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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Re: Pitts,Parachutes and Padding


Thread: [Acro] Re: Pitts,Parachutes and Padding

Message: [Acro] Re: Pitts,Parachutes and Padding

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From: David Allgood <offbeat at>

Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 01:39:23 UTC


I have the opposite problem with my S1. My backpack solves the pedal reach
but my butt was to low. So for me it was a cushion or a phone book. I went
with the cushion. If you are comfortable with the seatpack and if it still
has alot of life left you may want to consider a cushion. Find what
thickness solves your reach problem and make a pattern that fits your space
requirements. Most good upholsterers can make a cushion from your pattern
and you can specify the density of the foam and covering used. Be sure your
design when installed leaves nothing to hangup on if you must, shall we say
need to get the h*$$ out in a hurry. My thought is that this piece of art
work stays with the ride. The last thought is the the covering should be
smooth enough to let you slide in and out easily. A friend who is a CFI
needs both, a seat and back cushion ( shes 5' at best ) and she had them
made to fit her needs and the cost was not bad. Hope this helps.
Dave Allgood

Jerry Guy wrote:

> Pitts drivers,
> Been flying my S2B with a seatpack 'chute because thats what came with
> the airplane when I bought it. Height seems just right but being short
> of leg, I've been doubling up on the back cushions to get comfortable
> full pedal deflection.
> Shopping around for an appropriate back cushion, I've been told by
> cushion makers that they have seat patterns but no back patterns for my
> Pitts as most people use a backpack chute.
> 1. Are you flying with a backpack, seatpack or other chute?
> 2. Is there some decided advantage to the backpack chute vs seatpack?
>     (other than the obvious cushion situation above)
> I could purchase a backpack and relagate the seatpack to the pax if
> there is an advantage, or just purchase a cushion. Ideas? Opinions?
> Thanks,
> Jerry


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