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    Covering My Arse...Where to Have Seats Recovered/Remodeled...Take 2

    OK, I botched up the thread with regard to getting my seats covered.

    I hate to admit it, but loaning my super cub to Santa comes with some adverse outcomes...it seems that Santa's arse is so blasted fat that he wore the front seat out, getting in and out, to the point that it is thread-bare. I need to get it recovered, and while I am at it I want to have the rear seat recovered and reconfigured, as well.

    With regard to the rear seat, the current version is so thick in the aft part of the seat that it makes it really difficult to lift the seat to get to the underseat storage. I want that fixed, too, while I am at it.

    I appreciate the comments that were left late last night, and would like to hear more, including any suggestions on how the seats should be built up.

    Many thanks, and please accept my apologies for making that thread go away.

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    I really liked my Oregon aero seats, very comfy and wore well
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    Quote Originally Posted by WindOnHisNose View Post
    OK, I botched up the thread with regard to getting my seats covered.

    I hate to admit it, but loaning my super cub to Santa comes with some adverse outcomes...it seems that Santa's arse is so blasted fat that he wore the front seat out, getting in and out, to the point that it is thread-bare. I need to get it recovered, and while I am at it I want to have the rear seat recovered and reconfigured, as well.

    With regard to the rear seat, the current version is so thick in the aft part of the seat that it makes it really difficult to lift the seat to get to the underseat storage. I want that fixed, too, while I am at it.

    I appreciate the comments that were left late last night, and would like to hear more, including any suggestions on how the seats should be built up.

    Many thanks, and please accept my apologies for making that thread go away.

    Randy
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    I like the temper foam seat bottom and back. Dependind on the height of the seat you want I would do a two or three inch sick on the bottom. They have a chart on thicknesses, top layer of medium with cut outs and inserts of the pink foam for the pelvic bones. If you do a search there is a picture of how Oregon arrow does it. Also I would put a lumbar support of the pink foam in the back. You can put those little side pieces on the bottom if you like also. The temper foam is like sitting on a rock when it is cold, but warm is very fast. I redid the seats in the pacer myself and it went from barely being able to tolerate four hours to eight hours of flying without any problems. I am not a big fan of fine line they took several months to get my order done.
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    Oregon Aero is the way to go, Temper Foam well worth the money ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TirolCub View Post
    Oregon Aero is the way to go, Temper Foam well worth the money ...
    Except itís a brick in the cold. Flew the other day when it was 12 and the seat never warmed up


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    I'm a happy Fine Line customer. Doug's done all my airplane seats and I can't think of anything I could improve upon. Different density of foam in the right places. Properly fitted bolsters. And while I like leather in cars, I prefer fabric in airplanes. Just enough sticktion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewartb View Post
    Just enough sticktion.
    Not to mention they don't (seem to) get as cold! Have fabric in my truck too, I prefer them all the way around.
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    I dress better for the cold in my plane, but I get it. To the appropriate clothing for winter weather thing, if your butt is warming your memory foam in winter you aren't dressed properly. I won't use memory foam in an airplane seat for that reason.
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    The old memory foam in my cub is getting forgetful anyway. Time to do something different after 1700 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewartb View Post
    I dress better for the cold in my plane, but I get it. To the appropriate clothing for winter weather thing, if your butt is warming your memory foam in winter you aren't dressed properly. I won't use memory foam in an airplane seat for that reason.
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    You must have the coldest butt on the planet. Virtually ALL insulative value in clothing results from that clothingsí ability to trap air close to your body. Sitting on said clothing compresses it, and effectively reduces its insulative value.

    I will grant that high density foam is brick like when cold, but it warms when you sit on it, regardless of how thick your butt insulation is.

    For twenty years I worked ski planes in very cold temps, north of Fairbanks. Those airplanes were often parked overnight in ďfairly coldĒ places like Fort Yukon and Beaver. All had high density foam seats. And, yes it took some time in the morning to warm them up, but after a half hour, seat belts were loose, and had to be tightened.

    I loved those seats, but then, I was often spending six hours plus in them per day.

    So, apparently, your under garments are styrofoam? Cause otherwise, they should be very poor insulators when sat on anyway.....and the seat cushion then takes over that task.

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    Memory foam relaxes by being worked, too, as most of us with memory foam mattresses know. If your seat is comfy in 80* summer weather there's zero way you'll get the same foam temps in the cold until your cabin heat warms the foam. I dress for the cold so don't use much cabin heat except to keep windows clear and breath fog manageable.

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    I have been thinking about adding a inflatable lumbar support to the back for the really long flights. I also prefer cloth seats over leather.
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    Randy, Oregon Arrow.

    Give them a call.

    Here's my suggestions.

    Leather, all around and their standard leather is nice. Also they can easily embroider the seat backs with Mr. and Mrs. Claus...

    Front: Thick set bottom, thin seat back with lumbar support. Also have them put a zipper pouch in the back of front seat back for documents and put the phone pouch horizontal on the top portion of the seat back or it messes a little with the rear stick going full forward. Also DELETE the stock shoulder harness slit in the seat top and if you have the folding front seat STC or want it, tell them and they can make appropriate changes.

    Rear: Thin bottom and thin back with lumbar support.

    Kirby

    Ps. Other thing I did was have them make a small 1"wide by 6" long x 3/4" thick elbow pad to match the seats with Velcro on the bottom. Place this strategically on top of the throttle cover panel, you'll thank me later.
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    Iíll echo Stewards Fine line recommendations, Iíve had them make seats for 4 cub builds and Iíll use them for my next one too.

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    Just got new seats from sport aircraft seats. They fit perfectly, and fit the carbon concepts seat back like a glove. Hopefully Iíll get some time in them this weekend


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    Quote Originally Posted by RaisedByWolves View Post
    Just got new seats from sport aircraft seats. They fit perfectly, and fit the carbon concepts seat back like a glove. Hopefully Iíll get some time in them this weekend


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    Just spent 5 hours in them today, they are comfy. Iím very happy with them.


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