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Old July 21st 03, 07:03 PM
Slav Inger
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Default Seat height problem

Alright, I gotta ask this, even if it brings a few chuckles out of
y'all. I'm transitioning from PA-28-181 to a DA20-C1 (a stepping stone
to the DA40) and having a bit of a problem seeing ahead. I'm relatively
short (5'6.5") and I'm finding that the DA20 with its comfy recliner
seats is more of a problem than the Archer used to be (had a problem
there too before we got the adjustable seats). So, any suggestions on a
comfortable cushion that has decent thickness (I'm thinking about an
inch) and a small "footprint"? Surprisingly enough, I've never seen
something like this offered in any of the pilot supplies catalogs...

- Slav Inger
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Old July 21st 03, 10:09 PM
Bob Noel
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In article , Slav Inger
wrote:

Alright, I gotta ask this, even if it brings a few chuckles out of
y'all. I'm transitioning from PA-28-181 to a DA20-C1 (a stepping stone
to the DA40) and having a bit of a problem seeing ahead. I'm relatively
short (5'6.5") and I'm finding that the DA20 with its comfy recliner
seats is more of a problem than the Archer used to be (had a problem
there too before we got the adjustable seats). So, any suggestions on a
comfortable cushion that has decent thickness (I'm thinking about an
inch) and a small "footprint"? Surprisingly enough, I've never seen
something like this offered in any of the pilot supplies catalogs...


and additional thing to look for is a taper - thick at the
back and thin in front so that your legs/knees don't get higher.
It took a while, but I found one for my cherokee, which doesn't
have the adjustable seats. It was carseat cushion.

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Bob Noel
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Old July 21st 03, 11:08 PM
G.R. Patterson III
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Slav Inger wrote:

So, any suggestions on a
comfortable cushion that has decent thickness (I'm thinking about an
inch) and a small "footprint"? Surprisingly enough, I've never seen
something like this offered in any of the pilot supplies catalogs...


I sit on a boat seat cushion. It's about 2" thick. Also check sporting goods
shops that carry hunting supplies. I've seen a few nice cushions sold as
padding for deer stands. If you're in New Jersey, Efinger's Sporting Goods
in Bound Brook carries some.

George Patterson
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pessimist is afraid that he's correct.
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Old July 22nd 03, 12:17 AM
MikeC
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Look at OregonAero.com. I've been looking at their cushions because parts of
me fall asleep after 3 hours in the seat. They have a two inch pad for
shorter pilots.


Mike Clapp
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"Slav Inger" wrote in message
...
Alright, I gotta ask this, even if it brings a few chuckles out of
y'all. I'm transitioning from PA-28-181 to a DA20-C1 (a stepping stone
to the DA40) and having a bit of a problem seeing ahead. I'm relatively
short (5'6.5") and I'm finding that the DA20 with its comfy recliner
seats is more of a problem than the Archer used to be (had a problem
there too before we got the adjustable seats). So, any suggestions on a
comfortable cushion that has decent thickness (I'm thinking about an
inch) and a small "footprint"? Surprisingly enough, I've never seen
something like this offered in any of the pilot supplies catalogs...

- Slav Inger
- PP ASEL IA @ YIP



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Old July 22nd 03, 01:30 PM
Jack Cunniff
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We have one - it's extremely comfortable. Not inexpensive, but it does
exactly what it's supposed to, and is well made.

-Jack


"MikeC" writes:

Look at OregonAero.com. I've been looking at their cushions because parts of
me fall asleep after 3 hours in the seat. They have a two inch pad for
shorter pilots.



Mike Clapp
LVK



"Slav Inger" wrote in message
...
Alright, I gotta ask this, even if it brings a few chuckles out of
y'all. I'm transitioning from PA-28-181 to a DA20-C1 (a stepping stone
to the DA40) and having a bit of a problem seeing ahead. I'm relatively
short (5'6.5") and I'm finding that the DA20 with its comfy recliner
seats is more of a problem than the Archer used to be (had a problem
there too before we got the adjustable seats). So, any suggestions on a
comfortable cushion that has decent thickness (I'm thinking about an
inch) and a small "footprint"? Surprisingly enough, I've never seen
something like this offered in any of the pilot supplies catalogs...

- Slav Inger
- PP ASEL IA @ YIP



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Old July 22nd 03, 02:27 PM
blanche cohen
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Check any local warehouse store (target, kmart, walmart, etc)
for outdoor lawn chairs. Cushions are available separately
in different widths and thicknesses.

Cheap, too.

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Old July 22nd 03, 02:31 PM
john smith
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Get a one-inch thick piece of Conforfoam/Temperfoam (choice of soft,
medium, hard).
Expensive, but comfortable.
 




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