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Hi Folks,I have a dilemna. My desk at home is angled, so I have a tough time flying at an angle. I can put it straight, but I still have to use sticky tac on the bottom of the yoke to keep it on. The edge of the desk makes it slide.I have the following:(And yes, I know that somewhere down the road, I will have to add more. :-) It's addicting right?)CH Pro Rudder pedalsCH Pro FlightSim YokeI just want to design using the following.1)Rudder pedal Box, no bottom, or maybe a bottom for weight.2) 2 x 4 brace attaches to box flat on ground.3) 2 x 4 angled column attaches to brace4) 1" Particle Board or plywood attaches to 2 x 4 5) Yoke attaches to board.I am attaching a pic of my current setup as well as my cheesy design. Unless you can lead me down a different more simple design, this should work. Any Help is appreciated, as I would like to ask the experts before I run to Home Depot. :-)My main concern is this:Do I need to weigh down the pedal box in case I pull on the Yoke and the box comes up too. For example, will the weight of my feet on the pedals and a velcro strap or piece of wood at the back of the pedals be enough counter weight to suppress my pulling on the yoke.Please keep in mind that I only put about 60 minutes into this measely design so I am open to suggestions. :-)Thanks,JoePic #1 (Current Setup)http://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3e52d91c2184972e.jpg.The above picture is from this thread if you are wondering what the numbers are for.. :-)http://www.flightsimnetwork.com/dcforum/DCForumID3/9034.html..Pic #2 (Cheesy Design)http://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3e52d7221c9434e8.jpgHere is my new sig...You Like it? :-lol :-lol.http://home.attbi.com/~sonar5/sig1.jpg.Here are Picture Galleries of My Trip out west in 2002..Gallery #1 Pima Air & Space Museum + AMARC (Boneyard) at Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson, Arizona. (over 240 Pictures)http://www.pbase.com/sonar5/pimaamarc

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Joe,My main concern would be the stability of the yoke "column". the construction of it, and especially the connection tot the floor part should be very rigid, otherwis you'll end up moving the column instead of the yoke.I've seen pictures of a yoke column made of ca piece of scaffolding (round, aluminium or so). As far as the "counterweight" goes I have no experience right now. I'll guess you will need indeed some extra weighing (though not much?).Kind regards,Stephan Haas

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I know this may sound obvious, but couldn't you just move your stuff around on the desk so that you can clamp your yoke to a straight edge?Keith....Wherever you go, there you are...

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Hi Keith,Thanks, but my desk has no straight edge which causes it to pull up from the desk even with the use of sticky tak.And that is what my wife suggested, so you are in good company with that question. :-)Thanks,JoeHere is my new sig...You Like it? :-lol :-lol.http://home.attbi.com/~sonar5/sig1.jpg.Here are Picture Galleries of My Trip out west in 2002..Gallery #1 Pima Air & Space Museum + AMARC (Boneyard) at Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson, Arizona. (over 240 Pictures)http://www.pbase.com/sonar5/pimaamarc

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Mission Accomplished, See Results Here:http://ftp.avsim.com/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboa...rum=DCForumID42Thanks for the advice folks.Regards,JoeHere is my new sig...You Like it? :-lol :-lol.http://home.attbi.com/~sonar5/sig1.jpg.Here are Picture Galleries of My Trip out west in 2002..Gallery #1 Pima Air & Space Museum + AMARC (Boneyard) at Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson, Arizona. (over 240 Pictures)http://www.pbase.com/sonar5/pimaamarc

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