Space pirate trainer? Pfffttt fuck that noise, sit your ass down, fire up elite dangerous VR and live the life of a space pirate!
-3.5mm MDF board or whatever you have handy
-Scrap foam to keep a solid clamp (amount depends on thickness of chair arms)
-12 5/16th 3" - 3 1/2" hex bolts and nuts
-8 m3 10mm machine screws and nuts
-4 m4 60mm machine screws and nuts
-3d printer (duh!)
-Dremel/handsaw/cnc/laser cutter for control plates, svgs supplied, these could possibly be 3d printed but 3.5mm MDF is super easy to cut and plenty strong enough. Lacking any automated equipment just print the svg onto payer and cut it out of mdf sheets by hand the geometry is pretty simple and wouldn't take long.
n52te not required! If you don't have or want the n52 portion don't print the additional support and just 1 more joyplate set and flip the plates before gluing together so the bolt holes line up.
My prints were done at .3mm layer height with PetG and 40% infill with 4 perimeters. Total print time was near 20 hours (due to petg and high infill) but this could be lowered to around 10 with ABS on a fast printer and slightly lower infill however you may run into issues with strength.
Currently waiting on a 81key mechanical keyboard to arrive so I can design a keyboard plate as well. As well I'll redesign the joyplate to have a small mouse pad to the side like the throttle has room for the speedpad. So it can function as a complete VR ready desk so to speak with the aid of bigscreen or virtual desktop.