DIY Desk Mounts

I thought it will be good idea and go ahead and build some quick and easy desk mounts from things laying around and available in my local hw store.

PoC :slight_smile:

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Nice! Is it sturdy enough for vigorous VR BFM?

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I can say it is sturdy enough for X55 which is relatively light stick. Yesterday I died few times online and it was definitely not caused by the desk mounts :wink:

Screws holding the mounts against table, on the second pic, are M6. These can be easily replaced by M8 screws for increased ‘safety’.

Also these L brackets, which I had few laying around, are not ideal as one side is shorter than the other one - 65mm vs 100mm. There are oc symmetrical brackets available which could be better fit for these desk mounts.

Anyway, X55 throttle is more heavier so I will try slightly different design on it ( hopefully today ).

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A very cheap and modular design.
I like!

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Me too. I like it. Amazing really. Good job @NEVO

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Nice! Clever!

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You are well ahead of my lumber based DIY solution, I use 2” C-Clamps to hold the mount to the desk, and 1” clamps to hold the Warthog stick base to the mount.

Are you going to paint it black to match?

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How about wood screwing it in from the bottom without going through the top?

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Very nice, NEVO; simple and effective. Love it!

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Thx guys for kind words ! They were built also as inspiration for anyone looking for some easy and affordable desk mounts.

Sounds as a good idea @WreckingCrew . In my case I will move them to the sides occasionally as I need space for the center cyclic stick between my knees.
Also I had replaced standard M6 screws with furniture M6 screws with bigger flat heads so they hold the mounts better against the table.

I guess @Wes, that will be definitely @troll’s level of DIY :wink: As my ’ desk ’ is actualy part of a rack stand which is all metal these metal desk mounts quite fit.

And here some prototypes.
I used combination of symmetrical and asymmetrical angle brackets this time.

For the lighter stick - two symmetrical and one asymmetrical reinforced angle bracket.

For the heavier throttle - one symmetrical and two asymmetrical reinforced angle brackets. Plus straight brackets as the base support.

They are sturdy enough but there is slight ’ play in the pitch axis ’ of the base. Square profile aluminum tubings could solve that I guess.

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I saw your pictures when you posted them originally. I thought like ‘good quick idea, but the c-clamps are little obtrusive… there should be something more straight forward’. Only later I realized this solution with unscrewing the nuts will push the screw heads against the desk.

When I started I didn’t know what height I wanted or if I would like it. It had to be entirely free (excluding labour), temporary, adjustable and disposable if it didn’t suite me. If you look you’ll see the vertical chunk of 2x4 actually goes through a cutout in the top board - originally, it was held from falling out by a large C-clamp, which allowed me to adjust its height. Once dialed in, I screwed it in place and ditched that clamp. The clamps in that picture are newer smaller ones, they don’t cause me much bother. Not worth trying to build a solution that for me!

Your screw method is the proper way to go about it though. The only upgrade would be the clamp/screw style of the Monstertechs. I found a local supplier of those, but at $30 a pop I didn’t think it worth my money.

With the arm rest of my chair able to drop below my mount, I don’t have any issues with “droop” and the arm rest can brace it.