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PostPosted: 01 Jan 2015, 00:22 
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Hello!

I am primarily a flight simulator enthusiast and play civilian sims (FSX, X-Plane) about 1% of the time and combat flight sims 9,999% :doh: For a very long time, I was gaming with a 24" center monitor and two smaller 19" monitors and have had to use SoftTH. I've just upgraded my setup to finally have identical monitors. I now have 3 27" monitors and a fourth touchscreen monitor for my flight sim use.

Since I "fly" more than other type of gaming, I do not have a traditional computer table. I have a flight sim cockpit that I've built myself out of MDF and timber and I've just built myself a big platform for my new screens.

Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on POV), I got approval to modify the cockpit table as well so now I am looking for better monitor stands for my 3 screens. I immediately get hit with the fact that most monitor mounts will only support up to 24" and there is very little choice for users of bigger screens. I'm glad I didn't go with 3x29" widescreens!

What are my monitor stand options considering my screen size? I know this site has links with Ergotech but even they need "mods" to really accommodate 27" screens. According to one review video (Linus Tech Tips), the Ergotech mount **barely** accommodates the 27" and I don't like the idea of the side mounts hanging off the edge of the arms as well. I think that would also limit the extent at which I can angle the side monitors towards me, right?

I'm also not sure about the non-clamp stand. I like the big footprint, but I'd like to overkill on the security factor (kids in house, so, yeah) and have both secure stand + clamp. Since my new cockpit plans calls for the monitor table being able to slide forward/backward to facilitate cockpit access, the clamp is now a necessity.

Any help appreciated. :thumbup:


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PostPosted: 03 Jan 2015, 16:39 
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Ergotech offers more than one model of stand. Linus reviewed their "standard" Freedom Triple, which had been outfitted with telescoping wings. That design was originally intended only for 26" panels. With the rise of LED panels (which have a lower weight), they found that they could just barely accommodate 27" panels.

The WSGF Ultimate Stand was originally designed for 27" panels. The bar is longer, and make of solid aluminum stock the whole way through (no telescoping bits). And, the bar is significantly longer than the Triple w Wings, and easily supports the 27" panels.

http://www.wsgf.org/products/freedom-ws ... k-stand-v2


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PostPosted: 03 Jan 2015, 21:07 
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Thanks for the reply. While I am aware of Ultimate stand, I would like to have one that clamps onto the table.... or both stand + clamp. I've just seen the Thru Desk mount option and I was wondering if it could go through the stand as well? So basically, it would sandwich the table, stand, and collar.

Any idea what the customs/import costs are for the Ultimate stand for the UK?


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PostPosted: 23 Jan 2015, 05:04 
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Could you use a couple "C" clamps at the back? Is there enough room for them?

Or since your "desk" is your own custom built monitor shelf, why not just drill a couple holes in the monitor stand base plate and the desk and drop bolts through with big washers underneath? That should keep everything secured pretty well.


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PostPosted: 24 Jan 2015, 16:19 
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FSX-er wrote:
Thanks for the reply. While I am aware of Ultimate stand, I would like to have one that clamps onto the table.... or both stand + clamp. I've just seen the Thru Desk mount option and I was wondering if it could go through the stand as well? So basically, it would sandwich the table, stand, and collar.

Any idea what the customs/import costs are for the Ultimate stand for the UK?


The bolts on my through desk option go through the base of the stand and screw into the "collar". Here's a video that shows how it goes together.



With regards to import costs, I can reach out to some previous customers. I tried an online tool, and it estimated the VAT at about 65 quid.


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