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    Xair seats

    Hi All
    To all you Xair owners!! Thinking for the near future, of buying an Xair, Was wondering if any of you could have a look under the seats when your next down at the field, just wondering if they have any movement in Getting the seat a tad nearer the controls!! I am a little fella and need every millimetre I can to get near the controls!! Being taught in a Thruster and luckily, they have a bracket where you can move the seat nearer to the controls by about 2 inches!! Would appreciate if you could have a look underneath for me!! Many thanks
    Terry


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    I don't think so but will check for you, as i'm down at the strip tomorrow.

    A X-Air Falcon with 582 + oil injection, recently fully refurbed (engine that is), will be available in the next 6 weeks I suspect. PM if interested.

    worth asking Gordon at X-Air UK what thicker seats might be available?
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    If i remember right. When i built my x,air all i did was place the seat in the right place i wanted it and drilled holes through and bolted to the floor. This was done when the pod was not on so you could access the underneath the wooden flooring to tighten the nuts up. Now with the pod on you only have a small gap to get to the nuts underneath the wooden flooring. You will have to check if you can get to the nuts. If you can i would have thought you could move the seat and re-drill holes.
    If its a problem with you reaching the rudder pedals i think you can mod the link bar at the pedals so this brings the pedals nearer.

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    Checked today and as the previous poster says, bolted down. Also heard about mods to the pedal distance either way.
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    Hi Terry,

    I too trained in a Thruster T600N and once qualified I bought an X-Air. I am not a tall man either. 5ft 7 on a good day, but usually around 5ft 6. The controls felt further away from my feet in the Thruster, but no issues in the X-Air. If you need a little help to get closer to the pedals just use a cushion behind your back. Although I would be surprised if you would need it. But a cushion should work just fine for you. X-Air's are a fantastic first plane and are great fun.

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    Thanks all for the replies. Have been in Contact with Xair, apparently, as Trevs99 said......they just bolt down where you want them. Just make sure the seat isn't fouling control column.
    Terry


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    Easy approach is just to lengthen the rudder cables, the same amount on each one so they remain tight and the rudder centred. This will bring the pedals closer to you but beware because the toe brake levers will tilt towards you with the pedals and if you do too much you may have a problem angling your ankles enough to be comfortable when activating them. The result can be very painful cramping of the calf muscles (don't ask me how I know this).

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    the hawk has adjustable seat runners fitted could these not be retro fitted to standard xair models
    fly high fly safe and may you always have the wind at your back
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