone all VR I probably spend more of my simulator time in racing sims than flying, but those are intensifying. I sent back my initial Honeycomb Alpha because I’m waiting on the Beta- THEN it’s on. I’ve got my A2A 172 for P3D/FSX and the 172 in XP is considered good enough for Geim flight instruction. I’m actually thinking “really” dedicated rig for that as I’m also considering at least my Sport Pilot’s license since the regs have come down a bit regards type II diabetes and being PIC- just have to show documented proof from your MD that it’s well regulated over time with oral medications IIRC but I’m sure Chris will pipe up if I’m mistaken.
So the priority would be for an auto cockpit, as I’m pretty sure I’ll want a completely different rig for flight as generally the flight deck is more what the lovely folks at Triumph call the “wide-awake” position. But having said that I can see putting the Warthogs in the Auto simulator cockpit FAR before anything like the Honeycomb products- can you imagine pulling back on a pro level flight yoke from the semi - reclining position? I realize that’s what Yeager did in the X-1 but that’s only ONE airframe, and one that isn’t even available- only the X-1A and B, the Crossfield planes. As I say the preference is for auto sims, but again even as I say that I realize that I have FAR too many dollars and hours invested in ATS/ETS2 and “they” have an upright seated position as well.
So it looks like one of each, really, upright and reclining. I realize that there are Monster mounts that clamp to the desk and they look nice but this desk does NOT and I want it gone. There is one not ten feet on the other side of the room that was my Late Wife’s Ethan Allen and is actual wood as opposed to this slumpy, tacky board horror. Mounting for monitors, especially a triple setup would be nice, but is not necessary as I’m largely VR so just need it for setup and I could potentially could wall mount it as well.