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Ernst_Rohr
08-21-2006, 02:54 PM
This is making me crazy!

Since I picked up a new set of rudder pedals, its becoming pretty apparent that I need a new chair. I am looking for something fairly simple, with someplace for the HOTAS, thats it.

No butt rumbling, mega speaker nonsense. Just a simple (hopefully comfortable) chair with rests for a HOTAS setup? Apparently, they are next to impossible to find.

So, what do yall use?

Ernst_Rohr
08-21-2006, 02:54 PM
This is making me crazy!

Since I picked up a new set of rudder pedals, its becoming pretty apparent that I need a new chair. I am looking for something fairly simple, with someplace for the HOTAS, thats it.

No butt rumbling, mega speaker nonsense. Just a simple (hopefully comfortable) chair with rests for a HOTAS setup? Apparently, they are next to impossible to find.

So, what do yall use?

BSS_AIJO
08-21-2006, 03:06 PM
My chair is pretty sweet. Its pretty much a standard type high back office desk chair. The big difference is that its just a fram with bungee cord as the seating surface. It breaths and provides grat ergonomic support.. Granted, I do get the striped back effect from it after a few hours. But I never notice any discomfort from it. It would be really nice if there was a place to stick the hotas but no such luck there.. But it is a greeat chair.


BSS_AIJO

isooAntti
08-21-2006, 03:22 PM
Ach du liebe...once Ich hatte a chair to fly in...but zey say it was because of a briefcase... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

stansdds
08-22-2006, 04:03 AM
If you get an office type chair, either get one that does not recline or one that has a locking mechanism on the reclining function. My last chair reclined and did not have a lock and I was constantly leaning forward and fighting the chair. My current chair has the lock and now I just have to concentrate on flying.

MEGILE
08-22-2006, 04:21 AM
One with four legs. Preferebly with a back.

The-Pizza-Man
08-22-2006, 04:29 AM
I'm thinking of going to the wreakers and getting a car seat. With a bit of carpentry it would make a pretty good chair I reckon. People might think you're a bit odd though.

stanford-ukded
08-22-2006, 04:34 AM
Nah, they made a whole set of living room furniture from a car on Top Gear. Glass table and chairs http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

'twas sweet.

The-Pizza-Man
08-22-2006, 04:40 AM
Yes, I've seen that. Top Gear is a excellent show by the way.

Crash_Moses
08-22-2006, 07:40 AM
Oho! I use the passenger seat out of a 90' Chevy Cavalier. Took an old office chair and removed everything but the base. Found a nice chunck of 3/4" plywood and bolted that to the base and then to the car seat (used the same studs and bolts from the car...worked like a charm).

Then took another chunk of the aforementioned plywood and fashioned mounts for my throttle and joystick (took a little experimenting to get the right placement). Screwed the bases of my HOTAS directly to the mount (again took a little trial and error). Of course, this requires taking them apart. I've seen other folks use bungee cords to hold 'em in place though.

Mounted the rear speakers of my surround sound system to the back with a 2x4 and some wallboard trim.

Here's a rather poor pic. Very comfy! Took the wheels off when I got my rudder pedals. Pardon the mess...we were in the process of moving at the time. Office is clean now. Honest.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y125/Crash_Moses/MyRig2.jpg

Jaws2002
08-22-2006, 08:25 AM
Get a good quality office chair with high back and shock absorber. There are so many types out there. Go to a place like Office Depo and try them. Seat in them. Get something comfortable and solid.

One expensive idea http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif :

http://www.humanscale.com/products/freedom_index.cfm
http://host.humanscale.com/images/hostLibrary/prodImages/F212AP708.jpg

TgD Thunderbolt56
08-22-2006, 08:38 AM
http://www.ch-hangar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3202

I use this though:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/Thunderbolt56/3DA_BCockpit.jpg

TB

Ernst_Rohr
08-22-2006, 12:17 PM
I would love to do a virtual pit seat, BUT im stuck with a small office right now, and a rather akward corner desk setup. So, that means a chair is it.

Looks like I am going to be modifying something to fit my needs. I was kind of hoping to avoid that, but looks like its going to be a manual job after all. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Crash_Moses
08-22-2006, 02:37 PM
Don't be glum, lad. Look at it as an excuse to buy power tools! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

horseback
08-22-2006, 10:12 PM
Normally, I use an office type chair which is pretty good, except for the tendency to rotate when I get too hard on the rudder pedals.

Right now, however, I'm on the road, and my room has only an easy chair to pull up to my computer desk (I brought my own easy to assemble desk with me)-I took the seat cushion out, replaced it with the softer back pillow, put the seat cushion on the back, and then bought a ratchet gaming chair at Best Buy for $26, and put that on top of the pillow. Just the right height, and with a couple of smaller pillows at the sides, fairly stable.

Works pretty good, although I must admit it looks like hell. The folks in the neighboring rooms must be wondering what the heck's going on in my room...

cheers

horseback

TgD Thunderbolt56
08-23-2006, 05:57 AM
Ernst_Rohr check your pm's

TgD Thunderbolt56
08-24-2006, 07:09 AM
bump...