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    Cheap and easy seat runners for your cockpit

    Hi all

    I currently use Saab car seats in my cockpit mounted on heavy duty wooden frames to raise them to correct height. I needed to be able to move them for cockpit access. This idea works so well, I thought I would share this with you all.

    I bought two lengths (per seat) of twin slot shelving bracket to the length I roughly needed. On the underside of each seat I mounted nylon wheel (50mm) fixed casters (from Screwfix.com). Then the shelf brackets are screwed to the floor upside down so you now have a channel for the nylon wheels to slide in. They fit perfectly!

    Fit bolts where you want the seat to stop at each end, and find the operational position for your seat and punch a hollow in the track with a piece of steel or a large bolt so you make a good indent. This will still allow your seat to move but it will easily settle when you reach the hollow for your flying position.

    The other great thing is that you can still lift the seats out for maintenance work and it's CHEAP!! )

    Hope his helps folks ))

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    Last edited by richard hutchinson; 11-02-2010 at 09:07 AM. Reason: additions

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    Re: Cheap and easy seat runners for your cockpit

    richard,
    post the picture you sent me, will say it all
    rgds

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    Re: Cheap and easy seat runners for your cockpit

    seat runners.jpg

    Here's the picture.

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    Re: Cheap and easy seat runners for your cockpit

    Quote Originally Posted by ian@737ng.co.uk View Post
    richard,
    post the picture you sent me, will say it all
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    It sure does. Good idea. I myself was thinking of U-shaped aluminium.

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    Re: Cheap and easy seat runners for your cockpit

    Simple, cheap and easy to make it !!

    It is a great idea, thanks Richard !!!

    regards

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    Re: Cheap and easy seat runners for your cockpit

    Quote Originally Posted by oal331 View Post
    Simple, cheap and easy to make it !!

    It is a great idea, thanks Richard !!!

    regards

    Eddie
    I agree 100 %

    Not only that... In case one has a thick carpet (like I do), the rails can be hided below the carpet, by cuting a straight line on the carpet, and screwing directly on the cockpit base instead....

    I will definately do that when I decide about the seats

    That's a great find man,

    Thanks Richard !!!

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