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Old 05 October 2008, 14:44   #31
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Why have you put trim tabs on the thing?
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Old 05 October 2008, 17:27   #32
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Why have you put trim tabs on the thing?
ther not on yet ...still in the box .

the shakespeares quite bow high ...want to try and keep the bow down a bit when i'm nipping on ....also on my last outing i felt a tendancy to lean into the wind a bit.


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Old 05 October 2008, 17:35   #33
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Did you have to sell your TV to pay for the new seats?

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Old 05 October 2008, 18:40   #34
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Did you have to sell your TV to pay for the new seats?
LOL ...its on the wall .........but on its way oot ....plasma's .....i bought it new in 1999 for 5500 ......new now there only 599

havent bought the seats ......i made them .

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pulled the upper seat parts from the mold yesterday ......there will be a lower lumber support in the 3" gap from the base of the seat to the backrest .......within this there will also be upper stiffers for the backrests .....all my plans and working out are so far coming together as planned.....the lateral supports will have 50mm of memory foam wrapped around the inside for body protection ....the seat base itself will have 50mm foam outer areas just at the bum ....the centre of the seat will have 25mm foam in the bum base and around the leg area will be medical gel pads ....front wont get anything other than vinyl.

I will park this aside until all my other parts are done and will take for upholstery .......the guy i'm taking them too does custom motorcycle seats and wants to do something special on them. I'll see what he comes up with

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Old 08 October 2008, 10:27   #36
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Take my hat off to ya Ian. Must have taken allot of planning and forward thinking.
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A question of foam .....

You say memory foam - do you mean the decent energy absorbing stuff ( like you have in Aircraft) that will only compress once on 'impact' and not the stuff that will 'bounce' a few times before fianlly settling?

Just thinking that it would be a shame to put together a stunning set up & then not go the full way with the foam.

I cant wait to see the finished work all put together - it will be shame to get it wet! I get as much as a smile looking the way things come together as I do from using them !
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You say memory foam - do you mean the decent energy absorbing stuff ( like you have in Aircraft) that will only compress once on 'impact' and not the stuff that will 'bounce' a few times before fianlly settling?


depends on the kinda impact

been on a few planes and loads of helicopters and none strike me as comfy for long periods ........i have forwarded some pictures to the foam guy with my requirements and he is going to work it out for me i am also considering gel in the seats as well.........as i said earlier .......wont be any further progress on this one for a few months ....need to get the others upto speed first.
i will spend a bit of time around the lower back supports .......these will have to be right, cause their also stiffening the upper back supports as well .....

took ages to settle on a decent seat shape ........very time consuming to chuck out if its rejected ....glad i'm not paying for my own time

thanks for the comments guys


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It's all looking rather fantasic.

Can't wait to see what the unholsterys going to be like.

One question. The two composite strips that join the upper seat to the base. Are these meant to bend or are they hinged on the brackets?
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Andy, since Ian's not logged on...they are carbon fibre and they flex.
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