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    Quick, tidy Thrustmaster Warthog floor mount

    4 hours including shopping and paint drying.

    2’x 4’ particle board base—4" PVC end cap bolted down, insert 4" x 14” pipe and screw in place, sand pipe lightly and paint. Attach joystick to unpainted removable 4" PVC plug (you need four new M4 X 16 or longer screws), insert...and now your joystick is between your legs where it belongs.

    One gripe: the removable plug I found (YMMV) has a recessed lip so there's a 1/16" gap between the PVC plug and the base of the joystick. If I can find thick 4" o-ring it will solve that problem.

    Only tricky part is properly drilling, counter-sinking, and aligning the holes in the particleboard base and the PVC removable plug.

    Next project is a retractable mount for the throttles, so they're down by my thigh where they belong, but can be slid back out of the way under the desk when I'm not flying. Some kind of modification to a prebuilt top mount drawer, I'm guessing.

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    Re: Quick, tidy Thrustmaster Warthog floor mount

    Very nice setup!!! Very clean and functional, keep up the good work and pics coming!!

    Take care

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    Re: Quick, tidy Thrustmaster Warthog floor mount

    Oops. Black ABS (cheap) pipe, not white PVC.

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    Re: Quick, tidy Thrustmaster Warthog floor mount

    Quite a setup, nice. Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: Quick, tidy Thrustmaster Warthog floor mount

    Very clean and complete looking. Great job
    Up Up and away in my beautiful my beautiful - Amphibian

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    Re: Quick, tidy Thrustmaster Warthog floor mount

    Found an easy solution that put the throttle down by the seat and off the desktop. Had an old Mac G5 tower with nothing inside. Has a nice metallic look so I made 'rescue' and 'ejection seat' signs and that was that. Easy to slide back out of the way, and easy to pull out. Might paint it with zinc chromate or perhaps flat black paint someday.

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