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Undermounting Pac-Pro joystick
« on: August 02, 2017, 09:56:50 am »
I'm trying to finish up my control panel and could use a little advice. 

I've got a 3/4 wood control panel and I'm installing two 8-way leaf-pros and a dedicated 4-way Pac-Pro.  I've routed insets for all three joysticks.  The 8-ways I was able to install without much issue as I didn't have to route down too far and could just screw them into the remaining 1/2" or so of control panel.  I thought I could do the same for the Pac-Pro but it wasn't working, the joystick was too low.  So I routed that one down further, maybe 1/4" left of wood.  The joystick is still a bit short but seems fine.  But, I don't see screwing into 1/4" of wood as being feasible.  So what's the best way to secure the joystick at this point?  I'm thinking I'd screw from the top of the joystick mount into some wood, which would then get secured to the control panel outside the inset area.  Does that makes sense, or is there a better way to go?  Thanks!

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Re: Undermounting Pac-Pro joystick
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2017, 10:12:08 am »
Do like they did back in the day and top mount using carriage bolts.
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Re: Undermounting Pac-Pro joystick
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2017, 10:41:31 am »
I would've if I had planned better.  As it is now, I've already applied the control panel overlay, so I don't see top mounting as a viable option.

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Re: Undermounting Pac-Pro joystick
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2017, 10:57:42 am »
I'm thinking I'd screw from the top of the joystick mount into some wood, which would then get secured to the control panel outside the inset area.  Does that makes sense, or is there a better way to go?
Sure it makes sense.   ;D

Check out the "Under mount (support blocks)" method detailed here in the FAQ.


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Re: Undermounting Pac-Pro joystick
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2017, 11:18:01 am »
Perfect - thanks.  I think the pictures will help me get it sorted out. 

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Re: Undermounting Pac-Pro joystick
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2017, 10:24:15 pm »
Thought I'd circle back and show folks what I ended up doing.  I cut some wood to fit into the inset and give me room to screw into the control panel.  I then used some flat t-nuts and screws to attach the wood to the joystick.  Then screwed the wood into the control panel.  Seems to be giving me a sturdy result.  There's about 1/4" of plywood left for the control panel, which gives me a fairly short but working 4-way joystick.

  
 

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