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    Which 737NG seat ?

    Hi,

    My next step for my sim is the cpt and f/o 737NG seats, and the pedestal. This thread is for the seats. I would prefer of course two new 737 seats but I am afraid on the one hand I cannot invest 1500+ euros per seat, and on the other I do not dare to build one, since my skills are not good enough to do so.

    Any ideas ?

    What have you guys done ?

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    Re: Which 737NG seat ?

    Hi Nick,

    I havnt got to the seats on my sim as yet but the ideas i plan to:-
    Go to the local scrap yard for a couple of car seats and mount them on a box of mdf.

    Regards

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    Re: Which 737NG seat ?

    Thanks steve

    In fact that is the way I was thinking to go... Is there a way to create the gap between the legs in such a case ?

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    Re: Which 737NG seat ?

    I still use my ch yoke on a stand but i would assume if I had a proper yoke and column I would
    have to cut the section out of seat and re-cover with new material or recover the hole seat.

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    Re: Which 737NG seat ?

    Thanks steve again,

    any pics ?

    What's the height of the genuin 737 seat ?

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    Re: Which 737NG seat ?

    Hi Nick,

    I think actual new NG seats are approx 35000 euro
    Many people have built replicas from the plans on this site (altho I think they may originally been on flightsim or avsim years ago) and get very good results using mdf and are not too difficult to build. Other options are to buy used 737 seats and refurb them or get car seats (altho they won't have the column cut outs) - think people have done all these options...

    I've currently gone with the mdf seats but would love to get a pair of genuine seats and refurb them.
    Think there are a number of shots in the photo gallery of different solutions so you can see how they look

    Cheers
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    Re: Which 737NG seat ?

    I would suggest buy used seats of 727 or similar aircrafts you can find them at around USD 1000 or more.

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    Re: Which 737NG seat ?

    Hi Nick,

    I bought a pair of car seats from a scrap dealer for 40, that was more in line with my budget.
    The purists in the group would be aghast at such sacrilege but they do the job and as luck had it were the right colour.
    Picture attached.

    Cheers Joe.
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    Re: Which 737NG seat ?

    Very nice set up there joe,where you hide the pcs?

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    Re: Which 737NG seat ?

    Steve I beleive the pcs are on the left besides the MIP stand

    Thanks Joe for the reply... I like your setup, and 1000 times better than mine. I am still seating on a kitchen chair !!! IMHO I beleive that the seats, due to their large size occupy a great propotion of the total sim, so I would like them to be as more close as possible to the 737NG genuin plan. I beleive that big items (MIP, Pedestal, TQ, CDUs, etc...) should be as close as possible to the original. Of course this is my personal subjective opinion.

    Thanks again

    Nick

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