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Old 06-14-2017, 03:42 PM
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Default Classic Aero Seats .. nice!

Just got my Classic Aero seats .. beautiful workmanship! I'll try to get some pics up later.

Solid outfit and great customer service, highly recommended!
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Old 06-14-2017, 03:49 PM
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I just sent them my deposit for Aviator seats! Hope they beat the 12 week lead time though!
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Old 06-14-2017, 05:28 PM
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I just sent them my deposit for Aviator seats! Hope they beat the 12 week lead time though!
It will be well worth it, they are so comfortable but also look great. I love mine.
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Old 06-14-2017, 09:16 PM
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Those are some great looking seats. Will keep them in mind when I get that far along.
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Old 06-14-2017, 09:50 PM
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I've got my set on the way, too... and based on advice from other chapter members, I upgraded my order to include memory foam. Classic was able to provide me with a cover made of a canvas material sourced from Hooker Harness that should duplicate the look of a vintage warbird canvas seat. Jeremiah was very helpful, sending me several swatch selections and making sure I got just what I wanted. Can't wait till they get here!
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Old 06-15-2017, 03:26 AM
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The workmanship is certainly of high level. Looking forward to the interior layout. 👍
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Old 06-15-2017, 05:17 AM
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Best part is after 400+ hours on my leather Classic Aero seats, they hardly show any wear. And I definitely don't baby them.
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Old 06-15-2017, 05:36 AM
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Best part is after 400+ hours on my leather Classic Aero seats, they hardly show any wear. And I definitely don't baby them.
I have not made a decision about seat fabric yet, but I am considering "fake" leather because of the maintainence my automobile leather seats require. Your comment makes me wonder if leather would be ok after all. I plan to keep my airplane much longer than my cars. What do folks feel about the durability of artificial leather vs. real leather?
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I have not made a decision about seat fabric yet, but I am considering "fake" leather because of the maintainence my automobile leather seats require. Your comment makes me wonder if leather would be ok after all. I plan to keep my airplane much longer than my cars. What do folks feel about the durability of artificial leather vs. real leather?
I was going to order real leather but the heat factor pushed me back to the ultraleather, which by the way looks fantastic! You can almost flip a coin on real vs synthetic leather, they both have plus and minuses. I distilled my decision down to heat control and it saved me $700. I would have loved that new leather smell though.
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I have not made a decision about seat fabric yet, but I am considering "fake" leather because of the maintenance my automobile leather seats require. Your comment makes me wonder if leather would be ok after all. I plan to keep my airplane much longer than my cars. What do folks feel about the durability of artificial leather vs. real leather?
I can't compare the artificial vs. real leather as I've only had the real. Two years in the Texas heat (old t-hanger) and 400+ hours show almost no wear. I've scrubbed them with saddle soap about every 4 months as I step right on them every time I enter. Last time I had to wash blood (minor cut) off. Like I said, I don't baby them.

If you're going to OSH, look me up and you can see for yourself. N4EW. Planning to arrive on Saturday so will park in the back couple of rows of HBC.
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