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Avid Flyer Seats


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I am curious as to what was in the plane originally. I have not been able to come up wit any info.

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Most likely would have been a sling seat.  That is a cloth and foam seat that ties off to the seat truss and the cross bar at shoulder height.  There are a couple of ties as well at the back/ bottom of the seat to keep it in place.   Kitfox used fiberglass seats, but I think the sling seat is more comfortable, as well as being adjustable.  JImChuk

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a complete interior of avid C , i 'm little proud having new interior from 28 years ago :) was the "commuter" option i guess

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the sling seat :

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The early model seats were the brown sling seats with 2” yellow foam. I put conform foam in the pilots side of mine. 

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i put conform foam in the pilots side of mine. 

 

Did you like it, I have enough pieces of  confoam to do both sides bottom and back

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Made a huge difference. It’s heavy though which is why I didn’t do the whole seat.

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Thanks for the pics... Came up with a good plan...1/8 lexan and para cord

 

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Where does one find sling seats?  Can you find the material and make them or are they made of a special cloth?  Maybe the fabric shop.

 

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This is what a buddy of mine did on his Avid A model.  It was a bit of work, but it did the job.  JImChuk

 

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Thanks, that looks easy to do.  Looks time consuming but it could be fun.  Thanks

   

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Fisher's upholstery, 661 Beacon Light Rd, Eagle, Idaho, 83616 tel:208-939-6513 made the sling seats for the Avid.  They still have the patterns and can make one up for you.  Dunno the price, though.

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