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HOTAS Chair Mounts (3D Printing)

I have a spare PC that my sons sometimes use to play Elite Dangerous with me when they visit (and also as a backup for my main PC).
The computer desk has very limited space and it's uncomfortable using the Saitek X52 HOTAS setup on it, so I designed up these mounts to fit the chair arms:-


Each side is a mirror image and is made of 3 sections (my printer build platform is slightly too narrow to do them in two parts.

The main platform and outer armrest mount have to be glued together:-


Here are the completed parts - notice the addition of a thin piece of rubber on part C to increase the friction grip on the armrest:-


I've attached the (AutoDesk 123D Design) 3D model below, but it would need some modification if your chair armrests don't match mine exactly.
The semicircular mounts fit nicely on my chair:-


A single self-tapping screw is enough to hold it in place, though the two parts only come together fully when the HOTAS parts are screwed down:-


Here is the completed setup:-


As the PC naturally sits on the right of the desk, it's not in the best place for the USB lead which comes out of the throttle side, so I looped it around the arms and under the seat along with the stick connection lead. This left the USB plug hanging down about a foot from the chair seat, so I used a 1.8m USB extension lead to attach it to the PC.


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Arm Rest Support Mk5.123dx
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Kevin Millican,
1 Jan 2018, 04:24
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