VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

-POSTING RULES
-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.


Go Back   VAF Forums > Model Specific > RV-7/7A
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-08-2021, 06:23 AM
Tcheairs Tcheairs is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2021
Location: Covington
Posts: 43
Default Seat Covers for Entry and Exit RV 7A

Searched the forum but no hits on this subject.

Anyone solved the problem of having to step onto the seat to get into the RV 7A? Some kind of seat cover (or other invention) to protect my new very nice seats. Would like it (seat cover, pad or whatever) to be easily removable for show. It would also have to "grip" the leather seat bottom somewhat so that it does not slide forward when you step onto it for entry and exit..

All ideas welcome. thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-08-2021, 06:31 AM
Planecrazy232's Avatar
Planecrazy232 Planecrazy232 is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Cape Coral, FL
Posts: 388
Default

I just use a spare piece of carpet about 18" x 18" on top of the seat. Step on it to get in and remove as you are lowering down. Throw it in the back. Reverse process on exit. *edit- Install an Anti Splat easy exit bar if you haven't already. It's magic.
__________________
Thanks,

Anthony

RV6-A "Aluminum Mistress"
Too many hobbies- not enough time.
2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 donor and happy to do it.

Last edited by Planecrazy232 : 04-08-2021 at 06:33 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-08-2021, 06:34 AM
RVDan RVDan is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Frederick, MD
Posts: 902
Default

I cut a light weight bath towel to fit and use that. it is easily cut to go around the stick, and throw in the back when done.
__________________
Dan Morris
Frederick, MD
PA28-140
Hph 304CZ
RV6 built and sold
N199EC RV6A flying
Retired Aerospace Engineer and A&P/IA
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-08-2021, 07:27 AM
219PB 219PB is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Victoria, Tx
Posts: 481
Default

I purchased a color coordinated dish towel, about 16"x16", and had my wife embroider the tail number on it. Looks classy and purposeful, and also serves as a rag to wipe up anything that I might need it to.
__________________
Paul Bonorden
RV-6A Flying
My Builders Website
Victoria, TX
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-08-2021, 07:54 AM
Steve Steve is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Roy, Utah
Posts: 1,191
Default

I've always used hand towels. Catch them on sale for about a $1 at WalMart. They come in a wide variety of colors. Buy the 100% cotton ones for later use on the windshield.
__________________
Five Sierra Fox
RV-9A
Utah
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-08-2021, 07:59 AM
jcarne's Avatar
jcarne jcarne is online now
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Worland, Wyoming
Posts: 1,645
Default

I just step on my used seats in hopes that I can eventually give my wife a reason that we need to buy new ones. haha
__________________
Jereme Carne
PPL
RV-7A Flying as of 03/2021
Exempt but gladly paying!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-08-2021, 09:22 AM
Carr Carr is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Langley BC
Posts: 100
Default

We step on the spar between the seats. No carpet or towel required.

We have electric aileron trim, so there is no leaver between the seats.

Also, roll bar hand holds help with entry and exit. (only for sliders)

Carr
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-08-2021, 09:32 AM
alpinelakespilot2000 alpinelakespilot2000 is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 3,703
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Carr View Post
We step on the spar between the seats. No carpet or towel required.

We have electric aileron trim, so there is no leaver between the seats.

Also, roll bar hand holds help with entry and exit. (only for sliders)

Carr
Same, except I step on spar right in front of the stick and hold onto the rollbar support brace.. Put a strip of no slip tape there to provide some grip for my heel.
__________________
Steve M.
Ellensburg WA
RV-9 Flying, 0-320, Catto

Donation reminder: Jan. 2022
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-08-2021, 10:31 AM
PilotjohnS PilotjohnS is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Southwest
Posts: 1,417
Default Roll Bar Brace

Quote:
Originally Posted by Carr View Post
We step on the spar between the seats. No carpet or towel required.

We have electric aileron trim, so there is no leaver between the seats.

Also, roll bar hand holds help with entry and exit. (only for sliders)

Carr
Maybe this is a topic for a new thread, but what can of "roll bar Hand Holds" do you use? Please feel free to start a new thread. I realize I am using the roll bar to get in and out during construction, but I wont be able to do that once I have installed the windscreen and fairing .
__________________
John S

WARNING! Information presented in this post is my opinion. All users of info have sole responsibility for determining accuracy or suitability for their use.

Dues paid 2021, worth every penny

RV9A- Status:
Tail 98% done
Wings 98% done
Fuselage Kit 98% done
Finishing Kit 35% canopy done for now
Electrical 85% in work
Firewall Forward 5% in work
Fiberglass 0%, thought i was building in metal?
www.pilotjohnsrv9.blogspot.com
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-08-2021, 10:34 AM
Planecrazy232's Avatar
Planecrazy232 Planecrazy232 is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Cape Coral, FL
Posts: 388
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PilotjohnS View Post
Maybe this is a topic for a new thread, but what can of "roll bar Hand Holds" do you use? Please feel free to start a new thread. I realize I am using the roll bar to get in and out during construction, but I wont be able to do that once I have installed the windscreen and fairing .
Here you go:

https://www.aircraftextras.com/Handles1.htm
__________________
Thanks,

Anthony

RV6-A "Aluminum Mistress"
Too many hobbies- not enough time.
2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 donor and happy to do it.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:42 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.