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Old 01-22-2018, 01:54 PM
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Anyone in the Eugene, Oregon area have an RV-12 I could come sit in? I’m 6’4” tall and am trying to determine if I need to order a lower seat cushion or if removing the ‘wedge’ will be adequate.

Call or text 541-2eight5-771four.

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Old 01-22-2018, 02:00 PM
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Take a little trip up to Vans??
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Old 01-22-2018, 02:36 PM
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Lane Community College Aviation Academy has an RV-12. Synergy Air, where they make the ELSA RV-12s is also in Eugene.
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Old 01-22-2018, 04:24 PM
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Good idea. I'll try that if no one else offers.

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Old 01-22-2018, 06:46 PM
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Synergy Air is located at the Eugene Airport. They build the S-LSA RV-12 and offer builder assistance classes.

http://synergyair.com
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Anyone in the Eugene, Oregon area have an RV-12 I could come sit in? I’m 6’4” tall and am trying to determine if I need to order a lower seat cushion or if removing the ‘wedge’ will be adequate.

Call or text 541-2eight5-771four.

Thanks,
Patrick
I’m 6’4 and cut the foam wedge in half and stuffed it back in the case
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Old 01-23-2018, 02:47 AM
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I'm also 6'4". I don't use the wedge and have 4 fingers space between my head and the canopy. A thing to consider is that when you don't use the wedge there is a gap between the seat and backseat. Abby can make a longer backseat to avoid the gap and with that the lumbar support is also somewhat lower.
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Old 01-28-2018, 09:52 AM
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Thanks all for the comments. I went to Synergy Air and fortunately they had a 12 that was almost done I could sit it. Turns out I am much too tall for the regular seat cushions. Ryan and I took the seat cushions out and taxied out to the run-up area at KEUG and did a full power run-up. Awesome! I had about 3 inches of room above my headset with no seat cushion.

I will definitely ask Abby for lower seat cushions.

Thanks Ryan and Synergy Air.

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Old 01-28-2018, 05:38 PM
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Thanks all for the comments. I went to Synergy Air and fortunately they had a 12 that was almost done I could sit it. Turns out I am much too tall for the regular seat cushions. Ryan and I took the seat cushions out and taxied out to the run-up area at KEUG and did a full power run-up. Awesome! I had about 3 inches of room above my headset with no seat cushion.

I will definitely ask Abby for lower seat cushions.

Thanks Ryan and Synergy Air.

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Old 01-28-2018, 09:20 PM
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Thanks all for the comments. I went to Synergy Air and fortunately they had a 12 that was almost done I could sit it. Turns out I am much too tall for the regular seat cushions. Ryan and I took the seat cushions out and taxied out to the run-up area at KEUG and did a full power run-up. Awesome! I had about 3 inches of room above my headset with no seat cushion.

I will definitely ask Abby for lower seat cushions.

Thanks Ryan and Synergy Air.

Patrick
Just a thought, but if headroom is the issue, and the headset hitting canopy, then if you use a Halo or Clarity Aloft headset that will give you a lot more space to work with.
Probably you are already well aware of this.
You still need some gap above head as RV-12 can/is bumpy in any turbulence.
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