Smaller front Seat?

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  1. May 18, 2018 #1

    DocWillis

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    Skybolts,


    I'm trying to figure out how I can put a smaller seat in the front cockpit because I need more room around the rudder pedals for my big boots. I don't want to remove the front seat (until I drop a 540 in). I still like taking my bride for $50 hamburgers!


    Any thoughts or ideas? Thanks!
     
  2. May 18, 2018 #2

    smizo

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    don't fly with boots ;)
     
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    If your airplane's front cockpit is anything like my S-2 the passenger's size is the driver, not the seat's width. My front seat is 12-1/4" wide, the newer S-2 airplanes are 2" wider and the seat follows that and is also 2" wider.

    I wear large shoes and for that reason I wear special shoes for flying that are narrower and have very thin soles. Wearing my normal shoes for flying is NFG with a passenger and not real great solo.
     
  4. May 19, 2018 #4

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    I took my front seat to a local auto upholsterer and had it narrowed 1.5 inches on each side, the metal frame stayed the same. Made a big difference, now much easier to to navigate the rudders and heel brakes.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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