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jakethesnake214
07-26-2007, 02:24 AM
I just finished flyin' for a really long time and I'm thinking to myself there has to be a better way to do this. The way my set up is now, my HOTAS is somewhat elevated and awkward to fly with for long periods. My chair swivels when I push the rudder pedals. And me arse really hurts after long flights. There has got to be a better way. I hope you guys can shed some light on whats available or how to go about getting more comfortable.

Waldo.Pepper
07-26-2007, 02:36 AM
And me arse really hurts after long flights.

http://www.pillowdecor.com/

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Bearcat99
07-26-2007, 05:25 AM
Imagine sitting on a chute in a noisy, cockpit with a vibrating engine a few feet in front of you in varying temps for 4-8 hours.. depending on the mission and the aircraft and consider it immersion.

Crash_Moses
07-26-2007, 05:27 AM
I use a pillowcase full of rolled up tube socks. Almost feels like a real parachute. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

jakethesnake214
07-26-2007, 12:38 PM
Originally posted by Bearcat99:
Imagine sitting on a chute in a noisy, cockpit with a vibrating engine a few feet in front of you in varying temps for 4-8 hours.. depending on the mission and the aircraft and consider it immersion.

Point taken. However, I'm not in World War II flying around the great Pacific, with a stick between my legs (the one that controls the plane http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif), peripheral vision, full motion situation, and 6 degrees of motion.

Now that we agree it's not real. Are there any other suggestions?

The pillow works only for my backside.

ploughman
07-26-2007, 12:44 PM
Depends on how willing or able you are to move away from a computer workstation set up to something more specifically designed to allow you to flight sim comfortably which pretty much means setting everything out at roughly the same positions they would be in a well built cockpit (excepting that you won't your arse at the same level as your heels to combat g forces). An old car seat would be a good place to start from.

TgD Thunderbolt56
07-26-2007, 12:46 PM
An Akers-Barnes cockpit seat section with a Ratchet bucket seat inserted is comfortable for flying (the HOTAS is situated perfectly for comfort) and is even a nice seat for watching a movie if need be.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/Thunderbolt56/PICT0135.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/Thunderbolt56/PICT0137.jpg

Bearcat99
07-26-2007, 12:56 PM
Originally posted by jakethesnake214:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Bearcat99:
Imagine sitting on a chute in a noisy, cockpit with a vibrating engine a few feet in front of you in varying temps for 4-8 hours.. depending on the mission and the aircraft and consider it immersion.

Point taken. However, I'm not in World War II flying around the great Pacific, with a stick between my legs (the one that controls the plane http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif), peripheral vision, full motion situation, and 6 degrees of motion.

Now that we agree it's not real. Are there any other suggestions?

The pillow works only for my backside. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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LOL.. point taken... I get up to get a beer every once in a while or take a leak.. works for me.

Crash_Moses
07-26-2007, 01:09 PM
Actually...my solution is the passenger seat out of a 1992 Cavalier...sans pillowcase and tube socks. The joysticks are mounted on the side via a standard issue 2x4. Very comfy.

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

RaceguyOSU
07-26-2007, 04:57 PM
I race online and had the same problem. One night my office chair swiveled and I wrecked ending my night.

Right after that I bought a seat from a 1990's Mazda Miata and started building my race sim. I recently installed pipe flanges on each side of the seat with 1 inch PVC pipe and a piece of oak on top to hold my X52. The left post is fixed in place but the right one is rectangular to hold the stick and the mouse and it pivots out of the way to get in and out.

The seat is really comfortable. We run 50% races and from start of practice to the end of the race can be 4 1/2 hours. The pictures on my web site have not been updated to show the X52 setup.

rg

www.ohioraceguy.com (http://www.ohioraceguy.com)

RaceguyOSU
07-26-2007, 05:40 PM
Well, I've updated the pictures to show the flight controls in my simulator. Click on "My Pictures Page" and the "flight mode" is shown in the last two pictures. It's still a work in progress.

So, is it a racing Mustang or a flight Mustang?

rg

jakethesnake214
07-26-2007, 11:20 PM
Thanks for the reply. I'm coming up with a few ideas and PVC piping is turning out to be a major component in the design.

Stuntie
07-27-2007, 01:22 AM
Originally posted by Bearcat99:
LOL.. point taken... I get up to get a beer every once in a while or take a leak.. works for me.

Just fit a relief tube to your chair for that authentic feel http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif.

I have some wood and tubing that I've gathered and will be trying to put together a pit like the one shown above as I have too many controllers and it is getting awkward space wise on the desk.

Getting too sad for my own good. I think I need to get out more.