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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: Graham Bird <graham at>

Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 14:01:56 UTC


  I fly with a backpack Long Softy, but because I'm a shortarse have the seat 
filled with padding to get maximum height.  Speak to Allen Silver (let me 
know if you need contact details) if you need good advice and guidance.


At 07:33 PM 1/29/2002 -0500, 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?

Graham Bird                             graham at
Director, IAC Chapter 38                        (510) 530 9008


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