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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: "Ken Stevens" <ken.stevens at>

Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 06:03:23 UTC



Most S2B drivers seem to like the seat pack because it is such a deep
hole. Try this, put the seat pack on and sit down in a chair and try to
up. Next do the same with a backpack. I think you will pick the

I use a long softie because with a backpack it tends to ride up my back
when I push outside. With the long I sit on the lower part of it and it
stops the ridding up problem.

If you are going to spend $1200 to $1400 I would shop around.
It's your butt that has got to sit on it, pick one that feels good.
It's your butt it has to save so pick one you can get out of
the plane with as easy as possible.

Ken Stevens
IAC 14340
Pitts S1

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jerry Guy" <jguysr at>
To: "IAC List" <acro at>
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2002 4:33 PM
Subject: [Acro] Pitts,Parachutes and Padding

> 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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