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Title: New seating for my helicopter sim
Post by: navymustang on January 23, 2021, 01:13:01 PM
UPDATE - New photo showing both chairs installed.

When I started construction I thought sports car style racing seats would "look so cool" in my sim. I somehow left my engineering and pilot side in the background with that decision. After some test flights I soon realized they are so restrictive.

In search of new seating that more closely represents the actual helicopter I found a fishing boat seat that works great. One is installed, will purchase the other to wrap up the change.

In case you are wondering - the seats are electric motor driven for up and down. The pedals have a hand crank (like Boeing aircraft) for fore and aft travel. The seats rail assemblies are made from fiberglass and metal u-rails.
Title: Re: New seating for my helicopter sim
Post by: kattz on January 23, 2021, 01:42:35 PM
That looks great!
Title: Re: New seating for my helicopter sim
Post by: Reco on January 28, 2021, 11:39:54 AM
Nice 👌 work I am using boat seats for my MD500E. Found some that fit and will do the job

Rhys