vr cockpit desk

by:DGT Lighting     2020-03-09
Updated on January 02, 2018-
Change the intro picture to version, install everything, and add a picture of other optional content (
Roller coaster bar, LED lighting, etc
I wanted to try the VR flight sims for Christmas and decided to set up a VR cockpit help desk to help pass the time.
It turned out to be an idea that cost $300 and it took about 20 hours to complete about 30 steps.
This design requires an office chair and is based on F-
Includes space for PC, keyboard drawer and two cup holders. TIP -
Let the home improvement shop cut a 42-inch piece (red line)
Remove plywood from the floor using a card table or brick.
Floor is 42x34x24 inch.
If you have a saw, use it to cut two long edges.
Otherwise, slowly cut 3 faces using the puzzle.
Also cut a cone notch 4-
Center at 1/2 \"wide along the front edge of the floor, that is, 5-
0 \"deep and tapering to 2-1/2\" wide.
This gap is used for one of the office chair wheels.
Finish the floor by polishing the rough edges.
The joystick panel is located on the corner of the plywood.
The bottom edge is 8 inch, and the outer edge of the bend is roughly based on 40-inch radius.
To create the profile on the plywood, transfer at least 6 points from the mesh and then draw the curve by connecting them.
Turn more points to improve accuracy.
Straight Edge 21 \", 8. 5\", and 13.
There is a 1 edge on the top.
Use a card table or brick to remove the plywood from the floor so that the jigsaw blade does not hit anything.
Cut slowly and occasionally stop to move the table/brick to support the next part of the cut profile.
Avoid cutting dashboard parts that are close to one of the joystick panels.
Crop two panels and finish them by polishing the rough edges.
The firewall has a 24 \"edge, 36\" wide, 33 \"high.
It is cut based on an oval 38 \"high, bottom
Close to create the 24 \"edge.
To create the profile on the plywood, transfer at least 10 points from the mesh and then draw the curve by connecting them.
Turn more points to improve accuracy.
Use a card table or brick to remove the plywood from the floor so that the jigsaw blade does not hit anything.
Cut slowly and occasionally stop to move the table/brick to support the next part of the cut profile. Cut out a 4-
Vent 1/2 \"diameter 2\" from the top edge of the firewall.
Start the vent using a 1/2 bit, then insert the jigsaw blade into the hole to cut off the rest of the vent. A 120-
Mm PC fans can be installed on this hole later to improve circulation.
Drill 2 cable holes (1-1/8\" drill bit)
6 \"at the bottom edge of the firewall, centered 2-
1 hole and 2 holes from the left edge 1/2\"
1/2 from the right edge of another hole.
Complete the firewall and holes by polishing the rough edges. TIP -
Build this in the room that will use it
It can\'t go through the door completely. assembled!
Connect the firewall to the floor using 2 large brackets and 8 sets of nuts/bolts/washers.
Place a piece of plywood on the small end of the floor, drill two 3/16 \"holes, interval 23\", drill 5 from the wide edge of 24.
Drill two more holes.
5 \"from the edge \".
Insert 4 bolts from the bottom of the floor, each with a gasket.
Install each large bracket facing the outer lip
Add a flat washer, lock washer and nut to each bolt and tighten all 4 nuts.
Set the firewall on the edge of the floor and support it on the stand to ensure that the edge is aligned and the firewall is square with the floor (use level).
Mark 4 bracket holes on the firewall with a pencil and drill 4 3/16 holes.
Insert 4 bolts from the back of the firewall, each with a gasket, place the firewall, make the bolts go through the bracket hole, then add a flat washer, lock washer, and install the nut on each Bolt, and tighten all 4 nuts.
Connect 2 joystick panels to the floor using 2 large brackets and 8 sets of nuts/bolts/washers.
This photo shows 4 brackets, but when I figured out how to support the joystick, I later removed the internal bracket.
Place a piece of waste plywood on the large end of the floor, drill two holes of 3/16 \"interval 28\" and drill 5 from 34 \"wide edges \".
Drill two more holes, like the first two, but seven.
5 wide edges from 34.
Insert 4 bolts from the bottom of the floor, each with a gasket.
Install each large bracket facing the outer lip
Add a flat washer, lock washer and nut to each bolt and tighten all 4 nuts.
Set a joystick panel on the edge of the floor and support it on the stand to ensure that the edges are aligned and the panel is square with the floor (use level).
Mark Two bracket holes on the panel with a pencil and drill two 3/16 holes.
Insert 2 bolts from the outside of the panel, each with a washer, place the panel so that the Bolt goes through the bracket hole, then add a flat washer, lock washer, install the nut on each bolt and tighten the two nuts.
