I made a tray yesterday. I just need to figure out how I'm going to mount it. I updated my post in the linked build thread. There's a few photos of the parts. It's most likely going to mount beneath my left monitor. It doubles as my button box so I do kinda want instant access to it. Plus, it's also a touchpad combo so I also need it for general pc navigation.Lessen
I made my tray out of some scrap pine. It's held to the left monitor wing using the base from an old Dell 19" LCD monitor. The Tray itself is mounted to the tilt head where the monitor used to attach, and then the base of the stand is screwed to the front of the lower part of the left wing.
I haven't yet made my keyboard mount as I've bee busy with cabinets. However, I'm expecting to be using my arms and legs very soon instead of fingers and thumbs so I want to make an adjustment. My seated orientation is currently similar to a practical DD, like my Civic Si. I'm gonna see if I can add a height riser in combination with the angled rider to bring my feet up to a more appropriate GT level. At some point I'll do one for Formula/LMP as well, but not until I'm capable of racing those classes competitively.Lessen
You'll find the most important factor to be comfort and fatigue. It will (should) supersede any other factor. But you won't know until you know. Getting the angle just right in order for you to sit there for 3 hours straight without any extra aches or numbness is key.
Well, I've got a modification in the works. It's actually not a mod to the rig itself but to my pedals. Personally, I find the Fanatec V3i pedals difficult to heel/toe with accurately. That may be in part to my brake settings, but the setup is nothing unusual as I use the brake performance kit. Anyways, I'll be making a new pair of uprights that will move the pivot points of the clutch and brake higher and further forward which hopefully will put my heel closer (forward) to the throttle pedal and higher also (further from its pivot point), whilst keeping the ball of my foot solidly on the brake pedal. Fortunately, the uprights are just a flat piece of steel so this is definitely something I can make with simple tools.
Ok, well my dumbass forgot the pedals came with a 3rd pedal extender that wasn't factory installed along with the D-shaped pedal faces. It was pointed out to me that installing that extender on the throttle will significantly help the H/T problem. So no extra handiwork necessary, although I'm slightly sad I no longer have a good excuse to fab something. *shrug*