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Old 04-14-2011, 01:03 PM   #1
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I have been wanting an ejection seat for a long time, hopefully from a F-105 or some other Vietnam era aircraft and I finally found one ata garage sale of all things! What I find particularly cool though is it is a proper training aid made by Martin Baker so it has all the normal aircraft hookups that you would have in the cockpit!

So now my goal is to build a proper instrument panel with all the proper instruments and gunsight and I also need to find a stick. Should be fun!
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i have been wanting an ejection seat for a long time, hopefully from a f-105 or some other vietnam era aircraft and i finally found one ata garage sale of all things! What i find particularly cool though is it is a proper training aid made by martin baker so it has all the normal aircraft hookups that you would have in the cockpit!

So now my goal is to build a proper instrument panel with all the proper instruments and gunsight and i also need to find a stick. Should be fun!
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Old 04-14-2011, 02:09 PM   #5
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Very cool find. If I were you I would leave it as such: an original training seat.
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Hi JL,

Anything I do to it will be easily reverted. I won't touch the original bits. I'll just remove them and store them and fabricate the new stuff.
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Awesome, just like I remember them. Everything looks intact, now to find a rocket pack
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"Anything I do to it will be easily reverted. I won't touch the original bits. I'll just remove them and store them and fabricate the new stuff."

I shouldnt have expected any less of you.
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Awesome, just like I remember them. Everything looks intact, now to find a rocket pack

Got one! It's deactivated so I don't have to worry about it though!
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No Problem JL!



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I shouldnt have expected any less of you.
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Should be fun!
And expensive, too! What will end up on the eStand to fund this project? LOL

Seriously, congratulations on the nice find I hope you paid a ''garage sale'' price for it as well...

Good luck with your project-- finding original aircraft parts will be challenging, to say the least!
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very neat find!
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Great seat!

Here are a couple of sites I found helpful when I was restoring some: http://www.ejectorseats.co.uk/ and http://users.bestweb.net/~kcoyne/index.html
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Gary's seat looks pretty complete to me. That red bag that's on the seat cushion was used to store the seven pins that when installed, prevented the seat from ejecting (an open canopy was the first sequence of ejection). Even the banana links appear intact on top. I have seen these over the years and most have had parts stripped off like face curtain rings, D ring, green apple, etc.
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Thanks! I certainly did not pay retail but it wasn't cheap. He'd watched the episode of Pawnstars where they had the ejection seats so there was some serious discussion going on!





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Seriously, congratulations on the nice find I hope you paid a ''garage sale'' price for it as well...

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