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Hi all -I am located near Camden NSW -  anyone care to recommend the services of a custom upholstery service provider in the greater Sydney area,  including The Gong, Southern Highlands ?  

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12 hours ago, skippydiesel said:

What ?? no one has engaged the services of a custom upholsterer to fit out their aircraft ???????.

What did you get skip, is it a Sonex???????

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7 minutes ago, skippydiesel said:

Yes. In the words of my consulting engineer "95% complete, 30% to go"

I saw the add, looks good. Don't weigh it down with to much upholstery or it won't be fast😄

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1 hour ago, Thruster88 said:

I saw the add, looks good. Don't weigh it down with to much upholstery or it won't be fast😄

I agree however an aluminium sheet (base & back) is a tad spartan for my aged bones.

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Ooooh! very nice - its provably just the photo but it looks like the passenger gets a flat back.

 

Q. Memory foam is heavy and 100 mm is particularly heavy.

 

I am exploring repurposing  front seat cushions (already contoured) from a  number of Japanese cars  ($200-400/pair) - if works just need recovering

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The memory foam will be contoured to the back so in reality is about half that thickness starts at 100 but takes away 50% of foam, i also purchased a car seat(subaru) and played around with it and so much work involved i binned it, my cushions will be velcro to seats for easy removal. The Contour is a foam specifically for impact on bum

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Yeah! - I had a ride in a Subaru at the weekend - very comfy seats. 

 

Why didn't the car seat idea work out ? (might save me a lot of wasted time & $$)

 

I was given a memory foam mattress - probably a bit thicker than 100mm - heavy as - but sooooper comfy.

 

So Contour is a name of a product not a description?

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Thats right its for seating for impact ,they use it in truck seats and some guys in US have used it in aerobatic planes , company in Northgate qld have it cost of 2 pieces is about 110 $ 1 layer at 30mm and balance in memory foam to suit my butt cheeks lol (approx 75mm with covers) i have ordered pieces so will put some pics up and will weigh it . as for the car seat by the time i remodeled foam and cut opening for stick lost a lot of the seat also the back was to tall, i only paid 50$ from wreckers to try it had to strip a lot of stuff of to get weight down approx weight of seat was 10 kg before stripping and was to high in seat section.

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Car front/bucket seat option - Of course there will be remodeling but if the basic construction of the foam is right then it should be possible to trim to shape (including stick hole/slot), get the resultant cushions recovered (professionally) and "Bobs your Uncle" - OR is this just fantasy?

 

Qld wreckers would seem to be more $ reasonable than the greedy Greater Sydney tribe.

 

Back to "Contour" cushion - sounds like you had at least the bottom/base cushion built to your particular dimensions - is this correct?

 

How did you determine the correct (for you) thickness of foam for best visibility ?

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Correction " Confor"  is 30mm shock absorbing  foam  cut to my dimensions approx 480x600 for seat layered with memory foam to 75 thickness overall height of seat bottom cushion as for the back i am getting contoured similair to the subaru seat but not as high 1 quote here was about 1000$ to recover with my foam shapes in cloth have since been told of a retired chap who for cash does at a much better price and in faux leather and as for getting size for visibility its the same as the RV6a that i owned except for the back, i will let you know how i go with the upholsterer cost ( we might get a better deal for 2 sets ) cheers gareth

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4 hours ago, gareth lacey said:

Correction " Confor"  is 30mm shock absorbing  foam  cut to my dimensions approx 480x600 for seat layered with memory foam to 75 thickness overall height of seat bottom cushion as for the back i am getting contoured similair to the subaru seat but not as high 1 quote here was about 1000$ to recover with my foam shapes in cloth have since been told of a retired chap who for cash does at a much better price and in faux leather and as for getting size for visibility its the same as the RV6a that i owned except for the back, i will let you know how i go with the upholsterer cost ( we might get a better deal for 2 sets ) cheers gareth

Hmmmm ! $1k for a recovering sounds very steep. I had my existing foam seats, on my last aircraft, recovered in very nice leather (the real stuff - not a painted finish, like most upholstery leather), as per old English sports car style for $700  for the pair (6 years ago).

 

Faux leather can be superior to the real deal - Mercedes had a leather look alike upholstery product they called MBTec in some of their lower end sedans. It was so good a lot of people thought it was leather. Turned out to be longer lasting more breathable (for the body) than leather.

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