Cozy MKIV - Chapter 26

Installing the Upholstery

Start Date: June 1, 2002

So I created a paper pattern from the plans, and then adjusted it to fit my plane.   I gave this to Brad of Brad's Upholstery in Lancaster, MA.  We chose some light tan aircraft grade fabric, and I had him make both front seats with 3" foam on the bottom and back.  I have enough material for the rear seats too, but I'm holding off on making those for a while.  The seats are one piece, formed to the fuselage bottom and held in place with a few spots of velcro.  It was kind of expensive - about $590, but it'll only be about $300 to finish off the rear seats.  They look nice and are very comfortable.  Maybe 2" foam on the bottom would have been better - there's not a lot of room for the thighs between the seat and the instrument panel.  We'll see how it goes, and maybe modify them if necessary.

End Date: June 20, 2002


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