The second joystick panel is repeated.
Use 4 angle brackets (3\")
And 16 wooden screws (5/8\")
To connect two central columns (1x3 boards)
Firewall and joystick panel.
First connect the short edges of the two pointed brackets to the firewall-
The top of each bracket should be 14.
5 \"above the floor, flush with the edge of the firewall.
Repeat by connecting 2 angle brackets to the joystick panel (also 14.
5 \"above the floor.
To ensure a good fit with the 1x3 string, mark the cutting line by placing each board next to two angle brackets and draw the cutting line parallel to the firewall and joystick panel, then cut the threading board in the center.
Mount the stranded wire plate on the top of the bracket and then secure it in place with 2 wooden screws at the bottom of each bracket.
See below for closing
Mounting bracket. . .
Use 2 angle brackets (3\")
, 8 wooden screws (5/8\")
, And 4 deck screws to connect 2 upper longitudinal beams (
Larger 1x4 board)
Firewall and joystick panel.
First, slightly bend 2 angle brackets with a width of more than 90 degrees, because there is a slight talent for the upper string installation.
Connect the short side of each stand to the firewall, and the top of each stand is 29.
5 \"on the floor, 3/4\" from the edge of the firewall \".
To ensure a good fit with the 1x4 longitudinal beam, mark the cutting line by keeping each board next to the top of the firewall stand and joystick panel, and then draw the cutting line parallel to the firewall and joystick panel, then cut the upper longitudinal beam plate.
Mark and drill two 1/8 holes at the top of each joystick panel so that the two deck screws will enter the end of each longitudinal beam-
Adjust the angle of the hole slightly so that it is aligned with the slight angle of each longitudinal beam.
Use the 1/4 bit to create a small countersunk space for the screw head of each screw.
Install each ring plate by installing a 5/8 screw through the firewall Holder, then two deck screws, and then another 5/8 screw through the firewall holder.
See below for closing
Mounted upper bracket. . .
Remove the first 4ft x 2ft plywood from the floor using a deck or brick.
Joystick box side needs 20-1/4\" wide cut.
12 \"wide at the top end of the joystick box, 9-
The other side is 1/2 wide.
If you have a saw, use it for 2 cuts.
Otherwise, cut slowly using the puzzle.
Finish the workpiece by grinding the rough edges.
If you want to add a cup holder, cut a 3-
Use the 1/2 drill bit and jigsaw puzzle to make a 1/2 hole at the top of the joystick box.
From the wide end of the top, the hole should be centered 12 \", 3-
1/2 \"from the edge \".
Polish the rough edges.
Also cut 2 pieces 3-1/2\" x 4-
From scrap plywood to 1/4 \"used as the bottom of the cup holder \".
Repeat with the second 4ft x 2ft plywood.
Use 2 braces (3\")
And 8 wooden screws with flat heads (5/8\")
Connect each joystick box side to the top of the joystick box.
First, place the side blocks at the top of the joystick box, align the ends and edges.
Place each corner bracket 5 \"from each end and mark the hole with a pencil.
Drill a 1/16 \"hole about 1/2\" deep in each mark, then mount the wood screws to the corner support and top, and then to the side.
Repeat to the other set of sides and top, be sure to flip the top so there is a left and right box (
Instead of two left boxes).
If you drill holes for the cup holder, draw a horizontal line 1-
Side block of 7/8 \"and align with the hole.
Drill two 1/8 holes on that drawing line.
Create a small sink head space for two screw heads using the 1/4 \"drill bit, then center the bottom of the cup holder with two 1-
5/8 \"deck screws.
Repeat for the bottom of another cup holder.
Use 2 deck screws and 1 corner brace (3\")
Wooden screws with 4 flat heads (5/8\")
Connect each joystick box to each joystick panel and floor.
First drill two 1/8 holes from the inside of each joystick panel, located at 2 and 10 respectively.
Mark and drill from the inside, then use the 1/4 \"drill bit to create a small countersunk space for the screw head of each screw on the outside of the panel.
Place the joystick box on the edge-aligned joystick panel and secure it in place with 2 deck screws.
Repeat with 2nd joystick box.
Check that the long edge of the joystick box is square with the front edge of the floor, then place the corner holder 5 \"from the far end of the joystick box and mark the hole with a pencil.
Drill a 1/16 \"hole about 1/2\" deep in each mark, then install the wooden screws into the corner brace and attach the joystick box to the floor.
Repeat for other joystick boxes and corner brackets.
