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Re: REFLECTOR: Update on Seat Foam


I just spoke with the folks at CRFoam, talked to Marlene (Lee was out of
town).  I asked whether anyone had setup part numbers for the newer
narrower (14.5" vs. 16") Elite seats, she thought you were doing
something with Lee on that but wasn't sure..

If you have, that's what I need.  Or, she can FAX drawings down to me
and I can note the changes needed.  Or, she can just send the ones
you've listed here and I can cut them to fit.

But first, I wanted to check with you..

(BTW, how are you coming along with your Velocity??)

-john rourke

James F. Agnew wrote:
> For all of you waiting for the update I will give you a basic
> description.
> For safety reasons I wanted additional spinal protection so I specified
> the bottom layer be 3/4" of 130/150# foam.  This stuff is VERY firm and
> is really tough to compress but in the case of a crash will absorb a lot
> of energy with little rebound.  The next layer is 1 3/4" thick  of
> 55/65# and the bolster area is 1" of 45/55#.  This is the seat bottom
> and everyone that has tried it likes the feel and it does not bottom out
> with a 240# person test case.  My wife weighs about 120# and she also
> found it comfortable.
> The backs rest cushions have the same 3/4" of 130/150# foam.  The next
> layer is 1 3/4" thick  of 45/55# and the bolster area is 1" of 35/45#.
> The cushion foam can be ordered from Chestnut Ridge Foam, Latrobe, PA at
> 1-800-234-2734 and ask for Lee Danovitz.  Send questions to Lee Danovitz
> at CRFOAM@WESTOL.COM.  Please try and limit the telephone calls to
> orders  This is a commercial company (your order may be right along side
> Boeing's) and you will get professional service and I found them very
> responsive.  They DON'T take credit cards so you need to pre-pay or
> arrange for COD.
> Remember that these cushions are straight cut to fit the standard trays
> and the bottom cushion will require the "duct" notch to be cut and both
> cushions will require shaping of the bolster area and anything else you
> want to do.
> If someone would be willing to ship them a set of the narrow bottom
> trays I would see if they could digitize the cutting for them.
> SEAT BOTTOMS CUSHION  Part # CRF 501571-02  @  $23.34 each
> SEAT BACK CUSHION         Part # CRF 601451-02  @  $39.05 each
> SHIPPING IS EXTRA  (mine cost $25 for 4 sets plus 2 sheets of foam to
> Tampa, FL)
> They also sell sheets of this foam in all sorts of thickness that has
> many uses.  They also say that it has good sound deadening
> characteristics  I purchased two sheets of 1/4" x 36" x 60" 45/55#
> ($10.54 each) to use as underlayment for my upholstering (e.g.,
> headliner, keel, etc.).
> They call the 130/150# structural and it would probably make nice push
> in false bulkheads to hide the real ones.  I think that a 1/2" piece
> would be great to seal the doghouse so air doesn't come over it.
> I'm open to questions, happy sitting!
> Jim
> --
> //------10--------20--------30--------40--------50--------60--------70--------80
> // James F. Agnew
> // Tampa, FL
> // Velocity 173 FG Elite ( http://www.VelocityAircraft.com/ ) under
> construction