Pivoting Seat for Fighter Aircraft.
Patent, Filed 26 Sep 90, patented 12 Nov 91,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A high-performance aircraft seat is disclosed that automatically reacts to recline the pilot as the aircraft experience higher Gs in the vertical direction, or along the pilots Z-axis. The seat, consisting of a seat pan joined to a seat back, is hingedly fixed, at a point forward of the pilotseat combination center of gravity, to the surface. An hydraulic cylinder is fixed between the surface, aft of the hinge point, and the seat back and will react to return the seat to its initial position, from a G-force induced reclining position, whenever the G forces subside.