Use 4 angle brackets (3\")
And 16 wooden screws (5/8\")
To connect 2 lower strings (1x3 boards)
Firewall and joystick panel.
First, slightly bend the two angle brackets with the firewall side width exceeding 90 degrees, and slightly bend the other two angle brackets with the joystick panel side less than 90 degrees.
As the spacing is too tight, connect the bracket to the Stringer first, then connect the Stringer to the firewall and joystick panel.
Connect each bracket using a 5/8 wooden screw (long side)
Then test the installation and adjust the angle of the bending bracket as needed to ensure good fit.
Remove the hanger and install 2nd wooden screws on each holder to secure them on the hanger.
Repeat 2nd.
Install two lower stringers using the remaining 8 wooden screws.
See below for closing
Top of mounting bracket. . .
Ensure that the outer edge of the longitudinal beam is flush with the outer edge of the joystick panel.
Use two holes on the stand.
The upper stringer edge is not flush with the firewall edge-
The lower edge will be flush with the edge of the floor.
This is a tricky part that needs to be cut and installed because it needs to match the space between the strings and the keyboard drawer needs to be installed before the desktop is installed.
My Desktop is 30-
1/4 \"wide 14-
3/4 deep, rear edge of desktop 25-1/8\" wide.
This depth should be enough to install the car and there is still room for monitoring behind it.
Use a circular saw or jigsaw puzzle to cut this piece from the rest of the 4\'x 8\' plywood (go slowly).
Finish the workpiece by grinding the rough edges.
Install the desktop using 6 deck screws.
Mark a line of 29-using level
3/4 \"above the cockpit floor, located on the inside of each upper longitudinal beam.
Extend the line to the front and back until it reaches the edge of Stringer.
When the desktop is installed, this line will match the top edge of the desktop.
Use this level again, Mark 2nd lines of 29-
3/8 above the cockpit floor \".
This line will be the center line of the 3 screws used to connect the table top to the upper longitudinal beam.
Test to install desktop between stringers
It doesn\'t matter if there is a small gap (1/8\")
Because the string will bend a bit when the screw is tightened.
If the gap is large, Polish along the edge until the gap is not greater than 1/8 \".
When the fit is good, mark the position of the front edge of the desktop by drawing a line on two lines marked on each upper longitudinal beam.
Now Mark 3 screw holes by marking lower lines at 2 \"and 7-
1/2 \"and 13\" from the front line \".
Drill three 1/8 holes from the inside of each upper beam.
Use the 1/4 \"drill bit to create a small countersunk space for each screw head outside each upper ring.
Before installing the desktop, install the bracket first, then install the keyboard shelf, connect the keyboard drawer to the bottom of the desktop.
Due to the tight spacing, the shelf is 24 \"wide, and the mounting bracket needs 23-centered with the mounting hole-3/4\" apart.
The hole is separated from the far edge of the desktop 1-1/2\" and 2-
One stand and 12-3/4\"0\" and 13-
Other brackets 1/4 \".
1/16 \"part holes for each of the 8 mounting screws. TIP -
To avoid drilling through the other side of the table top, place a small piece of tape on the drill bit, about 1/2 from the top of the drill.
Connect the two brackets, but do not tighten the screws completely.
Keep the keyboard shelf in place to check the bracket position-
The front edge of the shelf should be aligned with the front edge of the desktop.
Adjust the stand position to ensure tight fit, then remove the stand and tighten the screws to secure the stand. Re-
Use the keyboard shelf to check the spacing and adjust the bracket again if needed.
Fix the shelf in place again and Mark 4 holes.
1/16 \"part holes for each of the 4 mounting screws. TIP -
To avoid drilling through the other side of the shelf, place a small piece of tape on the drill bit, about 1/2 from the top of the drill bit.
Attach the shelf with 4 screws.
Finally, install the desktop by keeping the desktop in a position opposite the upper line and inserting the front screws into each upper line.
To help the first screw insert, temporarily insert 2 screws on one side and fix the table top on them, then align the other side and install the front screws.
Now, while securing the table top in place, remove the temporary screws and install another front screw.
Check if the desktop is still aligned with the previous line, insert 2 screws in the center, and finally insert the last 2 screws.
These handles help move the VR cockpit table and help the person sitting on the office chair pull it to the game position.
It is much easier to install these handles before installing the body panel.
1. drill 2 mounting holes (3/16 \"drill bit)
In each panel, center 2 \"down from the edge of the joystick panel, interval 2-1/4\" and 6-
1/4 \"from the inner edge of each panel \".
Then connect the two handles using the screws that come with the handle.
