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    Red face Pilot Seat

    Hi Guys am looking for diy plans for building a pilot seat , i have seen them around but cant find them again Does anyone know the link ofr this or something similar ..the type im refering to is the Armchair Heavy Big Jet type of seat made from MDF or similar material

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    Re: Pilot Seat

    g'day captain.........
    have a look here on my website
    http://www.737ng.co.uk/technical.htm
    near the bottom of the right hand column you will see the seat plans.
    hope that helps you out.... rgds ... ian
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    Hi Ian i knew i saw it somewhere but mem blank Cheers sir

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    Re: Pilot Seat

    Thinking about cockpit's seats, i'm between 2 solutions.
    The first is to buy car's seats, they are not so expensive and i can find (at least the FO's) with up/down mechanism to control the high.

    The second solution is to make them from wood, like IAN's designs.

    Both solutions demand a mechanism to move them back/forward and left/right to giving space between them and pedestal.

    Car's seats have these rails for back/forward and i will place them over a wood box. But what about side movement. Does anyone has another solution for left/right?

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    Re: Pilot Seat

    think about this eddie.....
    my seats are bolted to a wooden frame. under the frame are 4 strong castor wheels with rubber tyres.
    because i can't fit J rails in my floor, what i did was to work out from the 'locked' position, the angle at which the seats could be moved back which just happened to be 45 degrees.
    so i fixed the castor wheels at 45 degrees to the seat.
    so instead of sliding back and then sideways, they move back at 45 degrees.
    the F/O mves back to the right and the Capt to the left. great solution and plenty of room to get in and out.......
    hope that helped you out...
    regards from wales....... ian
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    Re: Pilot Seat

    If your looking at using Car seats I would see if you can find lorry/truck seats. They are narrower and have a better profile for airliner seats

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    Re: Pilot Seat

    in the absence of webber seats, then car seats are fine.
    but in europe, look for Ford Transit van seats. as well as having an adjustment for height,
    the single ones also have an armrest and are usually covered in grey fabric
    cheers ... ian
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    Re: Pilot Seat

    I made my seats on the basis of the plans which Ian shows on his site, but altered them to a more 737-NG-like look. As you plan your seats, you go thru so many options you could realise, which you canīt, if you use car seats. So I would recommend to style your own seats. Itīs a lot of fun! Depending on the tools you have, you can use wood (MDF, plywood) or even aluminium or wood combined with alu.
    I tried a j-rail mechanism - shown here: http://www.mycockpit.org/photopost/d...6/P1030173.JPG
    http://www.mycockpit.org/photopost/d...6/P1030175.JPG - but it is not the final version.

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    Re: Pilot Seat

    This is a nice addition which can give a super look to a Van seat.
    http://www.northernflightsim.com/seatmoldings.shtml
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    Re: Pilot Seat

    Thank you all for your replies and ideas about seats!!

    I'm thinking to proceed with car sears as they are easy to find and in good price (i found before 1 month, in good condition, a pair from Opel Astra for 140euros)
    Maybe track seats will be better, will see...... depends on availability....

    Then i will mount them over a MDF box-base and use IAN's tip.


    regards

    Eddie
    Eddie Armaos
    Athens-Greece


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