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Video - Weber Pilot Seat Adjustment Capabilities

A short video clip to follow up on the installation of two B737 Weber pilot seats (Captain and First Officer) that have been installed into the simulator. The seats were retrieved from a South West B737 that was destined for the wrecking yard. This video demonstrates the range of movements that the seats are capable of.  Double click video to vuew full screen.

To read addtional information on the seats, see these other Journal entries.

Weber Pilot Seat Adjustments from Anaspides Photography on Vimeo.


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Thanks for this video - it cleared up a couple of questions I had with my Weber. Unlike yours, mine has four levers. From front to back they are labeled T,R, V & H. Their operation is a little different but has the same effect. For what it's worth (and for my reference later - I've got a mind like a sieve), here's what my levers do:

T - Adjusts the leg rests, just like yours
R - Adjusts the angle of chair back
V - Chair height
H - Whole chair forward and back

To be honest, until I saw how the height change worked on your chair & video, I thought mine was broken. Seems to be working just fine now. Thanks again!


January 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFlyWJP

HI FlyWJP - I probably should have mentioned that the seat handles have the same alpha designation you have mentioned (T,R,V, H). Glad the video helped to clear your thoughts, Iain

January 21, 2012 | Registered CommenterFLAPS 2 APPROACH
Thank you for your descriptions on the Weber seats. Currently I'm in the process of buying a set of Weber seats.
The question I have is, how did you manage to get on and off the seat. Without J-rails you have to enter on the outboard side. But for that you would have to move back the seat about 0.5 m.
According to your video, the horizontal movement seems to be around 30 cm, and this seem to me not enough. How did you solve this "problem"?

Thanks, Peter

P.S. In your newest photo of the cockpit it seems that you changed over to Ipeco seats. What was the reason to change?
November 23, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterPeter Dill
Hi Peter

I have both seat types, but prefer the weber seats as J rails are not required. The J rails I have been using have problems associated with them. The weber seats are easier to install with the claw feet and in my opinion Weber seats are more comfortable. You can also add the backrests to the seat and more or less make them to looking like an Ipeco seat (if you want to)

The seat (for me) moved back is adequate to allow entry. It really depends on how large you are. I am 5'8" and skinny so have no issues. If you are not using a shell, then entry is easy via the captain side.

Ipeco or Weber - it depends on whether you want a pure NG sim or a mix match. Best, WilloW
November 28, 2018 | Registered CommenterFLAPS 2 APPROACH

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