Let the home improvement shop Cut the white 4x8 panel into two halves.
Place a smooth edge of one of the 4x4 panels on the bottom edge of the cockpit and bend the panels around the center and upper longitudinal beams.
Let someone fix the panel in place and then follow the outline of the cockpit on the panel with a pencil
This will be the cutting line.
Tape can also be used to hold the panel in place (
See example below).
Mark the L or R on the panel and then use the puzzle to cut out the panel.
Finish the workpiece by grinding the rough edges.
Repeat for another body panel.
Trace the outline of the cockpit to the body panel.
Connect 10 Truss clips to the upper string line using 20 wooden screws (5/8\").
Connect the tape measure to the edge of the firewall and mark each upper longitudinal beam as 2 \", 11\", 20 \", 29\" and 38 \".
For the first 2 marks, add a Mark 1/2 \"down from the top edge of stringer \".
For the center mark, add Mark 5/8 down from the top edge, and for the last two, add Mark 3/4 down from the top edge.
Mark the hole of each clip by aligning the top right corner of each clip with the mark of each clip (see pic).
Mark another stringer by aligning the top left corner of each clip with the marker.
Drill 1/16 \"holes about 1/2\" in each of the 20 hole marks, and then install 10 Truss clips using 20 wood screws (5/8\").
Bend each bracket slowly with pliers.
The bracket closest to the firewall should be bent about 45 degrees to be consistent with the shape of the firewall.
The bracket closest to the joystick panel should be bent down about 60 degrees to align with the shape of the joystick panel.
The other three brackets should be bent to gradually transition from 45 degrees to 60 degrees.
Repeat the brackets on the other side.
Use 10 sets of nuts/bolts of 5/8 and 10 sets of Flat Fender (1\")
Gasket connecting 2 body panels.
Connect the tape measure to the end of the firewall on the right main panel, about 2 \"from the top edge, mark the panel as 2-5/8\"\", 11-5/8\", 20-5/8\", 29-5/8\", and 38-5/8\".
Add the second Mark 2 \"down from the top edge of the panel for each of the 5 marks in front.
Also Mark 3 holes 2 from the bottom edge of the body panel, 4 from each end and 3rd from the center.
Drill all 8 holes with a 3/16 drill bit.
Place 1 Fender washer on 1 Bolt and insert the bolt into the first panel hole and the first bracket and add a flat washer and nut but do not tighten.
Repeat the last panel hole and bracket, and then repeat the other 3 panel holes and brackets (
Again, do not tighten the nut).
Position the panel so that the top edge is just above the edge of the upper longitudinal beam and tighten the 5 bolts.
By bending the panel down to the bottom longitudinal beam, check the fit of the panel along the edge of the joystick panel.
It will be easier to do this if the floor is supported on one side (
See the example picture below).
If the edge of the panel is not parallel to the edge of the joystick panel, loosen the body panel Bolt and adjust the panel, then tighten the bolt and check the alignment again.
Once well aligned with the joystick panel and the upper longitudinal beam, 5 bolts are tightened, place the Fender washer on 3 deck screws and bend the body panel down, then fix the body panel to the lower longitudinal beam with 3 deck screws.
Repeat the left body panel-
Remember to measure 5 holes from the firewall side of the panel.
Floor supported for installation of lower panel screws.
The dashboard is flush with the desktop and fits closely between the upper strings.
Adjust the jigsaw blade to obtain a tapered cut to match the tapered angle of the upper longitudinal beam.
Also cut the curved edges with a sloping jigsaw blade.
Measure the rear edge of the desktop-
Should be close to 23-3/4\".
This will be the width of the dashboard base.
Base height is 3-
1/2 \", then on each side of the flapirs 3/4\" so that the dashboard is placed on the column above.
The total height of the dashboard is 10 \"and the curved part is free-
Give the curve that roughly matches the firewall.
Cut the dashboard and check if it\'s appropriate
Use sand where needed so the dashboard can slide in place and flush with the desktop.
Drill cable holes (1-1/8\" drill bit)
Center 6 down from the top edge.
Finish the workpiece by grinding the rough edges.
Install the dashboard using 2 deck screws.
After the dashboard is in place, mark the line of the desktop hitting the dashboard.
Remove the dashboard and mark the line 5-at the bottom of the line \"3/8 from each end-
This will be the location of 2 deck screws.
Drill two holes using a 1/8 bit, then use a 1/4 bit on the other side of the dashboard to create a countersunk space for the screw head.
Install the dashboard, make sure the dashboard is flush with the desktop, and then fix the dashboard by installing 2 deck screws.
