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RamjetX X52 / Pro Desk Mount Hinged.

by RamjetX Apr 6, 2018
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Yeah, I've used it nonstop since printing it. I'm thinking about upgrading to the X56, so I hope it all still fits!

Hey! gave this a shot. I think the little arms need to be like a centimeter longer to keep the cables from squishing against the desk. Otherwise, it's perfect! I also added a sheet of MDF between the joystick base and the flat bit to keep it stiffer and stronger. GIve that a shot!

Thanks!

Yeah I had the same problem with the original cable too... from memory when I made it. I think it was a space restriction on my print bed at the time.

I will get round to printing it again on a bigger bed. Also I'll thicken up the base plate for strength too. Mine is also a little flimsy with PLA. But atleast it makes a good template for cutting 3mm mdf as support lol.

I've been using mine now since I released the files, knocked it with my knee and bumped with the chair... it's still holding up. :)

Yeah, I've used it nonstop since printing it. I'm thinking about upgrading to the X56, so I hope it all still fits!

Hi, i would love to colaborate doing an adaptation for my armchair. It's a closed armchair! I would design it if you drop the f360 files please! Thanks and aweseome design!

So, how is this working out for you? Is it sturdy enough for long, intense sessions of flight? Does it need to be readjusted often?
Im thinking about printing it this weekend and drilling into my desk so i wanted to make sure its sufficient for the X52 Pro for long periods of play.

Hi Devick. My experience has been great with it really. If I were to do any major rework to it, I'd make the square platforms a little thicker and print it more solid infill. There is a little flex in it when throwing the stick around hard with the settings I used to print the version. You see here. More infill percentage I reckon would fix that. I would probably also extend the hinge point out further to allow a fraction more space for the after market PS2 cable I needed to curve between the hinge and the desk. But as it is its pushing the boundary of my 200mm print bed and don't think I can extend it much further.

The result was with my current cable I have about a 5 degree tilt down to make sure I don't put too much strain on it. As it turns out though, that downward tilt makes it much more comfortable to use too. So it was no big deal.

Strength of the clamp wise though... Using the little handle wrench I've included allows it to clamp amazingly well. It doesn't slide or move even in the wildest Eve Valkyrie VR session. It tucks away comfortably and I'm really happy with the result. Especially how little time it took to design in Fusion 360.

Mine is permanently mounted on my desk facia now and tucks away easily for my knees. I've knocked it a few times as I've spun in my chair to get up and its shown no sign of breaking.

If anything, I might add a future swivel bracket to mount between the desk and plate. But we'll see how that works out on the overall strength as it gets further from the desk front.

My top tip is to use the wrench on the custom knobs. They are super satisfying and slide off when you don't want them on there. Plus they're so cool to use :)

Added more pics of my setup

This is exactly what I'm looking for. Unfortunately, I don't think it will work with the X52Pro because of the PS/2 plug that connects into the back end of the Joystick to the Throttle. The PS/2 Cable has a long, hard plug that is roughly an inch long on both ends.

Come to think of it.. I can look at making the base part separate with an adjustable mount for depth.. I'll look into this today .. it'll help me too so it's no problem

Awesome, thanks a lot! Can't wait to give it a go :)

Yeah I'd lost my original cable so I bought a new one and cut down the strain relief on the cable. I have made a right angle version of this cable with PS2 connectors if your interested too. The print bed size is the limit really. It's a big joystick. Worst case mate, it's only filament. Print one and see how you go with your cable. I'll update this model with a right angle PS2 cable model too.

My Build volume is 210 x 210 x 205mm so i think it should fit ok, ill check out your right angle asap, thanks for all your help :)