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Any drawbacks? is 20cm extension too

Any drawbacks? is 20cm extension too much?
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Antares140d ago
I would say 20cm would be too tall, at least for what I prefer The cutout for the stick is good to have, but can't be fully exploited as the bar for the mounting prevents the stick from being mounted farther back than about level with the front of the seat. Still better than no cutout, as then it would have to be mounted farther forward to allow it to be pulled back
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Antares140d ago
I'm using it with a Virpil Alpha stick
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WhereNoLarkFlew140d ago
Awesome man, thanks for the heads up. I have the same stick and both the 10/20 cm extensions. I was wondering if you could potentially just get a longer framing extrusion so you could set the rhino lower… you’d get more use out of the cutout at max deflection as well. Honestly, with your current setup - that looks very comfortable.
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Antares140d ago
If it was lower it would interfer with the swiveling of the chair. But if you have the chair raised higher, or have locked off the swivel, then I guess you could lower it a bit more
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WhereNoLarkFlew140d ago
Yeah, there seems to be just a tad bit of play there that you could mess with. I like the seat lower based on how I use my rudders. Thank you for sharing these pics - This is probably what I’ll go with whenever my preorder comes up … only 500 + units to go lol
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Antares140d ago
I don't think you want to use the entire range of the stick with a 20cm extension, it would require massive movement to get it full front to back. Even I have limited the movement, so I don't have to move the stick as much (and so it won't interfere with my MFDs in front) The Rhino has a huge angle of movement compared to most other sticks. And with extensions it becomes massive
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WhereNoLarkFlew140d ago
Very fair point, like I said, that 10cm extension looks good. I have the angled connector that I use for my collective, that could help bring the stick back a bit too
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Antares140d ago
Yes, I think 10cm is about perfect height, with the Rhino in the position it has in my setup. But it could have been a little bit farther back. Maybe with a S-shaped extension, but I haven't seen a 10cm S-shaped one But that is nitpicking. It is clearly the best positioning of any stick setup I've tried 🙂
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WhereNoLarkFlew140d ago
I wonder if you could use something like this.
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WhereNoLarkFlew140d ago
Might have to add some amount of extension to the base to clear the seat and then this angled mount Like a 5cm extension or something
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Antares140d ago
Maybe... But I think that would be too much, seems it goes 15cm or so horizontally
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Antares139d ago
Actually one of these might make it perfect: https://qr4rigs.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=59
Joystick Extension for Thrustmaster and Virpil (VPC) [TMVPCStickExt...
QR4rigs, Quick Release Mounts for Sim Rigs Joystick Extension for Thrustmaster and Virpil (VPC) [TMVPCStickExt] - The Joystick extension fits the Thrustmaster Warthog/Cougar and Virpil (VPC) Joystick ranges and is ideal when using the QRDee Center Mount System. The main tube is 30mm in diameter and comes in a choice of two different styles: Kink...
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WhereNoLarkFlew139d ago
Wow yes, that is perfect Saving that page for sure 5 cm offset would probably do the trick, you think?
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Antares139d ago
Yes, I think that would be ideal
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Antares139d ago
Just to show stick position when I'm sitting. It's quite close to ideal 🙂
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