Re-use the above picture
Create the profile at one end of the 4\'x 8\' plastic sheet and then cut out the profile with scissors.
The curved pencil line near the yard stick should also be cut --
This edge will be flush with the firewall edge.
Loosen the first 3 panel bolts on each side slightly, then insert each Hood edge between the body panel and the upper longitudinal beam for about 1 \".
Check the installation to make sure the rear edge is flush with the firewall and the front edge is in contact with the top of the dashboard.
If additional trimming is required, mark the cutting line, then remove the hood and trim with scissors.
Replace the hood and check again if it is appropriate.
Once fit and shape are acceptable, tighten the body panel bolts to secure the dash cover in place.
Use 2 small L brackets, 1-
1/2 \"wide mold, 4 sets of nuts/bolts (5/8\")
2 Flat washers in each group to assemble the canopy frame.
First flatten the 2 small L brackets as shown in the above figure.
Cut a piece of 61 \"long molding, and mark the two bolt holes at both ends of the molding by aligning the two ends with the long ends of each bracket.
Drill 4 bolt holes, then insert each bolt with 1 gasket into the hole, then fix the bracket on each bolt and fix it with the washer and nut.
Support 1 bracket from the end on stringer 3 \"above
The edge of the bracket should be placed on the hanging ring (see picture).
Top hole for marking bracket-
Repeat for another bracket.
Drill two parts of the hole 1/2 \"deep\" with a 1/16 bit, then connect a bracket to the rack with a 5/8 wood screw.
Carefully bend the molding to another beam and fix the other bracket with another 5/8 wood screw.
The paint recipe in the picture above matches the fs36135 Navy invaders Gray used on F-15C.
Many of the earlier pictures show the wood drawn with a white primer, but it is not needed now --in-
A paint can be provided (
Combination of paint and primer).
To make painting easier for the cockpit, remove the dash cover and two body panels.
Paint 10 Fender washers (1\")
And 10 screw heads for connecting the body panel.
Paint the cockpit body and frame using 3 \"rollers and 1\" paint brushes.
To save time, just draw the area that will be visible.
Use the 9 \"roller to draw the underside of the dashboard cover and the interior of the two body panels.
After all the panels are dry (30-60 min)
, Flip them carefully and paint the top of the hood and the exterior of the two body panels (white side)
Use 9 \"rollers in the horizontal direction (front to back)
So any remaining paint line is a horizontal line.
When everything is completely dry, re-carefully
Connecting the body panel (
See the instructions above)
, Then install the dashboard cover.
Full inspection-
Assembled cockpit table for paint scratches or scratches and touch-Where needed.
Stickers are designed from scratch using PowerPoint and then printed on a label paper that is transparent or white (8-1/2 x 11)
From an office supplies store. Use an X-
Acto knife cut the sticker and mark the sticker position using the level and pencil.
The paint on the body panel is easy to fall off, so apply the stickers gently and smooth them once they are aligned so they stick together well.
Touch if the paint does fall off
Paint and wait for it to dry completely.
The thin black line on the edge of the canopy is the car pin-
From the auto parts shop.
This is a great addition if you are planning to demonstrate the VR roller coaster (NL2)
To your friends.
It needs a 3-
Add 2 women\'s feet galvanized pipe from the pipe section of your home improvement store-
Type 2 L female galvanized connectorbrackets (4\")
You bend to fit the tube end.
Connect the connector to the pipe and spray the paint according to the color you choose.
Another great addition!
Feel your plane and the throttle adjustments in those hard landings-
This is a better VR roller coaster! ! !
I added these side panels but didn\'t want to leave them empty, so I added some big switches that control 2 LEDs through the joystick and 2 locations under the lamp cup holder. NOTE -
If the power strip is located under a cup holder, please cover it. The 2.
The LCD display is driven by an Arduino board and currently only displays static images.
This is Arduino too-based 2.
8 \"LCD touch screen, control the fan installed on top of the firewall above the PC.
Touch screen cycle fan off-ON -AUTO .
AUTO is currently programmed to turn on the fan when either of the upper 2 temperature sensors reaches 80\' f or higher.
2 Low Temperature sensors at the bottom of the PC (front & back)
Also monitored and displayed.
The lower black box is a power amplifier for ButtKicker.
Use the Velcro bar or the mounting hole at the bottom of the control to connect the HOTAS control to the joystick box.
Install other PC components using cable holes at the bottom of the power cord and network cable firewall.
Finally, start the PC to verify that everything is OK, have a drink and put on the VR headset --
It\'s time to fly! ! ! Photo -
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