Edge 513 Posted April 6, 2008 Share Posted April 6, 2008 Below is a email and response that just needs to be published somewhere due to its far reaching implications for Canard aircraft. Its amazing how just a simple question posed one to another/builder to builder, can spark wonderful modification ideas and resultant improvements to our aircraft! Below is the email and the reply... I am making the rear seats and am wondering why there is a ½ inch gap between the seats and the heating duct cover. Do we really need that much clearance? Do the seat belts need the clearance? Que paso Danke Ted [Ya kinda have to know how Ted and I go 'back and forth' together....anyway....] Its because they can be that way and no one will notice whats under the cushions. The seat belt point isn't affected or near the seat gaps. I wanted mine to not look sloppy when cushions were pulled out. So I did mine tight to the sides both ways. Pic below of my full wide seats. I fully expect you will decide to do them somehow completely opposite of me in some fashion, just to be cantankerous, because obviously as you have insinuated before, what I did was too anal, and took too long. Ohhh Heowww. I have an idea- Since Nats are narrower than the fuselage...let extrapolate that and go narrower yet. Wait, its taking shape..narrower, more narrower....my mind is gettting a picture. Yow! There it is! Ta Da! Why dont you make ''thong-style'' rear seats...just a stiff bungee cord fastened in the middle of each seat. Easy to build. Women really only fit back there anyway, so they will just think their thongs are riding up a little too tight. Nice suspended bungee ride- you will be a hit with your fantastic modification! You can somehow cleverly name this new mod after yourself, even though I gave you the idea...At fly-ins women will clamor to ride in your beatseat. "oh the comfort, Oh the ride, Oh I had NO idea how Cozy a Cozy really wassss"!! You will be a hit with the new Teds Terrific Thong Thang back seats!!! Clearly we are on to something here.......go tiger! My seats are done, you go blaze the new trail!!!!! Quote Self confessed Wingnut. Now think about it...wouldn't you rather LIVE your life, rather than watch someone else's, on Reality T.V.? Get up off that couch!!! =) Progress; Fuselage on all three, with outside and inside nearly complete. 8 inch extended nose. FHC done. Canard finished. ERacer wings done with blended winglets. IO540 starting rebuild. Mounting Spar. Starting strake ribs. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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