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Re: REFLECTOR: Update on Seat Foam

i'm having velocity  do my seats now. could use the seat foam info as soon
as possible. before they get to far. thanks mike schmitt  72m

-----Original Message-----
From: James F. Agnew <Jim_Agnew@ibm.net>
To: Velocity List-Reflector <reflector@awpi.com>
Date: Friday, November 13, 1998 8:05 PM
Subject: REFLECTOR: Update on Seat Foam

>Several months ago I mentioned a company Chestnut Ridge Foam and the
>fact that they produced the foam seat cushions for most of the major
>aircraft manufacturers.
>In keeping with my engineering "bullet proofing" of my aircraft and
>after trying a number of seats and finding that the foam was not what I
>considered appropriate (too soft, totally collapsed, etc.) I decided to
>go with certified commercial aircraft seat foam.
>I have been working with CR Foam and now have the prototype seats and
>backs.  I decided to go with different density foams for comfort and
>safety.  The cushions have a 3/4" piece of 130/150# foam on the bottom
>which is VERY dense and takes a lot of energy to compress.  This is my
>spinal column protection in case I crash.  The next layers I have lost
>track of but will have the details soon.
>All of my testers said that the impression of the seat was that it was
>soft to start followed with a slow sinking and conforming feeling that
>was very comfortable.
>The cushions are all pre-cut to fit the standard Velocity Elite trays
>and require only the round notch for the back of the seat where the duct
>goes and the finial shaping of the top.
>They have been assigned part #'s that I will post soon.
>Ready for the shocking price for this pre cut commercial grade foam
>complete with the F.A.R 25.853(a) certification!!!
>Seats -  Less than $24
>Backs - Less than $40
>plus shipping  if you took the same foam schedules, some additional
>charges if you want to specify your own densities, sizes etc.
>More to come.
>// James F. Agnew
>// Tampa, FL
>// Velocity 173 FG Elite ( http://www.VelocityAircraft.com/ ) under