Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: PA-18 Seat Options to Increase Headroom?

  1. #1
    Mike Whitehead Low Lead's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2020
    Hood River, Oregon
    Post Thanks / Like

    PA-18 Seat Options to Increase Headroom?

    OK - I know I'm not the only tall pilot here (I'm 6'5") and just fit in the front seat of a stock SuperCub with a non-folding front seat. My head still brushes the X-brace and I've padded that with pipe insulation (the brace not my head).

    My question is without an STC are there any cushion mods (lower/thinner cushions), seat slant tricks or seat frame changes (back to STCs) that would give me an extra inch or two for long cross countries and turbulence? I even took the button off my baseball cap and slouch as much as possible.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Nelson New Zealand
    Post Thanks / Like
    At 6'4" that cross bar is the # 1 reason I always wear a helmet.
    Thanks Low Lead thanked for this post

  3. #3
    Steve Pierce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Graham, TX
    Post Thanks / Like
    Shorter cushion or a Tango Cub seat that were built for the Air Force and were lower for a seat chute. Inboard flap handle attachment would have to be addressed.
    Steve Pierce

    Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
    Will Rogers
    Thanks Low Lead thanked for this post
    Likes hotrod180 liked this post

  4. #4
    SJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Kansas City, USA
    Post Thanks / Like
    My Tango cub's greatest feature was the lower seat. I really miss it!

    "Often Mistaken, but Never in Doubt"
    Likes Low Lead liked this post

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Post Thanks / Like
    Problem with the tango seat is the rear mounting brackets are about an 1” outboard of the stock ones, then the underseat battery won’t work and the flap handle is also messed up.Click image for larger version. 

Name:	91F95BC7-A7CD-4732-9808-4120DEDF2453.jpg 
Views:	114 
Size:	62.7 KB 
ID:	49758
    Thanks Low Lead thanked for this post

Similar Threads

  1. O-320 HP increase options and prop questions
    By roxiedog13 in forum Experimental Cubs
    Replies: 80
    Last Post: 06-14-2019, 08:54 PM
  2. Pilot Seat - looking for options
    By flyanozira in forum Cafe Supercub
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-15-2013, 06:09 PM
  3. J-5 Front Seat Options
    By behindpropellers in forum Modifications
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-03-2004, 09:44 AM
  4. Front seat options for a PA-12
    By Marc Olson in forum Modifications
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-30-2004, 07:30 PM



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts